Day 3, Part 2 Golf: The Open


Day 3, Part 2

Hazel Irvine presents continued live third-round action from Royal St George's, as golfers take risks to establish themselves among the higher echelons of the leaderboard.


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Hello again, welcome back to Royal St George's on the third day of

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this 140th open championship, a day that he did that will provide a

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thorough examination of both golf and temperament, because we have

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lashing wind and rain, very tricky conditions indeed. It is shaping up

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as one of the most challenging days in recent Open championship history.

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We have a storm overhead at the moment, and winds of 30 mph, and we

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have rain, lots of it. Up to two centimetres is forecast to fall

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between now and 4pm. So it really is going to level this field. 71

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players in all have qualified to be with us for the weekend, before a

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ball was struck this morning, everyone will have felt that with a

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levelling playing field, they have a legitimate shot at winning the

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claret jug. They have been going out since 8:55am this morning, and

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warming up on the range right now, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland,

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the reigning US Open champion, and in the white water proofs is Rickie

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Fowler, one of the Stella lights in golf right now. The two of then,

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for the third day in a row, will be playing together. Let's just remind

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A little bit later on, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn, who have

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captured everybody's hearts and imagination. Martin Kaymer is

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certainly a brooding force on this Darren Clarke is bidding for a

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third championship in three months. But it is one of the veterans, Tom

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Watson, one of only two main under par on the course at the moment.

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Only five shots off the lead. With the wind gusting, many of these

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players come most of them, will be looking at what the weather will do

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of the early starters. Hardly surprising. It could be that ground

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will be made up today with a pars, rather than birdies or eagles. It

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takes a long time until we get down to the men currently out on the

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course, making any impression at all. Tom Watson is all wrapped up

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against the wind and rain. Gary Woodland is the other, he is two

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under. A mighty, powerful long hitter from the US. Louis

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Oosthuizen is plus two it, and plus four for the championship. The

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numbers really are racking up now. Many of these men appear to be

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struggling. We have had a flurry of double bogeys, and even a trouble,

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from Paul Lawrie. A mixed bag from him. Two triples, I am hearing. So

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conditions, it is the old maestro, it is Tom. Let's hand you over to

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it is not very pleasant out there. That is not bad, that will give him

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a good chance of an up and down. Although no one is appearing on the

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front page of the leader board, they are effective position is

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improving a lot. -- very effective position. Gary Woodland, a couple

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under plus 1, if he stays there, he will not be far off leading.

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think that I would agree. If he can come up with a 68 in these

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conditions, he will lap so many players. He only barely made the

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cut. We are looking at Ricky Barnes. Officially the last man into the

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with Watson. This 80th hole has not birdie. But Sinnatt a couple of

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overs, that is not bad. Now, Jim few problems this year. A big time.

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But you wouldn't know it with that struck. -- stroke. It has been the

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I think it must be a bit more into the wind today. He gives it a

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mighty wallop. Going in with an awful lot of club there. Over to

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Tom Watson at the 8th. That birdie you saw a moment ago at the 7th, he

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has got a clean scorecard going on now. Very difficult just to make a

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par today. It'll be a hard earned the fact that he didn't quite

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finish it, lost in that play-off to Stewart Cink, it bounded through

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-- whipping. He has got a woolly hat and a cap on, he is not taking

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made birdie at the 7th. This 8th hole, which on Thursday was

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fiercely down wind off the English Channel, a lot of players are just

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hitting a little iron off the tee. have seen Jim Furyk ever hit. --

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widest. He is not one to be too far off the map. It is one of those

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days when it is hard to hold on to the club. Absolutely, it is going

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horizontally, it is fine rain, umbrellas get a stern test of their

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own. You see so many of them inside out before it is all over, in these

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gustys that are almost gale-force the trips -- keep the grips Drive

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today, so enjoy them when you see them. That was at 11 for Gregory

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he seems to manoeuvre everything. He could have a shot at a good

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performance today and tomorrow. Back over to Watson. Power putt at

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yesterday round the course, as a commentator, and he was in all last

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night, talking about his golf. I well Tom is still playing. His ball

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striking hasn't changed, it really hasn't. Just remarkable. He just

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speeds off this. He has been a tremendous Open champion, the love,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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Edoardo Molinari, bearing his arms it has been a rough ride for him in

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recent years. He is showing some recent signs of the form that had

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him playing some really good golf for a couple of years. Starting to

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come back. Would you make of this 9th hole? Not easy. At all. Bunkers

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on the right, if you leak it with the wind, left to right, it is

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downwind, you can't - it's because of those two, then you have a

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narrow green. So you hit the fairway, then you try and draw your

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shot to hold it up against this left to right wind. But the first

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with that. I it expected has leaked right a little. It is not too

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serious on the right if you don't Coming in here with some heavy

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for everyone in the field today. Levine, about be set off here.

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Levin! JIM NANTZ: A scrappy little player.

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He made the headlines when he finished 13th at a competition as

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an amateur. Still only 27. He is up weather might be alien to him. It

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year. I was struck by his consistency. He has finished in the

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top 25 in many events, which shows he is a steady player. Now, the

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great Spanish hope. One of the two. Garcia and Jimenez. It must be time

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for Garcia to win a Major. Maybe this will be the week. The smiles

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have started to return. Maybe that is part of his plan. To look like

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he is enjoying it. He took a sabbatical at the end of last year.

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And he comes back more appreciative of the game. It is starting to show

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in his results. I think he will play well today. This first hole,

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today. Most of them only have two! It is a very difficult job. Howls.

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No and umbrellas. -- they need to maybe. But the gloves on. Keep the

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hands warm and news. -- warm and loose. And here is the man who has

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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That was his first mistake of the much do you relish that challenge?

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I quite like playing in the wind because you have to use your

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imagination. But the two together is a bad combination for golf. I

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was listening to others saying that is -- it is all about survival. If

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you shoot 75, 74, you will not do yourself any harm. How excited are

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you by the scoreboard, that the winner could come from anywhere?

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Especially if both days are like this. You saw last week in Scotland.

