As the Scottish sun sets on day four of the Open Championship, one player will lift the Claret Jug aloft as champion.
His name will be etched among golf’s greats for emerging victorious after 72 demanding holes. After three days of drama, tension and controversy, Muirfield is ready to present its final instalment of action.
The best way to describe the greens are by comparing them to the worn out mats at the driving range. Same speed and firmness.#slowdownball— David Duval (@david59duval) July 20, 2013
All the ingredients are in place for a thrilling conclusion to this year’s event. With the greens showing no signs of slowing and the wind at its elusive best, the players must battle the course—and their nerves—to finish the final day as champion.
Even those sitting well off the pace have a sniff of success. Last year, Ernie Els came from six shots behind to usurp the unfortunate Adam Scott. All it takes is for a player to find his zone and use any momentum he can create.
With Els five-over par heading into the final round, there’s likely to be a new name on the trophy in 2013. The leaderboard is still looking very snug, and a host of players will believe they are in contention.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to follow the action on the final day.
Channel: BBC One HD
When: 12:40 p.m. to 7 p.m. BST
A host of additional content is available for TV viewers via the Red Button, including a graphical leaderboard, stats and a three-hole feed from the seventh, eighth and ninth.
When: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN Player (subscription required)
Earlier coverage is available from 5 a.m. ET on ESPN3 (subscription required). Full coverage is also available on ESPN Mobile.
Clear the diary and settle down in front of the telly as the finest golfers on the planet attempt to outwit each other on the Muirfield links. By the end of the day, a champion will have reasserted himself on the game, or we will have witnessed the birth of a new star.
It promises to be a thrilling conclusion.