Saturday, July 27, 2019

Broadhurst leads by one going into Senior Open final round

 
Tom Watson announces this is his farewell
 
tournament in UK: "I don't have the tools any more."
 
Round Three Report
Paul Broadhurst will take a one-stroke lead into Sunday's final round of The Senior Open Presented by Rolex at Royal Lytham and St Annes as he bids for his second victory in Europe’s only Senior Major Championship.
The Englishman carded a three-under-par 67 in tough conditions for a five-under total and holds the 54-hole lead at a Senior Major for the second time this season after leading the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill in May.
Broadhurst, who shared the lead after Thursday's first round, has fond memories of Royal Lytham and St Annes having won the Lytham Trophy and the Silver Medal as an, amateur at The Open on this course in 1988 and led the 1996 Open after 18 holes. He will tee off on Sunday in search of his third Senior Major Championship since turning 50 in 2015.
He is one stroke ahead of America’s Woody Austin who took sole ownership of second place after closing birdies on two of his last three holes.
Countrymen Ken Duke and Wes Short junior share third place on three under par, while ten-time Senior Major Champion Bernhard Langer, Australia’s David McKenzie and the Welsh pair of Stephen Dodd and Phillip Price are fifth on two under.
Paul Eales carded the low round of the day, a four under par 66 to move up 40 places into a share of ninth with 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year Darren Clarke and American Tim Petrovic.
Shortly after completing his third round, five-time Champion Golfer of the Year and three-time Senior Open winner Tom Watson announced that this will be his final competitive appearance in the United Kingdom. His historic final round will commence at 09:35.
Player Quotes
Paul Broadhurst: I have great memories of playing here, I won the Lytham Trophy as an amateur, I won the Silver Medal in The Open the same year. I led The Open in '96 after one, and Tom Lehman won. I've had some really good memories at Lytham, so yeah, it would mean an awful lot.
“I've got to take some confidence out of the way I played today. You know, if you are leading the tournament, it's the biggest tournament we play nowadays. I'm leading and I've got to take confidence from that. I'm under no illusions; it will be a tough day tomorrow, especially if it's like this, so I’ll just continue what I did today.”
Woody Austin: I think I played pretty solid for 13 holes. I think I played five holes pretty timid and let the elements get to me a little bit – I tried to play too conservative.
“It's a tough golf course. You've got a lot of bunkers to miss and a lot of spots to keep the ball in play. I overthought it too much with the rain and how hard it is in the rain, and so I just did a better job the last nine holes of just being aggressive and staying with it. It worked out.”
Tom Watson: “I've thought quite long and hard about the decision I've made. It has to do with really a pretty sensible assessment of how I play the game now.
“I don't have the tools in the toolbox. I've mentioned that before, that sometimes you lose the tools in the toolbox. I just don't have enough tools in the toolbox to really compete successfully.
“I’m declaring now that this is my last Senior Open Championship. I've had a good career playing professional golf all these years. I've run across so many fine people who have helped me and supported me. First of all, my wife who is battling cancer now. It's going to give me some time to go out and compete with her.”
Scores after round three205 P Broadhurst (Eng) 67 71 67,
206 W Austin (USA) 68 70 68
207 W Short jun (USA) 67 67 73, K Duke (USA) 68 69 70 
208 P Price (Wales) 71 67 70, S Dodd (Wales) 71 68 69, D McKenzie (Australia) 70 70 68, B Langer (Ger) 71 67 70 
209 T Petrovic (USA) 74 68 67, P Eales (Eng) 74 69 66, D Clarke (NIre) 68 68 73 
210 B Bryant (USA) 69 68 73, M Molina (Arg) 72 69 69, S Micheel (USA) 71 72 67, J Kelly (USA) 73 66 71, S Dunlap (USA) 67 68 75 
211 D Barron (USA) 69 69 73, P Lawrie (Sco) 70 69 72, R Goosen (SAf) 70 67 74, C Montgomerie (Sco) 68 70 73, R Chapman (Eng) 70 68 73, M Atlevi (Swe) 68 73 70,
212 S Leaney (Aus) 73 66 73, M McNulty (Irl) 73 67 72, D Olsen (USA) 70 72 70, D Frost (SAf) 72 67 73
213 I Woosnam (Wales) 72 72 69, D Pride (USA) 71 68 74, J Sluman (USA) 73 70 70, S Okuda (Jpn) 72 72 69, F Funk (USA) 69 72 72, T Levet (Fra) 74 68 71, M Jiménez (Spn) 71 68 74, P Baker (Eng) 69 73 71 
214 T Wiratchant (Tha) 74 71 69, P Marksaeng (Thai) 72 73 69, D Edlund (Swe) 73 70 71, S Parel (USA) 67 71 76, S Ames (Canada) 74 69 71, T Pernice (USA) 73 71 70, J Sandelin (Swe) 70 75 69, T Gillis (USA) 68 73 73, B Mayfair (USA) 73 69 72, T Lehman (USA) 70 70 74, P McGinley (Irl) 73 69 72
215 P Archbold (Aus) 70 70 75, D Hart (USA) 74 69 72, F Couples (USA) 73 67 75, M Martin (Spn) 70 75 70, J Durant (USA) 73 71 71, B Estes (USA) 70 71 74, S Brown (Eng) 71 70 74, P Streeter (Eng) 72 71 72, E Toledo (Mex) 71 70 74
216 B Lane (Eng) 73 69 74, B Andrade (USA) 73 71 72, K Tanigawa (USA) 74 71 71, A Oldcorn (Sco) 74 71 71, D Hendershott (Canada) 71 74 71, J Kingston (SAf) 75 70 71, G Wolstenholme (Eng) 74 69 73, P O'Malley (Australia) 72 70 74, G Day (USA) 72 69 75, C Dimarco (USA) 76 66 74, T Watson (USA) 74 70 72
217 P Scott (Eng) 70 75 72, A Bossert (Switz) 72 67 78, G Gilbert (USA) 72 71 74
218 D Gilford (Eng) 73 72 73, D Morland Iv (Can) 71 70 77, C Dennis (USA) 72 69 77, M Clark Ii (USA) 74 69 75 
219 J Remesy (Fra) 74 68 77, P Fowler (Aus) 72 70 77, G Elliott (am) (USA) 75 68 76,
220 J Spence (Eng) 71 73 76, G Orr (Sco) 74 70 76 
222 M Goodes (USA) 74 71 77, B May (USA) 72 72 78,
223 S Kelbrick (am) (Eng) 76 69 78
 
