But when you shoot an opening round of 60 in a tournament, you really dont have a choice. You are the one that will be hunted. And at this weeks TNT Open in Hilversum, Netherlands, the field of golfers have officially declared it deer season. As in Germanys Tobias Dier.
Dier shot his second straight 67, to go along with that opening day 60, and maintains a three-stroke advantage going into Sundays final.
With the Hilversumsche golf course yielding some very low scores all week, tomorrow's fourth round will look to be a shoot-out, and Dier quietly hopes he will not be caught in the headlights.
Irelands Padraig Harrington and Englands Mark Roe stand at 13-under-par, three back of the leader.
Harrington fired a bogey-free round of 64, his best of the tournament, and has his sights on Dier and his first victory of the year.
Roe struggled at times but still managed to card a 66, which included four birdies, three bogeys, and an eagle at the 18th, where he hit his approach to within three feet for the tap-in 3 on the closing par-5.
Swedens Pierre Fulke and Australias Peter Lonard are just four back of the lead at 12-under.
Fulke used a strong finish, with birdies on five of his last seven holes, to keep his chances alive.
Lonard, after a brilliant 63 on Friday, got off to a lackluster start but closed with birdies on 16, 17, and 18 to shoot a 68.
After enjoying two bogey-free rounds Thursday and Friday, Dier finally ran into some trouble, giving shots back on both the fourth and 10th holes. But seeing his lead slowly dwindle and holding on to a precarious one-shot lead on 18, Dier hit his second shot to 25 feet of the pin on the par-5 18th. Nailing the left to right breaking putt for eagle, it gave Dier a three shot cushion.
It also gave him a much needed head start tomorrow, when the hunted Dier tries to make it out of the woods alive. And with a victory.
Full-field scores for TNT Open