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Extended highlights of the third round of the 145th Open Championship from Royal Troon, presented by Hazel Irvine.


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In a rugged, windswept corner of South Ayrshire, that is where it all

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began. It was in Prestwick that old Tom Morris struck the very first

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shot. Eight golfers played three rounds to decide the land's greatest

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player. The numbers may have grown, but the aim is the same, this is the

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one, 156 years ago, this is where the Open was born. Welcome home.

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Good evening. Yes, it sure, the home of the Open championship is once

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again a place for old heads, experience and golfing gal, just as

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it was in the days of old Tom Morris. Phil Mickelson certainly has

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plenty of those qualities. At the age of 46, he could join that 19th

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century golfing pioneer is the oldest winner of the Open

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championship. The last 24 hours here Royal Troon have been wet and wild,

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and in a sport where you'd is trending, the opposite is true in

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this major championship. Old guys rule, well, they did yesterday.

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Garcia, running well, running very well. Andrew Johnston, Beef, what a

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gem. Charl Schwartzel, that could be one of the shots of the week. Bill

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Haas, nice finish, nice round. Tony Finau, that is a pretty nice

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position to be in, 4-under par in the clubhouse. Zach Johnson, that is

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the way to birdie the second. That is another one for Bradley. He moves

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to 7-under par. That is a little bonus. 7-under par. Brilliant from

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Stenson. To shoot 6-under par in these conditions, it is pretty

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sweet. Yes, I am just moving along. It is all about getting in

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contention, being in position on Sunday and this is a good stead.

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Another good round for Mickelson, a couple under today. I am hopeful

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that is an opportunity on Sunday to bring home the Claret Jug. That

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would be incredible, but I know it is a long process, there is lots of

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golf left. By the halfway point, Mickelson, the Muirfield champion,

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had followed up his 63 on Thursday with a hard-fought 69. His three

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shot lead at around one was slashed to just one thanks to a brilliant 65

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from Sweden's Henrik Stenson. Two other over 40s in the chasing pack

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by the holder, Zach Johnson, and Soren Kjeldsen. Five men, including

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England's Andrew Johnston, start their Saturday from six shots

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behind. Rory McIlroy is eight shots back. Another moving day in an Open

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Championship. Which direction that movement will be remains to be seen.

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The wind is whipping in off the Firth of Clyde is such an extent

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that the organisers have made some changes to the course. Ken Brown can

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explain. Certainly a breeze about this morning and some hot news from

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the Royal and Ancient. Rules advisory note, the forecast is for

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high winds. The greens have not been cut. Very unusual. We have not cut

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the greens in case it gets too windy and the Paul Sturrock to blog about.

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Let's look at this one. We are on the 13th hole. You can feel there is

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a little bit more grass on. It is fluffy. It will help the balls to

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not be around. The forecast for the breezes 25-30 mph. It will be

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difficult if it is as strong as that. It is another day for hats

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with clips in them to keep them down. Ken has opted for the natural

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look. It should stay largely dry until later at the tail end of the

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afternoon. No worries from his perspective but that may be a factor

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in the rounds of the men at the head of this championship. A quick look

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at some of the later paintings. That is appealing for the crowd to

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get its teeth into. Bill Haas, board -- voted the PGA Tour's most

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underrated player starts at 2:50 p.m.. Zach Johnson outlasted

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everyone in last year's marathon open at St Andrews. He will be

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playing with Tony Finau. Phil leads a major at halfway for

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the sixth time. He has only once gone on to win from that position.

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It will be a long wait for them. Up ahead, the early starters were

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trying to make an impression on the leaderboard. World number one Jason

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Day set off on a mission from 1-over par. He moved to 1-under par and

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unleashed a 375 yard Drive at the seventh hole and created this chance

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for birdie, birdie number three of the morning. At the ninth hole,

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Jason Day setting up this putt for a fourth birdie of the day. He is

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making progress. The Australian was 94th in the field after round one,

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and surging into a tie for 11th place, moving 3-under par. But the

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US PGA champion has not made a birdie on the N word nine yet this

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week. He turned for home with an immediate bogey. Missing from 4.5

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feet. Back to 2-under par. This is the situation. The leaders are

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waiting their turn. Behind them, the players hoping to make their moves

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today. Amongst them, Jason Day in the group at 3-under par. Rickie

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Fowler has made some progress with a birdie at the second. He is 1-under

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par for his round. Let's join commentary.

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Thank you. Looking down from high on Troon, Royal Troon, and on the

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right-hand side, skirting along the beach, it is the opening hole, and

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on it, Rory McIlroy. With the starting time at 1:40 p.m.. This is

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his tee shot. I do not think anybody saw that. It

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could be in a spot of bother. It did not lie. -- bounce. It is straight

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into the rough. A difficult second shot for Rory McIlroy. Jason Day,

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relief from the hospitality. Pitching up, this is not easy to get

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it close. McIlroy took a gamble with the driver from the tee. He has come

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off second best. Jason Day, struggling at the 12th

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hole. Only one dropped shot at the end of the day. A sparkling outward

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nine. Trembling at the moment. McIlroy for his par at the opening

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hole. You cannot be giving away shots. These are the easiest poles

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on the course. -- the easiest holes. That is five, and back 2-under par.

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-- back to 1-under par. Rickie Fowler for a birdie at the fourth

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hole. Well done, up and down from the sand. 3-under par. From the

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United States, he pulled his tee shots. Not a bad lie. He gives it a

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fond, and flies it into the wind. It is a good shot. How he stopped it, I

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do not know. Steve Stricker, the United States threatened. This is

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for birdie at nine. Nothing changes. It in 34, 2-under par. After that

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splendid second, Jim Herman tucks it in for a three on his opening hole.

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3-under partygoers. -- under-par he goes. JB Holmes for

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his three on the first. He goes to 3-under par, playing alongside Jim

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Herman, both getting birdies at the opening hole. The Americans

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together. McIlroy to finish things out at the third. A big drive. My

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goodness. He bogeys the first, past the second, and bogeys on the third

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from absolutely nowhere. -- pars the second. JB Holmes, his second to the

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second. He will send it along way. A good touch. A beautiful shot from JB

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Holmes, the man from Kentucky. McIlroy in a bit of a downslope at

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the fourth hole. He flips it out nicely. He will have that for his

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birdie. He was a little unlucky were the ball finished in the bunker. JB

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Holmes with the simplest of happens. He has a great record at the Open.

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Five times he has played and missed the cut. 4-under par for the

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championship. -- he does not have a great record at the Open.

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They are wishing this one in. A birdie at the fourth hole. He has

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got it, a bit of cheer after a slow start.

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There is his card, two bogeys and a birdie, 1-under par. Wrapped up

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fairly warm. Henrik Stenson, from Sweden is wearing a woolly hat,

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three layers, water approves. He is feeling the worst. He still has the

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sunglasses, just in case, just in case. -- waterproofs. He is being

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tested by the sand again, Rory McIlroy. It is a good iron. -- lie.

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He will chase it up there. On the tee, Andrew Johnston.

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APPLAUSE He gave that sum. He really does

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hammer it out there. The flight on that, the left edge of the fairway.

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Go on, the Beef. Nearly when the green. A pitch and putt Canty will

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have his birdie. This would be a real boost for Rory McIlroy's ground

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today. This is for par. He doesn't seem to have great

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adapted to the pace of the greens this morning. Tune looking north up

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the sure coast, it is beginning to move. JB Holmes making his presence

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felt on the leaderboard after back-to-back birdies at the 1st and

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second, there are five men under par today. I wonder what the

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possibilities will be as we go forward to the third day at The

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Open. COMMENTATOR: Rory McIlroy has been driver all the way so far, here

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we are at the 6th, down the right-hand side. He likes it. This

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could go forever. Hits the downslope, go on. One of those

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little hollows. OK. The green is well in range.

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It was driver off the tee for Andrew Johnston. Just short of the front

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left greenside bunker, pitch up to here. This for an opening three.