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Fred Couples shot a good last round. He just made the cut and finished

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second. You have Gary Woodland. He has a fantastic score in these

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conditions. They could find Simon Dyson who played alongside

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Thomas Bjorn in the first two days. Andrew Cotter is joining us now.

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ANDREW COTTER: Problems again for Tom Watson, but how he has coped

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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Watson. Even better than that. This round is 1-under at the moment. He

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has seen this before. WAYNE GRADY: He has, and he has

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just won a senior Championship in Kentucky in terrible conditions

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just a few weeks ago. He has a nice, slow walk. He is not rushing, not

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getting ahead of himself. We can Was it like this when you're here

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before? Today will be a test for everybody. People have been saying

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maybe 75 would leave you in contention. Exactly. You have to

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hit one shot at a time and hit as low a score as possible. Gary

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Woodland and Tom Watson are under- par. You can play it, but you have

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to hit great shots and be patient. It must be exciting to be in this

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position at the halfway stage. is excellent. Yesterday was not my

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best day. I am happy to beware I am and hopefully I can stay in that

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position going into tomorrow. -- to be where I am. He will be playing

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with Phil Mickelson. What a draw that is. But we have Rickie Fowler

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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and this man, wrapped up, Rory the rain that has fallen. Gloves

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all over the place. Only in a British summer. Rickie Fowler's do

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not match his outfit, but he will not care. It will be fascinating to

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see these two. They played together in the first rounds along with

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Ernie Els. Rory McIlroy trying to escape, but he has been dragged

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crowd is building out there, as you would expect. The car park is

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filling up. They are hardy. Many of them had a tough time getting down

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here. They are queuing for a long time to get out in the evening.

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Peter Uihlein. US amateur champion. got Lewis said you have got Peter

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Uihlein. Get ready. Tom Lewis might be decent in these conditions. He

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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Championship. He tied up 14th last shot from Rickie Fowler. On the tee

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from Northern Ireland, Rory rough. Maybe a nervous tee shot,

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he finds a decent lie, it is not too damaging down there. This is a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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great match for the galleries who waterproofs today. He has a good

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man with him, as they all have to 34 and Gary Woodland is 33. Henryk

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Stenson has got even par on the front nine. Everybody else has

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conditions are dreadful. Heavier rain is coming in. At the moment,

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it is light rain but it is coming things stand as we head into the

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afternoon. All of these men are still to go

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out. There is a mixture of stories. We have veterans and old time Major

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winners and part of the new breed. Many of these men will be hoping to

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score a round at par. We have been talking about what scoring could

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put them in contention and it will not be low. These are the people

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already tackling of the course. Gary Woodland is level par. At one

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point he was at 2-under. It is biting everyone. Stewart Cink said

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the most important weapon in the kit bag this week was attitude,

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being prepared to tackle and to deal with anything. Paul Lawrie is

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having a horrible time. He is 9- over today. We can head back out

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and Rory McIlroy it is in trouble green to play with coming from that

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possible. It gets more difficult as the day goes on and more moisture

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builds up. How many would you take out on a day like today? Gloves,

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you would have maybe five clubs in the bag. And extra towels. -- five

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gloves. The caddy has a nightmare today. The golf bag normally always

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�40, it might be even heavier. -- shot. It will taking a few holes to

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get a feel for just how far the together again. Experiencing each

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other's company in the first couple of you Matts. Some of the parents

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today, Charl Schwartzel and also Maria Olazabal, the same age,

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Jiminez and Thomas Bjorn, Martin Kaymer, Campbell, Glover and Clarke,

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and then these two. Two young players playing together, so lots

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group of the day is at three or 5:00pm. Something like 2.5 per us

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of tee times left. -- 2.5 hours. McIlroy to the flag today, 31 back.

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If anything it will be an easier shot, with the sand being a touch

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wet. Gary Woodlands round is starting to stutter a little bit.

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Two bogeys in the last couple of moment, three birdies, two bogeys,

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and level par today would be an enormous achievement. It is scary

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today that 14th hole, with the wind in their face so they up the

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bounced down the left and side. McIlroy, with his start short on

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hill. -- his third shot on one. Japanese. He has a very young

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record, but a good record, in the Open Championship, having made his

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debut last year, and he tied at 14. He knows how to choke it down and

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prove the ball around. -- move the end. You can see the flag moving.

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When it gets to that level of wind, you have to take it into

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consideration on the greens, even though they are reasonably slow-

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paced. Yes, you are right. We will not be having any aerial shots

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today. Phil Mickelson just behind us there, practising his bunker

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shots before heading out to the course. Looking forward to a tough

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today's golf. He said, bring on the bad weather. It will be interesting

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to see how he goes. He has been struggling, at touch, and today

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will test them out. Now, Rory McIlroy, this for par, on the

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giving us lovely pictures, is selling somewhere over Scandinavia

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at the moment! It will be tied down at the airport, and that is where

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it will stay. That is a four, even par, for Rickie Fowler. Interesting

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to see how Phil Mickelson guest on, he says he is looking forward to it,

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but I think that is a little bit of fluff, and he also says he has not

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got a great record in the wind, and because see that Dennis history in

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this Championship. Unlike this man, second shot-ten, above the level of

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the fairway, wind, heart of the right. I hope that has come back

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out of the bunker, closer to the centre of the bunker. A lot of

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bunkers around St George's have steps into the back of them.

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Looking down on the defending champion, destroys and --

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Oosthuizen. The length of club that Watson was hitting it to the tenth,

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that a little hybrid club, when everyone else is playing so long

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today. This will be an adjustment by all the players. The ball going

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nowhere, cold conditions. Keep a ball in your pocket all the time

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and swap them, get the caddy to older couple, if you got the caddy.

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-- to hold a couple. Long walk back to the second tee, this hole

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doglegs from left to right, bunkers at about 255 yards. They had been

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flying it up towards those bunkers to 50 yards off the green. The

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leaders now on the bottom of your screen. KJ Choi, he's 8-over.

