Three rounds are gone at the Open Championship, and at the end of the third round, the same man is in charge: Louis Oosthuizen. The South African veteran, a winner of the Open over a decade ago at St. Andrews, continues to pace the field. He began the day up to two shots on Colin Morikawa, who he was playing with, but he finished the day only one stroke ahead of the American that happens to be making his debut in the tournament.
With just a few holes left in the round, Ooisthuizen found himself tied with Morikawa and nearly tied by Jordan Spieth. However, he held his nerve and battled back, making a tough par on 15 and then birdie on 16 to finish at -1 69. Morikawa shot a -2 68 after falling as many as four behind at one stage. Spieth, who made a great run early in the day, faded late by making consecutive bogeys to close the round. He is going to start Sunday’s final round at Royal St. George’s three shots behind. There are still yet other contenders, but these three appear the most likely at the moment to capture the Claret Jug.