CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Miguel Angel Jimenez opened a four-stroke lead in The Senior Open, shooting a 7-under 65 on Saturday in mild conditions to fall one short of matching the Carnoustie Golf Links record.
The 52-year-old Spaniard had a bogey-free round in wind at 6-12 mph on the mostly cloudy afternoon. He had an 11-under 205 total after opening 70-70, putting him in position for his first major title.
''Tonight, I'm going to do exactly the same thing I did the previous night,'' Jimenez said. ''I go with my friends, we go to a nice diner with a nice bottle of Rioja and after that I'm going to have a big, fat cigar with a nice malt whisky.''
''Of course, I care,'' Jimenez said. ''I love what I do, and what I've done for the past 28 years. I want to do well, to be as relaxed as possible and do my best.''
He hit a 4-iron into 17 to set up a birdie, but missed a 6-footer on 18 after a 5-iron approach.
''It was a very nice day on the golf course,'' Jimenez. ''I played very solid from tee to green. Everything was working perfectly today. I played the last two holes beautifully so I am happy with my day and the score, despite not making the last putt for a 64.''
Broadhurst opened with a 75 and had a 66 on Friday. He saved par on 18 with an 8-footer.
''You don't want to finish with a bogey so it's nice to have dinner on a high rather than a low,'' the Englishman said. ''Miguel's going to be the man to beat, without a doubt. I was hitting some good shots in the group ahead of him, and every time I turned around he had just hit it inside me.''
Durant slipped back after sharing the second-round lead with Kohki Idoki.
''I played horrible today, I really did,'' Durant said. ''My iron game was terrible. I just couldn't figure it out. I tried about 20 different swing thoughts and just couldn't zero it in for some reason. I just kept flaring everything out to the right. My sequencing was bad.''
Scott McCarron (71) was 6 under.
Bernhard Langer was tied for 12th at 3 under after his third 71. He won the 2010 event at Carnoustie.
Idoki had a 77 to drop into a tie for 18th at 2 under. Defending champion Marco Dawson was tied for 68th at 9 over after a 78. He won last year at Sunningdale.