The Old White course doesn’t seem quite as generous on Sunday as it did during the third round. At least judging from the early results, that is.
By noon on Saturday, J.B. Holmes had already finished off a 60 and Derek Lamely and Matt Kuchar had already posted 63s. No one is threatening those numbers right now.
John Senden is 5 under through 12 holes, and that’s the best round currently on the course. The best scores in the clubhouse are 4-under 66s from Kevin Sutherland, Joe Ogilvie and Brent Delahoussaye. – Helen Ross
There’s a shroud of gray over the Old Course Thursday morning but so far, the wet stuff has been reduced to a wee mist and the wind is calm. Heavier rain is expected – accompanied by thunder – as the day progresses and the gusts may kick up to 25 mph.
Those players with early tee times likely will be the fortunate ones today. Just ask John Daly, who made the turn at 5 under, and Marcel Siem and John Senden, who are two strokes behind through 12 holes.
Friday’s forecast calls for heavy rain in the morning with possible sunny spells in the afternoon when the winds blow from the southwest at 15-20 mph. The weekend forecast offers a little relief with periods of dry weather mixed with light rain.
We knew the sunshine that bathed the Old Course earlier in the week couldn’t last. It is the British Open, after all. – Helen Ross
Here's another indication of how low the field is going this week: John Senden, who won this event in 2006, was tied for seventh at the start of the day. He parred his first three holes -- and promptly fell out of the top 10.