The Open 2021 news: When do the leaders tee off? Louis Oosthuizen, Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth Sunday tee times
Louis Oosthuizen will start his final round on Sunday at 2:35pm (BST) holding a slim one-shot lead over playing partner Collin Morikawa at 12 under. Jordan Spieth is three strokes off first place on nine under at Sandwich. He begins his final round at 2:25pm with Canadian Corey Conners. US Open champion Jon Rahm is out with Scottie Scheffler at 2:15pm as he bids to close a five-shot gap early on.
Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Collin Morikawa of the United States walk across the 17th green during Day Three of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club on July 17, 2021 in Sandwich, England.
Louis Oosthuizen and Collin Morikawa will continue their absorbing Duel in the Sun at Sandwich on Sunday when they tee off their respective final rounds in the 149th Open Championship at 2:35pm (BST).
Oosthuizen is chasing a repeat of his 2010 Open victory at St Andrews and holds a one-shot lead over Morikawa on 12 under following his one-under round of 69 at sun-kissed Royal St George's on Saturday.
The South African is also bidding to become the first player to complete a wire-to-wire triumph at the Open since Rory McIlroy lifted the Claret Jug at Hoylake in 2014.
“I think all of us are just human to think of lifting the trophy, and that's going to be in your mind,” said Oosthuizen, who has finished runner-up six times in the majors in a mark of his consistency. “But I think you just need to know it and how to handle it.
“Once we get on the golf course, it's all golf. You need to believe that you can lift the trophy, as well, and if you think about it beforehand that you might win this Championship, I think that's great, and you have to believe you can do it.”
Morikawa claimed a glorious 2020 US PGA Championship triumph on his debut in San Francisco and is aiming to repeat the unheralded feat at Royal St George's. The Las Vegas player carded a 68 on Saturday with four birdies coming in the final eight holes.
2017 winner Jordan Spieth will begin his quest for a second Open title when he tees off alongside Corey Conners at 2:25pm. Spieth is three off top place on nine under with the Canadian player a further shot back.
World number two Jon Rahm is bidding to become only the seventh man in the history of golf to lift the US Open and British Open in the same calendar year. He starts out at seven under, one behind his playing partner Scottie Scheffler, at 2:15pm.
Only Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), Ben Hogan (1953), Lee Trevino (1971), Tom Watson (1982) and Tiger Woods (2000) have managed to complete the double in the same season.
The Open Championship: Sunday's 4th round tee times (BST)
08:00 Kevin Kisner (US)
08:10 Richard Mansell (Eng), Poom Saksansin (Tha)
08:20 Sam Burns (US), Rickie Fowler (US)
08:30 Yuxin Lin (Chn), Brendan Steele (US)
08:40 Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Chan Kim (US)
08:50 Richard Bland (Eng), Padraig Harrington (Ire)