Robert Karlsson of Sweden leads the British Masters after 54 holes at Close House Golf Club.
Robert carded a third round -3 under par 67 to top the British Masters leaderboard with a -12 under par total, and will start the final round with a one shot advantage;
“Every time you play well, every time you’re up in contention at tournaments, it’s what we all practice for and what we all play for.”
“It’s fantastic to play here. It’s a great crowd and I’m very, very happy to be in the last group. It’s a long time since I was there.”
“I didn’t hit the ball very good so I put myself in a lot of trouble. But I managed to keep it together very nicely and I’m very proud of the way I scored in the end. So it was good.”
Five players are tied in second place at -11 under par, Ian Poulter, England, -2 under 68 today, Paul Dunne, Ireland, -5 under 65, Richie Ramsay, Scotland, a bogey free -5 under 65, and Tyrrell Hatton, +1 over 71 and Graeme Storm, -3 under 67, both players from England.
Ian stated his intentions;
“I’ve come here this week to do a number of things. One is to get back in the top fifty, and two is to win this golf tournament.”
“I’m now in position going into Sunday I realistically have to feel I’m in with a shout.”
Tyrrell was frustrated;
“I would say it was a very frustrating day. I didn’t actually play too badly. I had so many awkward numbers when you’re right in between clubs.”
Graeme suffered from poor putting;
” A little bit disappointing from, I think it was twelve, where I missed quite a short one and went on to miss another short one and another one.”
Rory McIlroy shot -6 under par 64 today to put himself into contention at -10 under par, holing some putts;
“I felt today I did get the most out of it. I scrambled well when I needed to. Some of these sort of three and four-footers that you leave yourself on these greens are pretty tricky.”
At least I put myself in the position today where if I do hole those putts tomorrow, it might mean something, so that’s nice. sixty four was good.”