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Rory McIlroy a little bit disappointed, but his second was

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better than this but still a little shy, still, and legal putt. -- and

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legal putt. Kevin Na. Deliberate player. Very

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nice. Birdie on the second Kevin Na, moves to four under. Driver again

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for Rory McIlroy on the seventh, this is downwind. That is straight

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as an arrow as well. Just a little bit to the right. Here we go. That's

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just about there, in the gully just short of the green. 390 yard hole,

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395 yards. That's a good one, could be a very good one, an outstanding

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one, it just seemed to turn the other way at the cup. Good drive,

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certain birdie now. JB Holmes. Short backswing. Another one. Three

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birdies on the card and he's only played five holes.

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Seventh green, Rory very nearly drove the putting surface, pitched

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to hear, this poor birdie, little bit of movement from the left. Not

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sure that's finished yet. Not a great start. Very up and down, some

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brilliant driving. One of your favourites, Patrick Reed. Yes, this

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to go to four under. Just nudges it in.

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Ryan Moore. From the United States, this would be far away, he is a good

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chap. What did I tell you? It's a double hat day, Peter. Big

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crowd around the screen, Rory has this. -- this green. Oh!

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Some Rory supporters getting a bit vocal. They have been on the jungle

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juice. Henrik Stenson going to the first, just checking where we are,

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the East Coast or the West Coast? He is checking the pins out. Just

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seeing where they are. Got the wrong book. Patrick Reed. For birdie. This

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to go to 5-under. He's got it. Four birdies in a row. On the tee,

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from Sweden, Henrik Stenson! APPLAUSE

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The body action tells us that is up the right-hand. No great chase.

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Died. OK. On the tee, from the USA, Phil Mickleson! APPLAUSE

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Different tactic for Phil Mickleson. He has been on sparkling form.

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Patrick Reed at the 8th. 100 yards, that is all it is, he has pulled it.

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That could be horrid. Oh dear. That is one of the prose in new yacht

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they just had made in hamburger! -- one of the professionals New York's

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they just had made in pretty frugal in dropping strokes

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this week. Zach Johnson. We have seen a lot of putts holed

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this week in conditions which have not been favourable but my word they

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have got a lot from long range. STUDIO: Henrik Stenson underway and

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earlier today, his compatriot Yester part of it who was runner-up year 19

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years ago said this on Twitter. COMMENTATOR: Just wondering where to

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land this one. We have not seen anyone put one in within a foot or

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two of the hole so far. A little hollow and a few bumps round and

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about. It looks so simple, can see the shoulder coming off the right

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right-hand bunker. Just have to be right. Took the spin, looked as if

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it was Greg Rutherford Ptit Zig nicely, but it did not. -- looked as

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if it was going to run in nicely. But it did not. It's gone. Trickles

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down the bank. Done pretty well. Phil Mickleson for an opening birdie

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three at the 1st hole. He switches between the conventional

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grip and the King's Cross special, right-hand side ways on the shaft. I

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don't think these slower greens will suit him. He likes them fast.

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Patrick Reed after a run of four birdies has this for par at the 8th.

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Run it, run it, run it, oh. No one has really managed to read

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this one, it's a double breaker. If he pops it in he will be tied at the

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top on 10-under with Phil Mickleson. Yes, yes, yes, what a lovely start.

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Beautifully struck. The wind is getting up. It's been up all day.

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Ken has been out braving the weather, tell us about it.

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I do like to be beside the seaside and Troon is beside the seaside, as

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you would expect there is a bit of wind about. Let's look at the plant.

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The Kop house is back there in the distance, the opening Nice -- nine

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holes, clubhouse, the first - sixth all run in the same direction and

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the wind is generally blowing out of the West. These opening six or play

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down breeze, the play relatively easily. There is a loop at the end

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here where you go 7-9 then ten, 11, 12 goes the other way, and 13-18

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they are going directly into the breeze so the closing are really

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tough. You have to make your score on the front nine and hold on on the

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back nine. This is a fantastic place, these opening holes are

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critical. That back nine, by jingle it is so tricky if the wind is in

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the prevailing direction. 37 from the left, the pin was moved this

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morning from a much more awkward spot due to the wind. Mickelson

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forced to play. -- first to play. Sergio Garcia for par at the 4th.

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Big swing, turn it, just too high and too hard. Danger lurking on

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every hole when the conditions are like this. Soren Kjeldsen.

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After a humongous way long drive an eagle chance, 394 yards, this hole.

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Hardly human. Hit it, got it so far in one and then, oh. They don't

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learn, these boys. That's magnificent hit. He is a big

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thumper. Playing nicely today. Mickelson for three, Vista go to

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11-under. -- Vista go to 11-under. He has used this putting style since

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he was a youngster. Stenson at the third, 379 yards. He

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will really club this. If that is on line, it will not be far-away,

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surely. Here she comes, it is still running. It is in the bunker. Akpala

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lie, know I do not, yes I do. -- I tell a lie, no I do not. Bill Haas,

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the son of Jay Haas. He is going very steadily, as he often does.

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Kjeldsen, after that rather flamboyant first putt. That was a

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bit bold, the first one. And shot thrown away. We need a bit

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of Stenson Mac -- we need a bit of Mickelson magic. With the wind, you

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need something special. He needs to land on some long forgotten piece of

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chewing gum, maybe, to stop it running. If anyone can do it, he

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can. And amazingly vicious swing, up in

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the air. That is a wonderful shot. To have the courage to swing that

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hard. A brilliant result. Steve Stricker, yesterday he had 17 pars,

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and an eight on his card, which was a shame. He is very reliable when he

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is potting. He plays a very economic schedule these days, but when he

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does play, he is normally there are thereabouts. Holmes, for a birdie at

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the ninth, this is to go to 6-under par. It is there.

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Well done, JB. Phil Mickelson took the outright lead at 515 on

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Thursday. That was on day one and he held it to 3:30pm this afternoon. 46

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hours and challenged at the top but he has company now after the opening

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birdie from Henrik Stenson, and tiptoeing into the picture, JB

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Holmes and Bill Haas. Zach Johnson has also picked up a birdie, and

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Rafa Cabrera-Bello, third on the European Tour's money list, he has

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had a wonderful season and it continues at Troon. Lots of red

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white and blue on the board. Back down to the third. This is quite an

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inviting bunker shot. If you mishit it, it will pitch on the downslope.

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Yes, yes. He misread it. A wonderful splash shot. Another birdie for

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Henrik. He is staking his claim. Johnson, for birdie. A rather

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unlikely birdie after that slightly well tee shot. Out in 33, going

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well. A birdie four Henrik Stenson. He currently has the outright lead

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at 11-under par, but Phil has won two tie with him. -- has one to tie.

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Can he read this for his third birdie of the day? Yes, they are

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starting to pull ahead, the final pairing, both 11-under par. Phil

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Mickelson targeting his second Open Championship.

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The tee shot of Zach Johnson, on the fifth hole.

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It will kick on from the back of the front bunker, no, straight into the

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front bunker. That is where McIlroy was earlier. Soren Kjeldsen, the

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pitch up the fourth hole. There is a little clearer just short of the

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flag. Get up, get help. The green is slow enough. That is just sticking.

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That for his birdie. JB Holmes, John Bradley Holmes, if you are

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wondering. If you were not, you have been told. He bumped that into the

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bank so well. It is a beautiful shot from JB Holmes. Nearly another

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birdie. Not a bogey on his card today. 6-under for the championship.

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Zach Johnson at five, the par three. He just caught the edge of the

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bunker. Always a dangerous thing, bunkers in links golf. Soren

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Kjeldsen, for his birdie. Yes. Kjeldsen breaks free of the pack on

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6-under. He is within four of Stenson and Mickelson.

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Henrik Stenson, sizing up his second to the fourth hole. He has played

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well today, rock-solid. One of the finest iron players in

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the game. That is an example of it. Great work by Stenson. That is for

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illegal. -- for eagle. Zach Johnson, for his bogey on the fifth. There

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was a shank in the bunker, it came out for a long putt, and then a

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horrible second, two shots gone for Johnson. He tumbled back to 4-under

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par. The veteran, Steve Stricker, on the final hole for birdie.

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That is a bit of a weak attempt for Steve. But that is a thin plastic

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round of 68. In difficult conditions. -- that is a wonderful

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round. 1-under par for the bag nine. He could sell that this afternoon.

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Bill Haas, 608 yards to the pin today. That is for his birdie.

