ON this week's episode of the Herald and Times Sport podcast, Nick Rodger checks in from Portrush to preview the Open.

Nick sits down with freelance golf writer and broadcaster Matt Cooper and the pair discuss the chances of the front-runners for this year's Open.

Could the wet and windy conditions favour Rory McIlroy? Can Tiger Woods lift the claret jug? Or will Brooks Koepka come away victorious?

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