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Adam Scott among 5 players to take complete advantage of The Open’s Moving Day

Moving Day at The Open Championship saw how easy and difficult Royal Troon can play.
The players who played in the morning took advantage of the lack of conditions, while the afternoon saw a completely different golf course come to life.
Shane Lowry struggled down the stretch and fell to ninth on the leaderboard after signing for a 6-over 77. He led by three ahead of Saturday’s round. Daniel Brown continues to be in contention. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and the reigning PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele sit in good positions to win their second major.
However, which players took the most advantage of Moving Day?
Let’s look at the five players who will help make Championship Sunday more interesting because of their impressive rounds on Saturday.
5 Players that took advantage of Moving Day at the Open
Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas made a complete 180-degree change from Friday to Saturday. He went out in 45 in Round 2. However, in Round 3, the former Alabama Crimson Tide player shot a 31 on the front nine.
He got to 6-under on the day before dropping shots at 13 and 15, but he signed for a 4-under 67, a 10-stroke difference in less than 24 hours. That score pushed him 38 spots up the leaderboard, and he now sits four shots off the leader.
Thomas played well enough to be one of 12 people at par or better through three rounds of play.
Sam Burns

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Sam Burns is another player that found some rhythm on Saturday at Royal Troon. He jumped 36 places up the leaderboard after he signed for a 6-under 65 to sit at 3-under overall.
The former LSU Tiger is one stroke off the lead and in contention. He opened the day with a bogey on the first, but from there, he made five birdies in his next eight holes. Burns dropped another shot at 10, but made back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12. His eighth birdie of the day came at the par-5 16th, which put him in a prime position ahead of the final 18.
Adam Scott

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Adam Scott moved a mind-blowing 50 spots up the scoreboard on Saturday after he shot a 5-under 67. He sits at even par ahead of the final round, putting him in the hunt.
Scott finished second last week to Robert MacIntyre at the Genesis Scottish Open. Can he find a way to close the deal this week? The 44-year-old took advantage of his early tee time and made the most of it.
He made six birdies and one bogey on the day at 15. If he can come into the final round with this momentum, Scott could shock the world and win his second major championship.
Thriston Lawrence

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Thriston Lawrence went low Saturday at The Open Championship. He shot a 5-under 65 and moved up the leaderboard by 34 spots.
Lawrence went out in 30 strokes, making six birdies in the first eight holes. He picked up his seventh birdie at the 11th before his lone hiccup came at 13 when he made a bogey on the par-4 13th.
His 65 helped get the South African into the final group alongside Billy Horschel, but will it be enough to win his first major?
Billy Horschel

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Billy Horschel is the 54-hole leader at the Open. He may lead, but the former Florida Gator overcame the conditions and battled hard to avoid too many costly mistakes.
Horschel moved up the leaderboard for the second straight day, but his focus landed him in the driver’s seat.
He signed for a 2-under 69, a superb score for the conditions they played in on Saturday. His phenomenal short game helped him move into the lead and keep it.
Horschel went 8-of-8 from the tricky pot bunkers. He made countless par saves that kept him right where he needed to be. While he did make bogeys on the 11th and 18th holes, it was not detrimental to his day because everyone dropped a shot at some point.
He tied for eighth at the PGA Championship earlier this year and tied for 41st at the U.S. Open, but now he has the opportunity to do something special. If he wins, it will change his career forever and add to his legacy. […]

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Adam Scott among 5 players to take complete advantage of The Open’s Moving Day

Moving Day at The Open Championship saw how easy and difficult Royal Troon can play.
The players who played in the morning took advantage of the lack of conditions, while the afternoon saw a completely different golf course come to life.
Shane Lowry struggled down the stretch and fell to ninth on the leaderboard after signing for a 6-over 77. He led by three ahead of Saturday’s round. Daniel Brown continues to be in contention. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and the reigning PGA Championship winner Xander Schauffele sit in good positions to win their second major.
However, which players took the most advantage of Moving Day?
Let’s look at the five players who will help make Championship Sunday more interesting because of their impressive rounds on Saturday.
5 Players that took advantage of Moving Day at the Open
Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas made a complete 180-degree change from Friday to Saturday. He went out in 45 in Round 2. However, in Round 3, the former Alabama Crimson Tide player shot a 31 on the front nine.
He got to 6-under on the day before dropping shots at 13 and 15, but he signed for a 4-under 67, a 10-stroke difference in less than 24 hours. That score pushed him 38 spots up the leaderboard, and he now sits four shots off the leader.
Thomas played well enough to be one of 12 people at par or better through three rounds of play.
Sam Burns

