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Continued: BRITISH OPEN '13: Capsules of 20 players expected to contend at Muirfield

  • Article by: DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer
  • Last update: July 12, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Country: England.

World ranking: 12.

Worldwide wins: 37.

Majors: None.

At his best in 2013: Had a stretch of five consecutive top-10s this year.

At his worst in 2013: Tied for the lead at Quail Hollow on the back nine and then making back-to-back bogeys.

British Open moment: One of the greatest fairway bunker shots, a 9-iron that cleared the lip by an inch and reached the 18th green at Turnberry. But he three-putted from long range and wound up one shot out of a playoff in 2009.

Pot bunker mentality: He has to rate as the best to have never won a major because of his two Order of Merit titles, No. 1 world ranking and close calls in all four majors. The last player to win his first major after turning 40 was Darren Clarke (42) two years ago, one of Westwood's best friends.

PADRAIG HARRINGTON

Age: 42.

Country: Ireland.

World ranking: 72.

Worldwide wins: 15.

Majors: British Open (2007, 2008), PGA Championship (2008).

At his best in 2013: Switching to a belly putter in the Wells Fargo Championship, even though he is opposed to anchoring by principle.

At his worst in 2013: Missing the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship.

British Open moment: Becoming the first European in more than a century to win the Open in consecutive years.

Pot bunker mentality: Harrington's record this year does not suggest he will be a factor at Muirfield, though links golf can be a neutralizer. Was on the cusp of contention at Merion. He was leading at one point at Muirfield in 2002 during the rain and wind, and he finished one shot out of the playoff by hitting driver off the 18th tee into a bunker.

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