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A man makes a gesture of injecting himself as he he shows his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, prior to the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome, under suspicion of doping because of high salbutamol levels, was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
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A man makes a gesture of injecting himself as he he shows his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, prior to the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome, under suspicion of doping because of high salbutamol levels, was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs with the pack during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
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Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs with the pack during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
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A man, center, expresses his disapproval of Britain's Chris Froome, left, by booing prior to the start of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and followed it up with a nerveless putt on 13. He is keeping on at six under, but one man who relinquishes his share of the lead is Kevin Kisner, who bogeys 12. 5:13PM Another bogey for Tiger Three shots dropped in two holes. 5:12PM Rory has produced A lovely effort from the rough, lasering through the bunkers, on to the top tier of the green. He will have a chance at an eagle. Excellent second from Rory Credit: Sky Rory has made the eagle putt! Rory McIlroy Credit: Sky Great putt - and he joins the leaders on six under. Eagle Rory Credit: Sky Six men are on six under. 5:10PM Schauffele has joined the leaders on six under. 5:07PM Tiger Woods is in bad trouble again He's hacked his second shot into the rough. "DONE IT AGAIN!" he yells in fury. A lot of guys having up and down rounds. The exception is Molinari, 11 pars out of 11. 5:01PM Four men then are tied for the lead. Molinari. Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. All six under par. Here is Kisner with a game long putt that just slides past. Talking of which, Justin Rose has a birdie putt that tortures him by slipping only a fraction wide. 4:59PM Woods in trouble So he tried to attack the pin there from the filth, didn't get it at all right, and left himself a challenging very long putt from the edge of the green with his next shot. It all leaves him this for a bogey... Tiger Woods misses this bogey putt Credit: Sky He has to write down a double bogey. First time he has had to do that this week. Tiger Woods loses the lead. 4:55PM Tiger gift Tiger signs a glove, I think, for the guy who just got hit by his ball Credit: Sky 4:54PM Four players on six-under Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Kisner. Spieth. 4:52PM Tiger on the 11th Strikes it and yells "Oh my God". A yell of fore and it barrels into the crowd. Rebounds out, off somebody or something. Woods on 11 Credit: Sky We will have to see what the upshot of all that was.... Meanwhile, Justin Rose has EAGLED on 14... 4:46PM Spieth steadies the ship with a solid par on 8, gets his driver out on 9 and threads the needle to send that sailing gloriously up the fairway. Rory, though, has given a shot back. 4:38PM Woods on the 10th Woods on the 10th Credit: Sky Gets out of this bunker with a pearler, safely over the Burn, safely onto the green. Two putts from there. What a shot. Tiger's bunker play and putting are keeping him going here, he's made a few approach blunders in the last few holes. This really would be one of the most incredible stories in sport ever...— John Mullin (@jmullinjourno) July 22, 2018 4:36PM Francesco Molinari has moved quietly but firmly into contention. He's even for the day and is six under par. 4:34PM Turning back to Schauffele Schauffele has this for bogey Credit: Sky He has missed it, and TIGER WOODS IS NOW IN THE LEAD, ALONE. 4:32PM Rory now! Lovely second shot from the Northern Irishman on 11, a birdie there, and he moves to five under. 4:22PM Tiger Woods is now the joint leader He's on seven-under, as is Schauffele. But Schauffele might not be there for long: he's into the long grass and faces an uphill battle to make his par here. Eddie Pepperell is the clubhouse leader at five under par after making a very impressive 67 today. Who knows, he might be getting back out there for a play-off later? Woods, via a bunker, manages to make his par on nine and he's gone out in 34: two birdies and no bogeys on his first nine. He couldn't, could he? �� 1999 Champion Golfer @PaulLawriegolf believes only 1 man can win �� #TheOpenpic.twitter.com/YyUXp8ygCn— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 4:21PM Speith having a mare! Speith has eventually hacked his way onto the green and he has this to make a bogey. Spieth's bogey putt Credit: Sky Fails! Double bogey for Jordan Spieth, he falls back to six under. 