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bunkers down the left-hand side of the second, the wind will be

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Barnes, wrapped up well. -- tee shots to come. Playing alongside

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Tom Watson. And that is a very good effort from there. 4-over par for

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the Championship at the moment, the left-hand side, Rickie Fowler,

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Gary Woodland, keeping the rain off his visor. And that double bogey

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putt. A very good round comes to something of a halt. And Rory

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McIlroy at the second - is this going left, as well? Both of those

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heading towards the sand. McIlroy I saw him own that 14, Peter can

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watch, on 14, so he has blown a up to 6-over par. So Tom Watson is the

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only player in the field to his under-par, and he is having some

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stalls of his own on ten. -- some struggles. Richard McEvoy, there,

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3-over par. His attempts to get into the Open Championship finally

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coming through at Sunningdale. he got out far enough to be able to

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get a swing? He is cramped, but not too bad - beautiful, wonderful!

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That is to stay 1-over par. The only man in the field so far who is

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under-par, for the round. Could he do it again? Could he get our holds

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up again? Here is another look at that. Full swing, splashes that

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ball out with the sand, a little spin, he knew where the old laws. -

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- where the hole was. He has hit some crowd-pleasing shots this week,

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with that hole in one, at the sixth. That was a lesson for all due to

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get out of the bunker and then traipsing the sand across the

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greens, for everyone else to tangle with. One-over, for the

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find out what unpleasant notes awaits them. -- unpleasantness.

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think he has caught one of those bunkers there, Andrew. And Tom

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shots dropped. -- isn't that left of the fairway, trying to get

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the galleries back. Not an easy job. Further back was Rickie Fowler in

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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the bunker. Still got to move back. chipped back down the green.

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HAZEL IRVINE: Said Tom Watson is the only man who has not yet made a

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bogey. Matthew Millar was the first to sample the delights of the third

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day at Royal Saint George's. He came through international

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qualifying and this is his first Major Championship. Welcome to the

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Major Championship, Matthew! Let's get his thoughts on how tough it is

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out there. Every picture tells a story, we can

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see you are wet. This cannot be the way it -- the weather you

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anticipated in Melbourne at few months ago? No, you never know here,

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as everyone knows, it could be anything. But, yes, it was pretty

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tough out there, very wet, very cool, very windy, so pretty much

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the worst of everything. What was the hardest element to deal with?

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found it hard to keep dry, just to keep your hands tried, that was

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probably the hardest thing. Everything became difficult.

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the wind is making the scoring very difficult, it is not just you that

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has been struggling this morning. Every hole play so much longer in

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the breeze, and with the rain and the wind it today will beast.

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it matter you were playing alone today? It was not one of those days

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where you could strike up conversation as he wandered down

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the fairway. It was pretty good, I had a chat with the referee. On a

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day like today, if it had been a nice day I would have said yes, but

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not today. I will let you go and get warm and dry. Thank you.

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Matthew comes from Canberra, so he is used to do some called and nasty

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weather. He had a haunted look about him. Rickie Fowler now,

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Pretty good for distance, those. It is a beast, as Matthew Millar said,

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they are all at wrestling with the for a while, someone removing some

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clothing! Some players do not feel comfortable swinging with a top on.

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Sandy Lyle used to play with his jacket swinging open in the breeze,

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but some are quite comfortable with it. It is a tight squeeze, a tight

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fit. I hate wearing jackets, rain jackets or rained hands. Garcia on

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amazing how some of these flags are hanging limp because the breeze is

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very, very strong indeed. Looked like Simon Dyson there. He is level

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par, just setting out, Dyson, on Wright, straight down the green, a

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good lie. Just in nicked it too well -- not a difficult shot for

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McIlroy. He got off to a poor start on Thursday, in danger of dropping

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down wind. Beautiful shot again from Tom Watson. A bit of an

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exhibition from what some. -- from bogeys on three and four. No drop

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shots from anyone at the 7th so far. They will need a more steady

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start, saves his par here at the second. You need a few of those

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today. There will be a lot of people with a lot of good rounds.

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These two will be playing Ryder Cup against each other for many years

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to come. A good four there from a from Fowler. -- a poor tee shot.

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Now the top holes are coming up. -- the toughest holes are coming up.

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Beautifully judged, right in the middle. A huge well of support for

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An adventurous US Open after winning the Italian Open and

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playing well here, a good opening tee shot.

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HAZEL IRVINE: We really are in the teeth of this weather. I have been

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given the latest forecast from the organisers. We will get this

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persistent, heavy rain until around 3pm, they are predicting, and then

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it make clear to the east at about 4pm, but it is of no consolation to

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the man currently out on the course. Umbrella sales rocketing in the

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tented village. These are some of the hardiest sports fans anywhere

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in the world. It is amazing. They are coming in droves to Royal St

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George's today, a hardy breed of sports watchers. But conditions, I

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think, as bad as we saw on the opening day in 2008 and getting up

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to as bad as they were on the third day, the infamous day, at Muirfield

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in 2002, so a testing day for spectators and the players out

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because the leaders, Darren Clarke and Lucas Glover, are going off

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just after 3pm in the weather with it clear rink perhaps at 4pm. --

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following, younger Rory McIlroy. 216 yards, the wind off to the

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as Michael Wright hits his shot at 3. -- as Rory McIlroy hits his shot.

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He has not managed it, that is a horrible shot left., it is pretty

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unusual, all of this noise that we are hearing from the British

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galleries. The third hole today, up on the forward tee, playing 216

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yards, and the breeze is hard off the right hand side. The tee runs

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through the centre of the green. 31 on and five off the left-hand side.

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Try and start down the right hand edge of the green, let the breeze

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shift the ball back towards the flag. McIlroy has missed it on that

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hill, so a difficult pitch coming up. I like the way you said breeze.

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I don't think anyone out here thinks it is a breeze! It is a wet,

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horrible, quite strong wind, to say to play this kind of golf, only

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Louis Oosthuizen has beaten him over the last three. So nearly

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fantastic. Down it goes to the front level. Trevor Immelman has

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gone out in even par 35. Only the The players get the umbrellas,

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generally, and the poor old caddy has to wander along on his own. No

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guessing who is boss. Back to what son. This for another par. -- Tom

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heel. As soon as we went to that camera angle, I knew it was a

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recipe for April stroke. Too much scrutiny on the stroke. -- for a

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poor stroke. First dropped shot for Tom Watson. And that was after a

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winning the Italian Open. Scampering for the umbrella! He was

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a late qualifier for the US Open, had to spend thousands getting a

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visa sorted out. It was a $1,000 taxi ride from New York to the

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congressional. If you get your umbrella the wrong direction today

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I think you will be flying over a few sand dunes! McIlroy has plenty

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of rough down there, but it is not too bad, and he is playing back

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into the wind. If you get some height, the first bounce will not

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lengthy par coming up for Rory well today. Some of them will be

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frantically wiping their lens. That might have been at reporter out of

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bounds. Who is that waiting at the 18th? Wearing a crash helmet?

