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British Open Field 2012: Longshots Who Can Challenge Top Golfers
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The big names are expected to be the big story at the British Open. They always are. Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson … Those are the players you'll hear about, ad nauseam, until the first group tees off on Thursday.

But that doesn't mean that a long shot can't come out of nowhere and steal the show.

According to the PGA Tour's official website, players who have never won a major have won the last nine. So just as surely as the big names will compete for the lead, you can expect to see some guy you've never heard of near the top of the leaderboard throughout the weekend. 

Here's a look at some of the underdogs who will compete for the title this weekend. 

You can see the full field and all of the pairings here

All odds courtesy of Bovada. 

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