The Open Championship - St. Andrews (Old Course)

BigMike

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Rory, just letting everyone else hang around. His putting just isn't there today, but at the same time every other aspect of his game has been near perfect. If he continues to strike the ball well, no one is catching him
 

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It was a 60 foot put that missed by an inch or two ... that's not really "leaving it short" in terms of a poor putt
 

BigMike

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It's not poor, but it just feels like he has been a bit conservative out there today. And now he is behind
 

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Huge putt coming up. If he misses he either has to hope Smoth drops a shot unexpectedly or pick up a bogey on one of the hard holes (15-17)
 

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Rory's getting to the point where he needs a bit of magic. Smith is in the zone, and is unlikely to make a mistake here-on out
 

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The "rough" there is real wimpy, or wispy as Nantz is saying. No hazard at all.
Yes, leading to as Rory did on the last drive, and no doubt many others, internationally playing from the rough rather than aiming for the more dangerous fairways
 

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It's really amazing what Smith is doing. Rory shared a four-shot lead after three round and is two under on the day. To find himself trailing is astonishing
 

BigMike

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It’s getting to that point. Either a bogey on 17 or par on 18 from Smith or Rory’s on the outside looking in, again.
Rory has a perfect spot on 16, he needs to get birdie here

And he hits a complete shit shot, but has a putt at it