The Open 2013: Lee Westwood Leads Tiger Woods: English golfer Lee Westwood was the strongest in the third round on Muirfield hard to get to Sunday as the sole leader of the British Open, third ‘great’ of the season, two strokes of his battle buddy on Saturday, Tiger Woods , while Miguel Angel Jimenez failed to defend their lead and fell to six strokes of the head, the same as Sergio Garcia.
The Claret Jug has top-flight candidates and the pools are a chimera. Former world number one Westwood, seeking his first major, finished with a large campus reign of suitors, including a Tiger Woods may be facing the end of his final drought in the ‘Grand Slam’. Of the nine that began on Saturday, finally three golfers were under par for the fast and hard literally Muirfield.
The fight between the English and Californian, paired this Saturday, decided finally by the first, who not without suffering ended the day with a stroke under par, a total of three that are worth the lead. A two strokes march ‘El Tigre’, which improved its performance in the second round but a bogey on the 17th prevented him from leaving with better feelings. Also at least one is the Yankee Hunter Mahan.
For his part, Jimenez Malaga Poison proved that seemed to know the antidote in the first two days, and this time they suffered to remain in contention between fast greens’ Muirfield. Up to six bogeys and a double-bogey sent him a total of three strokes over par, which debunks the good work of ‘Pisha’ until today, but still leaves you with options for Sunday.
And is that six strokes behind seem not impossible. Similarly, in the area got high Sergio Garcia. The Castellón finally found the way and signed a three-under-par card. A stroke is worse than their compatriots the canary Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who like Saturday Jimenez also played his worst day at the Open, five strokes over par. Still, the three, with serious options for a good result.
After only three golfers who remain under par (Westwood, Mahan and Woods), in fourth place in the pair is the current Masters champion Adam Scott. In one over par, there are four golfers among them Argentina’s Angel Cabrera and American Zach Johnson, the first leader of the ‘British’. Another Yankee never ruled, Phil Mickelson, is to plus two.
– CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE THIRD DAY.
1. Lee Westwood (GBR) (72 68 70) 210.
Two. Hunter Mahan (USA) (72 72 68) 212.
. – Tiger Woods (USA) (69 71 72) 212.
April. Adam Scott (AUS) (71 72 70) 213.
May. Angel Cabrera (ARG) (69 72 73) 214.
. – Ryan Moore (USA) (72 70 72) 214.
. – Zach Johnson (USA) (66 75 73) 214.
. – Henrik Stenson (SWE) (70 70 74) 214.
9. Phil Mickelson (USA) (69 74 72) 215.
. – Francesco Molinari (ITA) (69 74 72) 215.