Collin Morikawa and Louis Oosthuizen arrive at Royal St George’s for their fourth round Open showdown… with 32,000 fans flocking to sunny Sandwich to witness the final day – and Brooks Koepka shoots VERY low in a bid to take the leaders to chase
- The duo arrived at the track at 12.30pm BST, about two hours before their turn
- American Morikawa starts at 11 under, one shot by South African Oosthuizen
- Oosthuizen has finished second in six majors since winning the Claret Jug in 2010
- And the 38-year-old vowed to ‘play his heart out’ to avoid coming second again
Leading pair Collin Morikawa and Louis Oosthuizen have arrived at Royal St George’s for their final day’s showdown to win the Open.
The duo were pictured on the track in Sandwich just after 12.30pm BST, about two hours before they officially tee off, with 32,000 more fans flocking to Kent in scorching conditions to watch the tournament unfold.
Morikawa, at 11 under, and leader Oosthuizen, at 12 under, will be the last two to start their round at 2:35 PM Dutch time on Sunday, the fourth and final day of competition.
Louis Oosthuizen seemed focused and zoned on the putting green prior to the final lap
Morikawa arrived on the track around 12:30 BST, about two hours before the start time
South African Oosthuizen, aged 38, leads the field with a single strike at 12 under par
American Morikawa (above) is 14 years younger and hopes to catch up on the last day
South African star Oosthuizen, who won the Open in 2010, is on pole position, with American Morikawa just one stroke behind.
The next biggest challengers are Jordan Spieth, Corey Connors and Jon Rahm, Mackenzie Hughes and Dylan Frittelli with nine, eight and seven under par respectively.
However, American Brooks Koepka has managed to get four under on the first nine holes and at the time of writing is competing with seven under par.
Oosthuizen had an excellent first two days and had two shots ahead of the field on Saturday on the third day, before Morikawa and Spieth briefly tied the game.
Brooks Koepka made four unders on the first nine holes and got into the fight quickly
Fans flocked to Royal St George’s court to witness the Open Championship Open final
About 32,000 more supporters have flocked to sunny Sandwich in Kent to watch the action
The temperature will reach 26 degrees Celsius on the fourth and final day of the competition
The 38-year-old then birdied the 17th hole to recapture a narrow lead, while Spieth finished with consecutive bogeys to drop three shots behind him.
And after his round, he questioned the pin positions on certain holes, saying, “The R&A put some pins there that were questionable. It was tough and I’m glad I made it through.’
Oosthuizen has been second in six majors since 2010, adding: “I was a bit all over the place with iron shots. I held the round together at the end. Finishing second isn’t that great, so I’ll do my best and see if I can lift the Claret Jug again.”