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Third-round scorecards
Scorecards from the leaders after the third round of the British Open, played on the 7,361-yard, par-71 Carnoustie Golf Club

Frozen moment: Parry makes a move
Craig Parry began the third round well back in the pack, but the best round of the tournament has him in the final pairing on Sunday.

Harig: Van de Velde shoots for history
Jean Van de Velde knows the fate of the British Open is in his hands, writes ESPN Golf Online's Bob Harig.

Hole of the day: No. 17
The 17th continued to be the pivotal hole at Carnoustie during the third round.

Saturday notebook: France takes notice
Golf is not popular in France, but Jean Van de Velde's run at the British Open is drawing some attention back home.

Tournament slipping away from Woods
For the first time in his professional career, Tiger Woods failed to make a birdie in a major and finds himself seven strokes off the lead.

Harig: Miserable Monty
ESPN Golf Online's Bob Harig says Colin Montgomerie looks anything but comfortable in his homeland.

Frozen moment: Norman's charge derailed
Greg Norman was on his way to the best round of the British Open until a triple-bogey at No. 17 which featured a whiff.

Second-round scorecards
Scorecards from the leaders after the second round of the British Open, played on the 7,361-yard, par-71 Carnoustie Golf Club

Hole of the day: No. 6
A par-5 is usually not one of the most difficult holes on a golf course, but that wasn't the case Friday.

Friday notebook: Parnevik nearly quits
He may be just two shots out of the lead, but Jesper Parnevik's allergies are so bad he nearly quit on Friday.

Woods scrambles to stay in the hunt
Tiger Woods manufactured plenty of shots on Friday to stay within three shots of the lead.

Monty declares his chances gone
After a 5-over 76 on Friday, Colin Montgomerie threw in the towel on his chances.

Players find going rough on first day
Carnoustie's reputation as the most difficult links course in the world was standing true on the first day of the British Open.

First-round scorecards
Scorecards from the leaders after the first round of the British Open, played on the 7,361-yard, par-71 Carnoustie Golf Club

Frozen moment: Garcia sets tone early
Playing in one of the early groups, Sergio Garcia made a triple bogey on the first hole Thursday, setting the stage for a day of disaster.

Harig: O'Meara relinquishes title
Defending champion Mark O'Meara won't be picking up the Claret Jug on Sunday this year after an opening-round 83, writes ESPN Golf Online's Bob Harig.

Hole of the day: No. 17
Playing into the wind, No. 17 was even tougher than usual during the first round.

Thursday notebook: Up close with Woods
One of Tiger Woods' many fans in Scotland got a little too close for comfort during the first round.

Carnoustie beats up Stewart, O'Meara
Carnoustie didn't care about the majors already owned by Mark O'Meara and Payne Stewart on the first day of the British Open.

El Niño blows up; Garcia shoots 89
Sergio Garcia's dreams of British Open glory blew up Thursday with an opening-round 89 at Carnoustie.

Players to watch
ESPN Golf Online's Greg Robertson handicaps the field at Carnoustie with a surprise at the top.

Nobody's game suits Carnoustie
Carnoustie Golf Club is such a difficult challenge that picking a favorite is an impossible task. The winner will be the man who can handle the mental side.

North: A brutal test of golf
The British Open always provides the most difficult environment to play in, says ESPN's Andy North.

Glasson joins Americans on sideline
Bill Glasson became the latest American to pull out of the British Open, citing a recurring elbow injury.

Harig: Watson returns to scene of triumph
Tom Watson is back at the site of his first British Open win, but ESPN Golf Online's Bob Harig says Watson is thinking more about the Senior Tour than repeating at Carnoustie.

British is major unlike any other
The British Open is the one tournament most players around the world covet more than any other. It's filled with players not on the PGA Tour, and it takes a golfer willing to accept the conditions to win.

Open officials come to defense of Carnoustie
Royal & Ancient officials understand Carnoustie is one of the most difficult courses in the world, but they think the British Open will be fair test of golf.

Harig: El Niño blows into Carnoustie
The winds that blow at Carnoustie may not create as much of a stir as another storm as the British Open, says ESPN Golf Online's Bob Harig about Sergio Garcia.

Olazabal intends to play
Despite breaking his hand at the U.S. Open, Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal says he will compete at Carnoustie.

Tuesday notebook: Irish eyes are smiling
Payne Stewart, Tom Watson, David Duval and other Americans are finding a second home in Ireland.

Singh plans to keep driver in the bag
With narrow fairways, pot bunkers and deep rough on almost every hole, PGA Championship winner Vijay Singh says he won't even bother with his driver at Carnoustie.

Pressure building on British stars
Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke don't need to be reminded that Americans have won the last four British Opens.

Roberts: A frightening place
Judging by opinions and history, ESPN's Jimmy Roberts says players are in for one of the most difficult chores of their lives at this year's British Open.

Carnoustie lets guard down for opening practice
The sun was out and the breeze was down for the first day of practice, but few figure that those kinds of conditions will continue.

O'Meara cashes in on major year
Only one man had played in more majors before finally winning one than Mark O'Meara. After victories in The Masters and British Open, O'Meara has cashed in on his late-career fame. His game is paying the price.

Wet and wild
As John Feinstein writes in an excerpt from "The Majors," qualifying for the British Open is no walk in the park.

What to watch for at Carnoustie
Golf Magazine's editors point out eight things to keep an eye on, including a par-3 which requires a driver and Nick Faldo's incredible British Open streak.

Donald leads British Open qualifiers
NCAA individual champion Luke Donald of England led the list of qualifiers for the British Open.

Tough test awaits players at Carnoustie
Out of the rotation for more than two decades, the British Open returns this year to possibly the toughest test of links golf in the world.

Monty up for major challenge
Having knocked one monkey off his back with a win at Loch Lomond, Colin Montgomerie faces a bigger challenge at Carnoustie.

A brutal test of patience
Monster. Evil. Nightmare. Those are just some of the words being used by players to describe Carnoustie.

Welcome back to Carnoustie
A new hotel and an even tougher course await as the British Open returns to Carnoustie for the first time in 24 years. At 7,361 yards, it easily will be the longest, and perhaps the toughest course anywhere.

British Open trivia quiz
Test your knowledge of The Open Championship and its history.

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