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Martin Kaymer, to get to 4-under par. He strolls against. Martin

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Kaymer reaches the town in 35. Three birdies in his last four holes. That

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is a good birdie for Bill Haas at six. It takes him to 6-under par.

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Mickelson, this for birdie. Stenson even closer with a part for eagles

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to come. You can see the little ridge that he has to come up. --

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with a putt for eagle. Will it get their? It will, but slightly adrift.

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Par for Mickelson, and Stenson, with his chance to come. Garcia, on the

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Postage Stamp. Narrow stance, slightly open. Just 100 yards today.

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There we go, peppering the flag. Garcia playing alongside Andrew

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Johnston to be. Johnston has had a good one.

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So far, four Henrik Stenson, has it been such an assured start to the

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round. He is tied for the lead. This will take him a step forward.

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That is a bad putt. No eagle, but it will be another birdie. Three

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birdies in the first four holes. Henrik Stenson, 12-under par, leads

:40:20.:40:27.

the Open championship on his own. Yes, the 40-year-old from

:40:28.:40:32.

Gothenberg, standing six feet two, standing very proud. At the top of

:40:33.:40:36.

the Open championship leaderboard. What a dramatic start for Stenson.

:40:37.:40:41.

Phil Mickelson licking up at the man who is yet to win a major

:40:42.:40:43.

championship. There is a big green at the fifth

:40:44.:40:53.

hole, but it looks like a small target. Stenson wants to stay inside

:40:54.:40:58.

that right-hand bunker and feed it to the left.

:40:59.:41:05.

He has looked impressive. Is this his time?

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The wind has really dropped away. 13 mph, drifting from right to left.

:41:18.:41:27.

Mickelson, for the first time since Thursday afternoon, chasing the lead

:41:28.:41:28.

at the Open. The perfect club, but once again,

:41:29.:41:49.

Stenson is inside him. An awkward one on the sixth hole for Tony

:41:50.:42:00.

Finau. He got here in two. Alp and down for birdie. It was lying OK in

:42:01.:42:08.

the sand, so not too much trouble. All the way across the green on the

:42:09.:42:10.

fifth for Mickelson. He is just being outshone at the

:42:11.:42:28.

moment by Stenson. Now, Garcia for his two on the eighth hole.

:42:29.:42:34.

Perfectly judged. He claims the Postage Stamp. A birdie on the

:42:35.:42:43.

seventh and the eighth holes. He moves to 6-under par. Always put

:42:44.:42:49.

same routine, a couple of twirls with the Parker as he steps up. Feet

:42:50.:42:55.

apart and the forward price. There it is, he pops it in. A safe par on

:42:56.:43:10.

the fifth hole. And the smile. Finau, for birdie at the sixth hole,

:43:11.:43:16.

to join a group of four others, five players at 6-under par. They are

:43:17.:43:23.

behind the two runaway leaders. It might be raining again, but it is

:43:24.:43:27.

amazing how these guys have had the best of the conditions on Thursday

:43:28.:43:32.

and Friday, and now, as the leaders, they are getting the better fit

:43:33.:43:37.

again. The wind has dropped a little bit, and Henrik Stenson, it in

:43:38.:43:46.

front, to extend his lead. That was good. Go on. Everything but the

:43:47.:43:52.

hitting. A couple of inches short. It is a safe par for Stenson.

:43:53.:43:58.

3-under for his first five. Lining up on the sixth hole, the third shot

:43:59.:44:00.

for Kjeldsen. A bit of a downslope, but not lying

:44:01.:44:23.

too badly, Wayne. The club faces wide-open, the pin is at the front.

:44:24.:44:30.

What about that? He moves to 7-under par. He would have been kicking

:44:31.:44:37.

himself walking down from the tee that he could not get the ball well

:44:38.:44:42.

up into the green. There are many ways to make it two. Gently ease the

:44:43.:44:50.

pin aside. There we are, the Postage Stamp his mind. Dustin Johnson has

:44:51.:44:56.

been in all sorts of bother. They have moved the tee up on the 11th

:44:57.:45:00.

hole, but it is still taking its toll. The sixth shot for Johnson.

:45:01.:45:06.

That round that was going so well, he reached the turn in 33, 3-under.

:45:07.:45:13.

Soren Kjeldsen after pitching in from 80, 100 yards or so, for his

:45:14.:45:26.

birdie. Beautifully done. Soren Kjeldsen moves to 7-under, five

:45:27.:45:27.

behind. After a good long first putt from

:45:28.:45:40.

the front of the green, Keegan Bradley for birdie. He joins a group

:45:41.:45:50.

at 6-under. Andrew Johnston on the ninth. Good chance missed on the

:45:51.:45:59.

previous hole. Got within four or five feet but couldn't hole it. But

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he has this one. Cries of Beef, the leading home challenger, out to the

:46:11.:46:19.

turn in 34, 6-under. Dustin Johnson, this for a seven on the 11th. It's

:46:20.:46:25.

taken its toll on many players and Dustin Johnson, what around he had

:46:26.:46:28.

going but it comes to a juddering halt here on the 11th.

:46:29.:46:34.

Phil Mickleson is on the sixth and this could be ruling awkward, all

:46:35.:46:43.

the long rough trampled down. Very difficult. It actually looked there.

:46:44.:46:55.

Brilliant from Mickelson. That was outstanding. The master of recovery.

:46:56.:47:15.

Second shot, currently tied for third.

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Henrik Stenson took relief from the sprinkler head you can see in front

:47:29.:47:48.

of him. This was his birdie attempt. This is all coming from a very poor

:47:49.:47:54.

second shot. The only poor shot he has hit all day. Tony Finau. Hans

:47:55.:48:04.

low, prodding this forward. Only 100 yards. Don't be short of the pin,

:48:05.:48:16.

get a nicks well, that's going into the sand. Golf is a cruel game.

:48:17.:48:29.

Nastier. Sorry, Tony. Good luck at the 6th green, very close to the

:48:30.:48:34.

beach, wonderful stand behind there. Exposed to the elements. Phil

:48:35.:48:50.

Mickleson with a wonderful recovery. After that second shot and indeed

:48:51.:48:52.

the drive he will be very grateful of five there.

:48:53.:49:03.

Rather timid first putt from Bill Haas, this to stay at seven. A few

:49:04.:49:12.

players have misjudged this one on the ninth. That is an ugly bogey.

:49:13.:49:19.

Two under to the turn, out in 34, back to that group at 6-under. This

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is a result of that tee shot which looked so good at one point. Still

:49:25.:49:30.

there. Every moment captured for your enjoyment. After being flawless

:49:31.:49:41.

for the first five mac holes this is Henrik Stenson for par at six.

:49:42.:49:52.

That's a bogey. Drops back, into a tie for the lead with Phil Mickleson

:49:53.:49:59.

on 11-under. Soren Kjeldsen, nice four on the sixth, and a decent

:50:00.:50:06.

second shot in here. Soren Kjeldsen moving along well, a couple of

:50:07.:50:10.

bogeys today but three birdies and no within three of the leaders.

:50:11.:50:18.

STUDIO: Back together again, Mickelson and Henrik Stenson at

:50:19.:50:23.

11-under and only three behind after two birdies back-to-back, Soren

:50:24.:50:27.

Kjeldsen at 41 years old, the man who won at the Irish Open last year,

:50:28.:50:33.

knows how to play the links. He is making ground, and that trio on

:50:34.:50:37.

6-under beginning to make inroads into the lead from the top two. Not

:50:38.:50:46.

using his trusty three stroke two would here. Still straight behind

:50:47.:50:57.

them. Drifting a little bit to the right. Bunker down there. Just

:50:58.:51:12.

topples, that might be awkward. Mickelson meanwhile is off to the

:51:13.:51:18.

right. That's a fantastic view of the postage damp. -- postage stamp.

:51:19.:51:33.

Here we go again. 100 yards, causing the players fits. Par putt for Rory

:51:34.:51:49.

McIlroy. I would say his Open Championship is done.

:51:50.:52:19.

Opting to land it a little short and bounce it up. Touch unlucky.

:52:20.:52:32.

Soren Kjeldsen. So easy to read it back in as Tony Finau did.

:52:33.:52:43.

Beautifully played by Soren Kjeldsen.

:52:44.:52:51.

