Open Championship tracker: Day 3 at St. Andrews

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The 144th Open Championship takes place this week at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. GolfChannel.com is tracking the men's third major of the season through on-site reporting and social media. For additional Open coverage, click here for full-field scores and click here for our Tiger Tracker. If you want to view the action we tracked from the first two days, you can find Thursday's action here and Friday's action here. All-times for the Open Championship tracker are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


4:00PM: And we will end our Saturday coverage right here, with a look at the top at the top 10 through three days and two rounds at St. Andrews. Click here for a full leaderboard:


3:55PM: This isn't even close:

As for their for positions through 36 holes: Johnson leads at 10 under, Scott is three back at 7 under, and Garcia five back at 5 under.


3:50PM: Somebody carving "Brooks was here" somewhere in the clubhouse would be a nice gesture:


3:42PM: And yet, in spite of his play, Tiger Woods at St. Andrews remains an iconic image:


3:30PM: More from Tiger Woods, who ... well ... here:

The list of players with a worse score than Woods at St. Andrews:


3:24PM: A few guys on the outside looking in who remain on the course as Round 2 finally marches to its conclusion: amateur Paul Kinnear (+1), Mikko Ilonen (+2), Raphael Jacquelin (+2).


3:15PM: Duval makes the cut on the number with a closing birdie and two rounds of even-par 72. Played putter from in front of the green up the hill and stopped his ball just short of the hole. Cleaned up for his three. This is his first made cut at a major since the 2010 U.S. Open and his first at the British Open since 2008.


3:05PM: Former Open champion (and current Golf Channel analyst) David Duval needs to get up and down for birdie from in front of the 18th green to get back on the right side of the even-par cut line following a lip-out bogey on No. 17.


3:00PM: Of the players who remain on the golf course, no one is within seven shots of the lead. In the history of the Open Championship at St. Andrews, only two victors have ever been outside the top 3 after 36 holes. A look at the top of the leaderboard:


2:50PM: Post-round quotes from Mr. Woods:

That fatted wedge came in Round 1, on Hole No. 1. Translation: I felt like I could win, and then I started playing golf.

More from our Ryan Lavner:

2:37PM: Some additional, disheartening context explaining Tiger's week at St. Andrews:

This is the first time in Woods' career that he now as many missed cuts on the PGA Tour (14) as major victories (14). As for his future prospects:


2:30PM: Tiger Woods pars the 18th and it's over. Woods shoots 76-75 to finish at 7 over par. Five players in the field, among those who are currently finished, have a worse 36-hole total, including three players over 50 in Nick Faldo, Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Watson.


2:17PM: Paul Lawrie pars the 18th to cap a 2-under 70 and finish 36 holes at 8 under par. He's only two off the lead.


2:14PM: A note on Dustin Johnson as a 36-hole leader:


2:11PM: Here's a look at Daniel Brooks' ace on the par-3 11th.


2:04PM: Dustin Johnson birdies the 18th to take sole possession of the lead at the Open Championship. He's at 10 under par, one clear of Danny Willett. Jordan Spieth is five back after a birdie at 18 for an even-par 72.


2:01PM: Paul Lawrie, the '99 Open champion, pars the 17th to remain at 8 under, one shot off the lead.


1:55PM: Daniel Brooks aces the par-3 11th. Brooks made the Open field based on his Scottish Open performance last week. He's 4 over, four off the cut line.


1:48PM: It's another three-putt for Spieth, his fifth - FIFTH! - of the round. He bogeys the 17th and drops to 4 under, now five off the lead. DJ (-9) and Matsuyama (-6) make par.


1:42PM: Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion at St. Andrews, birdies the 15th to get to 7 under, two off the lead. Sergio Garcia finishes birdie-birdie for a 69 and a 36-hole total of 4 under par.


1:40PM: Meanwile, on the Tiger front:


1:36PM: Though not everyone agrees, this is the R&A's stance:


1:30PM: Sergio Garcia hits the flag stick at No. 17 and converts the birdie. It's just the sixth 3 on the hole this week.


1:27PM: Three pars at the 16th for the trio of Johnson, Spieth and Matsuyama.


1:23PM: If you're wondering about tomorrow's weather:


1:20PM: Good thing they didn't plan to play much golf today.


1:16PM: As Tiger Woods tries to wrap up a missed cut at the Open Championship, this from Golf Channel's Justin Ray:


1:08PM: A look at where things stand:


1:03PM: With play back underway, co-leader Dustin Johnson (-9), Jordan Spieth (-5) and Hideki Matsuyama (-6) are teeing off on No. 16. Or, at least, waiting to tee off.


12:50PM: Looks like we are in for some action.


12:50PM: Looks like we are in for some action.


12:35PM: As we await another update to see if play will resume at 1 p.m. ET, a reminder: Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are on the 16th hole. Tiger Woods, along with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day, are on No. 13.


