Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood were among the big names finishing their third rounds early yesterday at the British Open, having played themselves out of contention.
World number three Westwood fired a one-over par 71 to stand on four-over 214 through 54 holes at the tricky links layout, the Englishman’s hopes of claiming his first major crown on home soil this weekend shattered. McIlroy was four-over through 15 holes without a sub-par hole on the day.
“Nothing has been that good this week,” said Westwood. “I haven’t holed enough putts. I hit plenty of fairways. You need to have your game in shape to play one of these weekends.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2012.