Rory Mcilroy on cruise control at British Open

Rory Mcilroy is on cruise control at the British Open, leading the field by 6 shots and appears poised to win his first Claret Jug.  He started the day in the lead at -12, and playing along side Dustin Johnson, he went on to extend that lead, finishing up at -16 atop the leaderboard.  Rickie Fowler, that cool, laid back kid from California, made a strong run but then fell back and finished in second at -10.  Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson both came in at -9, tied for third.  The rest of the top of the leaderboard…Victor Dubuisson (wh0?) at -8, E. Molinari at -7, M. Manassero and current world #1 Adam Scott at -6.  The #1 ranking is up for grabs after the completion of tomorrow’s final round..contenders…how about Bubba Watson, who is nowhere to be seen in this field!  Anyhow, not a good day for Tiger Woods, but not a disaster either.  Tiger finished at +3, shooting a 3rd round of 73 in this his first major of the year after rehabbing from back surgery.  Once again, he birdied his final hole to make things look a bit better.  Let’s face it..Tiger is out of this tournament and Rory, barring some kind of huge debacle, appears poised to win his third major (he has won the US Open and the Masters).  But, there is still one more round to go.  Rickie Fowler made a strong surge at Rory but then faltered.  Other notables..Jordan Spieth is at -3 and Phil Mickelson (last year’s Champion) is at -1.  This is definitely Rory’s Championship to lose.  Guess the whole engagement break up with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is now behind him as he is literally playing lights out…a run away freight train on the Royal Liverpool Golf Club course.

There is one more round to be played, but the guy from Northern Ireland looks like he is primed and ready to hoist the jug and claim his third major.  Stay tuned…as of course, things can go array when one least expects it.  Still, looks like Mcilroy will be the 2014 British Open Champ.

Until tomorrow!


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