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Sam Burns is another player that found some rhythm on Saturday at Royal Troon. He jumped 36 places up the leaderboard after he signed for a 6-under 65 to sit at 3-under overall.
The former LSU Tiger is one stroke off the lead and in contention. He opened the day with a bogey on the first, but from there, he made five birdies in his next eight holes. Burns dropped another shot at 10, but made back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12. His eighth birdie of the day came at the par-5 16th, which put him in a prime position ahead of the final 18.
Adam Scott

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Adam Scott moved a mind-blowing 50 spots up the scoreboard on Saturday after he shot a 5-under 67. He sits at even par ahead of the final round, putting him in the hunt.
Scott finished second last week to Robert MacIntyre at the Genesis Scottish Open. Can he find a way to close the deal this week? The 44-year-old took advantage of his early tee time and made the most of it.
He made six birdies and one bogey on the day at 15. If he can come into the final round with this momentum, Scott could shock the world and win his second major championship.
Thriston Lawrence

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Thriston Lawrence went low Saturday at The Open Championship. He shot a 5-under 65 and moved up the leaderboard by 34 spots.
Lawrence went out in 30 strokes, making six birdies in the first eight holes. He picked up his seventh birdie at the 11th before his lone hiccup came at 13 when he made a bogey on the par-4 13th.
His 65 helped get the South African into the final group alongside Billy Horschel, but will it be enough to win his first major?
Billy Horschel

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Billy Horschel is the 54-hole leader at the Open. He may lead, but the former Florida Gator overcame the conditions and battled hard to avoid too many costly mistakes.
Horschel moved up the leaderboard for the second straight day, but his focus landed him in the driver’s seat.
He signed for a 2-under 69, a superb score for the conditions they played in on Saturday. His phenomenal short game helped him move into the lead and keep it.
Horschel went 8-of-8 from the tricky pot bunkers. He made countless par saves that kept him right where he needed to be. While he did make bogeys on the 11th and 18th holes, it was not detrimental to his day because everyone dropped a shot at some point.
He tied for eighth at the PGA Championship earlier this year and tied for 41st at the U.S. Open, but now he has the opportunity to do something special. If he wins, it will change his career forever and add to his legacy. […]

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Daniel Brown’s Cinderella story continues at The Open, contends with 18 to play

Daniel Brown’s persistence continues to pay off at The Open as the first-time participant remains in contention ahead of championship Sunday.
He was one of the main storylines of Saturday’s round as a short video of Brown went viral for smoking a dart and taking selfies with fans.
His Cinderella story is not over as he sits one shot behind the leader, Billy Horschel. The former Florida Gator signed for a 2-under 69 to sit at 4-under overall.
Brown carded a 2-over 73 for his third round, which included five birdies, five bogeys, and a double-bogey on the 18th.
He did not finish well, but for the most part, Brown managed the pressure well enough to stay in the hunt.
“Proud of how I handled myself, but a bit of a sting on them last two holes through not hitting a bad golf shot,” Brown said.
“Links golf got the better of me on them two holes.”
It may be his first major Championship, but Brown chose not to focus on that. Keeping that pressure off his chest has allowed him to stay comfortable.
“It’s not a normal week, but I feel like mentally I’ve been in a place where I’ve treated it like a normal week on the DP World Tour,” he said.
“I’ve not made it feel any bigger than what it is, and it is a lot bigger. I think I can have a good go tomorrow.”

