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Snedeker's caddie (shoulder) hopes to be ready for Thursday

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HOYLAKE, England – Brandt Snedeker teamed with a new swing coach last week (Butch Harmon) and may need to add a new caddie, at least temporarily.

On Wednesday at the Open Championship Snedeker had his manager, Mac Barnhardt with Lagardere Unlimited, on the bag while his normal looper Scott Vail rested an ailing shoulder.

Vail was having trainers work on his shoulder and Barnhardt said, “I think he will be OK (for Thursday’s opening round).”

Barnhardt has caddied on Tour before, most recently three years ago at the WGC-Match Play Championship for Jonathan Byrd.