The third round of the British Open finished today, with the top three spots having been decided, there is still three-way tie for fourth place.
The tournament is taking place on the St. Andrews golf course in Scotland, and the last round of the tournament is set to take place tomorrow July 18.
These top five, well actually six, players have ranked numbers three through four, with three of the players sharing a three way tie, on the leaderboard as of today.
The next several slides will look at who ranked where, based on the current PGA leaderboard, and where these top several players may be ranked tomorrow, based on how they have played so far in the Open.
Lee Westwood is an English player and is a Titleist.
In round three he finished at the 18 whole with a score of 71.
Westwood managed to get four birdies and came in at par for 11 holes in this round alone. This is much better than yesterday in the second round where he only made one birdie and everything else came right in at par.
If Westwood can manage to play like he did in the first round of the Open tomorrow, he may have a shot of maintaining his position at No. 4 or moving up possibly to No. 3 on the leaderboard.
His overall score so far is a 209.
Alejandro Canizares is a Spanish player and a Titleist.
Today he came finished round three with a score of 71.
Canizares had four birdies and came in at par on 11 holes in this round of the Open. This is similar to his finish yesterday in the second round of the tournament.
In order for Canizares to advance on the leaderboard, he will need to step up his game tomorrow and play more similarly to how he played in the first round, where he had seven birdies and came in at par on nine holes.
If he plays like he did in the first round, he has the possibility of staying at No. 4, but if he can’t improve from today he will most likely fall to either fifth or sixth on the leaderboard.
His overall score for the tournament is 209.
Henrik Stenson is a Swiss player and a Titleist.
He had a score final score of 67 today.
In the third round of the Open, Stenson greatly improved from his play in the second round and finished with one eagle, five birdies, and came in at par on 10 holes.
Today was the best Stenson has done in all three rounds of the Open. He swung well and was able to place the ball better than he has in the last two rounds.
If Stenson can repeat his performance from today tomorrow, he could move up on the leaderbard to possible No. 3 or No. 2. If he has another day like he did in the second round, he could fall to No. 5 or No. 6 on the board.
Stenson’s overall score so far in the Open is 209.
Martin Kaymer is a German player.
He finished round three of the Open today with a score of 68.
Kaymer managed to finish the third round with six birdies and was able to come in at par on 10 holes. This is the best Kaymer has done so far in this tournament.
If Kaymer can repeat this performance tomorrow in the fourth and final round of the Open, he has a very good chance of keep his spot at No. 3 on the leaderboard.
If he has another day like he did in round two, Kaymer will most likely fall back to No. 4 or No. 5 on the board at the end of tomorrow.
His overall score so far for the tournament is 208.
Paul Casey is an English player.
He finished the third round with a score of 67.
Casey managed to finish this last round with five birdies and he was able to come in at par on 13 holes. This is the best Casey has done so far in the British Open.
If he can play like he did in this round during the final round, Casey could move up to No. 1 and win the British Open for 2010.
However, he need to play at this level or better and hope that the current leader, Louis Oosthuizen, does similarly or worse than he did in the third round of the tournament.
If Casey plays slightly worse than he did in this round, he will most likely fall back to No.3 on the leaderboard at the end of tomorrow.
His overall score so far is 205.
Louis Oothuizen is a South African player and a Titleist.
He finished the third round of the tournament with a score of 69.
Oothuizen had four birdies and came in at par on 13 holes in the third round of the British Open. This is not the best he has done so far in the tournament, and if he has any hopes of holding onto his No. 1 position on the leaderboard, he needs to play more like he did in the first round of the Open.
In the first round, Oothuizen had eight birdies and came in at par on nine holes.
If Oothuizen can play like he did in the first round of the British Open, he has a very good chance of staying No. 1 and winning the whole tournament. However, if he has another day like today, he will most likely fall to No. 2.
His overall score so far is 201.