4:19PM Leaders struggling Schauffele and Speith are both in pickles on six. The former was in a steep bunker and has managed to get out, but could get no spin on his shot, and it's left a hell of a putt for par. Game effort. But not to be. Schauffele's tricky putt for par Credit: Sky Sports Golf Back-to-back bogeys for Schauffele. He's back to seven under. 4:09PM Tiger Woods has whacked his tee shot into the bunker guarding the 8th green. It has left him this... Tiger Woods second shot on the 8th Credit: Sky and the great man has produced a sensational escape shot to within a few feet. Can he putt his way out of trouble? Tiger's third shot on 8th Credit: Sky Sports Yes! That is in. 4:07PM Rory McIlory has just produced a monster of a putt on the ninth to make birdie. The wind has dropped from about 20mph to about 8mph, or so they just said on the telly. 4:05PM Jordan Speith is out of pocket. He's in the rough and he's got a hefty looking wood out. Ooh, this is NOT a percentage play! He's found some ugly looking stuff with this shot too. Well, well. 4:04PM Afternoon pals Tyers here. Are we about to witness something very special from Tiger? 4:02PM I'm off for my sausage butty at halfway And will leave you in the hands of Alan Tyers, our version of the Oldest Member. 3:58PM Jam today! Schauffele manages to pop it out on to the slope at the top and gets it to stick in the springy stuff, about six inches from the edge of the drop. The wind helps keep it up. Spieth has a 25 footer for par and measures it almost perfectly, breaking it from right to left but shouting 'you've got to be kidding me' when it slides an inch past. Schauffele opts to putt uphill and leaves it 3ft short. He rolls it in for a bogey, as does Spieth. -8 Spieth (5), Schauffele (5) -7 Woods (6), Kisner (6) -6 Molinari (6), Chappell (5) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Moore (15) Kuchar (8), Simpson (7) 3:53PM Bravo Bernhard Langer Finishes his 31st Open with a 71 to finish on -1 at the age of 61. I remember him finishing second at Royal St George's in 1981, behind Bill Rogers. Birdie at the sixth for Woods and Spieth and Schauffele are in trouble at five, Spieth pulling his tee shot into the bunker to the left and Schauffele fails to bolt through the door Spieth leaves open for him and also heads into the sand, plugged and up against a steep bank. Credit: Sky Sports 3:46PM Pepperell is hanging around He says the recorder said to him that 'stranger things have happened' and urged him not to bolt for his digs to pack his bags and head south. 3:41PM Spieth and Schauffele make it four pars from four Each remain on -9. You can see the wind rippling the back of their polo shirts as they line up putts from within 6ft and nail them. 3:38PM How they stand -9 Spieth (3), Schauffele (3) -6 Woods (5), Molinari (4), Kisner (4), Chappell (4) -5 Pepperell (F) -4 Kuchar (6), Simpson (5) 3:33PM Noren follows Fleetwood With a double bogey at the fifth. Is it the wind or the figurative wind that's been put up them. 'Figurative wind, blowing down the back roads headin' south.' Eddie Pepperell takes the clubhouse lead with a par at 18 to sit fairly pretty on -5. Schauffele and Spieth have parred the first three, the former more serenely than the defending champion. 3:26PM Woods makes his move? At the fourth with a superbly assured birdie putt, right to left, drained into the heart of the cup. Fleetwood, I'm afraid to say, is coming apart in the wind, falling back to -3 with a double bogey on seven to follow his bogey at the previous hole. He lashed his third shot out of bounds and it has hobbled his challenge, probably terminally. 3:18PM More dropped shots for McIlroy and Kisner Whose par putt at five stays up on the right. That leaves Eddie Pepperell tied with Tommy Fleetwood as the best two GB and Norn Iron players on -5. Pepperell has birdied 14 and 17. Par at 18 will take him home in 67. Kisner makes five at the third and is reversing backwards into the field. Leaderboard Credit: Sky Sports Golf 3:09PM Woods makes his third successive par Shades of Faldo at Muirfield? No Gullane mizzle here, though. 3:07PM Kisner hacks out But only advances a few feet and is tangled up in the rough. He manages to escape with only a double bogey that leaves him at -7. He flayed it out of the rough then almost bumped and ran it in, hitting the pin from 18ft, but when it's not your hole ... Fleetwood reverts to his starting position when he drops back with a bogey at the fifth. Kisner cracks first on 2 but still has plenty of time to recover. So many twists and turns ahead.— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) July 22, 2018 -9 Spieth (1), Schauffele (1) -7 Kisner (2) -6 Molinari (2), Chappell (1) -5 Van Rooyen (8), Fleetwood (5),​ Noren (3), Woods (2) 2:58PM Kisner has a nightmare at two From the tee he finds the deep bunker to the right of the fairway, up against a steep ridge. He can't get it out at the first attempt and plugs it. Spieth and Schauffele make four apiece at the first, Spieth by virtue of a great second shot. 2:55PM Woods rattles in his putt For par at the second. McIlroy squanders another birdie chance at four: -9 Kisner (1), Spieth, Schauffele 6 Fleetwood (4), Molinari (1), Chappell (1) -5 van Rooyen (7), Noren (2), Simpson (2), Woods (2) 2:53PM Pars for dough Kisner splashes out and gives himself a wriggly five-footer for par. Up on the second Woods is on the fringe to the right of the pin with 20ft for birdie. He misreads it, hammering it to the left of the cup and looking fed up when it does not break in. Chappell drops a shot at the first, Kisner saves par. 