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Brown voiced his opinion of the course setup like his playing partner Shane Lowry, who led after 54 holes but unraveled down the back nine. Dustin Johnson also explained how difficult that stretch of golf was.
How hard was that back nine? Players used drivers on multiple holes that generally require a mid- or long-iron.
“There were two or three of those par-4s I couldn’t even get to,” Brown explained.
“Hit driver on 17. Course setup probably wasn’t thought about too much this morning when that weather came in. We got the wrong end of the draw, but we were up there to begin with anyway.”
The Open qualifier has not had the best year. Brown missed eight cuts in a row before he finished 61st last week at the Genesis Scottish Open.
Many players would fold under this kind of pressure, but not Brown. He knows his experiences can help him during a week like The Open.
“I suppose a lot of people probably thought I was going to be shaking this morning and nervous, but I’ve been absolutely fine,” Brown said.
“I am quite a calm, relaxed person anyway, but I think I’ve had enough experiences on the DP World Tour and sort of my journey through golf to know how to handle these situations. I’ve failed before, and I think that’s what’s stood me in good stead for being here.”
The 29-year-old will play with World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler for the final 18 holes at The Open Championship. They tee off at 8:55 a.m. ET.
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Daniel Brown’s Cinderella story continues at The Open, contends with 18 to play

Daniel Brown’s persistence continues to pay off at The Open as the first-time participant remains in contention ahead of championship Sunday.
He was one of the main storylines of Saturday’s round as a short video of Brown went viral for smoking a dart and taking selfies with fans.
His Cinderella story is not over as he sits one shot behind the leader, Billy Horschel. The former Florida Gator signed for a 2-under 69 to sit at 4-under overall.
Brown carded a 2-over 73 for his third round, which included five birdies, five bogeys, and a double-bogey on the 18th.
He did not finish well, but for the most part, Brown managed the pressure well enough to stay in the hunt.
“Proud of how I handled myself, but a bit of a sting on them last two holes through not hitting a bad golf shot,” Brown said.
“Links golf got the better of me on them two holes.”
It may be his first major Championship, but Brown chose not to focus on that. Keeping that pressure off his chest has allowed him to stay comfortable.
“It’s not a normal week, but I feel like mentally I’ve been in a place where I’ve treated it like a normal week on the DP World Tour,” he said.
“I’ve not made it feel any bigger than what it is, and it is a lot bigger. I think I can have a good go tomorrow.”

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Brown voiced his opinion of the course setup like his playing partner Shane Lowry, who led after 54 holes but unraveled down the back nine. Dustin Johnson also explained how difficult that stretch of golf was.
How hard was that back nine? Players used drivers on multiple holes that generally require a mid- or long-iron.
“There were two or three of those par-4s I couldn’t even get to,” Brown explained.
“Hit driver on 17. Course setup probably wasn’t thought about too much this morning when that weather came in. We got the wrong end of the draw, but we were up there to begin with anyway.”
The Open qualifier has not had the best year. Brown missed eight cuts in a row before he finished 61st last week at the Genesis Scottish Open.
Many players would fold under this kind of pressure, but not Brown. He knows his experiences can help him during a week like The Open.
“I suppose a lot of people probably thought I was going to be shaking this morning and nervous, but I’ve been absolutely fine,” Brown said.
“I am quite a calm, relaxed person anyway, but I think I’ve had enough experiences on the DP World Tour and sort of my journey through golf to know how to handle these situations. I’ve failed before, and I think that’s what’s stood me in good stead for being here.”
The 29-year-old will play with World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler for the final 18 holes at The Open Championship. They tee off at 8:55 a.m. ET.
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Shane Lowry stumbles out of Open lead, round unravels after ‘The Postage Stamp’

Shane Lowry entered Saturday’s round of the Open Championship with a three-shot lead but walked off the golf course trailing by three. Royal Troon’s conditions finally got the best of him.
He carded a 6-over 77 to drop to 1-under total, plummeting him to solo ninth on the leaderboard. Billy Horschel leads the field by one after he fired off a 2-under 69 to get to a 4-under overall.
Lowry started strong on Saturday, but things began to unravel once he reached the par-3 8th, better known as ‘The Postage Stamp.’
“Honestly, it was brutal,” Lowry said.
“For me, the 8th hole was killer, really. Make par there, and you can still shoot 3 or 4-over and still be leading the tournament. Just pulled my wedge shot there. Look, I don’t know what to say. It was a grind. It wasn’t much fun.”

