Forget whatever Hunter Mahan may have learned from last month's U.S. Open, the top-20 player in the world is looking for his first major championship at the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield. He wasn't ready to win a few years ago, but he is now.
It started with Lloyd Saltman's quadruple bogey, moved to the same result for Brooks Koepka and then continued to haunt the field at the Open Championship. Welcome to the first tee, where your opening hole at Muirfield can derail your round early.
R&A chief Peter Dawson says that "as links courses go, (Muirfield is) a fair course. What you see is what you get." Dawson and Muirfield officials break down the changes to the course since we last saw it at an Open Championship.
Our Alex Miceli gives you a bit of a history lesson on Muirfield, but quickly turns his attention to this year's Open Championship, as Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson all hit the course on Sunday.
This will be the 16th time the R&A is setting up the Open Championship along the Firth of Forth. Here's what you'll see during what promises to be a compelling week on this par-71 layout that stretches 7,192 yards.
Take a look at photos from the third round of the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.
There's a lot of plaid on the golf course on Saturday at the 2013 Open Championship, along with bright colors. Which apparel do you like? The worse?