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Mork from Ork! He's from Le Pais position to protect the ball from

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the green for as much as possible. When he putts, he has to take that

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edge. A touch more pace, and it could have held its line, but

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that's two dropped shots in the about par, and anything else is a

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bonus. Like the US Open on steroids, anything around par is absolutely

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GA's reaction because they are so intent on having par, won the

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Championship. They wouldn't have liked that at all, but what a

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brilliant golf it was. Louis Oosthuizen for a birdie on 11. If

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it were drier, the ball would be Sir -- threatening to move on the

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greens, but the rain has just dampen things, made things more

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solid on the greens. Playing alongside Jim Furyk, Oosthuizen,

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five or a, Jim Furyk, 6-over. -- 5- his warm up with two clubs. --

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gloves. They look like some wet weather of clubs, too. -- wet

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weather gloves. I used to have some of those, too, for playing in

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Scotland! It is difficult for the players, caddies, and camera men

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out there, the cameraman struggling to keep that shot still. These big

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bunkers on the right hand side, players having to go down the left,

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275 to carry you onto the fairway, turning onto a green that is a par

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five green. That is a big falls front, the first half of the green.

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-- false front. We have seen the scoring, it is averaging 4.9 at the

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alongside Simon Dyson, both level it has rolled on a little, but it

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Andrew. Best not putting it fully up today. They have got spoke

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problems. I hate that. I would give up on it. Only about �2 today,

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these days! -- �2.50. Gregory Havret. That is a poor round.

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Ken Brown is with me. Just can't believe it. I was looking at the

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stroke average on that 14th hole, 6.67. There is very rarely a par

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five averaging over-par. It is horrendously difficult. A few

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horrible scuddy clouds out there. Hold on to your hat, make a few

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pars, and keep concentrating. It is end of the day, and with what?

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think plus 12! If you shoot anywhere around 70 today, it is

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absolute genius, the way the weather is. If any of the leaders

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can shoot 73, 74, it is a very good round. Tom Watson has moved up a

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lot. All of the players ahead of him have got to play, yet. And they

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will not find it easy. That is Tom Watson, I recognise that stroke. I

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saw him hacking out of the bunker, this must be for par, on number 12,

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Looking at the weather radar on the computer, it is not looking

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brilliant. Maybe some of the heaviest staff might just miss us,

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to the north, but it is forming and reforming, it is very volatile.

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There is the possibility of an inch of rain falling between 12 o'clock

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and four o'clock. It depends whether it goes round us, or

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whether it dumps the lot on top of us. I recognise that action from my

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younger days! I seem to remember you were unbelievably good at it.

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But that is what you cannot afford to do, get frustrated, before you

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know it, you have got what Jo on your card. -- eight on your card.

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Cameras on every hole, on every course, virtually. That is another

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shot gone, 1-over for the day. you lose the freedom of the muscles,

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golf becomes a much tougher game. The grass can seem flat and damp on

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a day like today, and harder to chip from. Those guys will be glad

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to get in. KJ Choi, 5-over for the day, that is not too bad at all.

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McIlroy is playing through the group ahead, witches Spencer live

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been, who has lost his ball, -- which is Spencer Levein. The wind

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hard of the right, go on, keep going. Just climb on to the top of

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the little bank minus two wonderful shots. He has a driving line in his

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bag, at 19 degrees, one of those help will driving irons. He can hit

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it well, but these new utility clubs belt, to get the ball up.

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Certainly, today you want to keep it as low as possible. Rickie

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Fowler as a bag full of utility clubs. When they first came out

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they changed them slightly and they fly more like I ams now, and they

:12:59.:13:09.
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are easier to hit. -- like irons. The longest iron he has in his bag

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is a four-iron, and I guess that is what he has got right now. Is that

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and all without tight love he's using? It would make sense. The

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players that have got leather gloves, those are not going to last

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much more than two or three shots, almost better not to have a go of

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battle. He has been so creative, Trying To hit it go and chase it up

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there. -- not to have a glove at all. It has got to be a strange

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bluff, because it would not match the it! -- strange glove because it

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would not match the outfit. Tommy Watson, a 61 euros favourite,

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played all pars until this birdie at the seven, 1-under through nine

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in an amazing out would have, but he slipped back with bogeys at 11,

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and that the 12th as well. Trevor Immelman, former Masters winner, is

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another old head. This approach would yield the second of two

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birdies, going out for the South African. He is 2-over for the

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Championship. He is six behind the leaders right now. And there is a

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spring in the step of some younger players, this is Peter Uihlein, the

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US amateur champion, back-to-back birdies pop in on his card at the

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tenth, he is currently 4-over. Tom Lewis, another Major rival in the

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battle for the silver medal, out in half an hour's time. Driving rain

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and gusting wind, it really is a very difficult picture. Graeme

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McDowell has just pleaded that he is watching the golf with a cup of

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tea and chocolate hobnob back home. He missed all the bad weather at

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Castle Stuart last week, I think he can sense the bad weather! Graham

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and many others will have their fingers firmly crossed for Rory

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McIlroy and Darren Clarke over the Good save. Most of the players not

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opting to use an umbrella, just too playing with Jim Furyk. A grim,

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grim day. Nobody has yet birdied the first, fourth or eight. -- or 8.

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Easy to use your focus today. -- to been good with his long putts.

