Although the cradle of golf is universal, nobody escapes that the British Open It is the only big one held in Europe and therefore it is the favorite of fans on this side of the Atlantic. That means they are especially supportive of continental players and are looking forward to seeing them succeed after the Americans have won twenty-one of the last thirty majors held.
So the jubilation that could be heard both inside the Old Course and on the crowded beach at St. Andrews when Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland took the lead was justified.
The Northern Irishman and the Norwegian were gaining ground and in the final moments they no longer gave them an option. They signed a spectacular 18th hole with two birdies to place themselves at (-16), four shots ahead of their pursuers heading into the last round.
Unfortunately, the Spaniards will not be able to accompany them in their foreseeable triumphant round. Jon Rahm (-5) played again with the putter; Sergio García (-3) with his own ghosts and Adri Arnaus (+1) with his ignorance of this great.
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