PGA Tour Brunch | The Open | Final
@PGATourBrunch Final Round Preview of The Open Championship
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - At 16-under, Viktor Hovland and Rory McIlroy share the lead heading into the final round of The Open Championship of 2022. Among Open Championships contested at St. Andrews, Hovland and McIlroy’s opening 54-hole score (200) is second only to Nick Faldo’s (199) total in 1990.
McIlroy is in search of his fifth major championship victory and first since winning the 2014 PGA Championship. He is 9-for-15 in converting a 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory, including a 4-for-5 mark in majors.
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Hovland is seeking his fourth PGA Tour victory and is 2-for-2 in converting a 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory. With a victory, he would become Norway’s first major championship winner.
With a win, McIlroy would collect his 22nd victory and move to T-28 on the PGA Tour’s all-time wins list.
Reigning Masters Tournament winner Scottie Scheffler (T-5) and U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick (T-8) are among six major championship winners in the Top 12 players on the 54-hole leaderboard.
First-round leader Cameron Young (T-3) trails by four strokes in bid to become the 11th player to win The Open Championship in debut appearance. The most recent was Collin Morikawa last year).
Second-round leader Cameron Smith (T-3) trails by four following a third-round 1-over (73). He’s hoping to join Jack Nicklaus (1978) as the only players to win THE PLAYERS Championship and The Open Championship in the same year.
The Open Leaderboard | After 54 Holes
Viktor Hovland 68-66-66—200 (-16)
Rory McIlroy 66-68-66—200 (-16)
Cameron Young 64-69-71—204 (-12)
Cameron Smith 67-64-73—204 (-12)
Si Woo Kim 69-69-67—205 (-11)
Scottie Scheffler 68-68-69—205 (-11)
Full Leaderboard: (The Open)
Full Leaderboard: (Barracuda)
The 150th Open Championship | Tournament Facts
COURSE: St. Andrews Links (Old Course), Fife, Scotland
YARDS/PAR: 7,313 yards/Par 72
ARCHITECT: Established in 1552
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $14,000,000/$2,500,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Collin Morikawa
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: Final round coverage is set for 5:00am to 7:00am (ET) on USA Network and 7:00am to 2:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Final round streaming is on TheOpen.com from 5:00am to 1:00pm (ET) and Peacock 7:00am to 2:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Consult The Open Radio for further details.
The Open | The Basics
Final Round Tee Times at The Open start at 7:20am (local)/2:20am (ET). and continue to 2:50pm (local)/9:50am (ET)
Weather: Mostly cloudy with temperatures ranging 65-72 degrees. Morning winds of 11-12 mph diminishing to 5-6 mph by 7pm (local). Chance of rain only 1% all morning, 2% at 4pm and 7% at 8pm (local).
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post at Noon (ET) Monday.
The Open - Tee Times
Final Round Tee Times: (link) - 2:20am (ET) to 9:50am (ET) for leaders.
What They’re Saying
McIlroy Seeking Memorable Victory at The Open (PGATourCom)
Smith Lost Lead After Sour Third Round (PGATourCom)
How to Watch The Open (Golf Week/USA Today)
Chez Reavie Extends Lead at Barracuda (PGATourCom)
Harry Higgs Fighting to Keep Tour Status at Barracuda (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History
July 17, 1974 - Nick Price won his second of three majors and his only Open Championship by finishing a stroke ahead of Jesper Parnevik at Turnberry. Price shot a final round (66) and played three-under on the final three holes, highlighted by a 50-foot eagle put on No. 17. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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