2022 British Open Live Updates For The Third Round At St. Andrews

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The leaders have teed off in the third round at the 2022 British Open…here is a live update of the exciting golf action of the final major of the year! (All times ET).

11:16 AM ET–Cameron Smith of Australia continues to be the leader despite a bogey on the first hole…Smith is at -12, Americans Dustin Johnson and Cameron Young are at -11… Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Norway’s Viktor Hovland are at -10 and American Scottie Scheffler is at -9…

11:18 AM ET–Among those in contention are a lot of golfers with major success…Johnson is a Masters champion and U.S. Open champion, McIlroy has two PGA Championships, one U.S. Open and one British Open, and Scheffler won the Masters this year…

11:20 AM ET–Hovland birdies the third to go to -11…three way-tie for second

11:28 AM ET–Tommy Fleetwood finishes the round with a 66 after he birdies 18…moves to -9 and three strokes back of Smith…

11:30 AM ET–Short little par putt missed by Dustin Johnson…drops to -10…maybe if he stayed on the PGA Tour rather than switching to the LIV, he makes that shot?

11:31 AM ET–Been a good day so far for 2019 British Open champion Shane Lowry of Ireland, who had back-to-back eagles on the ninth and 10th holes and is now at -8 and in ninth place

11:34 AM ET–41 foot birdie putt for Hovland moves him into a first place tie with Smith at -12

11:35 AM ET–Great approach shot by FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay of the United States on the sixth hole…

11:37 AM ET–What Lowry accomplished today by making back-to-back eagles, he became the first golfer in 21 years to make back-to-back eagles at the British Open…the last player was Phil Mickelson in 2001 at Royal Lytham…

11:41 AM ET–Hovland is trying to make Norwegian men’s golf history by becoming the first Norwegian to win a men’s major…Only Norwegian to win a major was in women’s golf as Suzann Pettersen won the 2007 LPGA Championship in Maryland and the 2013 Evian Masters…

11:41 AM ET–Cantlay birdies the sixth hole to go to -10…

11:45 AM ET–Scheffler birdied the fifth to go to -10…

11:51 AM ET–Short birdie putt opportunity after a long eagle attempt just goes a little too far for McIlroy on the par five fifth hole…

11:52 AM ET–Long eagle putt opportunity for Hovland comes up short on the fifth hole…

11:53 AM ET–Third birdie in a row for Hovland moves him to -13 and the outright leader, one stroke over Smith…

11:53 AM ET–Seven golfers in contention…1) Hovland -13 2) Smith -12 3) Young -11…4) four-way tie at -10 where you find Johnson, McIlroy, Scheffler and Cantlay…

11:53 AM ET–McIlroy makes a short birdie putt to go to -11…

12:04 PM ET–Young birdies the fifth to move to -12…

12:04 PM ET–Hovland records fourth straight birdie on the sixth hole to move to -14…

12:05 PM ET–McIlroy birdies the sixth to go to -12…second straight birdie for McIlroy

12:19 PM ET–One of the coolest things at St. Andrews is that most of the bunkers have a name…they include Principal’s Nose, Ginger Beer (once sold ginger beer next to the bunker) and Shell…

12:21 PM ET–Hovland (-14) currently has two stroke lead on McIlroy (-12), Young (-12) and Smith (-12)

12:26 PM ET–It is Adam Scott’s 42nd birthday…the 2013 Masters champ is at -6 and in 19th place…

12:31 PM ET–Patrick Cantlay birdies the ninth to go to -11…birdie shot not shown by NBC…

12:33 PM ET–Cameron Young misses par putt on seventh hole and records a bogey…drops down to -11

12:39 PM ET–Cantlay’s birdie shot attempt on the 10th comers up short, and has to settle for par…stays at -11

12:45 PM ET–Johnson has a tap-in birdie on the ninth to go to -11

12:55 PM ET–Hovland misses birdie attempt on the ninth to go to -15…remains at -14 and two strokes up on McIlroy and Smith and three strokes up on Americans Young, Cantlay, and Johnson

12:55 PM ET–McIlroy birdies the ninth to go to -13 and one stroke back of Hovland…

12:57 PM ET–Dustin Johnson birdies the 10th to go to -12 and two strokes back go Hovland and 0ne of McIlroy…Johnson is now tied with Smith for third place…Cantlay and Young tied for fifth at -11…

12:58 PM ET–Scheffler birdies the 10th to go to -11…three back of Hovland…

1:04 PM ET–McIlroy unbelievable eagle from a bunker to go to -15 on the par four 10th hole…moves to -15 and one stroke lead on Hovland…

1:08 PM ET–Hovland birdies the 10th to tie McIlroy for the lead at -15…

1:11 PM ET–Smith birdies the ninth and Scheffler birdies the 11th to go to -13 and -12 respectively…

1:11 PM ET–Young birdies the ninth to move to -12…

1:21 PM ET–Young birdies the 10th to move to -13…tied with Smith and two back of McIlroy and Hovland at -15…

1:22 PM ET–There are six golfers in contention at the moment and this group of six have two golfers each with the same score–McIlroy and Hovland are at -15, Smith and Young are at -13, and Johnson and Scheffler are at -12…

1:30 PM ET–Masters champ Scottie Scheffler bogeys the 12th to drop out of contention for the moment…is now four strokes back at -11…

1:49 PM ET–Johnson drops to -11 after a bogey on the 13th…four back of McIlroy and Hovland…

1:53 PM ET—Really good day for South Korea’s Si Woo Kim…Kim at -5 for his round and moved from -6 to -11…

1:54 PM ET–Young birdies the 12th hole…moves to -14 and one stroke back of Hovland and McIlroy…only other player in contention at the moment is Australia’s Cameron Smith at -13

2:15 PM ET–Unlucky 13th hole for Cameron Smith…he records a double bogey and drops from two shots off the lead to four shots back of Hovland and McIlroy…

2:18 PM ET–McIlroy birdies the 14th hole…takes the lead at -16…one stroke lead on Hovland and three stroke lead on Young…

2:29 PM ET–Young birdies the 14th hole to pull within two of McIlroy and one of Hovland…

2:48 PM ET–Hovland has made six pars in a row…remains one back of McIlroy…

2:57 PM ET–McIlroy in trouble on the 17th hole and Young in trouble on the 16th hole…

3:02 PM ET–Young struggling with his putter on the 16th hole, and records a double bogey…drops from -14 to -12 and four strokes back of McIlroy

3:03 PM ET–McIlroy bogeys the 17th hole and moves down to -15 and in a first place tie with Hovland, who made a long par putt on the 17th hole…

3:06 PM ET–Cameron Smith returns into contention with McIlroy struggles as he is at -12 and three back of McIlroy and Hovland…Smith birdied the 14th hole after a double bogey on the 13th hole…

3:10 PM ET–The best putter among the four golfers in contention is Smith…

3:11 PM ET–Of the four golfers in contention, they are from four different countries–Northern Ireland, Norway, the United States and Australia

3:13 PM ET–Hovland and McIlroy each birdie the 18th hole to finish -16…both posted scores of six-under-par 66

3:23 PM ET–Tough day for Cameron Smith as he shot a round of one over par 73…Smith and Young are four strokes back of Hovland and McIlroy, who are tied at -16 after round three…

Welcome back on Sunday for fourth round coverage of the British Open!