It was a quiet day at The 147th Open Championship for Ryan Fox who recorded at even-par 71 to end the third round in a tie for 61st while Tiger Woods blazed around Carnoustie.
Fox, who scraped into the weekend on the cutline of three-over par, was unable to get things going on Saturday. He started with 13 straight pars before breaking through with a birdie on 14.
He gave that shot back on the 17th hole, which has been his biggest hurdle this week with three bogeys in three days.
Although Fox was pleased to make the weekend, today’s round was tough to take for the ninth-ranked player on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings.
“When I finished yesterday I probably didn’t think I had a chance, but today was pretty frustrating to be honest. I played a lot better than even-par and I just couldn’t get the ball in the hole,” said Fox.
“This golf course has kind of had my number over the years and it’s proving that again this week.”
Although he is on the other side of the world, there has been plenty of support for the Aucklander and he hopes they will be able to turn his form around on Sunday.
“The support has been amazing this week with Fox masks around and there’s been lots of Kiwis with lots of All Blacks jerseys around, too. And I’m grateful for the support, so hopefully I can show them something better tomorrow.”
There was plenty of support for one of golf’s greatest players with thousands following Tiger Woods through his third round. They were rewarded as he carded a five-under 66 – his lowest round in a Major championship in seven years.
Woods flew into the lead to be six under for his round before the tough Carnoustie finish brought him back a shot to be five-under par for the day and championship. He is four shots back of leaders Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.