And awkward distance here for Henrik Stenson, about 45 yards. Some light

:52:52.:53:01.

rain so that will make the sand a bit more firm. Caught too much sand.

:53:02.:53:13.

Quite a difficult up-and-down from there. Rory McIlroy with his second

:53:14.:53:28.

on the 16th. Oh dear. Racket abuse. Frustration.

:53:29.:53:35.

Soren Kjeldsen for his sand save. Yikes. Give that a rattle as well,

:53:36.:53:49.

it's about the same distance past. Cleaned off the tee by that bunker,

:53:50.:53:53.

put it back in, couple of winters ago it was historically a bunker,

:53:54.:53:59.

and they decided to put it back in to guard against those going for the

:54:00.:54:06.

green. Henrik Stenson found it. Bump it up. Wonderful judgment,

:54:07.:54:15.

controlled touch from Henrik Stenson, should get his par. Bill

:54:16.:54:27.

Haas to try to save par on the 10th. Dropped a shot on the night. Phil

:54:28.:54:33.

Mickleson from long range on seven. Just have to hold the putter

:54:34.:55:05.

slightly above the ground to avoid the coin of Henrik Stenson. That is

:55:06.:55:07.

four. 11-under. Rory McIlroy is having a very in and

:55:08.:55:28.

out afternoon. More out than in. Little bit of redemption but only

:55:29.:55:41.

par. Mickelson birdie on the first and second rounds, fascinating to

:55:42.:55:45.

see how he plays this year. We have seen a few players spinning back

:55:46.:55:49.

into the front bunker, into the wind, just 100 yards. Try to be long

:55:50.:55:54.

of the flag. How much spin is on it? wind, just 100 yards. Try to be long

:55:55.:56:11.

Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. Well, survived, just.

:56:12.:56:21.

Henrik Stenson off the back foot, little forward press. Didn't even

:56:22.:56:34.

need to spin back into the bunker, straight in there. Poor shot from

:56:35.:56:40.

Henrik Stenson, he will be standing out of the bunker. Beyond awkward.

:56:41.:56:46.

JB Holmes has been going along very nicely with this. For par. That's a

:56:47.:56:55.

couple he has missed. They come and they go, the drift in and the drift

:56:56.:57:04.

out. Two dropped shots in a row. Henrik Stenson, pitched his tee shot

:57:05.:57:08.

in the front bunker at the 8th. Your shot, poor thinking. Pays the

:57:09.:57:14.

penalty, horrible place. Two nice clean hits and Billy has to

:57:15.:57:42.

spend the front of the 11th. -- Billy Hass has found the front of

:57:43.:57:44.

the 11th. What an massive break for Phil

:57:45.:57:55.

Mickleson, not trickling back into the bunker. Have seen quite a few

:57:56.:58:02.

comeback of the green, down the right-hand side. Screw around the

:58:03.:58:06.

bank and into the bunker, Phil Mickleson for two if he gets this.

:58:07.:58:12.

Good effort. Lucky that he missed the bank, stayed on the top and

:58:13.:58:16.

missed some down slope, gets his three.

:58:17.:58:24.

5-under for the past threes, that is impressive. -- par-3s. Henrik

:58:25.:58:39.

Stenson, make sure you get this. Four, shot dropped.

:58:40.:58:48.

It was wild and windy this morning and that was when King took a look

:58:49.:58:57.

at the 12th. Bit breezy this morning, this is the pin position

:58:58.:59:01.

sheet that the players will pick up, looking at number 12, eight on, five

:59:02.:59:08.

from the left. Here it is. Narrow portion of putting surface, four or

:59:09.:59:12.

five yards left, for five yards right, little basin. If you go to

:59:13.:59:18.

the left side you go down this little slope, very awkward. Beyond

:59:19.:59:23.

the flag there is a little bit of help, if you can pitch it in the

:59:24.:59:27.

bank, the ball could trickle back, the top tier would leave you a fast

:59:28.:59:32.

putt. If you go right, have a quick look at this, tricky putt bunker and

:59:33.:59:36.

from there you are playing down the hill. This is a little awkward,

:59:37.:59:38.

tight and narrow. This is Andrew Johnston at the 12th

:59:39.:59:52.

hole. This is a very small target. The great thing is to be straight.

:59:53.:59:58.

By golly, he is straight. Whatever length putt this is, 15, 16

:59:59.:00:47.

feet, it is quite easy. A little bit uphill. Moving from left to right.

:00:48.:00:52.

Make sure you hit it hard enough, Beef.

:00:53.:01:03.

Beef! He stays at 5-under par. Mickelson, uphill all the way, this

:01:04.:01:18.

birdie chance. This is on the ninth hole.

:01:19.:01:24.

A certain amount of treading water going on at the moment by the

:01:25.:01:35.

leaders. Sergio Garcia, in a good spot. This is critical, for par at

:01:36.:01:38.

the 12th hole. Up the ladder and down the snake,

:01:39.:01:58.

back to 4-under par. Stenson, 35 for the front nine against a par got 36.

:01:59.:02:02.

Phil is the same. This final pairing of Stenson and

:02:03.:02:16.

Mickelson, 1-under par for their respective friends today. Phil still

:02:17.:02:20.

leads the way. Soren Kjeldsen is in touch, level par for his round. Bill

:02:21.:02:26.

Haas and JB Holmes are making good progress, but they have got lots of

:02:27.:02:31.

work to do. Steve Stricker, tied for the best round of the day on 68.

:02:32.:02:36.

There is a gentleman that remembers the excitement and the tension of

:02:37.:02:42.

Royal Troon very well, Wayne Grady was the leader after 54 holes. Give

:02:43.:02:46.

us your impression of what is almost a match play situation at the top.

:02:47.:02:51.

Henrik, the first 56 holes were interesting. Henrik had the honour

:02:52.:02:55.

from the first and he looked like he was dictating play. He was playing

:02:56.:03:01.

well. It was a pivotal ballpoint in the round for Mickelson when Stenson

:03:02.:03:05.

bogeyed the sixth hole. He got the honour back. -- it was a pivotal

:03:06.:03:16.

ballpoint. The nastiest hole and the Open rotor is the 11th hole. It has

:03:17.:03:21.

just broken its own record for 23 triple bogeys. What are the

:03:22.:03:28.

particular challenges of the bag nine and the 11th hole? Ten is a

:03:29.:03:34.

blind tee shot, a living is all glass, you cannot see anything. They

:03:35.:03:38.

have taken about 30 yards of Gore side in the driving area on the

:03:39.:03:43.

right-hand side. It could have been worse. 12 is a cross breeze and the

:03:44.:03:47.

last six straight back into the wind. The hour-long holes, it is a

:03:48.:03:52.

long journey. We have seen it all week, scored on the front nine and

:03:53.:03:58.

hanging on the back. It is a long journey to the Claret Jug, but we're

:03:59.:04:01.

making progress and we will rejoin the leaders at the 10th hole. The

:04:02.:04:08.

hardest hole on the course today, you cannot see the fairway from the

:04:09.:04:15.

tee, all over the crest of the hill. Plenty of sixes, some savings. Just

:04:16.:04:28.

two birdies. -- some sevens. Is it? It is a beauty. It is a nice soft

:04:29.:04:35.

bones and it stays on the fairway. -- soft bounce. Stenson, Mickelson

:04:36.:04:41.

safely down the fairway. That is a good shot. It will come

:04:42.:05:03.

back from the slope. Nicely, nicely. The 10th green and this is a bogey

:05:04.:05:09.

putt for Soren Kjeldsen. Roth off the tee, he did not move it very

:05:10.:05:20.

far, and chip to hear. So bad, is six going on the card on this par

:05:21.:05:32.

four. God yourself and move on. McIlroy, the final hole. His third

:05:33.:05:46.

shot. Come along. That is the sort of date has been. A of miscues. A

:05:47.:05:53.

couple of sloppy shots, and if you Parkes that did not drop, and they

:05:54.:06:00.

all add up to 73. Not what you're his supporters were hoping for. 69,

:06:01.:06:10.

