Masters champion Adam Scott has claimed that he is "looking forward" to getting his Open Championship campaign underway following last year's disappointment.
The 32-year-old led by four shots at the tournament last year before losing his grasp on the Claret Jug to Ernie Els.
"This really has been the tournament I've been most looking forward to all year, for obvious reasons," BBC Sport quotes Scott as saying. "I was eager to get back and try to get in another position to hopefully win the Claret Jug."
Scott will tee off alongside Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald in the first round on Thursday.