Brandt Snedeker is aiming to build on his top-three finish at the Open Championship by winning this week’s RBC Canadian Open.
Snedeker arrives at Hamilton Golf & Country Club as one of the men to beat after tying for third at Royal Lytham behind rejuvenated South African Ernie Els.
Rounds of 66 and 64 carried the easy-going American into the lead at the halfway stage of the Open, before a poor third round left him too much to do on the final day.
But Snedeker kept his nerve in difficult conditions in the last round to register his best-ever finish in an Open and he is hoping to continue his good form over the next few days.
He said: "I obviously played really well last week and take a lot of positives from that this week. Probably be a little bit more aggressive than I was last week.
"It was obviously just kind of a defensive mode every day it seemed like just because the course was so penal. This one allows you to be a little more aggressive.
"So I'll probably change my game a little bit in that aspect, but for the most part if you're playing good, it doesn't really matter where you're playing."
Snedeker will take on four-time Major winner Els again this week, but he is optimistic about his prospects in an event in which he has already recorded a couple of top-ten finishes in just three starts.
The 31-year-old, who is also vying for a place in his country's Ryder Cup team to take on Europe in September, added: "Obviously after last week my game is pretty close to being where it needs to be to win a golf tournament. So I have pretty high expectations this week."
Snedeker is 28/1 with bet365
to win the Canadian Open, with defending champion Sean O'Hair 28/1 and Els 25/1.