The Loop

10 numbers you should know from the third round of the British Open

July 19, 2014

HOYLAKE, England -- Doing the math on the third round at Royal Liverpool: 2: Tees used for the start of the round. Because of the ominous weather forecast, players started off the first and 10th tees for the first time in Open history. "I think it's the second-best decision the R&A made this year," said Rory McIlroy. "The first being bringing the Open back to Portrush." Added Keegan Bradley: "It was strange. I was kind of up at 10, 10:30 last night thinking I'd be off at 11. Then all of a sudden I'm first off, 5:30 wake-up. But it was fun playing with Phil and Duf. Come all the way over to Europe, and sure enough to play with Phil Mickelson and Jason Dufner, like we do all the time." 6: Strokes over par this week for Tiger Woods on the first two holes, which the members play as 17 and 18: two doubles, three bogeys, one birdie and no pars.