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British Open moment: Making bogey on the last four holes at Royal Lytham & St. Annes to blow a four-shot lead.

Pot bunker mentality: Even in a crushing loss, Scott came away from the British Open last year believing for the first time that he had the game to win a major. A beautiful driver and solid iron player, he stands a reasonable chance to become the ninth player to win the Masters and British Open in the same year.

BRANDT SNEDEKER

Age: 32.

Country: United States.

World ranking: 7.

Worldwide wins: 5.

Majors: None.

At his best in 2013: In a three-week stretch, was runner-up to Tiger Woods, runner-up to Phil Mickelson and won Pebble Beach.

At his worst in 2013: Sat on his couch at home to recover from recurring rib injury.

British Open moment: Tied the 18-hole record at Royal Lytham & St. Annes with a 64 and tied the major championship record with a 130 through 36 holes.

Pot bunker mentality: Snedeker has given himself two chances in the last four majors, and with his ability, that’s seen as experience instead of failure. Pops his putts, which has proven to be a good stroke in links golf. The key to his week is keeping his tee shots out of the hay.

GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO

Age: 32.

Country: Spain.

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