British Open 2018: Final round will be 'interesting' after 64 - Justin Rose

Paola Ditto
Luglio 22, 2018

Woods has never won a major championship from being outside the top five after 36 holes. "I know what you're trying to say in asking, but let me try and get there first".

An absorbing third round at The Open ended with defending champion Jordan Spieth forcing his way to the top of the leaderboard thanks to a six-under-par round of 65.

His putts were also spot on, and it could be argued he ran enough of them around the hole that his round should have been even lower.

Woods made a solid par at 17 before flirting with disaster at 18. But he pitched out and hit an incredible lob wedge shot to save par.

Locke would follow in the footsteps of four-time Major victor Rory McIlroy, who won the Silver Medal the last time the Open was held at Carnoustie in 2007.

Carnoustie was a far different test from the opening round, when sunshine baked the fairways crisp and it was hard to figure out how far the ball was going when it hit the ground.

The one shot Woods would like to have back was the 13th, where he made a 15-foot putt for par.

Woods claimed not to have noticed he had spent about 20 minutes atop the board. But it was there.

And the prospect of being stalked by Woods, just four shots back after a 66, is one Spieth is relishing, certainly more than his razor cut.

On Friday's episode of "Off the Bench", Danny Kanell and Raja Bell talk Woods and why, even 10 years after his last Major win, he still has the ability to draw everyone's attention with something as simple as a birdie on the first hole. I've kind of got a cleared mind.

SA's Shaun Norris earlier in the week at Carnoustie.

They have a two-shot edge over American Kevin Chappell, and a three-stroke cushion over in-form Italian Francesco Molinari. The British and Irish challenge is headed by Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy who start today four off the pace, along with five others.

The shot came out hot and right at them. He was four shots behind.

"I would have taken three pars on the way in and would have been happy going two behind going into tomorrow".

A total of 19 players are within five shots of the lead, setting the stage for a stunning finale. The biggest advantage he sees is to "expect the unexpected", and the most windy conditions of the week might make it every bit of that.

The opening hole is 396 yards on the card, with the fairway getting narrow between two bunkers.

There's no shortage of potential party crashers, from Justin Rose at 4 under after a round-of-the-week 64 to 2015 champion Zach Johnson, who also made himself at home with Spieth and Kisner in the annual Open frat house and is at 5 under. "I just like to compete".

Spieth walked to the tee with coach Cameron McCormick and asked him, "How about I just send it on No. 1?" "I felt like it was an opportunity to score well".

Zach Johnson, whose name already is on the claret jug from his playoff victory at St. Andrews three years ago, played in the morning under an umbrella and finished with a 30-foot birdie putt for a 67.

Kisner had the 54-hole lead at the PGA Championship a year ago. "I would imagine it's going to be more of a grind all day", he said of the final round. On Friday, he said his swing was barely in the B-class of efforts; on Saturday, though, he was altogether different as he played with unwavering focus and even managed a birdie on the monstrous par-3 16th hole.

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