Just Stop Oil protested once more on the Open Championship
Tommy Fleetwood will look to construct on his good begin after he rode a wave of house assist to the highest of the leaderboard within the Open Championship on Thursday.
Roared on by a partisan crowd at Royal Liverpool, Fleetwood carded a gap 66 to share the clubhouse lead with South African novice Christo Lamprecht and Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo on 5 underneath par.
Antoine Rozner, Adrian Otaegui and Brian Harman have been all a shot behind, with former champion Stewart Cink – who denied Tom Watson a fairytale victory in 2009 – a part of a gaggle on three underneath which included US Open champion Wyndham Clark.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy battled again from a poor begin to hold himself within the championship at degree par. McIlroy, who lifted the Claret Jug at Hoylake in 2014, was two over par after 13 holes earlier than making birdies on the 14th and fifteenth and an important par on the 18th after needing two pictures to flee a greenside bunker. He shall be among the many morning starters on Friday, seeking to shut the hole.
Follow stay protection of the 151st Open Championship at Hoylake under:
The Open 2023: Birdie for Clark
Clark -3 (12), Schauffele E (12), Smith +1 (12)
Wyndham Clark has not had it his personal manner as we speak however the US Open champion has battled properly and will get some reward with a wonderful shot out of the tough to 17 ft earlier than changing for the birdie.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:31
The Open 2023: Spieth drops additional again
Spieth -2 (15), Day -2 (15), Fitzpatrick -1 (15)
Spieth’s front-nine cost has actually faltered, with the previous Open champion getting in all types of trouble on the fifteenth. It’s a fairway bunker, then the greenside tough, then a brief miss and a really pricey bogey-six all issues thought-about.
Back to -2 the place he began the day. And he’s joined there by Jason Day who takes benefit of the par 5 to make a birdie 4 and transfer to -2.
Fitzpatrick makes par to stay at -1.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:29
The Open 2023: Bogey for Fleetwood
Fleetwood -4 (13), Scheffler +2 (13), Scott +1 (13)
Oh, Tommy, Tommy, Tommy…safely aboard the par-three thirteenth however he’s left himself with work to do to avoid wasting his par after his birdie putt flies on previous the opening.
It’s seven ft coming again…no! Lips out and that’s a pricey error and a birdie for the Englishman. He drops again to -4 and 6 again of Harman now.
Scheffler and Scott each miss attractiveness at birdie however should accept pars.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:20
The Open 2023: Bogeys for Fowler and Lowry
Lowry +3 (11), Fowler +2 (11), MacIntyre +3 (11)
All three of those gamers are straying awfully near the reduce line, with Lowry and Fowler bogeying the eleventh to drop to +3 and +2 respectively.
The projected reduce is at +3 at present however might go to +4.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:18
The Open 2023: Crashing again to earth for novice Lamprecht
Eight bogeys, no birdies and a spherical of 79 for the in a single day chief and novice Chriso Lamprecht. He must be again for the weekend however that’s a tricky afternoon’s toil after his unimaginable spherical yesterday.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:15
The Open 2023: Back-to-back birdies for Young
Cameron Young completed second at The Open final 12 months at St Andrews and has quietly risen to a tie for third after a second consecutive birdie. His method into the tenth is judged to perfection and leaves him with seven ft for his par which is not any downside.
-At 4 underneath par for his spherical, it’s the most effective rating of the afternoon wave from the American.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:13
The Open 2023: Back-to-back bogeys for Scheffler
Fleetwood -5 (12), Scheffler +2 (12), Scott +1 (12)
I believe this is without doubt one of the first occasions I’ve seen Scottie Scheffler visibly pissed off. “How did that happen,” he says as his iron shot leeks out to the proper heading into 12. The world primary hacks out however there’s nonetheless loads of work to do to avoid wasting his par from the perimeter…to not be. +2 for the event now and never transferring in the proper route.
Fleetwood will get out properly from the tough, seeing his ball run out to the again of the inexperienced earlier than displaying nice judgement to lag it up proper subsequent to the cup, the ball simply dying on the closing hurdle. Still, par for the Englishman.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:08
The Open 2023: Bogey for Koepka
Cantlay +2 (12), Koepka -1 (12), Matsuyama -1 (12)
A very dangerous three putt from Koepka who miscues his first putt earlier than watching in frustration as his par putt lips out. He joins Matsuyama on -1 after the Japanese begin made bogey a gap earlier.
Cantlay sits a bit additional again on +2 after a poor begin.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:02
The Open 2023: Lovely contact from Spieth
Spieth -3 (14), Day -1 (14), Fitzpatrick -1 (14)
He’s hanging on in there, is Jordan Spieth. His second shot goes manner proper however it’s a beautiful bump and run out of the tough to avoid wasting his par. Day will get break along with his second shot leaping out of the tough, however the Aussie can’t take benefit to avoid wasting his par and has to accept a bogey 5.
A par for Fitzpatrick too who stays at -1.
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 18:00
Straka and Young transferring up the board
Straka -2 (14), Young -2 (9)
There is a little more firm for the group at -2 as Sepp Straka and Cameron Young be part of them with a good run of birdies in latest holes for the pair. Can both of them drive themselves into the problem and a late pairing tomorrow?
Ben Fleming21 July 2023 17:57