Though he won earlier this year at Torrey Pines, the Vanderbilt product entered this week as a 150-to-1 longshot to win, and for good reason. In three previous British Opens, Snedeker had not only failed to qualify for the weekend, he had never broken par. But perhaps we should have known things would be different this week when he made an albatross in a practice round on Wednesday. That might not have counted, but the magic stayed with him, as Snedeker followed up an opening-round 66 with a second round in which he flirted with a 62. After six-straight pars to close, he had to settle for 64, but his bogey-free performance through two days was still enough to match Nick Faldo's British Open 36-hole record of 130.