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2021 British Open: Louis Oosthuizen ahead of Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth after third round of Open Championship. Eleven years after his first major championship, Louis Oosthuizen will begin Sunday in the lead for this second. The Athletic2021 British Open live updates: Leaderboard, final round tee times, schedule, odds, scores for The Open Championship
The four-month season of major championship golf in 2021 comes to a close Sunday as the 149th Open Championship is wrapping up its final 18 holes at Royal St. George's. The tournament entering Round 4 belonged to Louis Oosthuizen, who is trying to claim his second Claret Jug and second career major championship.
However, Oosthuizen has fallen off midway through the round and is now looking up at the leaderboard behind 24-year-old Collin Morikawa, who is looking to become just the eighth man to win two majors before the age of 25. Should Morikawa win, he would also be just the third golfer in history to win two or more majors in eight or fewer starts at such events. Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm are also chasing in Sandwich, England, with Spieth pushing hard over the back nine.
Jordan Spieth is in with a final-round 66. One heck of a run today. Morikawa a few shots away now from winning his second career major.
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Jordan Spieth's 72-hole total of 267 would tie the lowest ever by a runner-up finisher at #TheOpen (Phil Mickelson, 2016)
Spieth has a birdie look on No. 18, but Morikawa is on the green nearly pin high on No. 17. It's over.
Rahm has lost to nine golfers in his last four events. Seven of them at the Scottish Open last week.
How many wins would Morikawa have if PGA Tour played courses every week that rolled 10 on the stimp?
Unreal save for Morikawa on 15. He's a monster. He's two clear with three holes left. Could not be more impressed.
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The only thing that matters is that we need to make sure Jordan doesn't lose by one. That's the only thing that can't happen. We can't live with that putt on 18 Saturday forever.
Morikawa is in some trouble on No. 15. Pulled his second way out to the left and is in some really thick heather. Par from here would be massive as Spieth makes par right ahead of him on No. 16.
Surreal 4 from Morikawa on No. 14. Had nothing, and he turned it into birdie from deep. He's two clear of Spieth, who has a birdie look on No. 15.
Late push from Oosty includes a brilliant shot that sets up a tap-in birdie at the par-5 14th hole. At this point I don't know if I'm hoping that he does or doesn't finish as a runner-up to make it seven second place finishes since his first (and only) major win 11 years ago to the day at St. Andrew's.
Three straight birdies for Jon Rahm, who is 54-under-par in his last 16 rounds worldwide. Approach tight at 16.
Louis is probably cooked after bogey at No. 13, and it's down to Spieth and Morikawa. Surely that par putt on No. 18 on Saturday won't factor in here.
Spieth knocks his chip to a close distance, but it's not a tap-in birdie by any means. He's got that look to get to -13 and one stroke behind Morikawa, who by the way continues to come dangerously close to running away with the championship but can't quite seem to pull away.
Maybe he had a bad number, but Spieth just played back on the par-5 14th. Has to be pretty much perfect from here on in.
I'm dying over here. Spieth walks in another one to get to -12. He's within two and has life. Morikawa narrowly skirts a fairway bunker on No. 13. Whew buddy, I'm sweating.
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