British Open Leaderboard: Bad Weather for Round 3 at the Open

Bad weather, as expected, has hit round 3 of the British Open 2011 at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Rain and winds are playing havoc on the game today in England. Lucas Glover of the U.S. and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland lead the field at -4 to start their day. The steady rain has the world’s best golfers a little disappointed with their scores.

British Open Leaderboard

The wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, they can be be glad it isn’t snow. The first golfer to finish the 18 holes today was Australian, Matthew Miller, who posted 10 over today.  It is brutal out there and anyone that posts par is doing awfully good under these conditions. The heavy downpours are supposed to subside by late afternoon.

The players today could be seen wearing raincoats, ski hats and mittens between play.  Yet Darren Clarke, a popular player from Northern Ireland has posted a birdie on his first hole and is now -5 and the sole leader, he seems to like this weather.  Lucas Glover of the U.S. has fallen back with a -3, tied with Thomas Bjorn from Denmark.  Dustin Johnson from the U.S. is minus 2 after 6 holes. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are still out in the rain.

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