71, 73. He missed a couple of short ones early on. Andrew Johnston, an

:06:11.:06:17.

awkward chip. You will go to the left-hand side and hope it will move

:06:18.:06:23.

a little to the right. It has. That is a lovely shot. Did I say a lovely

:06:24.:06:32.

shot? Know do not get carried away by the adulation of the multitude,

:06:33.:06:37.

my boy. You have a good future ahead of you. Andrew Johnston, up there

:06:38.:06:43.

with that birdie at the 13th hole. If you're wondering why he's called

:06:44.:06:50.

Beef, as a child, someone said to him, your head is like a big piece

:06:51.:06:55.

of meat. That is why they love him. It is his first appearance at the

:06:56.:06:59.

Open championship for five years. A frustrating day for Rory McIlroy.

:07:00.:07:04.

His reflections now. I guess the best way to ask you

:07:05.:07:08.

about today was how was that? It was tough, I did not get off to the

:07:09.:07:13.

start I wanted. That is what killed me. I felt like I played the last

:07:14.:07:18.

few holes quite well. You cannot expect to make up may shots and the

:07:19.:07:22.

bag nine because of the way it was playing. To be over-par on the front

:07:23.:07:27.

nine, that was disappointing. You could not get it back. All the

:07:28.:07:32.

attention that you have got, the moment when the three wood snapped,

:07:33.:07:36.

what happened and what would you thinking at the time? It was not a

:07:37.:07:42.

good shot. I was trying to play one of the left and let it go and they

:07:43.:07:45.

went to the right and it was the same shot I played on the 15th. The

:07:46.:07:51.

ball nearly went out of bounds so it was frustration building up. I

:07:52.:07:56.

obviously did not mean for the club to break, but sometimes that is what

:07:57.:07:59.

happens, and hopefully I will try not to do it again.

:08:00.:08:09.

Garcia, marvellous iron play. He will launch it low, Andrew Little

:08:10.:08:16.

through the breeze. That is a beauty. 180 yards. It deserves a

:08:17.:08:28.

round of applause. Stenson and Mickelson both found the fairway

:08:29.:08:33.

from the tee. Mickelson friend the green, but Stenson did not. He has

:08:34.:08:39.

doffed his chip. Stenson for par, but first of all, Mickelson up the

:08:40.:08:44.

slope, for a very rear birdie at Number 10. It has a chance, boys and

:08:45.:08:47.

girls. Just a bit firm. He played it nicely. Will it run?

:08:48.:08:59.

Unlucky. It checked a bit too early. Stenson making a mess of this. I

:09:00.:09:20.

good tee shot. Short with his second, he played a per page, it is

:09:21.:09:26.

a long putt for par. We'll all be forgiven. Of course it is. -- it was

:09:27.:09:38.

a bad pitch. Mickelson must be thinking, I have got to pop in this

:09:39.:09:42.

five foot to tie. No wonder you can smile. Johnston, the par putt at the

:09:43.:09:58.

14th hole. The shot from the bunker came out here. Well, he in at the

:09:59.:10:03.

last, so if you give him two from the edge on the last, and a

:10:04.:10:07.

three-day, it all minds up to same thing. Disappointing. A little down

:10:08.:10:17.

the slope. You can see Vergini is aiming. It did turn enough. That is

:10:18.:10:28.

a good four. Two fours on the card, achieved in different ways. Garcia

:10:29.:10:34.

after the superb tee shot at the 14th. This is for two, to go to

:10:35.:10:37.

4-under par. Kjeldsen for par. Another one going.

:10:38.:10:57.

He dropped one at the 11th, and now another one at the 12th hole.

:10:58.:11:12.

This is Haas, Bill Haas at the 14th hole. If you find the green it is

:11:13.:11:18.

never a bad shot. And he has. Mickelson, rather fortunate. The

:11:19.:11:34.

ball was stopped from going into the bushes. That is his second shot,

:11:35.:11:41.

pumping it over at the end of the prickly stuff. Just the other side

:11:42.:11:44.

of the green. Stenson's short, dead straight. All

:11:45.:12:04.

he has to do is hit one straight. -- Stenson's shot. He has to pick the

:12:05.:12:10.

right club and hope for the best. It looks like a big iron. Yes. Just

:12:11.:12:30.

down in being Gradel. -- in dingly dell. Haas for a birdie at the 14th.

:12:31.:12:42.

This to go to 7-under par. Putts are coming up short because they did not

:12:43.:12:46.

cut the grass this morning. They thought the winds were so strong the

:12:47.:12:52.

bowls get blown about. Johnston has stayed on the fairway. He has got to

:12:53.:13:00.

put some draw on this. He has. Will they win send it back? That is a

:13:01.:13:08.

Cavanda in there. Phil was rather fortunate to stay out of trouble

:13:09.:13:12.

from the tee, and to play out over the bushes, he came up short. He has

:13:13.:13:17.

got to pitch over the bunker. His third shot. Delightful. That was not

:13:18.:13:23.

easy. You have got to keep your nerve to play those sorts of shots.

:13:24.:13:30.

That bank is quite sharp. It looks like he has a lofted club. He has

:13:31.:13:36.

put his hands forward. It looks like he's going to try to hit it into the

:13:37.:13:41.

bank and poppycock. Yes, he has, beautifully done. -- and pop it up.

:13:42.:13:59.

Very neat and tidy. Beef, splashing one out at the 13th hole, and

:14:00.:14:01.

nicely. He has that to save par. After that very good pitch over the

:14:02.:14:18.

bunker, Mickelson has this for a par four.

:14:19.:14:24.

That's a very good save, one of the best holes of the day. Was on the

:14:25.:14:32.

edge of trouble all the way up that hole. Dangerous hole and he has

:14:33.:14:35.

escaped with a par four. Once in awhile he will tweak one of

:14:36.:14:57.

these and this is one of those. Certainly is. Just over a metre

:14:58.:15:00.

long. Sweet as a nut. Can he save his par? Has tremendous

:15:01.:15:18.

support out there, his mum and his sister and a few others. Yes sir.

:15:19.:15:27.

Got a fantastic reception at the US Open a couple of weeks ago and

:15:28.:15:30.

getting cheered on here, there is nothing quite like it if you are a

:15:31.:15:36.

home player. Phil Mickleson at the 12th, continuing his strategy of

:15:37.:15:37.

Irelands. -- irons. He's got away with that.

:15:38.:15:57.

Lucky to be a left-hander, might have some sort of shot at it. Henrik

:15:58.:16:16.

Stenson also going with iron. Lovely.

:16:17.:16:24.

Bill Haas, third shot. All the humps and bumps. Roll fairway is over the

:16:25.:16:33.

top he flies, no Billy, no. JB Holmes at the 18th. For a round

:16:34.:16:58.

of 68. Good effort. Got off to a flying start. Dropped a couple

:16:59.:17:03.

coming back, four under par if he gets this one which I think he will.

:17:04.:17:11.

Joint sixth. Had a good run at the Masters recently as well. In

:17:12.:17:22.

Preston. -- impressive. Good scoring, very good scoring indeed.

:17:23.:17:27.

Tony Finau has played well as well, new name, new player, talented. Long

:17:28.:17:36.

putt for two. I told you he was talented but I didn't think he was

:17:37.:17:38.

that talented! STUDIO: As we look at it it is still

:17:39.:17:50.

the two at the top, Phil Mickleson with a little bit of trouble again

:17:51.:17:55.

off the tee but managing to keep it together. No black marks on his

:17:56.:18:00.

report card today. Henrik Stenson with two bogeys on his. Andrew

:18:01.:18:09.

Johnston in only his third major Championship, the 27-year-old

:18:10.:18:20.

Londoner making quite an impression. Lucky because it kissed off the

:18:21.:18:26.

course. Doesn't look too inviting. It certainly doesn't. Move out of

:18:27.:18:36.

the way if he's going that way! This could be all right. But it could be

:18:37.:18:40.

a disaster. We will wait and see. grouse. Pretty good escape there.

:18:41.:18:46.

Chance Henrik Stenson here. Can he find the green? Hang on he is

:18:47.:19:24.

saying, going left a bit. Never got there. Now they are virtually even

:19:25.:19:29.

Stephen. This is awkward, awkward pin.

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Sensible play. The nearest challenger for The Open to the two

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leaders, 6-under, Henrik Stenson 10-under, Phil Mickleson 11-under.

:19:51.:19:59.

Watch the control and the spin, tight lie, comes down on it steeply.

