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British Open at a glance

British Open at a glance

A brief look at the third round of the British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews:
Leading: Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa had a 3-under 69 and was at 15-under 201.
Trailing: Paul Casey had a 67 and was at 205.
Tiger Tales: Tiger Woods shot a second straight 73 and was at 213.
Famine, then feast?: Oosthuizen missed the cut in his three previous Opens. If he holds on, he would be the first player since Tony Lema in 1964 to win his first major at St. Andrews.
Shot of the day: Miguel Angel Jimenez turned his back on the flag and banged a shot off the waist-high wall behind the green at the infamous Road Hole. It caromed off the wall, back over the road, up a slope and onto the green.
Yankee, go home: Americans have won the last two _ Tiger Woods in 2005 and 2000 _ and six of the last eight Opens at St. Andrews. But the top U.S. golfer on the leaderboard, Dustin Johnson, is in seventh and nine shots behind.
Key statistic: Woods needed 35 putts on Saturday and has 99 for the tournament. He trails Oosthuizen, who's needed 88, by a dozen strokes.
Notable: Of the top 18 heading to the final round, only Retief Goosen has won a major championship. He's 10 strokes off the lead.
Quotable: "I don't think anyone was thinking I was going to be up there. You've heard yourself, no one can actually say my surname, so they don't even know who I am out there." _ Louis Oosthuizen.


Updated : 2021-06-21 00:53 GMT+08:00