'Pars are your friend today,' says Darren Clarke. "Well, the ol' TaylorMade five-iron was rattling a bit at the turn, but we made a couple adjustments and the Titleist 3 brought us home in one piece."— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) July 22, 2018 2:45PM Out come the penultimate group. Kevin Chappell makes a nervy start, hooking his drive into the crowd on the left. The other Kevin, Kisner, is much straighter but leaves himself maybe 180 yards to the pin. Up on the third green Fleetwood has left himself a lot to do to make par, a wobbly six-footer, but he drains it to remain at -6 and punches the air. Kisner’s second is arced straight into the bunker in front of the green while Chappell lays up out of the rough and fires his third to give himself a 35ft putt for par. 2:39PM Woods starts with a par Molinari has a monster birdie chance at the first, maybe 40ft up hill and he gives it every chance but leaves it up on the right. Woods' opportunity is longer than I first thought, up the hill and maybe 12ft. He, too, leaves it up on the right, by about 18 inches. Woods starts with a par on the first Credit: Jane Barlow/PA Woods and Molinari roll their par putts in. 2:32PM McIlroy drops a shot Up on nine, Olesen's luck runs out and he double bogeys after his tee shot kicks right. McIlroy's second shot to the second hole leaves him marooned on a bank above the green. He bumps it down but leaves himself too much to do and he drops a shot to fall five strokes behind the lead. Woods, king of the wind, smears his second low and flat superbly at the first to give himself a great birdie chance. 2:27PM Here comes Tiger Woods Fleetwood makes par at the second, curling in a seven-footer. Back on the first tee Tiger Woods has the honour in his pairing with Francesco Molinari. The ovation for Woods is as loud if not louder than even the ones for Fleetwood and McIlroy. He's in red, natch, with a David Brent goatee and creams his drive flat and hard. He likes it. Molinari matches him, the cries of the seagulls, greeting his fine drive with chirps of approval. 2:20PM Thorbjorn Olesen Has made three successive par-savers at six, seven and eight with bunker shots. Kuchar and McIlroy both went a little astray with their second shots and then Kuchar chipped to 20ft and two-putted to drop a shot. Rory McIlroy went for a bump and run from the right first cut to leave himself a six-footer for par, which he sinks without drama. McIlroy drives off the first tee Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs Psychedelic Furs are digging that shirt: Caroline laughs, and it's raining all day Loves to be one of the girls 2:09PM Fleetwood starts with a birdie He absolutely drains his 15ft birdie putt at first. I thought he'd put too much on it, never giving it an opportunity to fall short, and swept it in. Johnson three-putted for a bogey five, his par putt from 5ft lipping out. He made three and a double bogey yesterday ... still in a pickle over his choice of clubs for the second shot? 2:07PM McIlroy and Kuchar up next Fleetwood goes first with his second shot into a headwind of about 17mph. Ian Finnis, his Scouse caddie, tells him it's one of those feel shots that he needs to keep low, about 144 yards to the pin, and he does just that, punching it to about 15ft short. Johnson, in a dilemma over whether to use his eight- or nine-iron, goes for the eight and pitches it to the right of the green. Tommy Fleetwood hits the first tee Credit: Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images McIlroy takes out his driver, waits for an appreciative crowd to quieten, and smears his tee shot miles, starts down the right with some draw. Kuchar, second last year, also finds an advantageous position bang in the middle of the fairway. 1:59PM Here come the men on -5 Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson arrive at the first tee. Johnson has the honour and smites a fine drive right into the heart of the scorched fairway. Fleetwood receives a rapturous reception and also attacks with his driver, thundering a perfect drive, also down the middle, juts to the left, 20 yards or so short of Johnson's. Up on the first green, Justin Rose had a 25ft birdie putt, undulating from right to left, and brushed it up close enough to excite the gallery and guarantee par. 1:52PM Jason Day The US PGA champion at Whistling Straits has birdied the second, fifth and 13, 14 and 15 to charge up to -3 after 16 holes. Shame about the bogey at the second ... 