Irelands Darren Clarke Leads After Third Round Of British Open-乃々果花

Golf On a day that started with cold, driving rain and gusty winds, Clarke’s performance mirrored the weather as the day went on: it became full of sunshine, as he shot a 1-under 69 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead ahead of a number of close-by challengers. "If somebody had given me 69 before I was going out to play, I would have bitten their hand off for it," Clarke said. But just as his game took off for the better in the round, so too did the weather, something that Clarke attributes highly to why he played so well, its TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Irons . The TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB Iron Set is the latest and greatest from one of the top names in golf. This Tour-preferred set has a cavity back for soft, responsive feel and consistency and allows forgiveness on off-center hits. And now it is quiet prevailing at the golf clubs for sale . "We did get very fortunate with the draw," Clarke said. "Sometimes to win any tournament the draw can make a big difference, but in the Open championship it makes a huge difference. We got very lucky." The Irish native faces a significant challenge in Sunday’s final round from Americans Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler. Clarke has a 5-under 205, while Johnson is one shot back after shooting his second consecutive 68 in as many rounds. Fowler also shot a 68 Saturday, leaving him at 2-under 208, tied with first-round leader Thomas Bjorn. Without question, the weather went from being the great equalizer to the great disparager. The 71-player field came into the third round separated by just seven strokes. By the end of the round, the spread had grown to 20 strokes from the leader to the last golfer, and just 11 players within five strokes of Clarke’s lead. Clarke carded his third consecutive round in the 60s, quite an accomplishment for a player who almost didn’t make it into the tournament in the first place. Johnson and Fowler have high hopes of becoming the first Americans to break an ignominious slump that has seen a U.S. golfer not score a win in a Major since Phil Mickelson did so at the 2010 Masters. "The European Tour guys have been playing well," Johnson said. "But we’ve got a good shot at getting one." The key is confidence, said Johnson. "I’ve been in this situation a few times, so I think the more and more you can put yourself in a situation, the more comfortable you get," Johnson said. "I’m going to be pretty comfortable out there (Sunday) because I know what to expect, I know how to approach it, and I know what I do in those situations." Added the 22-year-old Fowler, "I had quite a bit of fun out there. Obviously, it wasn’t the best of conditions. But you knew it was going to be tough, and you just had to make the best of it." More related sources: About the Author: 相关的主题文章: