Jason Dufner doesn't have the same set of skills as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, though his career has shared the same path _ from a memorable collapse at a major championship to redemption in pretty short order.
St. Andrews is incomparable because of its history, but when it comes to links courses in the British Open rotation, Muirfield is looked upon as the purest and fairest of them all. What gets even less of an argument is the roll call of champions at Muirfield.
Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson endured frustrating second rounds at the Scottish Open as the tournament's headline acts were upstaged by some lesser-knowns on Friday.
The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan. The claret jug when Snead won his only British Open at St. Andrews. The gold medal for the 1942 PGA Championship, the first of his seven major championships.
After struggling in the rainswept British Open, Bernhard Langer hopes he's back in his element in the senior version on a course that holds fond memories.
Phil Mickelson rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole of practice _ oh, how he'd love to be in that same position for a win at the British Open come Sunday _ then headed off to take care of his other duties.