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Where's he going with this one? Here it comes. Should go down, that's an

:20:11.:20:15.

amazing shot. Little unlucky. Trickle down. That's what you call a

:20:16.:20:23.

bit of chubby. Going to try and give it at least

:20:24.:20:44.

five or six pieces of run. He fooled me. Ended up doing nothing.

:20:45.:20:51.

Very well done. Escaped with five. Slipping behind the leaders.

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Slight optical illusion, I thought Phil Mickleson was closer but

:21:19.:21:25.

obviously not, he is putting first. If he gets this in... And he does.

:21:26.:21:44.

Pressure on Henrik Stenson now. What a four. So close to that Bush,

:21:45.:21:53.

fabulous. Henrik Stenson, it's early, still another round and a few

:21:54.:21:57.

holes to go but this would be a body blow if he misses this. Serious body

:21:58.:21:59.

blow. Just see from this angle, it up the

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hill, as quick as Phil Mickleson's was down, this is slow. Big moment

:22:23.:22:38.

for Henrik Stenson. Oh yes. A nerveless putt, very well done. Very

:22:39.:22:50.

well done indeed. Third shot for Johnston. Miss the trouble if you

:22:51.:22:57.

can, and he has. 13th par four. The wind into the

:22:58.:23:25.

players off EEC the left. -- of the sea on the left.

:23:26.:23:38.

Good, healthy pet. Flying over the top and right into the middle of the

:23:39.:23:58.

fairway. Stenson hoping to become the first Swedish man, to win a

:23:59.:24:06.

major Championship. Plenty of girls have done it. Andrew Johnston. This

:24:07.:24:17.

will be third on his own. Not bad. I got position with his second shot.

:24:18.:24:20.

-- out of position. Stays at 5-under. Joint third at the

:24:21.:24:36.

moment. I would not like him to fall on top of me! STUDIO: Quick look at

:24:37.:24:44.

the leaderboard, Phil Mickleson coming through some trouble with

:24:45.:24:49.

still a 1-shot advantage, JB Holmes in with 69 today, one of the better

:24:50.:24:55.

rounds, tell us about it. So far this week I think you have played

:24:56.:24:58.

the front nine in 8-under and the back nine has proved much more

:24:59.:25:03.

tricky, how do you fix that for Sunday? You don't, that is just the

:25:04.:25:07.

golf course. I doubt anybody is under par on the back this week.

:25:08.:25:11.

It's tough, have to make your birdies on the front side going out

:25:12.:25:15.

and coming back in par is a great score. I had my chances to get some

:25:16.:25:24.

pars and didn't make them but it's tough, you have to do more of your

:25:25.:25:27.

scoring on the front. COMMENTATOR: Write down the flag.

:25:28.:25:48.

Sweetly struck. Phil Mickleson on the green, Stenson's ball looks as

:25:49.:25:58.

if it found little is Andy divot -- a little sandy.

:25:59.:26:06.

Good shot. Well executed. Bill Haas. Third shot at the 16th, monster

:26:07.:26:30.

par-5. Shot. It was. Honestly, it was. Now it's merely decent.

:26:31.:26:47.

Phil Mickleson up the slope. You get some idea if you look from left to

:26:48.:26:53.

right of the slope on this green and the way it runs, the movement in it.

:26:54.:27:02.

Phil Mickleson noted all of those things and did it beautifully.

:27:03.:27:07.

Superb putt. He's looking good. He is looking good. Lady luck is on his

:27:08.:27:17.

side. Mickelson in for a birdie three. Stenson trying to follow

:27:18.:27:26.

suit. No. Always a bit tentative, just a wee bit tentative. To the

:27:27.:27:33.

side of the hole. Mickelson sneaks further ahead. How do you fancy this

:27:34.:27:44.

one? Tight lie, big putt bunker in front of you. It's a little

:27:45.:27:49.

frightening. Played it well. Played it very nicely.

:27:50.:27:57.

This is slow. Very slow up here. Moves to 6-under. Six behind mind.

:27:58.:28:14.

Played in 86 major jump in chips and never won. You never know. -- major

:28:15.:28:22.

Championships. Andrew Johnston after the very good pitch over the bunker.

:28:23.:28:27.

Does it again, well done. Very well done. Just won the hole left and he

:28:28.:28:31.

is 5-under. -- just one hole left. Write down the flag, beautiful shot

:28:32.:28:53.

from Stenson. He knew it, he was walking after it. Soft conditions,

:28:54.:29:03.

Stenson firing it right at the flag. What a great character this guy is,

:29:04.:29:08.

Andrew Johnston. If he was to ever win a big event it would be

:29:09.:29:10.

incredible wouldn't it? Giving this is full attention.

:29:11.:29:24.

Staring down, sizing it up, lining up the ball. The leader, for birdie

:29:25.:29:28.

on the 14th. After all the add, it was ordinary,

:29:29.:29:55.

to say the least. -- after all that. After a perfect tee shot at 14,

:29:56.:30:01.

Henrik Stenson, to get within one. Yes, birdie two. He moves to

:30:02.:30:09.

11-under par. 2-under par for his round. Two heavyweight fighters.

:30:10.:30:23.

They are going to to toe. A very average first putt from Mickelson.

:30:24.:30:24.

This is to save par. He took his time over it. He misses

:30:25.:30:40.

it. There is a two shot swing. A birdie four Stenson, a bogey for

:30:41.:30:47.

Mickelson, they are tied at the top. The first dropped shot of the day

:30:48.:30:56.

for Mickelson. It does not compute. The second shot, the final hole for

:30:57.:30:58.

Johnston. He has played well. Andrew Johnston,

:30:59.:31:14.

he has that for a third consecutive 69.

:31:15.:31:22.

Keegan Bradley is slipping away at the moment, a couple of shots gone

:31:23.:31:29.

on the bag nine. And another one on the 15th hole. Time for Johnston to

:31:30.:31:42.

try and find a closing birdie. This is for 69. Beef denied.

:31:43.:31:53.

He has become this great character. A great personality, the Beef, but

:31:54.:32:04.

Andrew Johnston finishes with 70, alone in fourth place, 5-under par,

:32:05.:32:09.

the leading home player. We look forward to seeing him tomorrow.

:32:10.:32:18.

This is a very important putt for me, for Phil. -- for Mickelson. If

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he misses this, I get the feeling that Stenson is in control. What a

:32:33.:32:38.

great putt. Stenson would have been able to dictate play, but that was

:32:39.:32:43.

brilliant from Phil Mickelson. They are still locked together. If

:32:44.:32:50.

Stenson can roll this in, the jewel in the sun at Turnberry, a few miles

:32:51.:32:56.

down the road, 1977, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, separated from the

:32:57.:33:03.

rest. They are five clear of the rest of the field as the Stenson --

:33:04.:33:10.

as Stenson rolls it in. They are heading to the 17th. There are

:33:11.:33:14.

options, different ways to play it. Ken had a look at it earlier. The

:33:15.:33:21.

16th hole is a par five. It is 564 yards, out of range today with the

:33:22.:33:27.

breeze into you. You do not necessarily have to go with the

:33:28.:33:31.

driver. 295 and you run into that little creek. You can lay up in the

:33:32.:33:35.

correct position on the fairway. There are bunkers you have to avoid.

:33:36.:33:39.

If you can come in from the left, it gives you a good angle on the flag.

:33:40.:33:44.

The green is surrounded by bunkers and the flag today is cut on 24,

:33:45.:33:51.

four from the right. Have a look. It is right in that corner. See that?

:33:52.:33:58.

Lets have a look at it. It looks fairly enough killers. It is not too

:33:59.:34:03.

bad, but if you get your pigeon from the left-sided gives you a good

:34:04.:34:07.

angle. The green slopes from the bag right to the front left. The tricky

:34:08.:34:13.

thing is this pot bunker. You let it drift and you go in there, it leaves

:34:14.:34:18.

you such an awkward shot. The green is running away from you. That is

:34:19.:34:23.

the key bunker to be avoided. The players will aim to the left of the

:34:24.:34:27.

flag. It looks simple but Europe got to be pinpoint accurate with the

:34:28.:34:32.

approach, otherwise you can find trouble in the right. The wind has

:34:33.:34:36.

dropped a bit. Stenson with his trusty club of his. He cannot reach

:34:37.:34:41.

the burn today. This one instead of the driver.

