With the celebration of the queen's Diamond Jubilee, a Brit reaching the finals of the Wimbledon for the first time in more than half a century and the 2012 Summer Olympics, the United Kingdom has been in the news quite a bit lately.
British golf fans hope to keep this run alive with the victory of a U.K. resident at this week's British Open. The three top-ranked golfers in the world are all U.K. residents, and three of the past ten majors have been won by the British.
Yet despite the run of success by our neighbors across the pond, there are a number of American golfers who have a strong chance of hoisting the Claret Jug.
Six of the top ten ranked golfers are American, including three-time Open winner Tiger Woods and the winners of the past three majors (though Webb Simpson, winner of the U.S. Open, will not compete at the British Open).