New Zealand’s Ryan Fox walks down the first fairway during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Sunday, July 19, 2015.
Marc Leishman took a run at the major championship scoring record.
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images At the British Open, Jason Day finds himself in familiar territory – in contention to win it all.
Dunne, the 22-year-old from Ireland, was impervious to everything around him and soaked up a day he won’t soon forget in his round of 6-under 66.
Playing the Open at the Old Course in St Andrews is a dream.
Yet, unlike at last month’s U.S. Open, Day is feeling good about his chances heading into the final round as he looks to win his first major title at the British Open.
They were at 12-under 204. My game is right up there, so I am extremely disappointed (with this score). But it just did not happen. I don’t know, maybe things would change if I play well tomorrow, too. “But whether I do or not, I’ll survive either way”.
Such an opportunity might not come around again for Spieth.
“It’s so much fun to be playing for the Claret Jug”.
“I got a lot of congratulations, a lot of thumbs-ups from players and caddies when I made a birdie on 18 yesterday”, said Duval in reference to the putt that helped him make the cut by the skin of his teeth.
And so it was Spieth, a 21-year-old Texan with an uncanny sense of occasion, who brought the gray, old town to life in a mixture of sunshine and rain. Whether it still is when you read this remains to be seen, but as I write, no fewer than 63 golfers are under par. He finished with a 66.
“I’m still in the mix and I’ve got to go out and get off to a quick start”. “I want to win”. The difficulty I face is not getting to play. “It’s going to be hard”.
Amateurs have shone here at the 144th British Open, none more so than England’s Ashley Chesters who put himself who eagled the par-five fifth on Sunday and was five-under for his round and six-under overall after 14 holes. It still got him with two shots of the lead. Graeme McDowell had seven birdies in 13 holes.
That’s what made Dustin Johnson’s collapse so shocking.
Duval had four birdies in his front nine and three more on the way back with two bogeys for his 67, the last of them when playing safe off the tee at the 455yd 15th with a long iron and going through the green from the light rough with his approach. He followed with three straight bogeys for a 75 to fall five shots behind.
More showers are predicted late in the afternoon Sunday, which could make things a bit tougher for leader Dustin Johnson.
In the end, he had to settle for an 8-under 64 in the third round of the British Open. The second round took almost 40 hours to complete and was even delayed 10-and-a-half hours on Saturday.