This year's magic major number: 32


ARDMORE, Pa. – Trying to predict next month's Open Championship winner? Here's a potential clue: Look back to 1980 or '81.

The age of 32 has long been considered the beginning of a professional golfer's prime years. While that timing can certainly shift from player to player, it's been the magic number so far this year.

Adam Scott and Justin Rose have each won a first major at 32, proving that prime age.

Who could be next? The highest-ranked non-major-winning 32-year-old is none other than Brandt Snedeker, who led the Open through 36 holes last year.