"I told them I tried, and I said "Hopefully you're proud of your pops for trying as hard as I did", he said. 'I had a chance starting that back nine to do something, and I didn't do it.
"I've played with him before in Ryder Cups and in big occasions, so I knew what was coming, and I was ready for it".
Playing from tall, wispy rough, he experienced what many do when finding that type of grass on a links: it grabbed the shaft, his clubface closed, and his approach sailed well left of the green. "He was working the ball around the greens, and that was cool to see". "That was too close to the game of play". He ended up with a deflating double-bogey that knocked him out of the lead. Instead of pitching out and playing for par, he went ultra-aggressive and took a massive hack with a pitching wedge.
With another tough save from off the green at the 16th, he didn't miss another shot. I thought 9 [under] would be the number. "There were a bunch of guys with a chance to win, and I was one of them".
Many had tipped Spieth, who led with Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele after 54 holes, to defend the Claret Jug he won in dramatic style at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago, but he failed to recover from a poor front nine.
Molinari's relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.
Carnoustie's 18th hole has witnessed its fair share of horror shows but Molinari safely negotiated the snaking Barry Burn with his tee shot before planting his second to six feet.
Kisner made a costly double bogey on the second hole and is now four-over thru nine. "Tiger is minus-7, he didn't have a drink last night, I bet". I'm sure she'll probably call me and talk to me about it, because you've got to put things in perspective. She just had a baby and lost the Wimbledon finals.Читайте также: Tiger Woods praises Francesco Molinari for 'beautiful' play
"I've just thoroughly enjoyed being here", Locke said. "I understand the wind is going to blow and it's going to be a dog fight".
Adam Scott and Jason Day will wonder what might have been after Australia's British Open title drought extended to 25 years with another unsuccessful tilt at Carnoustie.
McIlroy remained without a major victory since winning his fourth at the PGA Championship in 2014.
Tiger Wood plays from the third tee at the British Open championships where he tied for sixth place. Great touch. You could see him actually try and hit a couple with cut spin, a couple with draw spin. His birdie putt was right on line, but alas it petered out just short of the hole.
Woods said it was extra special for him as all his two children had witnessed before were his fall from grace both personally - divorcing their mother Elin Nordgren because of serial infidelities - and professionally. "It didn't feel any different to be next to the lead and knowing what I need to do".
"It felt great to be a part of the mix and build my way into the championship. I never got angry", said Spieth, who finished T9.
Bidding to win his 15th major 40 years removed from Jack Nicklaus doing the same thing in 1978 at St. Andrews, Woods had not been in this position in years.
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