Brothers Chasing Open Glory


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Scotland's Saltman brothers, Elliot and Lloyd, will be creating a slice of Open history at Turnberry this week.

The East Lothian duo are the first brothers to contest The Open since Japan's Ozaki brothers nearly two decades ago.

And TG received an intriguing insight into what makes the two Saltmans tick...from younger brother Zack who just failed to qualify for Turnberry and will in fact be caddieing for older brother Elliot this week.

Zack on his brothers: "Elliot is a lot more chilled out than Lloyd is, he's a lot more laidback.

"Lloyd always sort of plays to the crowd and likes to be in the spotlight whereas Elliot is a lot quieter and keeps things to himself whereas Lloyd will tell you how he's feeling."

Zack then discussed their playing strengths: "Elliot's putting has come on massively while he's pretty long off the tee too.

"Llyod's iron play and his ball-striking are different class and that's what you need around these tight lies."

Lloyd of course has been there and done it at The Open before - he produced a stunning display to win the amateur's Silver Medal when finishing 15th at St Andrews in 2005.