MISSED THE CUFT

 146 M Campbell (Nzl) 71 75, I Taylor (Eng) 76 70, C Williams (SA) 73 73 0, R Fish (Eng) 74 72 0, S Lyle (Sco) 73 73 0, G Turner (Nzl) 73 73 0, D Shacklady (Eng) 72 74 0, T Foster (am) (Eng) 74 72
147 J Olazábal (Esp) 73 74 0, G Evans (Eng) 76 71 0, S Luna (Esp) 74 73 0, J Pate (USA) 73 74 0, G Boros (USA) 74 73 0, J Wade (Aus) 77 70 0, N Robb (Aus) 75 72 0, A Crerar (Sco) 73 74 0
148 G Nicklaus (USA) 76 72 0, M James (Eng) 77 71 0, K Jones (USA) 78 70 0, T Fleming (USA) 77 71 0, D Smyth (Irl) 75 73 0
149 P Wesselingh (Eng) 74 75 0, C Bowden (USA) 77 72 0, T Suzuki (Jpn) 78 71 0, L Mize (USA) 73 76 0, M Stevenson (Eng) 73 76 0, L Tenbroeck (USA) 78 71 0, A Teranishi (Jpn) 72 77 0
150 B Chamblee (USA) 76 74 0, K Kami (Nepal) 71 79 0, Y Nilsson (Swe) 76 74 0, B Cameron (Eng) 74 76 
151 R Sabarros (Fra) 75 76 0, D Mills (Eng) 77 74 0, J Coceres (Arg) 75 76 0, P Golding (Eng) 74 77 0, M Brier (Austria) 76 75 0, R Gomez (Arg) 75 76 0, C Monasterio (Arg) 77 74 0, R McWilliams (am) (USA) 74 77 0
152 M Farry (Fra) 77 75 0, V Casado (Spn) 75 77 0, R Cochran (USA) 76 76 0,
153 B James (USA) 72 81  
154 B Cooper (USA) 78 76 0, S Sansome (am) (Eng) 79 75  
155 S Richardson (Eng) 74 81 0, J Carriles (Esp) 77 78 0, C Rocca (Ita) 77 78 0, S Simpson (USA) 78 77 0, T Thelen (USA) 77 78 0, I Crowther (am) (Eng) 78 77 0,
156 P Affleck (Wales) 78 78 0, G Lacy (am) (Eng) 79 77 0,
157 P Mitchell (Eng) 78 79 0, D Leet (Eng) 77 80 0,
158 G Farr (Wales) 80 78 0,
159 R Wiederkehr (Switz) 79 80 0,
160 A Francis (am) (Eng) 80 80 0,
161 A George (Eng) 83 78, N Sweet (Eng) 83 78, P Oakley (USA) 79 82
163 D Charlton (Eng) 84 79 
174 G Nicholas (Australia) 88 86

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