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The 2019 Open champion made a double bogey on that tiny 130-yard par-3 and did not recover.
Lowry dropped two more shots on the 11th and 12th. He made par on the par-4 13th but dropped two more strokes on 14 and 15. Lowry had 21 feet for par on the 18th, but his ball came up just short, which caused him to drop one more spot.
He explained how he had to use the driver so much on the back nine, which can be tricky on a links golf course.
“You’re standing on the 18th tee wondering if you can actually hit the fairway if you can reach the fairway, and it’s 230 yards to the fairway,” he said. “Bear in mind my driver pitched about 220 yards on the 17th hole. So, yeah, it’s not much fun out there.”
Like Dustin Johnson, many players described the back nine as some of the most challenging golf they have ever played. Lowry seemingly agreed after his round as he vented his frustrations.
“It’s very difficult. But you’d have to question why there wasn’t a couple of tees put forward today, to be honest,” Lowry said.

Shane Lowry after Round Three.

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“I think 15 and 17—like 15 is 500 yards playing into that wind, it’s—yeah, they keep trying to make holes longer, yet the best hole in this course is about 100 yards.”
The Irishman is three shots back, so he still has a shot at winning on Sunday, but he faces a much taller task.
“I have a job tomorrow and a similar chance to win this tournament,” he said.
“Look, there’s no doubt I’m going to go out there tomorrow thinking I can win the tournament, but it’s just hard right now.”
Lowry stated he needed a couple of hours to process and prepare for the final day of play.
He will play alongside Adam Scott at 8:45 a.m. ET in the final round.
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Fans go crazy for Daniel Brown ripping darts, channels inner Charley Hull at The Open

Daniel Brown continues to be the Cinderella story of the 152nd Open Championship. On Saturday, he not only kept himself in contention but stole the hearts of many fans with one simple but relatable act.
Brown channeled his fellow Englishwoman, Charley Hull, and lit a cigarette while walking up the 18th hole. He also stopped by to take a selfie with fans beside the 18th fairway with that same cigarette dangling from his mouth.
Why smoking causes fans to lose their minds is uncertain, but it does.
Brown heads into Sunday one shot off the lead, as he made a double-bogey six on the last hole to drop from five to 3-under for the championship. Despite that, fans around the world will root him on, hoping for him to get the job done.
The video of Brown smoking went viral, and fans absolutely loved it. Let’s look at some of the best reactions to Brown, the 272nd ranked-player in the world, ripping darts and taking pictures with the fans.

X user Owen puts the situation in perspective. Brown is living the good life and enjoying himself during the third round of the Open Championship. Relatability seems to be what the fans want most, and Brown gave it to them.

Daniel Brown smoking a cigarette and taking a selfie with some fans.If that ain’t the good life, I don’t know what is. Love to see The Open leader having some fun on a Saturday.— Owen (@Alakazam_428) July 20, 2024

Another user called Brown a baller for “ripping darts on his walk up 18 while leading the Open.” Unfortunately, the 29-year-old Englishman suffered a bad break off the tee on the 18th, as his drive came to rest on the lip of a pot bunker. Despite that, he is one behind Billy Horschel after 54 holes, and Brown does not seem like an Open rookie but someone who has played in majors plenty of times.

Evidently, cigarettes, taking selfies, and playing in the Open are enough to gain fandom from this X user, and we do not fault him for it. Brown has played extremely well the last three days and could win the whole thing.