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Certainly not bad. Came up a fair conditions out there? For anything

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just happened, McIlroy bought past Sergio Garcia, and they are just

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laughing because it is so difficult. It is almost so difficult that it

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first birdie of the day at the 4th. A reasonable start for McIlroy,

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anyway. A couple over. I remember when I was a kid, 14, 15, days like

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this I would get my handkerchief out and rapid around the grip of

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the club and play in the rain like that, and it was brilliant. One day

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someone told me it was illegal and I have not played a good round in

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a sweet looking stroke. He really does middle his putts. 1-over after

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the opening four holes. Watering down his beer. I think his left

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hand is losing focus. His right hand is doing the big stuff! It is

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hard to concentrate on two things might be quite tricky. It looks

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like the heavy stuff is not going is windy. --, too putt went it is

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tactics they play here today. In normal conditions you are trying to

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drive into this area here, gives you a view through the mounds.

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Bunkers left, the ball kicks off to the right. Down the right, you have

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completely obliterated your view. But today, the longer hitters might

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try to carry the mounds. Those are good graphics, very, very realistic

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is on the right. It is 300 yards to clear the bunker. About another 25

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earlier. He bogeyed 13, tripled 14, bogeyed 15, 16 and 17. He has come

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to a bit of a sticky end on the back nine. But par for 74 is still

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KJ Choi on 75. He made eight pars and a bogey. Score cards littered

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with bogeys and double bogeys on and wetter, your pockets get full

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of water, your clubs are soggy -- your gloves are soggy. The trouble

:23:53.:24:03.
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is, you take one club off to put on screen there, coming down. That was

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pretty well judged. A few tees a little forward today on that of

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holes like four and eight. I don't think they are being overly

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generous. These guys are the best flight his ball. You would think

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his game would suit the conditions, give him the best opportunities.

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Still smiling. You have got to keep a smile on your face today

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otherwise you get down in the dumps. This course is absolutely merciless.

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It certainly is. 7th is about the only hole where a birdie is

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possible today. Fowler did not lie up there. He can see everything

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he needs to see. The only thing he needs to be careful of is to land

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it short of the green, and if it something that can change your day,

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a nice, neat picture nuzzling near opportunities both inside 15 feet,

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from the third green. A big day for the caddies. Somehow you have to

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try to keep the grips drive. -- because the rain has just started

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start for him. Rory a couple over, In the last five minutes, it is

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complete his warm up and keep the cigar a light. -- alight. He would

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not have liked the senior event in Holland the other week - walking

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was banned on the course! -- smoking was banned. Here he goes,

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I'm a little teapot! It just shows, at least come in at the most

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surprising shapes. -- athletes. Meanwhile, his clubs are getting

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soaking wet. That is a lazy one, pulling up the Tour you're sure -

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that is a cop-out! He is soaked to the skin now. He could have done it

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in any of the bass. He is always as a Goose, but he is incapable of

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hitting a shot now! Come on, Robert, yes! He came very close in the

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Irish Open a couple of years ago. That was a final day not unlike

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this one, chucking it down with off, after four o'clock, it is

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going to be a long wait. Rickie Fowler out again with the longest

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iron he has in his bag. It is so difficult to get the ball all the

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way back, into this wind. This hole, playing today, 176 yards. Normally

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you would hit that at about 205, but there is a good 30 yards of

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a little hole in the middle of the green, and four deep, treacherous

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suffice. McIlroy also going with a today like today the middle of the

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easy to clap when you are holding Tom Watson over the first couple of

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days, then Henrik Stenson - what a story he's won to have at the end

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of the week. -- he's going to have. I don't know what's under that

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Ken, as you know. We sort almost walking out on to the first tee,

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but an Englishman already in the clubhouse, Paul Casey - this has

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been a tale of war, as it has been for so many this morning. In with

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an 8-under par round of 78. It is hard to get the scoring into any

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kind of context until we see how the leaders fair when they hit out

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at five past three. Let's get Paul Casey's assessment of the difficult

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You came in dripping, like everyone else - how was it out there? That

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was comparable to broke they'll a few years ago with some of the

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worst conditions I have played in and I am very happy now to be

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sitting in the clubhouse. I am going to go and get a cup of tea

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and the cake, and enjoy the rest of the golf, because that was trying,

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and not that enjoyable, but we're here to play in any conditions to

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win the Open Championship. The 14th seems particularly brutal, clean at

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6.5, so you only dropped have a shot to the field. Brilliant, yes.

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I made double bogey and went out of bounds with the tee shot. The

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problem is, there is so much what predicting between the golf ball

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and the face of the club, that any angle the club face is at, it is

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accentuated. Any grip that you get the ball slides off the pace, and

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that is what happened to me at the 14th. I am not the only one it is

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going to happen to today, KJ Choi had it as well. That is what has

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happened. It is very difficult to control it out there. You need good

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control of the golf ball. It is a very difficult golf course even in

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benign conditions. Enjoy your cup Watson. He has got it over the Suez

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Canal, which is normally a piece of cake, but today not so much.

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Something like a 6-iron or seven- iron to the green and. -- to the

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green. Garcia, shunting one forward, with his second. Pretty well done -

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and out side birdie chance though stopped -- an outside birdie chance.

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This, for an excellent par. He knows that par there would have

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This is Rory McIlroy, putting for a little hollow. Will Rickie Fowler

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have learned anything from that? Terrific start to his round, level

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par, this, to go 1-under. He did, didn't he? He got the pace and

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pretty much the line. A little firmer, if it had held its line a

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bit better... Wonderful touch, hasn't he? It is the putting stroke

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of a young fellow, soft and squashy, first. And a little bit of check

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coming off the fairway. Nobody has difficult hole. Now, that down wind

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yesterday, 139. Tom Lewis, from Welwyn Garden City, his opening tee

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top and some of his swings yesterday. Phil Mickelson! I was

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looking at full Mickelson's statistics, 62 putts for his

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opening two grounds, and he is 1- over par, so that is pretty neat

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and tidy golf. Interestingly enough, Phil Mickelson has two gloves on

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today. He is desperate to keep his -- hit of his life. You feel that

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if he can make a few putts, he can still be a contender. The leader

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and putts after two rounds was much Stricker and Ogilvy. What with of

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the two putts after three rounds. The leader of greens in regulation,

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was Lee Westwood. And he missed the cut. 29 greens out of 36, no wonder

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he was disappointed in his performance having played so well

