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American Brian Harman responded to lacking the lower within the Masters in April by returning to his farm in Georgia and killing a pig and a turkey. Three months later, the left-hander carved out a commanding five-shot lead over house favorite Tommy Fleetwood on the midway stage of the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Harman carded 4 birdies in a row on the entrance 9 and holed from 15 ft for an eagle on the 18th to finish a flawless second spherical of 65 and publish a 10-under-par midway complete of 132. That matched these recorded at Hoylake by Rory McIlroy in 2014 and Tiger Woods in 2006, though each males have been 12-under on their strategy to lifting the Claret Jug because the course was a par-72 on the time.
It additionally made Harman the primary participant to guide the Open by 5 pictures after 36 holes since Louis Oosthuizen in 2010, the South African occurring to win by seven at St Andrews.
Fleetwood, who should have been greatly surprised to start out his second spherical to this point behind after sharing the in a single day lead, closed to inside 4 when he birdied the 14th and fifteenth, however dropped a shot on the following and ultimately signed for a hard-fought 71. That at the least bought the 32-year-old from Southport into the ultimate group with Harman for Saturday’s third spherical, with Austria’s Sepp Straka a shot behind Fleetwood following a superb 67 which included six birdies and a bogey in his final seven holes.
Follow reside protection from the third spherical of the 151st Open Championship at Hoylake beneath:
The Open 2023: Schauffele joins Fowler beneath par
Schauffele -1 (9), Fitzpatrick +1 (8)
Fowler’s fellow countryman, Xander Schauffele joins him within the purple and what a strategy to do it. 47 ft for the birdie – his third of the day – and he strikes to -1 as he makes the flip.
A gap again on the eighth, Matt Fitzpatrick finds his first birdie of the day to maneuver to +1.
Ben Fleming22 July 2023 12:23
The Open 2023: Rickie into the purple
Four beneath for the day and the American is the primary of the morning starters to interrupt beneath par. It’s a wonderful wedge from fairway which grips and rolls again in the direction of the flag, leaving him little however a tap-in for his birdie.
Definitely some apparent indicators that this rain has made the greens far more receptive.
Ben Fleming22 July 2023 12:18
The Open 2023: Cricketers head over to Hoylake from soaked Old Trafford
With rain at Old Trafford, Ricky Ponting and Mark Butcher are at Hoylake to observe some golf.
Ponting, who performs off 2, and Butcher, taking part in off 5, are eager golfers.
Ponting on the Ashes collection: “It’s been incredible to be part of the series, the standard of cricket has been unbelievable, it’s got people all around the world talking about Test match cricket again, which is great. Day 2 and yesterday, the way England batted, for most of Day 2 they scored at seven runs per over. It’s been exciting.”
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 12:08
The Open 2023
More pleasure from the early starters: Fowler and Cantlay now -3 at the moment and even for the championships.
Schauffele and Reed additionally stage total and -2 at the moment.
Also constructive days within the making for the Aussies: No play at Old Trafford, however Scott (+2) and Smith (+1) are -1 at the moment.
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 12:05
The Open 2023
Fitzpatrick (+2) on the sixth with a wise play on the par three, good cushioned bounce off the financial institution and he’ll have a very good birdie look.
Im rolls in a birdie and he’s again to +2 total.
The defending champion Cam Smith follows Fitzpatrick on the sixth, a 5 iron solely from 196 yards, an identical play off the financial institution proper of the flag and it trickles right down to the pin and he’ll even have a pleasant birdie strive quickly.
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 11:50
The Open 2023: Jon Rahm beneath method in third spherical
Jon Rahm and Sungjae Im (each +2) have teed off on the primary gap. The latter discovered the green, from the place he reaches the entrance fringe of the inexperienced. Rahm in the meantime is within the lengthy grass… he thrashes out and finds the guts of the inexperienced, and that’s a wonderful restoration from a wayward tee shot. He’ll take a look at an extended birdie putt.
Lawrence Ostlere22 July 2023 11:35
The Open 2023
Well, then, Rickie Fowler -3 at the moment and again to stage par for the championship.
Patrick Reed going properly too, he’s additionally stage for the week and -2 at the moment.
It’s not gone properly for DeChambeau and Scheffler although, each two over at the moment and method again at +4 and +5 respectively.
While Brooks Koepka is +3 and lifeless final at +6 in a tie for seventy fifth.
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 11:29
The Open 2023: Cam Smith drops a shot on the fourth gap
Cam Smith has simply performed a beautiful chip on to the fourth inexperienced to depart himself a four-foot par putt… however he sends it 4 ft previous the opening. He runs the return putt into the cup however that’s a shot dropped, and he strikes again to +2.
Lawrence Ostlere22 July 2023 11:24
The Open 2023: Xander Schauffele, Cam Smith and Matt Fitzpatrick out on the course
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 11:14
The Open 2023 third spherical tee occasions
Look out for Jon Rahm heading out quickly, however listed here are the upcoming tee occasions to comply with this afternoon.
1135 Zach Johnson (USA), Corey Conners (Can)
1145 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (RSA), Gary Woodland (USA)
1155 Romain Langasque (Fra), Brendon Todd (USA)
1205 Zach Fischer (USA), Alex Fitzpatrick (Eng)
1215 Jordan Smith (Eng), Joost Luiten (Ned)
1230 Thomas Pieters (Bel), Adrian Meronk (Pol)
1240 Byeong Hun An (Kor), Oliver Wilson (Eng)
1250 Thomas Detry (Bel), Abraham Ancer (Mex)
1300 Alex Noren (Swe), Marcel Siem (Ger)
1310 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Viktor Hovland (Nor)
1320 Tom Kim (Kor), Alexander Bjork (Swe)
1330 Richard Bland (Eng), Laurie Canter (Eng)
1345 Antoine Rozner (Fra), Nicolai Hojgaard (Den)
1355 Wyndham Clark (USA), Henrik Stenson (Swe)
1405 Stewart Cink (USA), Matthew Jordan (Eng)
1415 Michael Stewart (Sco), Guido Migliozzi (Ita)
1425 Max Homa (USA), Rory McIlroy (NIR)
1435 Thriston Lawrence (RSA), Matthew Southgate (Eng)
1445 Cameron Young (USA), Jordan Spieth (USA)
1500 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Adrian Otaegui (Esp)
1510 Jason Day (Aus), Shubhankar Sharma (Ind)
1520 Min Woo Lee (Aus), Sepp Straka (Aut)
1530 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Brian Harman (USA)
Jack Rathborn22 July 2023 11:09