149th Open: Louis Oshoson and Jon Ram asked about the position of the third round | Golf News


“I think R&A is not satisfied with the low score, so they put some very problematic pins.” Louis Oosthuizen struggled with difficult settings and several bad swings to maintain his lead in the Open.

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Louis Oosthuizen reflected on keeping the lead in the Open with a 69 in the third round, and assessed his hope of raising Claret Jug for the second time.

Louis Oosthuizen reflected on keeping the lead in the Open with a 69 in the third round, and assessed his hope of raising Claret Jug for the second time.

Louis Oosthuizen said that after maintaining the lead at the Royal St. George’s Stadium, some club positions in the third round of the British Open were “very problematic”.

Oosthuizen set a new open record. His half-time total score was 129, 11 under par. After the 64th and 65th rounds, in the clear blue sky and precious breeze in Saturday’s game, he was again A low score day.

But R&A made sure that the score would not get out of control because they introduced a series of more difficult pins in the third round, which Jon Ram described as “some of the hardest pin positions I have ever seen.”

Oosthuizen strives to stay ahead

Oosthuizen strives to stay ahead

Rory McIlroy earlier referred to some hole positions as “demonic.” Although defending champion Sean Lowry insisted that the setup is difficult, considering the benign conditions, this is completely fair and understandable.

Oosthuizen responded to Jordan Spieth’s major allegations. After birdies on the 7th and 9th holes, he hit the score to 13 under par. He hoped to improve his score until he was beaten. Dragged down by this “bad swing”, this allowed him to shoot at 11 and 13.

The South African is desperate to avoid finishing runners-up for the third consecutive time in the Grand Slam. He found himself in a three-hole lead with Spieth and partner Colin Senchuan, but Oosthuizen regained the top spot. Welcome bird on the 16th hole.

Rory McIlroy reviewed the brilliant performance of 69 in the third round of the British Open and made a judgment on the layout of the R&A stadium at the Royal St. George's Stadium

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Rory McIlroy reviewed the brilliant performance of 69 in the third round of the British Open and made a judgment on the layout of the R&A stadium at the Royal St. George’s Stadium

Rory McIlroy reviewed the brilliant performance of 69 in the third round of the British Open and made a judgment on the layout of the R&A stadium at the Royal St. George’s Stadium

He shot 69 and maintained a one-stroke lead for Morikawa. Spieth bogeyed the last two holes and was three shots behind, while Oosthuizen suggested that R&A might be a bit too harsh on settings.

“I think R&A is not satisfied with the low scores, so they put some very problematic pins,” he said. “It’s tough, so I’m glad I can stick to it.

“I shot 13 under par at one stage, and if I played well in the last nine holes, I could have shot 14 or 15. But there are some very difficult stitches that you can’t really do. You always have to make those 20-foot birdies.

After Jon Rahm shot 68 in the third round and rose to the rankings, he did not give up his hope of challenging a major victory in the Open.

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After Jon Rahm shot 68 in the third round and rose to the rankings, he did not give up his hope of challenging a major victory in the Open.

After Jon Rahm shot 68 in the third round and rose to the rankings, he did not give up his hope of challenging a major victory in the Open.

“I played a few bad shots in the middle of the round, put myself in some awkward positions, and ended up swallowing two bogeys. I scored No. 14 with four irons, I had a bad swing, and finally par.

“I do have many opportunities to do better, but this is what this golf course can do for you.”

Ram shot 68 earlier, which would make him 5 strokes behind by 7 under par. This was his initial dissatisfaction until he considered the difficulty of the position of the ball.

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“Due to the weather conditions, it’s easy to think it could have been better,” said the US Open champion. “But the pin position is no joke. I don’t know if you can enjoy it on TV, but in general, these are some of the hardest pin positions I have ever seen.

“On a golf course that is not the easiest, it can become tricky. You can hit the right shot and give yourself a chance, but even if you hit the right shot, you can hit some difficult breakthroughs and Funky putt at a difficult speed, right?

“So the score shows this, the round of 2 under par is much better than I thought.”

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