1:49PM The clubhouse leader Is none other than the 2016 champion, Henrik Stenson, who, dodgy elbow and all, made 69 this morning to tuck into his giant Yorkshire pudding in the clubhouse at +1. No point him hanging around much, though. While the wind will hinder the later players, there's no chance of the kin of deluge that would put him in contention. Credit: Francois Nel/Getty Images As he says: "I would definitely say it's a four or five-under par out there, if you're playing well today." 1:30PM Oxon's finest Eddie Pepperell has had an intriguing morning - he began the day on -1 after yesterday's 71, birdied 3, 5 and 6 to move up to -4 but has dropped a shot at 7, which he also bogeyed on Friday. He's 11th on the Ryder Cup rankings, Olesen, seventh. With Thomas Bjorn, Olesen's compatriot, now having four wildcard picks for Le Golf National, there is plenty to play for today. 1:11PM Late for moving day? Thorbjorn Olesen, the Dane who won the Italian Open last month and the Dunhill Links Championship in 2015, has made a storming start to Sunday, with birdies at the the first two holes and par at the third to move to five-under for the tournament. Three successive rounds of 70, yesterday's a WS Gilbert topsy-turvy masterpiece of an eagle, three birdies and four bogeys, was classic Carnoustie on the least characteristic Carnoustie day for years. Thorbjorn Olesen stretches at the first tee Credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images 1:03PM The wind is up at Carnoustie You can see Tiger Woods on the driving range and his red shirt is flapping just above the hips as the 15mph gusts roil around him. The rough, too, is bending in the breeze: 'Straw in the wind, straw in the wind, straw in the wind ...' As fans of Hancock's Half Hour will doubtlessly recall. 12:59PM Who do you think you are? Xander Schauffele, who won the Greenbrier Classic and Tour Championship last year on his way tio becming Rookie of the Year, shares a three-way tie for the lead. This is his second year as a professional and you may remember him for his -6 first round at the US Open in 2017 or, if you're French, German or Austrian, because two of his great grandfathers were prominent footballers with Sochaux, Rapid Vienna and VfB Stuttgart and the latter, Molly Schauffele, a world-class athlete and later sports administrator. Xander Schauffele made six birdies and two bogeys in Saturday's 67 Credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images "I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12," Schauffele said last night when asked whether he contemplated following their lead and where his allegiance lay at the World Cup. "I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit. That's an easy answer." "The US obviously didn't qualify, which is the big part of me," he said. "And then Germany is a quarter, and they got kicked. Conveniently, I jumped with France, since that's the other quarter of me." 12:45PM Good afternoon And welcome to live coverage of the fourth day of the 2018 Open. Padraig Harrington, the last winner at Carnoustie in 2007, was also the last man to win back-to-back Opens the following year. Jordan Spieth, who became 'Champion Golfer of the Year' at Birkdale in 2017, has the opportunity to emulate Pudge here. It's strange how indifferent most of the golf playing people of my acquaintance are to Spieth. They concede that he's a great putter but persist in using the term 'boring'. I don't see it. I think he's a magnificent, modern all-round player. Last year at the 13th, afteer that 19-minute delay while he worked out what to do, we witnessed one of the greatest saves in history, genuine seat-of-the-pants shot-making. The kid has phenomenal talent and serenity and he provides an engaging commentary of his own shots when the microphones get close enough to eavesdrop. The start times for the leading groups are as follows: 13.55 Zach Johnson (USA) -5, Tommy Fleetwood -5 14.05 Rory McIlroy -5, Matt Kuchar (USA) -5 14.15 Alex Noren (Swe) -5, Webb Simpson (USA) -5 14.25 Tiger Woods (USA) -5, Francesco Molinari (Ita) -6 14.35 Kevin Chappell (USA) -7, Kevin Kisner (USA) -9 14.45 Xander Schauffele (USA) -9, Jordan Spieth (USA) -9 12:16PM The finale Afternoon all and welcome to coverage of the final round at Carnoustie where Jordan Spieth is one of three tied for the Open lead. The American will begin his quest to defend the Claret Jug at 2.45pm alongside compatriot Xander Schauffele. Kevin Chappell completes the trio of Americans at the top of the leaderboard and will get his final round under way alongside Kevin Kisner at 2.35pm. Tiger Woods, who is four shots off the leaders, will tee-off at 2.25pm alongside Italian Francesco Molinari. Carnoustie has been set up to provide a tough test for the final round of the 147th Open. Despite the wind being forecast to gust up to 25mph, the course was set to play to 7,447 yards, the longest all week and 45 yards longer than the supposed full yardage of 7,402. Eleven of the pin positions were also located within five yards of the edge of the greens, including on the daunting 18th where the champion golfer of the year will be decided - either in regulation or via a play-off.