After seeing the viral video, Brendon Deeg, another X user, was ready to give Brown the trophy, which is not crazy to think about because he is still on the front page of the leaderboard.
Professional golfers are all so stoic and almost seem robotic most of the time. When one of them does something that ‘normal people’ do, fans seem to get excited.
Brown has 18 holes left in his Open Championship debut, and Sunday will see many more people rooting for him after that short clip of him ripping darts.
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PGA Tour pro Si Woo Kim makes incredible history with unlikely Hole-in-One at The Open

Si Woo Kim made magic on Saturday morning at The Open Championship.
He made an impressive hole-in-one on the 238-yard par-3 17th at Royal Troon. The PGA Tour veteran became the first player to make an ace on 17 in the 10 Opens held at this course.
“My caddie told me you’d better hit hard with a 3-iron,” Kim said after his round on Saturday.
“So I did, and as soon as I made contact, I saw the ball over the fringe. [I thought it] must be maybe inside 20 feet. I [picked my tee] off the ground and [turned my] back, and people were yelling at me. I didn’t realize the ball went in.”

What’s funny is that Kim did not realize it went into the hole until the loud cheer came. Once he discovered it went in, he gave a big fist pump and high-fived his caddie.
“It was amazing. I had plenty of holes-in-one in my life. Maybe over ten times, at tournaments like six to eight times, but I think this is the most memorable hole-in-one.”
It marked his fifth career hole-in-one on the PGA Tour, but he had never made one in a major before.
“It’s a major and The Open, and I was having a hard time on the front nine,” Kim said after his first hole-in-one during a major championship.
Despite his ace, Kim has struggled throughout this tournament. He carded an even par round on Saturday, recording four birdies, six bogeys, and an ace.
The Koren sits at 5-over with 18 left to play.
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Introducing Justin Rose and 5 best, 5 worst dressed golfers in The Open field

The Open Championship has given fans plenty of carnage to look at the past two days. Despite the nasty weather and high scores, plenty of sharp outfits still existed.
With the fourth and final major here, it is only fitting to present the best-dressed golfers at the tournament’s midway point. To make this week extra special, we also included the five worst-dressed.
Remember, golf fashion is subjective. No answer is correct, and it is all about the person’s perspective. Some will like the worst-dressed looks, while others will hate some of the best-dressed options.
There were also many unmemorable outfits at Royal Troon. These were the ones that did not stand out too much, as the players looked like they usually do.
Players should always wear something fun. Even if this is the oldest major and the traditional aspect is encouraged, there are ways to make traditional look stylish.
Let’s get into the five best and worst-dressed players from The Open Championship.
Best-dressed players from the Open Championship:
5. Viktor Hovland

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Viktor Hovland comes in at No. 5 because he missed the cut. But this green-colored hoodie paired well with the black pants, shoes, and hat.
This color choice looks fantastic on his skin tone and is trendy right now.
Rating: 8/10
4. Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy is next because he also missed the cut. Regardless, this burgundy red sweater is one of my favorites from him. He matched the Nike swoosh on his shoe with it, and the grayish-white pants really let the sweater be the moment.
It is traditional but trendy. I have no notes on what could be better; I just wish we could see what he planned to wear on Saturday and Sunday.
Rating: 9.5/10
3. Daniel Brown

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Daniel Brown, the Cinderella story of the 152nd Open Championship, made the list for his Friday outfit. I adore his blue vest. The puffy vest is trendy, and I like that he paired it with a blue and white striped polo. Mixing the two textures, the puffy with a stripe, is appealing to the eye and it is a big reason I liked this choice.
His Ping hat seems to match the blue, and I like the white shoes with it.
Rating: 9.6/10
2. Justin Rose

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Justin Rose is tied for second after an impressive 3-under 68 on Friday.
He is now a Peter Millar athlete, and it looks fantastic on him. I love that he paired the Nike Low shoes with the navy pants and a blue-striped polo. It is another classic look that still gives on-trend vibes because of those shoes. He is so stylish and knows what looks good on him.
Rating: 9.8/10
1. Billy Horschel

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When Billy Horschel is in the field, especially for a major, keeping him off the best-dressed list is hard. The Navy knit polo with the cream pants on Friday was my favorite, but he also looked great on Thursday with his vest and patterned polo.
He wears Ralph Lauren’s RLX, a traditional brand. However, knits are trendy right now, and this one looks fantastic. I’m keeping it short and sweet with him because he looks good, and I would not change a thing.
Rating: 10/10
5 Worst Dressed Golfers at the Open Championship
5. Ludvig Åberg