12:12PM: Not much of an update, but at least it's not another push back in projected start time.


11:46AM: And once again, the course is becoming the story at a major championship. Not the best look.


11:36AM: Let's go ahead and make that a 1:00 p.m. ET possible restart.


11:33AM: Never a bad time to quote "The Simpsons."


11:10AM: And ... the restart time has now been pushed to 12:30 p.m. ET.


11:04AM: Interesting.


10:45AM: The fans are back!


10:30AM: Players are milling around the practice areas, but still not even close to starting.


10:05AM: New plan is to start at 12 p.m. ET. Stay tuned.


9:55AM: Nobody beats the Wiz.


9:40AM: Now this is cool:


9:15AM: At least some fans are keeping their glasses (at least) half full.


8:58AM: A little déja vu for Buba Watson and Ted Scott:


8:43AM: Jordan Spieth after walking off the 15th hole today: “We should have never started in the first place.”


8:37AM: This week's Monday finish will be the first for the Open Championship since 1988.


8:28AM: Breaking: Monday finish at the Open Championship.


8:16AM: This just in ... it's windy at St. Andrews.


7:49AM: Gary Player is always looking on the bright side!


7:44AM: As the Scots would say ... "Lovely!" And it's lunchtime at St. Andrews.


6:53AM: We're not getting any younger as we wait for the action to start back up at the oldest major.


6:46AM: R&A says further word will come at 9 a.m. ET (2 p.m. local). Play will have been suspended for 6 1/2 hours at that time, as the horn blew Saturday morning at 2:32 a.m. ET (7:32 a.m. local).


6:44AM: No golf possible for another 3+ hours. (Tweet below references 3 p.m. local time, 10 a.m. ET).


6:41AM: He said it, not us.


6:32AM: Play at the 144th Open Championship has been suspended for four hours and at this point, still no update on when play will resume. For the full story from Golf Channel's own Ryan Lavner, click here.


6:26AM: This blows.


6:11AM: Another non-announcement announcement sent to Darren Clarke's phone:


6:07AM: We were told there would be an announcement at 6 a.m. (11 a.m. local) and no word yet from the R&A. Lee Westwood may be onto something:


5:40AM: Now that would just be cruel.


5:34AM: OK, now for an actual look at the wind at St. Andrews:


5:29AM: Everyone's a comedian. Keep 'em coming, boys.


5:21AM: The sad thing is ... is that this really isn't hyperbolic in the least.


5:20AM: We're almost afraid to find out.


5:17AM: The good news is that players seem in high spirits. And yes, the use of the word 'spirits' was intentional ... if you get our drift.


5:13AM: The next couple of days don't look great, either.


5:05AM: The latest update is that there is no update:


4:03AM: To the Dunvegan! Who's with us?


4:00AM: Official weather statement from the R&A:


3:36AM: Saturday morning in images:


3:34AM: You never want a Monday finish.


3:16AM: Oh to be a fly on that wall...


3:09AM: One of only three players to finish their second round on Saturday morning, Brendon Todd spoke on the severe wind:


3:01AM: A lot of wind with a side of Westwood. Stay tuned for further developments....


2:58AM: Weather update: Latest forecast for Saturday calls for this wind (30-35 mph sustained; gusts up to 40-45 mph) until about 10 a.m. (3 p.m. local). The forecast for Sunday is rain early.


2:58AM: Only three players completed their second rounds on Saturday morning. That was the Brendon Todd, J.B. Holmes, Shinji Tomimura group.


2:49AM: Dedication.


2:42AM: Winds right now are 30-35mph with gusts up to 40-45.


2:40AM: Early forecast is that these winds are supposed to sustain until about noon ET (5 p.m. local time). Stay tuned for updates.


2:37AM: Go back to sleep ... or grab fourth meal. The decision is yours.


2:34AM: The horn was blown at 2:32 a.m. and play has been suspended. Players were given the option to complete the hole they were on. Winds too severe.


2:32AM: Winds may cause another delay. Louis Oosthuizen had about a 2 1/2 footer at the 13th. As he was about to address it, it blew 1 1/2 feet. He marked it a second time, put his ball back down, and it blew away 3 yards.


2:25AM: Elsewhere on the course ... things aren't going the greatest for Tiger Tracker. Oh yeah, nor for Tiger.


2:18AM: That's a bogey for DJ, and he drops back into a share of the lead with Danny Willett at 9 under.


2:14AM: And let's admit it ... that would be entertaining to see.


2:010AM: There are 42 players who still need to finish their second rounds.


2:08AM: That's a chunked chip for DJ's third shot at the par-5 14th. Not ideal for the solo leader.


2:03AM: Sustained winds of 30-40 mphs this morning. Biting cold temperatures. Players are already having discussions about their balls getting blown around on the greens.


2:00AM: Happy Saturday from St. Andrews! The conclusion of the second round of the 144th Open Championship is now underway.