The Open 2015: Justin Rose, Danny Willett and Marc Warren - the British players in contention at St Andrews

A look at the home hopes on the final day at St Andrews

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There hasn't been a British winner of The Open at St Andrews since Nick Faldo in 1990.

25 years is a long time to wait, but with the fourth round currently under way on the Old Course, there are a number of contenders to keep an eye on.

Here, we take a quick look at those who you should be watching.

Justin Rose -9 (after third round)

The best hope is Justin Rose, who rose to prominence so famously as an amateur during The Open when in 1988 he tied for fourth at Royal Birkdale. The 2013 US Open winner was three shots off the lead after the third round.

Tee-time: 1.50pm

Danny Willett -9

Fellow Englishman Willett is also three off the lead before the start of his final round. The 27-year-old from Sheffield has never finished higher than 15th in The Open and has a reputation for bottling it in the latter stages of tournaments.

Tee-time: 1.30pm

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Danny Willett

 

Eddie Pepperell -8

Pepperell led the way for a short time on Sunday before hitting his tee shot on the Road Hole out of bounds. The 24-year-old, who qualified for St Andrews courtesy of finishing tied for second at the Irish Open in May, is known as something of a philosopher.

Tee-time: 1.20pm

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Eddie Pepperell hit eight birdies and a double bogey to finish on -8 overall

 

Marc Warren -7

The highest placed Scot finished 39th last year and is in a strong position to better that this time around. Two excellent opening rounds were besmerched by a 72 yesterday.

Tee-time: 12.35pm

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Marc Warren

 

Ashley Chesters -6

Another amateur Englishman in the running, although probably too far back. Shot a brilliant round of 67 on Sunday.

Tee-time: 12.15pm

Paul Lawrie -6

Like Warren, the only other Scot in contention, Lawrie stalled on Sunday. The 1999 champion began his third round with a share of third place but a two-over par 74 saw him slip back.

Tee-time: 11.55am

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