Third Round at the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St. George's
May 26, 2010
1 of 17Eddie Keogh/Reuters
shot a two-over 72 in the worst weather conditions on Saturday.
2 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
made two birdies coming in to shoot a 71.
3 of 17Robert Beck/SI
made four bogeys and two birdies for a 72.
4 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
is still in contention at one under par.
5 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
came close to winning the Open the last time it was held at Royal St. George's, and he will have another shot on Sunday. Bjorn trails Clarke by three shots.
6 of 17Robert Beck/SI
Johnson will get another shot at his first major on Sunday. "I've been in this situation a few times, so I think the more and more you can put yourself in a situation, the more comfortable you get," Johnson said.
7 of 17Robert Beck/SI
has been battling an illness all week, but he shot a two-under 68 to move into second place.
8 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
struggled early, but he rebounded with three birdies on the back nine to shoot even par.
9 of 17Robert Beck/SI
didn't make a birdie all day and finished with a three-over 73.
10 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
bogeyed two of the last four holes for a four-over 74.
11 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
was the betting favorite coming into the third round, but the 2010 PGA champion struggled to a 73.
12 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
Clarke hit 16 greens in regulation, but he missed several chances to extend his lead.
13 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
was nearly flawless tee-to-green on his way to a one-under 69 and a one-shot lead heading into the final round. "If somebody had given me 69 before I was going out to play, I would have bitten their hand off for it," he said.
14 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
didn't catch a break in the weather and shot a 74.
15 of 17Kieran Doherty/Reuters
fell out of contention after a four-over 74.
16 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
was out early in the worst of the weather, but he shot a two-under 68 to move into contention. "Obviously, it wasn't the best of conditions," Fowler said. "But you knew it was going to be tough, and you just had to make the best of it."
17 of 17Thomas Lovelock/SI
Rain and wind pelted Royal St. George's for most of the day on Saturday, but by the time the last group finished, the sun was shining.
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