:34:42.:34:56.

He has pulled out to the left. Depending on the lie, it was always

:34:57.:35:10.

a layup anyway. Not a good tee shot at 16 four Stenson. He has not

:35:11.:35:13.

strayed too far from the beaten path today. No Mickelson. You have at his

:35:14.:35:24.

caddy seeing left to right. He is going with the driver. -- you heard

:35:25.:35:33.

his caddy seeing. He has got some support out there, Mickelson. That

:35:34.:35:39.

is how cold and windy it is. With the driver, look how far back from

:35:40.:35:49.

the ditch Mickelson is. Billy Haas, for par at the last. The leader in

:35:50.:35:56.

the clubhouse. The six time US Tour winner, the former FedEx Cup

:35:57.:35:57.

champion. Stenson. This needs his full

:35:58.:36:11.

attention, his third shot to the 16th hole. Trouble from the tee. He

:36:12.:36:13.

got it up to here. He has just tugged a little bit.

:36:14.:36:29.

More than a little. That was wild. It has come out of its planned

:36:30.:36:40.

march, at least. That was loose. -- its plug mark. A great opportunity

:36:41.:36:47.

for Phil Mickelson with Stenson in the left-hand bunker, for Mickelson

:36:48.:36:53.

to put this close and make birdie, possibly reverse the two shot swing

:36:54.:36:54.

back on 14. Well done. Soren Kjeldsen, just looking to

:36:55.:37:13.

tickle this one down the slope, right to left. In she goes. Soren

:37:14.:37:20.

Kjeldsen, all sorts of problems on the back nine, but the birdie, and

:37:21.:37:30.

back to 3-under par. It looks like it is all about the two men at the

:37:31.:37:34.

top on the leaderboard, but Bill has still in touch, five shots back, and

:37:35.:37:40.

in fourth place on his own, Andrew Johnston, the man with facial hair

:37:41.:37:43.

that old Tom Morris would be proud of. I wonder how much he is loving

:37:44.:37:48.

his new-found star status. Let's find out. I loved it, I had a good

:37:49.:37:54.

playing partner to start off with, Sergio Garcia, he has a lovely man.

:37:55.:38:01.

Every hole, they are shouting Beef, I love it. To be able to have the

:38:02.:38:06.

fun, and take it seriously, you are now in contention going into the

:38:07.:38:11.

final day. What does that mean? That is what you want. At the start of

:38:12.:38:15.

the week, you want to be competing on Sunday. I am looking forward to

:38:16.:38:20.

it. We have enjoyed watching you interacting with the fans, slapping

:38:21.:38:24.

hands, does that come naturally to you? If someone puts their hand-out,

:38:25.:38:31.

I will give them a high five. It is about giving back, thousands of

:38:32.:38:35.

people coming out and supporting. We would not have golf tournaments if

:38:36.:38:40.

they were not out there. I really appreciated and I love it. I am

:38:41.:38:45.

going to give back. The ball has settled down into the middle of the

:38:46.:38:49.

bunker. It should not present too many problems. There we go. The

:38:50.:38:57.

least he would expect. Nicely played, to make up for his mistake

:38:58.:39:05.

with his third shot. Zach Johnson, it has been a hard, hard day for

:39:06.:39:16.

Zach Johnson. The closing hole. It is a birdie. He started so well,

:39:17.:39:21.

with a birdie on the second, but it has tumbled back today. Phil, for

:39:22.:39:31.

birdie. 12-under par. There you go. 2-under par for his round. He puts

:39:32.:39:36.

the pressure fairly -- squarely back on Henrik Stenson to make his par.

:39:37.:39:45.

Birdie for Mickelson. This to avoid a two shot swing.

:39:46.:39:52.

That is a good putt, it was not an easy one, little bit of

:39:53.:39:58.

left-to-right. Henrik Stenson, one shot behind Mickelson as they head

:39:59.:40:04.

to the 17th. The clubhouse leader spoke to Rishi Persad. I becoming

:40:05.:40:08.

more comfortable with links golf? You have got to know it is difficult

:40:09.:40:13.

that the view hate good-quality shots, you can play, but here the

:40:14.:40:18.

good quality shots are hard to come by. You have got to be patient. My

:40:19.:40:23.

potting will have to be better tomorrow. I made some nice putts

:40:24.:40:27.

today so I cannot blame that. But hopefully I will keep the ball in

:40:28.:40:32.

front of me, in play, out of the bunkers, and on the back nine, try

:40:33.:40:37.

to take on that challenge. It will be tough. Take your time. The final

:40:38.:40:46.

words from his caddy, take your time. Two holes to go, a 1-shot

:40:47.:40:56.

lead. I have never played with the pressure of the Ryder Cup. These

:40:57.:41:03.

guys are opponents. Use on their faces, the pressure out there in a

:41:04.:41:06.

major championship, it is something else. -- you saw on their faces.

:41:07.:41:18.

Mutterings and grumblings. Lots of players have been down there. It is

:41:19.:41:23.

lying OK. It will be interesting to see how he plays that. 217 yards, on

:41:24.:41:31.

the 17th, and quite some way behind the group in front. It is another

:41:32.:41:38.

good straight from Stenson, just asking it to move to the right. That

:41:39.:41:44.

is why. Look at that again, from distance. He is one of the best in

:41:45.:41:49.

the business with the irons. Distance control is all about solid

:41:50.:41:54.

contact and there is no better ball striker than Stenson.

:41:55.:42:25.

might have stuck in the bank. Out of bounds is right

:42:26.:42:53.

might have stuck in the bank. Out of the bank. He is not hitting another

:42:54.:42:53.

one. the bank. He is not hitting another

:42:54.:43:00.

playing this, but it seems to be the bank. He is not hitting another

:43:01.:43:10.

the hill is because the bank. He is not hitting another

:43:11.:43:22.

difficult shots. Kjeldsen, the bank. He is not hitting another

:43:23.:43:46.

bit. A chance to save par. It -- Stenson. These are

:43:47.:43:57.

bit. A chance to save par. It -- This too tidy lead. Yes. How about

:43:58.:43:57.

it? What the This too tidy lead. Yes. How about

:43:58.:44:07.

Twice on the back nine Henrik are trading blows,

:44:08.:44:33.

Twice on the back nine Henrik Stenson has made two, two shot

:44:34.:44:43.

swing. Henrik Stenson leads The Open Championship with one hole to go in

:44:44.:44:49.

Long walk back to the 18th tee. Phil Mickleson and Henrik Stenson are

:44:50.:45:09.

going punch for punch. A look from on high. To lead The Open

:45:10.:45:17.

Championship again. Walking, knew it was in. Jesper Parnevik came close,

:45:18.:45:27.

this Swede still has some way to go but he is on top. Keegan Bradley

:45:28.:45:33.

very fortunate not to go out of bounds. Stones at the back. Those

:45:34.:45:41.

are out of bounds. Pitching for birdie, nicely done.

:45:42.:45:54.

Getting a bit cooler, breeze across from the left hand into so it has to

:45:55.:46:08.

be the driver from Stenson. 305 to the bunker on the right. Heading in

:46:09.:46:15.

that direction. Should be short. It's playing a long way.

:46:16.:46:28.

Final tee shot for Phil Mickleson. The last time he won The Open

:46:29.:46:32.

Championship was the same year that Andy Murray won Wimbledon.

:46:33.:46:43.

A little bit further rate than Henrik Stenson. But that's perfect,

:46:44.:46:49.

not a problem. Par putt for Soren Kjeldsen. Nicely

:46:50.:47:12.

done. Nice way to finish, back 939, four over. Round of 75.

:47:13.:47:26.

Keegan Bradley has had his struggles on this back nine. This to finish

:47:27.:47:39.

with par. Wasn't even close. That's a 39 back nine as well. 76 were

:47:40.:47:48.

Keegan Bradley. Back to 2-under alongside Patrick Reed, Charl

:47:49.:47:49.

Schwartzel and Sergio Garcia. Mickelson taking a 5-iron. Bones

:47:50.:48:07.

says he wants him to carry it about 175. Ten yards on the green and

:48:08.:48:12.

hopefully it scoots back to the flag.

