Will Zalatoris hoping for 'special' Open as he seeks to extend fine majors record

After being stopped by injury in 2021, Will Zalatoris is understandably excited for the Open.

Will Zalatoris has described the upcoming Open at St Andrews as 'pretty special' as he aims to improve on an already impressive record in majors.

Zalatoris is still awaiting his first championship in a major, but he has impressed nonetheless, finishing in the top ten in six of the seven he has played since making his debut at the 2021 Masters.

That includes a heartbreaking play-off defeat to Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship this year and another second place behind Matt Fitzpatrick at the recent US Open.

The Open is the one that he is yet to impress at, with him having to pull out with injury after the first round last year. That, though, is only making him more excited for this year's edition.

"Obviously it's the home of golf, it's pretty special," Zalatoris said.

"I've had a nice run in the majors, but the excitement level this week is off the charts. The game's in a great place and I'm in a great head space. This is a lot of fun.

"We've been trying to enjoy as much of the town as we can, especially since I had the weekend off last week, and have some fun.

"Everyone has said that the buzz of the town, that there's just nothing like it. It just exceeds all expectations. And even that goes to Saturday when the locals are able to walk down fairways with us.

"You have Augusta National, which is obviously one of the premier, most private places in the world. And then you come here and I'm walking down fairways with 60 people and their dogs.

"I guess some of the locals have trained their dogs to sit right by the tee marker even when they play, which I need to start working on with Luna, my dog, to start doing that."

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