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It breaks my heart to put Ludvig Åberg on the worst-dressed list, but this Adidas polo is horrendous. They chose a paisley pattern and added stripes to it. The pants also do not fit him well and look wrinkled.
Åberg typically looks fantastic, but Adidas did not do him any favors with this look.
Rating: 5/10
4. Collin Morikawa

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Collin Morikawa wore a pattern from Adidas on Friday. At the same time, it is not nearly as terrible as Åberg’s, but it still was not styled correctly. The khaki pants were not the right choice for this outfit.
These pants clash with the stark white hat. Why not put Morikawa in blush pants? His outfit would be on the best dressed list instead of the worst. A light blush pink would be a great color for the 2-time major winner’s skin tone.
Rating: 4.5/10
3. Robert MacIntyre

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Nike likes to experiment, but the two patterns we saw on Robert MacIntyre in Rounds 1 and 2 were flat-out unappealing. Is it tropical? Are they birds? What pattern is this?
Regardless, it is ugly in the dark and light color wave. Come on, Nike, the confetti shirts and MacIntyre’s shirts do not work and it is time to try something else.
Rating: 3.5/10
2. Angel Hidalgo

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Puma made a big mistake with these pullover hoodies, and poor Angel Hidalgo had to wear one of them. It is July, not December. The Christmas sweater should only come out after Thanksgiving.
Hidalgo’s pants do not go with it either. The colors of the hoodie clash. It is just ugly, and no one should wear this.
Rating: 2/10
1. Dean Burmester

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The worst dressed golfer from the first two days has to be Dean Burmester. The green pants with the camouflage polo that is gray and black and the clashing green logo of his LIV Golf team irks me.
Not to mention, this camouflage looks messy, which I guess is the point, but still. Burmester did not look that bad when he had the gray pullover on, but I was stunned when he took it off—not in a good way, either.
This outfit was not my cup of tea, but I’m sure someone liked this look from Burmester.
Rating: 1/10
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The Open: Round 3 Tee Times, new leader in Shane Lowry

