Given the back-and-forth nature of golf this year, there figure to be plenty of contenders at the 2012 British Open.
You may remember that Darren Clarke, 42-years-old at the time, won the British Open in 2011, earning the first major championship of his career.
The third major championship of 2012 is just around the corner, slated to begin Thursday, and there's already been plenty of buzz at Royal Lytham & St Annes in England.
Will Tiger Woods win the 15th major championship of his career? Will Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy get back on track? Will Lee Westwood or Luke Donald capture the first major victory of their careers?
These are just some of the questions leading up to the 2012 British Open.
Here's a look at buzz surrounding the podium this week.