British Open 2012 leaderboard: Tiger Woods can climb back to top, tee times, tv channel coverage
The British Open resumes with Tiger Woods five shots behind the leader Adam Scott at the Royal Lytham St. Anne – St. Annes, England. It will be a great task for Woods to turn the tide into his favor as he tries to pull off a nerve-wracking come-from-behind victory. Will he able to do it?
Before the start of the Open Championship 2012, Woods was the big favorite because of his previous performances. Third round was not the day for Woods to climb closer to the British Open leaderboard as he only scored even par 70 though some of his competitors couldn’t even break even, his rival Scott increased the lead. Woods couldn’t take the opportunities given to him with many birdie opportunity putts that turned into pars. He is supposed to be better than his British Open score as of the moment yet it didn’t go his way at all.
What will be Woods approach in today’ fourth and final round of the Open Championship 2012? Absolutely, Woods will have to play in the red scores y and he hopes that Scott will struggle badly so that he can capitalize it. Woods will have to take calculated risks on the par 5s and that’s already a big jump for him if he can do it. Tiger Woods did some comebacks in his career before. With the eyes of the world on Woods, it is still possible that he can win this competition by aggressively attacking the course with the mindset of scoring birdies.
Meanwhile, the PGA British Open leader after third round Scott seeks his first major and it is all in his hands to win it. With four shots lead and five shots over Woods, it is all in the hands of Scott to deliver the necessary defensive stand to win it all. It is imperative for Scott to play with such composure along the way to eliminate mistakes. Four shots will be enough for a player like Scott to maintain it all the way to the 18th hole but everything still can happen.
Scott took advantage of the opening tee as he made a dramatic hit from the bunker to save it for par. If not for this maneuver of Scott, his third round might have gone wild. His 30 foot putt on the eight hole changed everything for Scott to solidify himself as the British Open on top of the leaderboard. He again made a par saving putt on the 10th for 18 feet. What a defensive stand by Scott to make him stay on top while his opponents failing to convert those almost the same shots. In the back nine Scott was content just to play defensive as he increases the lead to his nearest rival.
“To make a nice putt like that on the first and make par is obviously very settling,” Scott said. “And then to do the same thing on 3, that’s been a hole that I haven’t parred this week. From there on, I was very settled into the round and started hitting fairways and greens.”
As the winner of last year’s Bridestone Invitational Championship, Scott will have all the chances in the world to capture his first major. It will not be an easy labor in the fourth round that he has all the means to win the British Open 2012. Will Scott win it all. Again this fourth round of the British Open can be exciting because scott sometimes has the tendency to collapse in a short period of time, even in a hole.
Brandt Snedeker will have also to make a move so that he will have a chance to cut the lead into half. Snedeker can work back to his form like in the second round when he scored 6-under par. Graeme McDowell also can devise a game plan to be aggressive in this round. McDowell will ultimately have to be strong enough in his approach.
Some of the golfers like Zach Johnson and Ernie Els know how to win this battle and they are expected also to make the move. Els will have to show forth that he can come back as in the front nine.
PGA The Open British Championship 2012 will continue as Scott aims his first major. The British Open 2012 tv channel coverage is on ESPN at 6:00 PM ET.
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