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from tee to green. Tom Lewis is under way, 1-under par. In his

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opening two rounds. He played with Tom Watson. He was named Tom, after

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this long 14th. It has been causing havoc today. Already at ten, two or

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his sandals on, bear for it! -- barefoot. This is Jeff Overton on

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the first. Bo Van Pelt is doing pretty well, only a couple over

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with four to play, just four for the Championship, making a good Lee

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head of the Championship to tee off, over the next hour or so. And one

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of those will be Martin Kaymer, USPGA champion, who says that he is

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prepared to do what it takes to win this Championship, even if it is

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not pretty golf. He underwent swing changes just before the Masters,

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did not yield any dividends 4-under, but a recent faultless finish at

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the French Open says that this man is on the way back. He is the

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European No. One. He's down on the European No. One. He's down on the

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range with Mark Pougatch. Paul Casey said that it was as bad a day

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as he had at Birkdale in 2,000 indeed. You just have to deal with

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what is out there will stock it is going to be a battle, that is for

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sure, if you shoot two of 3-over par you have played a fantastic

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round. You have to be patient and wait for your chances. It is about

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avoiding their numbers. Just staying in contention for tomorrow,

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that is as much as anyone can do on a day like today. Yes, not losing

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too much ground, try to ride it out. If you shoot par on every hole

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you're more than happy. But we saw some big numbers today already. It

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is about being patient and putting yourself in a good position for

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tomorrow. A we wish you all the there. Now Tom Watson at the 15th

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ground. Birdie at the second for YE like it is going little left.

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don't know if you have ever played with two clubs on, but it is a very,

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very different feeling. -- two wet hands out of vacation. It does

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not take wet gloves out of the gloves, I think we need some e-

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under-par, it has given away 20 birdies, more than the rest of the

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course put together. The only easy so he let a group through. That was

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for par, I am told. A heck of they leaderboard at the end of the day

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will be the ones who putt really little bit of pace out of it. In

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the amateur game he played plenty of links golf so he is used to that.

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He won the boys' Championship here. But we say amateur, in our dess we

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were amateurs, he is a sort of tentative, he just managed -- just

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misjudged it. I have seen him miss three or four times within a few

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feet. It will be a critical one. will set the tone of the day,

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there. Has he got it back into early in the day, it will settle

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your nerves. Tom is looking for this to go in to settle his nerves.

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Well done, well done indeed! What a putting with two clubs. They are

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staying on for the day. -- with two start for these two, a couple of

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pars, already ahead of the game. Ken Brown has gone to buy some all

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wear the gloves, and Andrew Cotter is with me. -- all weather. Thank

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you very much. He may have given up a chance here. The 7th is

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comfortably the easiest hole on the course at the moment. Just one

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dropped shot on seven from Jason Day, 5-over for his round, 6-over

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is because they do not have to play taken to this weather. When I heard

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Jason Day talking at the practice ground, I thought he might have a

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struggle, he looked fearful of what with every par he makes, knows he

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course on the way here, and the members were heading out,

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Remains level par, but this is one 1-over for the day and the

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Championship. Right in there. But now the top holes start -- the

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does not give the much help, to hit it into that back corner.

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what is to come shortly. We will see these leaders go out but no one,

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as yet, making an impression, as we thought they may struggle to do.

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These players will have watched the progress of those out there for

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them and wondered how they will feature. Confirmation of the last

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three groups who are teeing off today. Miguel Angel Jimenez, we saw

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him stretching, what a routine that is, and Thomas Bjorn, the joint

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first round leader. 10 minutes later, Martin Kaymer, Op for the

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fight, and he is off with Chad Campbell. After that, Lucas Glover,

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former US Open winner a couple of years ago, and Darren Clarke, in

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his 20th Open appearance, 10 years since his last serious challenge.

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He is on the range with Mark. The weather is awful, but you must

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be full of anticipation and excitement about the position you

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are in? I am looking forward to it, I said yesterday I like a bit of

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bad weather, bow that does not mean I will play well in it! As you can

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expect, the guys are struggling. lot of people have said your game

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is suited to this weather, does that give you confident? I have

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played a lot in this sort of weather, but it is a very, very

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tough golf course. I will play my best and see what happens. We have

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heard words like survival. You cannot aim for more on a day like

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this? Most definitely, no. Pars are a good score, it is making pars and

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making bogeys. Double-bogeys are the ones that really hurt. Try to

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be patient and get it right. a great statesman in the world of

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great man from South Africa, done a lot for the South African

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competition in the last serious. -- in the last few years. A brave,

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brave man. Two of them. Shorts are not a bad idea in this weather,

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legs tried better than trousers. I got sent to primary school for

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seven years everyday in shorts, every day of the year. After the

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friendly 7th, they head back into was told that you could not Rappe a

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handkerchief round the grip of the club and the rain. Apparently it is

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legal after all. You can also use any drying or moisturising agents

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on the grip. You were told me that has got a lot to answer for. Just

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an opponent! -- whoever told me it old school. They have got all

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weather gloves on as well. You get some that are robbery in texture,

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and the wetter it gets, the better his progress after he beat me in

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shot, right into the heart of the Catching glimpses of him. He is 9-

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Woodland, 74. The man from Kansas. A couple of rounds over 80. And

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Rory McIlroy's ball is down there. Just 220 from the tee, but a

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monster second shot down into the wind, and that is before we even

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talk about the lie. Yes, the lie from McIlroy is not ideal. He has

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229 into the wind. As long as he gets a good contact he should be

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able to knock it on to the green, but I am only saying that because

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of his power, because any average player would release trouble. --

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really struggle. 220 into the pin in the wind from that, that is a

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psychedelic he's. Did it not look clear to you, that picture? --

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psychedelic haze. Steady as she and the green, and he is wondering

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if it is worth the risk of a big club to get over it. The stuff Ms a

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30 yards short of the green, about a 170-180 carry, I guess. -- the

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stuff ends. Back to the first, Adam Beauty. On the tee, from South

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Africa, George Coetzee. These are two make the hitters of a golf ball,

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two of the biggest in the game. could see George coming through

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water rails but, he has had good finishes in South Africa. -- with a

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real spurt. He has had other big finishes. He could be a real talent.