Welcome to Playing Through’s morning ritual — Golf Talk Today.
Each morning, the crew will discuss various elements of the PGA Tour, LPGA, LIV Golf, and more.
It is Moving Day at the Open Championship!
Who will take the most advantage of Round 3 in this fourth and final major championship of 2024?
Brew a pot of coffee, grab some breakfast, and settle in as we prepare you for the Open Championship’s third round.
Notable names who missed the cut at the Open Championship
Before I get into the tee times, check out some of the most notable names who missed the cut at Royal Troon. The cut line for The Open was 6-over. The top 70 and ties made the weekend.
Popular golfers who missed the cut at the Open— Akshay Bhatia: (76-73; +7)— Keegan Bradley: (74-75; +7)— Tyrrell Hatton: (73-77; +8)— Min Woo Lee: (71-80; +9)— Tommy Fleetwood: (76-75; +9)— Ludvig Åberg: (75-76; +9)— Bryson DeChambeau: (76-75; +9)— Tony Finau: (71-81; +10)— Viktor Hovland: (75-77; +10)— Tom Kim: (78-75; +11)— Rory McIlroy: (78-75; +11)— Cameron Smith: (80-74; +12)— Tiger Woods: (79-77; +14)— Sahith Theegala: (78-80; +14)— Wyndham Clark: (78-80; +16)
The Open Championship Round 3 Tee Times (ET):
Everyone tees off the 1st tee
3:55 a.m. – Darren Fichardt, Tommy Morrison (a)
4:05 a.m. – Guido Miglizzoi, Max Homa
4:15 a.m. – Shubhankar Sharma, Sungjae Im
4:25 a.m. – Abraham Ancer, Luis Masaveu (a)
4:35 a.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Darren Clarke
4:45 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Jorge Campillo
4:55 a.m. – Harris English, Robert MacIntyre
5:05 a.m. – Aaron Rai, Matt Wallace
5:20 a.m. – Adam Scott, Daniel Hillier
5:30 a.m. – Younghan Song, Andy Ogletree
5:40 a.m. – Si Woo Kim, Hideki Matsuyama
5:50 a.m. – Davis Thompson, Phil Mickelson
6:00 a.m. – Alex Cejka, Jacob Skov Olesen (a)
6:10 a.m. – Ewen Ferguson, John Catlin
6:20 a.m. – Sean Crocker, Brian Harman
6:30 a.m. – Chris Kirk, Austin Eckroat
6:45 a.m. – Matteo Manassero, Justin Thomas
6:55 a.m. – Calum Scott (a), Joe Dean
7:05 a.m. – Cameron Young, Kurt Kitayama
7:15 a.m. – Byeong Hun An, Brendon Todd
7:25 a.m. – Rasmus Højgaard, Ryan Fox
7:35 a.m. – Richard Mansell, Thriston Lawrence
7:45 a.m. – Thorbjorn Olesen, Laurie Canter
7:55 a.m. – Tom McKibbin, Emiliano Grillo
8:10 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Sam Burns
8:20 a.m. – Padraig Harrington, Eric Cole
8:30 a.m. – Adrian Meronk, MK Kim
8:40 a.m. – Matthieu Pavon, Russell Henley
8:50 a.m. – Nicolai Højgaard, Alex Noren
9:00 a.m. – Jeung-Hun Wang, Tom Hoge
9:10 a.m. – Sepp Straka, Gary Woodland
9:20 a.m. – Marcel Siem, Jon Rahm
9:35 a.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Collin Morikawa
9:45 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson
9:55 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Matthew Jordan
10:05 a.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele
10:15 a.m. – Jason Day, Corey Conners
10:25 a.m. – Scottie Scheffler, Dean Burmester
10:35 a.m. – Billy Horschel, Justin Rose
10:45 a.m. – Daniel Brown, Shane Lowry
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Daniel Brown shocks world at The Open, surprisingly stays in contention

One of The Open Championship qualifiers, Daniel Brown, is in contention after two rounds of play.
He led The Open after Thursday when he signed for a 6-under 65. However, he fell one spot down the leaderboard Friday when he carded a 1-over 73 to sit two behind the leader, Shane Lowry.
Brown is not well known among golf fans, but he has handled these treacherous conditions like a seasoned veteran. With that said, he quickly admitted that Friday played a lot harder than Thursday.
“It was certainly three or four shots harder, I would have said,” Brown said.
“Even the front nine played a lot stronger, and then the back, you would think going back downwind, would make it easier, but it was so firm that it was a proper struggle to try and hold onto some of the greens.”
He could not get much going on the front nine as he made two bogeys, but Brown got one of those strokes back on the par-4 10th. The Englishman got back to even par for the day on the 17th, thanks to his second birdie. But he quickly coughed that up on the 18th, as a tough break led him to make a bogey on the final hole.
This week is Brown’s debut in The Open, and while it is exciting for the 272nd-ranked player in the world to be towards the top of the leaderboard, he is no spring chicken. So much golf remains, so he chose to reign in his excitement.

Daniel Brown on the 9th green during the second round.

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“I played enough golf to know that 18 holes—it obviously puts you in a good situation, but still having 54 holes left, it’s a bit of a mammoth climb when you’re playing in conditions like that,” he said.
“I knew that in the blink of an eye, you could drop a few shots, and then you’re kind of, not out of it, but yeah, it’s a long old week, and you’ve got to stick in and hang around and hopefully you can still get out on Sunday. “
The 29-year-old English pro has made one cut in his past eight events but somehow caught lightning in a bottle through 36 holes this week. He finished 61st last week at the Genesis Scottish Open.
Brown said it was not a poor performance but more so knocking off the rust after having over six weeks off due to a knee injury.
The Englishman has 36 holes left to play and will play alongside Lowry in the final group on Saturday. How do you think the first-timer will handle the pressure and conditions of the weekend at the Open Championship?
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