News & ToursJuly 19, 2008

Another Tee Moved Up for Final Round

SOUTHPORT, England--Tee markers moved forward on three holes for the third round will remain up for the final round Sunday, and officials also moved the tee forward on the 408-yard 10th hole after four of the leaders made double bogey there on Saturday. The new yardage from the back of the tee is 381 yards. Saturday, tees were moved up at the par-4 sixth, 11th and 16th holes. The sixth went to 486 yards (down from 499), the 11th to 358 yards (down from 436) and the 16th to 371 yards (down from 439).

Here's how the four holes have played the first three days (field scoring average with rank in difficulty in parentheses):

No. 6: 4.891 (1), 4.662 (1), 4.795 (1).

No. 10: 4.497 (6), 4.195 (10), 4.614 (3).

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No. 11:__ 4.558 (4), 4.526 (2), 4.229 (11).

No. 16: 4.539 (5), 4.500 (3), 4.217 (12).

The final group of Greg Norman and Padraig Harrington goes off at 2:20 p.m. local time. Here's the forecast:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A few blustery showers at first, otherwise becoming mainly dry with lengthening sunny spells. Wind 20-25 miles per hour gusting to 30-35 mph early, later increasing to 25-28 mph with gusts 35-38 mph.

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Dry with long sunny periods. Wind NW 25-28 mph, gusting to 35-38 mph, gradually decreasing from 7 p.m. to 20-25 mph and gusts 30-33 mph.

*--Mike O'Malley

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