What an action packed round at Carnoustie, everyone seemed to step up their game as they head into the final round of the tournament. A near perfect day for a number of golfers have sling shotted them to the top of the leaderboard including reigning Open Champion Jordan Spieth. I’ll take you through who dominated the links today and a look ahead to the final round.
Day 3 Domination:
Justin Rose: Rose played unreal today shooting a near course record 65 (-7). It all started on the 1st hole with a smooth recovery shot from the deep rough that landed within 7 feet of the pin, easy birdie to start the round. Again on the tenth we saw another great 2nd shot which was set up for an easy birdie. Rose has now shown what he’s capable of on this course and if another day like today is in the cards, he could be your champion.
Jordan Spieth: Like Rose, Jordan began the day with an extraordinary shot. Spieth was able to find the green from the 1st hole tee box which lead to an Eagle to begin the outing. Everything seemed to be working for Spieth today as he moved to nine under on the tournament and is now the shared leader with Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.
Tiger Woods: Yes, Tiger Woods is back ladies and gentlemen. The savy veteran put in a monster round shooting a vintage Tiger score of 5 under on the 3rd day of competition. Woods looked comfortable and in control today two things missing from his game until recently. Is this Tiger’s welcome back tournament?
Day 4 Preview:
Tomorrow is expected to be the worst day at Carnoustie in terms of weather which bodes well for no one. A big part of the success golfers found today came from good, consistent weather throughout each player’s round. While poor weather isn’t great for anyone it gives the vets a little advantage. With all things considered and how well Spieth played today, I think this is his tournament to lose. Jordo looked very very strong today and as long as the weather doesn’t have too much of an effect on his game he should hold on to his lead and claim him back to back Claret Jug.