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Never heard of him, before this year. Simple swing, looks like it

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He is not feeling well this week. - over par for the Championship. That

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was a mighty fine round. The five- as the rain continues to beat down

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on him. Playing alongside Ricky Barnes. He is trailing in the wake

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of Tom Watson, 9-over par, Ricky Darren. Chad Campbell at the far

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end. Good to see Clarke and Thomas Bjorn in there, players who might

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have thought their best todays were behind them, good friends. And

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right in the mix, here. I could say that it looks like Rickie Fowler is

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enjoying the challenge he has today. He has a 5-iron from 179. McIlroy

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is short of the green and in deep rough, after his second. It is a

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perfect lie, down hill, you could not have asked or more, from the

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tee. He has stayed right on top - smiling. He is munching up the par

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absolute monster. A little bit of trouble trying to find Rory

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McIlroy's second shot. He tried to play a 4-iron, I thought he should

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do play the utility wood, when he pulled out a 4-iron, I thought, my

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goodness, he has got to be so precise, and of course he wasn't,

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too much moisture between the ball and the club phase. We could see

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him standing there, being tempted. Now he needs to get lucky. You can

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get some shockers in there. Rickie Fowler has not yet won, on Tour,

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whereas Rory McIlroy has, he has to bring it in from the right, a

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bit, it was only eight or ten feet too far right. Giving him a tricky

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shot back from just off the green. Still quite some way to go for

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McIlroy's third. 85 yards remaining. That grabbed it, didn't it? The

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contours have helped him about, and that three, for his par. A

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forecast four days like today, and amateur, 21 years old. Looking to

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set a target for the silver medal as the rain continues to head down

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sideways. The fans, as they always weather. He is quite comfortable in

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for par, for overdone. -- Overton. Playing alongside Rhine Palmer,

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both level par for the Championship. -- Ryan Palmer. It is growing a

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little bit, but I think it will be on the green. Very front edge,

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eighth. Close. Birdie at seven, bogey at eight. And he slips back

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over par. Rickie Fowler, looking at the green, it is unusual for a ball

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to bounce off. Bo Van Pelt is powering his way towards the end,

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plus two today, plus four for the Championship, so he is making a big

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move, and by the time he gets to the end of the day, plus three,

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plus four, he is going to be in pretty good shape. Tom Lewis. The

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third hole today Tostock 216 is the actual yardage. The arm stretches

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out left, and the cry comes. That is wide. That is nasty, what he has

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left himself. Quite often there is a rule that says you can get a drop

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it there is unusual crowd damage but that did not look all that

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unusual. Playing with Phil good. Not the greatest of shots,

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most. That will test even his marvellous shot game. Garcia having

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his club dried. You can add an extra half-an-hour to the rounds

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That is a bogey. A double bogey, in fact, to finish for Peter Uihlein.

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75, a very, very decent round in these conditions, seven-over for

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waiting. A difficult fairway here to hit today. Here is the 9th.

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Fairway angle, bunkers up the right at about 270, 280. They are out of

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reach today and then a narrow, long green. 32 on six from the left

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today, exactly where you see it on the graphic. A difficult hole. Even

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with a good drive, you had a six or 7-iron to a narrow green. We know

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that this fairway is narrowed. I pasted out yesterday, 19 yards in

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bit? -- Phillip? When the rain dies down, the wind does not feel so

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strong, but I would say it is pretty much the same, strong left

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third. He has to go over the mounds. He slid the club under the ball

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nicely. Well played. Back to Tom will be. Just one hole from home

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and just 3-over for the Championship, which at the moment

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is tied for 31st, but that will later in the day, 4:30pm, 5pm, with

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the rain perhaps stopping. clouds look a bit less Nimbus like

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now, don't they? Gary Evans is out there. Tom has got off to a

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particularly well at the moment. of the day so far 75s posted by KJ

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Choi. You will not see anybody dashing of the leaderboard and

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still -- because we still have all of these to get out. Right now,

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Anders Hansen and jaws Coetzee are going steadily. -- George Coetzee.

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Tom Lewis dropped his opening shot at the first, so he, too, is very

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much in contention. Such a narrow spread between the whole field.

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That is obviously widening significantly now. Tom Watson one-

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over through 17, a pleasure to see him picking his way around this

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course, it has been a masterful display from the 61-year-old. Louis

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Oosthuizen is 3-over today, Firebird up for the Championship,

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but contrasting preparations for the last pairing on the course.

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That is right, Lucas Glover has just appeared in the last 90

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seconds, I was starting to think he was not going to come to the

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practise ground at all. Sergio Garcia the only one of the players

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who we did not spot at all on the practice ground. You can see Darren

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Clarke who I spoke to earlier, he has been here for 15 minutes or so.

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We thought that Lucas Glover would not be here but he has just

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appeared in the last two minutes with half-an-hour before he tees

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off. Sergio Garcia had a round of the US Open where he just wandered

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on to the cab, did not go on to the practise round -- on to the tee.

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Getting a feel for the sand as well, it will have dampened down in the

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rain. The difficulty with that, the ball tends to come out a little

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lower when the sand is wet. Some of these reasonably high lips would be

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a little harder to carry. Having said that, these guys are pretty

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Rickie Fowler not quite revelling in the conditions but not quite

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certainly looks more promising. Let's see what McIlroy can do at

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it was going right over it, but too much. Difficult to know if you have

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got a flier or just misjudged the is the average at the moment, which

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putts Tom Watson's right into perspective, six shots better than

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mention the names. They will be drinking tea, having cakes. Trying

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it was reduced to just one round. He dropped something back there.

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Finished very well here in the last Ryder Cup captain. They had a big

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get together recently, all of the getting better and better the last

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couple of years. He said the other day he loves playing in the wind

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the camera tower so he can go to a drop zone, making this so much

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touch. Very quick down there off off the 4th tee. It is hard enough,

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a tee shot like that. Dave Fish -- Davis Love let's shot go at the

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spectacular goal from Rickey found it today. Disappointing finish.

