It's been a busy three days for golf fans, what with two majors (Women's British Open, U.S. Senior Open), a run-up to a major (Scottish Open) and a regular PGA Tour event going on. Here's what You Oughta Know going into Sunday's final-round action:
• Third-round co-leader Justin Rose is seeking a victory in back-to-back starts for the first time in his career. (He previously won the Quicken Loans National.) It would be just the third time as a professional that Rose could win multiple titles in the same year and first since 2007.
• At No. 6 in the world, Rose is not only the highest-ranked player in the field, he’s by far the highest-ranked on the current leaderboard. Fellow co-leader Marc Warren is 161st, followed in the top-five by Kristoffer Broberg at 304th, Tyrrell Hatton at 217th, Craig Lee at 254th and Ricardo Gonzalez at 350th.
Women's British Open
• Third-round leader Inbee Park is looking to win her fifth major championship, her first Ricoh Women’s British Open. She has won the last four times she has held or shared the lead going into the final round of an LPGA event.
• Move over, JoAnne Carner. Sun-Ju Ahn is the modern-day “Big Mama,” at least that’s what they call her back home in South Korea. Ahn, 26, has never won an LPGA event, but she’s a proven winner with 23 worldwide titles, 16 on the Japan LPGA Tour and seven on the Korean LPGA Tour. Ahn beat Park and Morgan Pressel in a playoff in 2012 to win the Salonpas Cup, a Japanese LPGA major.
• Charley Hull will be looking to make history Sunday. If Hull were to win, she would be the youngest woman to win a major championship at 18 years, 3 months and 23 days old. Morgan Pressel was 18 years, 10 months and 9 days old when she won the Kraft Nabisco in ’07. Hull would also become only the fifth teenager to win a women’s major, after Pressel, Lexi Thompson, Yani Tseng and Park.
• Stacy Lewis, the defending champion, is three shots back. She finished birdie, birdie a year ago to win at St. Andrews. She’s a strong closer who has a final-round scoring average of 68.07 this season.
• Rain is forecast for Sunday at Royal Birkdale. - Randall Mell
U.S. Senior Open
• After not winning a major and not winning on U.S. soil while playing on the PGA and European tours, Colin Montgomerie is going for his second win in both categories, having won the Senior PGA Championship in May.
• Bernhard Langer is going for his fourth senior major and second U.S. Senior Open. - Al Tays
• Not to rain on 54-hole leader Brian Harman's parade - this is his first 54-hole lead - but each of last two John Deere winners trailed by at least four shots entering final round.
• If Harman does get his first PGA Tour win, he'll secure a spot in the British Open.
• Steve Stricker is seeking his fourth John Deere Classic win in six years.
• Jordan Spieth did not make putt longer than 5 feet, 1 inch in the third round. - Al Tays