:48:13.:48:21.

Phil was right, Bones was wrong. Phil wanted to take another club. I

:48:22.:48:35.

get that you have to cover it but why do you have two interfere with

:48:36.:48:43.

that? I shot going off during his swing, a pretty stern rebuke to the

:48:44.:48:51.

photographers. -- a shot going off. Gentle rain coming in, the wind,

:48:52.:48:57.

Henrik Stenson, second to the last. What an opportunity.

:48:58.:49:08.

Opportunity to stick it in close and make birdie last Phil Mickleson is

:49:09.:49:16.

struggling. Phil Mickleson tipping the cap as he walks up between the

:49:17.:49:21.

giant grandstands, the champion from three years ago, his closest pursuer

:49:22.:49:27.

then was Henrik Stenson who leads him now towards the end of this

:49:28.:49:28.

third round. I used to love the old days,

:49:29.:49:39.

although they didn't do it Saturday, when they allowed all the crowd to

:49:40.:49:41.

follow you down the 18th fairway. It's lying OK, big bit of sand on

:49:42.:49:57.

the ball but shouldn't be too much of a problem. Coming out of a

:49:58.:50:06.

cushion of sand anyway. Sure he will have shaken off the frustration,

:50:07.:50:11.

we're about to watch a master at work.

:50:12.:50:20.

Wonderful shot, wonderful shot from Mickelson. Should still save par.

:50:21.:50:30.

All is forgiven and forgotten. Look at this. Sand on the ball has

:50:31.:50:37.

nothing to do with it. Blasting the ball out. Such a seriously good

:50:38.:50:49.

bunker player. Just picking a landing point.

:50:50.:50:56.

Bumps it on. He has judged it very well indeed. Lovely shot from Henrik

:50:57.:51:03.

Stenson. Will the leader of Henrik Stenson be

:51:04.:51:13.

one or two? Looked like he had left it out but

:51:14.:51:32.

finds the bottom of the cup. Round of 74 Phil Mickleson -- rendered 70,

:51:33.:51:40.

four Phil Mickleson. Shouldn't present too much of a problem for

:51:41.:51:41.

Stenson. Which he does. Wonderful round of

:51:42.:52:09.

golf from Henrik Stenson. Tricky conditions. Back nine for 68.

:52:10.:52:20.

12-under. He will lead The Open Championship by one. It might not be

:52:21.:52:23.

the battle in the sun like 77 at Turnberry when Tom Watson was

:52:24.:52:29.

starting to usurp Jack Nicklaus as the greatest player in the game but

:52:30.:52:33.

you have two heavyweights in Stenson and Mickelson who will battle it out

:52:34.:52:36.

tomorrow for The Open Championship. STUDIO: Could be more of a battle in

:52:37.:52:42.

the light drizzle here in Ayrshire once again. Henrik Stenson one shot

:52:43.:52:47.

ahead, leading in an major at this stage for the first time in his

:52:48.:52:54.

career, his 41st start in one of the big occasions in world golf. It's

:52:55.:53:03.

all about Henrik Stenson and it could be all about Phil Mickleson

:53:04.:53:06.

tomorrow but someone else could spring a surprise. Let's hear from

:53:07.:53:12.

both men. Yesterday we spoke about how good your 65 was, 68 today but I

:53:13.:53:21.

guess equally as valuable? Absolutely, it was as good as the

:53:22.:53:25.

65. It's always hard to compare rounds but it was tough on the back

:53:26.:53:30.

nine. Got off to a good start, could have been four under after the first

:53:31.:53:34.

five, dropped a couple and it was wobbling a little but got it

:53:35.:53:37.

together and played nicely in the last six or seven and picked up a

:53:38.:53:43.

few on the way home. Phil Mickleson denied you in 2013, how much are you

:53:44.:53:45.

looking forward to the battle tomorrow? I did remember that! It's

:53:46.:53:53.

going to be tough, he's a great competitor, one of the finest to

:53:54.:53:57.

play the game in the last 15, 20 years. A lot of people watching

:53:58.:54:01.

today enjoying the battle, how about you? It was a fun challenge, I

:54:02.:54:07.

didn't have my best, I was a bit out of sorts. I had a real challenge

:54:08.:54:12.

hanging in there. It was a real grind me, it wasn't easy like the

:54:13.:54:15.

first couple of days where I was striking it and keeping the ball in

:54:16.:54:21.

play. I made some difficult swings and some top pars but I shot a

:54:22.:54:26.

number, under par on a typical day and I'm glad to put myself into

:54:27.:54:30.

position heading into tomorrow's round. It was Rory McIlroy that said

:54:31.:54:36.

that Henrik Stenson and full right are playing their own tournament and

:54:37.:54:41.

it's been fascinating to watch. What were your hallmarks of Stenson's

:54:42.:54:47.

round today? The key to his round were 1011 and 12. Some trouble off

:54:48.:54:51.

the 10th tee, hacked out of the fairway and got onto the green and

:54:52.:54:58.

left himself this putt. This was to save his par and it was a real

:54:59.:55:03.

beauty. Slow up the hill and right into the centre. Absolutely vital,

:55:04.:55:08.

could have dropped one there. 11 he attacked his way up the whole,

:55:09.:55:14.

chipping up to here, Phil Mickleson had got his four par and he had a

:55:15.:55:19.

horrible one from about a yard. Watch what he does, confident pace,

:55:20.:55:26.

right into the centre, two keep putts. At the 12th he does the same

:55:27.:55:34.

thing, comes up a bit short, pitches up to here, again Phil Mickleson has

:55:35.:55:39.

got his par. At the hill with a bit of pain from left to right. That was

:55:40.:55:52.

vital. This is the first time he's ever held the 50 for hole lead, the

:55:53.:55:57.

first time he has been in the final pairing going into the last day, how

:55:58.:56:02.

do you think he might cope? He is bound to be nervous, he's done

:56:03.:56:07.

everything in golf, world number six, outstanding tee to green game

:56:08.:56:12.

and I think evil revel in it. As per Phil Mickleson he is the man with

:56:13.:56:17.

all the experience. It was this part of the round, the middle of the

:56:18.:56:21.

round which was important for him at the 12th. He had played some super

:56:22.:56:33.

golf, iron off the tee. The ball is going to go into the bushes but it

:56:34.:56:37.

hits the side and it just comes back out. Still awkward, a lot of players

:56:38.:56:43.

might have considered dropping, very little backswing. It's risky because

:56:44.:56:51.

the club has to go through the grass, he gouges it down the

:56:52.:56:57.

fairway. Did very well. Got it on the short stuff and the flag mac was

:56:58.:57:01.

right on the front of the greens so that was handy. His wedge play for

:57:02.:57:06.

so much of this round was magnificent as you would expect.

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This was magnificent, unbelievable, you think oh no, but you little

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devil, a little unlucky didn't go closer and holed that putt four par.

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Fantastic. Any advantage for you in his experience of the situations?

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He's a major winner, won The Open Championship and seems to thrive on

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links golf. And he has been putting beautifully all week. Time to hand

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out the praise in the shot of the day. Straight on the money, who will

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it be? Henrik Stenson with the tee shot, listen to this. Beautiful.

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Flushed it, hoping the wind will drift it to the right but watch when

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it lands. Drops down like a bag of sugar. Then he holed it of course. I

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am sure he will be delighted with that honour but what he wants is the

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Claret Jug, tomorrow we are on a at 8pm.

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High temperatures are on the way here in Scotland, on Monday. But not

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tomorrow I am afraid. It will be more of the same, pretty cool,

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breezy, damp, it will be absolutely fantastic. The final day of The Open

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Championship here at Royal Troon. Is someone else going to steel the

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show? From all of us here we look forward to your company tomorrow.

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Goodbye. It sparked the greatest

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transformation in British history. It had nothing like the impact

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of the railways. Discover how the steam revolution

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shaped the way we live today.

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Extended highlights of the third round of the 145th Open Championship from Royal Troon, presented by Hazel Irvine.

This time in 2015, weather disruptions at St Andrews meant that day three actually only saw the conclusion of the second round - American Dustin Johnson, the new US Open champion, ending one shot clear of Danny Willett at the halfway stage of the tournament.