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That was a curious putt, Mark. the wind suddenly drops, it can

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in par. -- Fowler. The wind is coming from the left, so it helps a

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little bit. Out of bounds is not a It scuttled up there. Bo Van Pelt

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ended up with a 73. He dropped one of the last. That is the new Best

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Of the Day from him. He was playing with Jun-Gon Hwang, who scored 83.

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He had five bogeys and fell to bits. all of these players. Charl

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Schwartzel, perhaps dreaming of the sunshine in Augusta. Any one of

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these players so close to the lead, around level par, if they can stay

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there, will put them to the top of the leaderboard.

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HAZEL IRVINE: Jimenez is aiming to become the oldest man ever to win

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still buffeting the umbrellas. -- good drive. If he gets a par here

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he will jump a few people. That will be a fiendishly difficult putt.

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It goes up that slope and quite a bit down the other side. Phil

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Mickelson has chopped it from the thick stuff. What has he got left,

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Gary? He has about 160 yards. Back down she goes. It is not

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straight into the wind, it is coming off the writer bit. -- the

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right a bit. Bjorn, Jimenez, ready to go. This is game number 34. From

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well. And from Denmark, Thomas look.

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Jimenez's cigars for warmth. This will take a bit of judging. That is

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just brilliant. Getting! Well judged, though. -- get in! He is

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smiling. I think he was visualising that diving in. Two soggy

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youngsters, Fowler and McIlroy. Still level par for the

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Championship, Fowler. Let us go pact to -- back to the first and

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Pablo laugh half-volley -- bluff finish this off. An ugly one to

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finish with, but it was still our round of some beauty in this

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weather. Our round of 72 in these conditions is something. Rickie

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Barnes leads the approval. 4-over for the Championship. That will be

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a very decent position at the end of the day. One of the greatest

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bad-weather players in the history of the game. 151 yards remaining

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four McIlroy's second to the 10th. A great ball there. A wonderful

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shot from McIlroy. The green is some 25 feet above the fairway. The

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wind is howling from the right. the challenge of today. There is a

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good look from behind. This 10th fairway is quite nice. You can

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hardly feel any wind right now. good break. Could have even been

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better. Thomas Bjorn, sentimental favourite. He and Darren Clarke, I

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think, would be the two sentimental favourite. I am joined by Ken Brown.

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It is great to be inside. It is. Everyone is enjoying watching at

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under difficult finish. Lewis for par. -- a stiff start. He played

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with Watson for the first two rounds, and now with Mickelson.

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last man to the range. It is a funny feeling to be the last one to

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the range. A good one, though. He will go to the putting green and

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then quickly on to the first tee. Lewis has tapped in for his bogey.

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He is up to 1-over par. Rickie Fowler has this one for a birdie.

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It can definitely be made. It has got to go. The wind is blowing from

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the wrong direction. He has a reasonable amount of time to get

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there. On the putting green you have a reasonable amount of time

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and then 10 seconds, but what about when you are chipping? It is the

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same. He gets the 10 seconds after he gets to the ball. You learn

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something every day. You are not allowed to jump around and try to

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shake it in. One of my old mates back at the Virginia golf club

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would have done that. You have to put your shadow over the hole, the

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grass moves and the ball goes in. Rickie Fowler could have birdied

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the last four holes. I do not know Martin Kaymer.

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Two sub-par rounds for Martin Kaymer. Currently holds the US PGA

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title. He is the bookies' favourite, American Tour. He is a great iron

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player, a prerequisite for low- scoring today. Lowball flight, as

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well. It is always handy on a is our leaders, Lucas Glover and

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he hurt himself? He has got to be a finish his 77. That is how tough it

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Angel Jimenez. He is a great putter angle to the flag. Chad Campbell is

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still OK. He does not have to negotiate the three bunkers. We

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have had 66 players so far, 67 players, through this first hole,

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of the green. The middle of the tiptoed past the second of the two

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official following this final pairing. A very popular man. He

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looks like the type of guy you would have a beer with and a good

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wrong side of the ridge. A cracking opening two shots from Martin

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landed on what the down slopes, and he shot through the back. -- one of

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the down slopes. I think Rory McIlroy has gone through this group.

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Yes, on the fourth. I must have few and far between for Lucas

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Glover since 2009, but he is a force to be reckoned with this week,

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as is Darren Clarke's, there is so much to cheer for him of late, and

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its huge amount of goodwill towards a Ryder Cup hero, and a standard-

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bearer for the country. We wish Darren Clarke has only hit 10 of 20

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it fairways. Finding the fairway today is even more important, with

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in the first cut. It is easy to run the ball off the fairways. It has

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been a long time since Lucas Glover -- Singh somebody won the Open

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see tomorrow afternoon, at Darren game this afternoon. On the tee

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illusions as to who the favourite is. Not that they have anything

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against him. But this 41-year-old Northern Irishman is one of the

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Poppy Appeal -- one of the most leaders under par. It will be

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interesting to see how many are You can play, and I can do your

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it remains that day for -- that way its that are under par, but we have

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seen all of them out, and some of them are thank for their art in

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again, including Tom Watson, his fifth outing in an Open here. He

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tied for 18th in 2003. He could be heading for a better finish this

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time, after a level-headed round of 72, the best of the day. He is the

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clubhouse leader. It is great to You have experienced tougher

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conditions in your previous 33 Open Championships, but that was some

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performance, a round that will take some beating. It was a good round,

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my putting was superb, I made a lot of putts, might touch was very good,

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and the main thing, to not get into too much trouble, do not put it

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into the bunkers or the heavy rough. I managed to carry on. I did that

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well today, and the putter reacted well. I made a 12 footer for par

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for the first hole, and I was at level par. I could easily have been

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a couple over early. What is the secret to playing so well, so

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consistently, in this weather? do not try to force it. People try

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to hit it too hard in the wind. I was guilty of that when I was a

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youngster. I cannot hit it hard any more, I and 61! I wonder how you

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read your position on the leader board, you have jumped a few places,

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Hazel Irvine presents continued live third-round action from Royal St George's. Known as 'moving day', the third round is often one of the most dramatic rounds in major championships, as the world's elite golfers take risks to establish themselves among the higher echelons of the leaderboard. With the shackles of the cut now removed, those left in the field will be pushing hard to fire low scores.


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