Ginn Leads Watson Faldo Falls Back

By Sports NetworkJuly 28, 2007, 4:00 pm
2007 Senior British OpenGULLANE, Scotland -- Stewart Ginn posted a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Senior British Open Championship.
 
Ginn, the 2002 Ford Senior Players Championship winner, stands at 3-under-par 210 after three rounds. The win at the Senior Players is Ginn's only Champions Tour title.
 
Tom Watson, who won the 1980 British Open at Muirfield, managed a 1-under 70. He stands at 2-under-par 211 after three rounds and is the only player with three rounds of par or better.
 
Mark O'Meara, the 1998 British Open champ, also shot 70 and is alone in third at even-par 213. Eduardo Romero, who won the JELD-WEN Tradition last year, is in fourth at plus-1 after a 2-over 73 Saturday.
 
Ginn got off to a tough start with bogeys on one and two, dropping him to plus-1. He recovered one of those lost strokes as he birdied the par-5 fifth.
 
The 58-year-old Ginn moved back to minus-1 and a share of the lead when he birdied the eighth. He parred six in a row around the turn.
 
Ginn converted a 15-foot birdie effort on the par-4 15th to grab the out-right lead. He came right back to birdie the 16th for the second straight day, then parred the final two holes to get in a minus-3.
 
Watson, a five-time British Open and two-time Senior British Open champion, also tripped to a bogey on the first. He recovered that lost stroke with his second birdie in two days at the par-3 seventh.
 
After three straight pars around the turn, Watson faltered to a bogey on the par-4 11th. He atoned for that error with a birdie at the 13th.
 
Watson knocked his third to 2 feet and knocked that putt in for birdie at the par-5 17th to get to 2 under before he parred the last. Watson has played No. 17 to 4 under through three rounds.
 
Sam Torrance, the 2003 European Ryder Cup captain, carded an even-par 71 and completed three rounds at 2-over-par 215. He was joined there by Morris Hatalsky, Gordon Brand, Jr. and Donnie Hammond.
 
Dave Stockton, one of the first-round co-leaders, shares ninth with Senior PGA Championship winner Denis Watson.
 
Ireland's Des Smyth, who led entering the third round, struggled to a 6-over 77. His round included two birdies, a double-bogey and six bogeys. He shares 11th with defending champion Loren Roberts, Nick Faldo and two others.
 
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    'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

    Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

    “Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

    Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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    Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

    With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

    “The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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    Tiger Woods is stalking his 15th career major championship trophy. Follow the action with our tracker to see if he can get it done at Carnoustie.


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    By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 3:42 pm

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    Watch: Full replays of The Open coverage

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 22, 2018, 11:00 am

    NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

    Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


    Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

    8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

    1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.


    Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

    Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

    1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.