Rory McIlroy Running Away With British Open, Will Enter Final Round With a 6-Shot Lead


Rory McIlroy is -16 and sits well atop The Open Championship leaderboard after 54 holes. Rickie Fowler had the lead down to nada on the back 9, but faltered while McIlroy pulled away, closing with eagles on 16 and 18. McIlroy will be joined in the final group by Fowler (-10) and Sergio Garcia (-9) on Sunday. Dustin Johnson (-9) and 24-year old Victor Dubuisson (-8) are also in the hunt.

While Rory is looking to hold on and win the third trophy of a potential career Grand Slam, Fowler and Garcia and the rest are all still hunting for their first major. With that in mind, @Spencer096 insisted on stopping by to revel in the accuracy of his picks from the preview post. Let’s go to CRM and Spence in that little room with the picture of Tiger Woods where Tom Rinaldi interviews players.

CRM: So why did you call me here?

spencer096: Just wanted you to go through some of my picks to see how I’ve done.

CRM: Seriously?

spencer: Yes.

CRM: Let me guess, I say a name and you yell something like, “Boom!” Is that what this is?

spencer: No.

CRM: Are you lying?

spencer: No, just give me a name and I’ll break down what I thought was going to happen and how it played out.

CRM: You sure?

spencer: Yup.

CRM: OK, let’s start with our leader, Rory McIlroy.

CRM: Dammit. You said you werne’t going to do that. And in meme form? Come on.

spencer: I’m sorry. That’s the only one. I swear.

CRM: …Rickie Fowler.

CRM: Whatever. Dustin Johnson?


CRM: Adam Scott is 10-shots back and tied for 7th. Surely you aren’t proud of tha-

CRM: Martin Kaymer not in contention?

CRM: Tiger Woods.

CRM: Are we done here? Rory’s winning this thing.

spencer: I think we are. Oh, by the way, I believe you owe me a Stufz Burger Press.

CRM: Not going to happen. These posts are not legally binding.

CRM: Enjoy the final round.

spence: SERGIO!!!!

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