2011 British Open: Third Round


2011 British Open: Third Round

July 15, 2011

Sporting a white Puma Golf rain suit, Rickie Fowler walks up the eighth fairway. He shot a two-under 68 to climb into a tie for third place with Thomas Bjorn.

Sergio Garcia blasts his shot from a bunker on the sixth hole. He scored a four-over 74 on Saturday and is currently tied for 25th place.

Adam Scott, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, walks with caddy Steve Williams. Scott shot a three-over 73 and heads into Sunday in a five-way tie for 17th place. (Stevie looks a bit different sporting a Titleist cap.)

Rory McIlroy expresses frustration by pulling the bill of his cap down his face. The U.S. Open champion shot a four-over 74 on Saturday and heads into the final round in a tie for 26th place.

Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland strategizes club selection with caddie John Mulrooney on the third tee.

Tom Watson once again proves why he has won five claret jugs: the 61-year-old (shown here, hitting his approach on the 18th hole), shot a two-over 72 in brutal conditions and is tied for 25th place.

Dustin Johnson shelters himself from heavy rain during the early part of his round.

Spectators, although they struggled with the weather conditions during most of the third round, came out in droves.

Phil Mickelson, who's looking for his first British Open title, shows the crowd his appreciation. He made two birdies on the back nine to shoot an even-par 70 and pull into a tie for seventh place.

The skies begin to clear as Martin Kaymer tees off on the sixth hole.

Pablo Larrazabal of Spain reacts on the eighth hole. The 28-year-old shot a six-over 76 and is tied for 25th place.

Thomas Bjorn, who moved up the leaderboard Saturday after shooting a one-over 71, hits his approach shot on the fifth hole.

Dustin Johnson, playing an approach shot on the 13th hole, shot a two-under 68 to pull into second place.

Darren Clarke, the leader at five under par, shares a laugh with his caddie, John Mulrooney, and Lucas Glover, who shot a three-over 73 to fall into a tie for fifth place.

Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy played together for the first three rounds. But Fowler, who shot a two-under 68 on a difficult Saturday, pulled way ahead of McIlroy on Saturday, who struggled with a four-over 74.

Under clear skies, Anders Hansen of Denmark tees off at the 18th hole. The forecast for Sunday at Sandwich calls for scattered showers in the morning, followed by a mainly cloudy afternoon.

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