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The Open 2018 leaderboard: Latest scores from Carnoustie Tee times for final round and player schedule Tiger Woods rolls back the years at Carnoustie Justin Rose shoots 679 is clubhouse leader on -6 Francesco Molinari is as steady as a rock in lead 6:07PM Molinari gets up and down at 16 From a shonky drive. He hasn't dropped a shot since Friday at 17. That's 36 holes without a bogey. -7 Molinari (16), Schauffele (14) -6 Rose (F), McIlroy (F), Chappell (15), Kisner (15), Spieth (14) -5 Pepperell (F), Woods (16) 6:04PM Spieth's birdie attempt at 14 Also lips out. That was for a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy's second to 18 is greeted by 'Getinthehole' but he leaves it about 25ft short and he pushes his birdie effort close but not enough for a cigar ... unless it's a Hamlet, of course. Air on t G String and all that. 5:58PM Jordan Spieth is on 14 Has the eagle putt, cannot quite make that but birdie looks odds on for Jordan. Talking of eagle putts on 14, Schauffele has just left his on the LIP. Ooh my goodness. Taps in for birdie and Schauffele is now the co leader lippy Credit: Sky I am going to hand you over to Rob Bagchi for the denouement. 5:57PM Rory has monstered his drive on 18 That's some shot from the tee. 5:54PM Justin Rose "I am not going to be pessimistic but I would be surprised if I am back on the course." 5:51PM Kisner with a birdie at 14, has rejoined that group at six under. But, as it stands, Francesco Molinari stands alone on -7. 5:44PM Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader He did indeed birdie the last, he's carded a 69 and that gives him a tournament total of 278, six under par, and Eddie Pepperell can go get himself a beer. Well played Justin. Not a bad effort for a guy who needed a 20 foot put on the 18th to make the cut! .@JustinRose99 at the 18th this week...#TheOpen R1: 3️⃣ R2: 3️⃣ R3: 3️⃣ R4: 3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UtX8M2oWUJ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 22, 2018 5:41PM Scratch that. We have a sole leader for the first time in a while. Francesco Molinari has broken his run of pars with... a birdie. He moves to seven-under. 5:39PM Five men on six under: our co-leaders Rory McIlroy. Francesco Molinari. Kevin Chappell. Xander Schauffele. Jordan Spieth. 5:35PM Justin Rose is on the last Good solid drive. Better than good, in fact. Perfect. If he can birdie this, he will be our clubhouse leader... 5:33PM Tiger on 14th He's put the tee shot into the crowd. Tiger second on the 14 Credit: Sky He manages to find the green with his second but the putt is an absolute double monster. 56 yards, it turns out. Tiger's third on 14 Credit: Sky In fact, he's so far away that he is going to chip... but he's muffed it up. Yards and yards short. I think that might possibly be the end of Tiger's challenge unless he can produce an excellent birdie put from here. Tiger's key putt Credit: Sky He has done it! Well done Tiger. Five under. 5:27PM This could hardly be closer There are five men tied for the lead with -6. Another three on -5, including clubhouse leader Eddie Pepperell. Woods among those on four under. 5:25PM Tiger Woods two shots behind But he has the par five to come now. Can he emulate Rory's eagle on 14? 5:23PM Francesco Molinari has produced a nerveless putt on 12, and fol