On Saturday, Round 3 of the 2010 British Open will commence (3 P.M. Eastern, ABC), but not before Round 2, which was suspended due to wind and subsequently suspended due to darkness on Friday, concludes. Ten groups have yet to complete Round 2, and the round will resume at 6:30 A.M. Eastern.
Among the golfers who have yet to finish their second round is England's own Steven Tiley, who currently stands at 6-under for the tournament -- good for a tie for third place at the moment -- and has eight holes left to play before beginning Round 3.
Entering Saturday, Louis Oosthuizen enjoys a five-stroke lead over the rest of the pack. (If you're wondering how to pronounce his name, look no further.) In sole possession of second is Mark Calcavecchia, whose 5-under Round 2 vaulted him into contention. Tiger Woods, who holds two career Open wins at St. Andrews, stands in a crowded tie for 15th at 4-under. Phil Mickelson, meanwhile, has shot even for the tournament, and while he'll make the cut, he's cast off into a tie for 46th place.
The play-disrupting Friday winds at St. Andrews are not expected to return as powerfully on Saturday. From The Weather Channel's website:
Cloudy with periods of light rain. High 57F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
If things proceed as forecast, we shouldn't see a suspension of play during Round 3.
Due to the suspended Round 2, tee times for Round 3 have not yet been announced. We'll update once they're posted.
Entering Saturday's play, here is how the top of the leaderboard looks:
1. Louis Oosthuizen (-12)
2. Mark Calcavecchia (-7)
T3. Paul Casey (-6)
T3. Lee Westwood
T3. Steven Tiley (through 10 holes in Round 2)
T6. Tom Lehman (-5)
T6. Ricky Barnes
T6. Peter Hanson
T6. Miguel Angel Jimenez
T6. Graeme McDowell
T6. Retief Goosen
T6. Sean O'Hair
T6. Jin Jeong (amateur)
T6. Alejandro Canizares