Scott Takes A 4 Shot Lead Into Final Round

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Adam ScottAdam Scott has never been closer to a Major Championship and he will be looking to become the first Australian to win The Open since the legendary Greg Norman won it in 1993. Norman has been in regular contact with Scott and he will be hoping this support can get him through what is sure to be a nervy day (Adam Scott 8/13 to win The Open). Scott has been playing some sublime stuff all week and his long putter really has been firing on the greens, as he has made a total of 16 birdies in his 54 holes so far. Three successive sub-70 rounds have set him up brilliantly for the final round and he could not ask to be in a better position going into Sunday four shots in the lead. Winds are expected to gust on the final day and that could bring many other players into contention, however if Scott can manage his way past them then not many will be able to stop him.

Graeme Mcdowell knows what it’s like to win a Major and that could hold him in good stead if Scott begins to falter on Sunday afternoon (Graeme Mcdowell 4/1 to win The Open). He is notorious for playing well in difficult conditions and if the winds pick up the man nicknamed ‘G-Mac’ could well come right into the mix and make this a Sunday to remember. Alongside him on seven-under par is American Brandt Snedeker. After not carding a bogey in his first 41 holes in this event, Snedeker made 5 in 7 holes on a horrid stretch from holes five to eleven. A round of 73 yesterday was not what he had in mind, however the half-way leader is still in this and he will be hoping he can produce the form that saw him start the tournament with opening 66 and 64’s (Brandt Snedeker 14/1 to win The Open).

One shot behind this pairing is the man himself, one of the greatest of all-time, Tiger Woods. The 14-time Major winner is starting to come close to the form that saw him dominate the game in the early 2000s, and he would like nothing more than to lift up that Open Championship on Sunday afternoon (Tiger Woods 11/2 to win The Open). He will be starting five shots off the pace, however when Tiger gets on a birdie run the rest of the course will know about it and Scott has never been under the pressure of being chased down by Tiger during the last round of a Major championship.

In and around the top still in with an outside chance are the likes of Zach Johnson and Ernie Els, both on five-under par. They will probably need Scott to come back into the pack, however Johnson is definitely capable of going low with rounds of 65 and 66 already this week, whilst Els is one of the best grinders out there and has the experience to challenge (Ernie Els 20/1 to win The Open).

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