Steve Stricker smoothed a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the 145th Open Championship to post 3-under 210, up 10 spots on the live leaderboard to T17 and tied for the low round of the day thus far with Haydn Porteous and Brandt Snedeker. UPDATE: With play completed, Stricker is in a three-way T6, nine back of 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson, who also shot 68 tying the low round of the day.
The 49-year-old, who becomes PGA TOUR Champions eligible on Feb. 23rd, opened his 14th appearance with 67 and chased with 75 in R2 during the worst of the weather conditions. In his second frame, he steadied 17 pars but ate a quad bogey-8 at the 15th after an errant tee shot and an errant provisional tee shot as well. The Wisconsinite, who arrived off a T21 at the Scottish Open, bogeyed the second and the fifth, but otherwise was flawless, birdieing holes 3, 4, 6, 9 and 16. He played his final 13 holes in blemish-free 3-under.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 11:21:00 AM