American Tom Weiskopf held off a determined challenge from fallow countryman Johnny Miller, the U.S.?
American Tom Weiskopf held off a determined challenge from fallow countryman Johnny Miller, the U.S. Open Champion, to keep his narrow lead the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Troon, Scotland Friday (July 13).
A par four at the 18th hole, where Miller faltered with a five, gave weiskopf the advantage over his rival, who earlier in the round seemed kely to move well ahead.
Weiskopf now stands at 206 for the 54 holes, tan under par. Miller is cond with a score of 207, and another American, Rort Yancey is third on 0.
N.B. There is an English sound commentary on this story. Alternative commentary is provided overleaf.
SYNOPSIS: Johnny Miller of the United States drives out of the rough at the third round of the British Open Golf championships at Troon, Scotland, on Friday as he strives to catch up with the current leader, fellow American Tom Weiskopf.
Early in the game, Miller seemed to have the third round in the bag. In fact his score of sixty-nine -- three under par -- has yet to be bettered. Weiskopf came in at seventy-one, but his overall total of two-hundred-and six kept him one point ahead of second-man Miller.
Although playing strongly, Weiskopf is still very much threatened by Miller....
Here Miller putts brilliantly for a birdie-four....one of his many birdies this game....to make him eleven under part for the round.
Yet another American, Bert Yancey, got round in 72 to put him third. Bad luck here on the green....but nevertheless a par four.
So Weiskopf ended the day with a slender lead over U.S. Open Champion Miller.