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@PGATourBrunch Weekend Coverage of The Open
The 149th Open - Third Round Coverage
COURSE: Royal St. George’s Golf Club (Sandwich, Kent, England)
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $11,500,000 /$2,070,000
FEDEx CUP Points Total/Winner: 3,375/600
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @TheOpen
PGA TOUR SITE: (The Open)
TV COVERAGE: On Saturday, July 17, Round 3 coverage is from 5:00am to 7:00am (EDT) on Golf Channel. NBC takes over from 7:00am to 3:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, July 18: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 4:00am to 7:00am (EDT) and NBC wraps it up from 7:00am to 2:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage with OTT Peacock Channel promoting its premium (Pay Wall) service and its connection to NBC Sports/Golf Channel.
The OPEN RADIO COVERAGE: Due to rights restrictions, The Open will not be online via PGATour.com. SiriusXM Radio will have weekend coverage at 4:00am (EDT) until conclusion. The Open Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
*For Information on the Barbasol, please visit HERE
The Open | Round Three | Notebook
The 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen (129) recorded the lowest 36-hole score in The Open Championship history and the second-lowest in major championship history and leads by two strokes going into the weekend at Royal St. George’s.
Two of the five 36-hole scores of 131 or better in tournament history have come this week (129) by Oosthuizen, (131) by Collin Morikawa)
All five of Oosthuizen’s 36-hole leads/co-leads on the PGA Tour have either come in majors or THE PLAYERS Championship. He is 1-for-4 to date.
Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm, who have combined to win 11 majors since the start of the 2015 season, all enter the third round within six strokes of the lead.
Tournament Tee Times start Saturday at 4:20am (EDT)/9:20am (local) through 10:55am (EDT)/3:55pm (local).
Weather: 61-degrees (F) and dry in morning with some patchy low clouds. Winds: N or N/NE at 8-12 mph, and gusts from14-18 mph during the morning, gradually becoming NE then E/NE 6-10 mph, and gusts 12-16 mph through the afternoon and evening. Becoming mostly sunny throughout the day.
PGATourBrunch will post at 9:00pm (EDT) Saturday in advance of final round.
Next Week: The 3M Open (Blaine, Minnesota)
The Open Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Louis Oosthuizen 64-65—129 (-11)
Collin Morikawa 67-64—131 (-9)
Jordan Spieth 65-67—132 (-8)
Dylan Frittelli 66-67—133 (-7)
Dustin Johnson 68-65—133 (-7)
Scottie Scheffler 67-66—133 (-7)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying:
Oosthuizen Sets Record, Leads at The Open (PGATourCom)
Sideshow Starting to Hurt DeChambeau (ESPN)
Koepka Chirps Again; DeChambeau Admits Mistake (ESPN)
Morikawa Makes Waves (PGATourCom)
JT Boston Leads at Barbasol (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
July 17, 2005 - Tiger Woods won his second Open Championship and his 10th career major, posting a five-shot victory over runner-up Colin Montgomery at the Old Course at St. Andrew’s. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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