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Summary

  1. Leaders: -12 L Oosthuizen, P Dunne (a), J Day
  2. -11 J Spieth; -10: P Harrington
  3. Selected: -9 D Willett, A Scott, Z Johnson, J Rose, S Garcia
  4. -8 E Pepperell; -7: D Johnson, M Warren; -6 P Lawrie
  5. Round three on Sunday after weather delays, final round on Monday

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko, Andy Cryer and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Join our live text from 11:00 BST on Monday

And so, a glut of golfers will chip, putt, battle, scrap and pray on the final day of the third major of the year - The Open.

One man wants to join the golfing immortals and sweep the major board this year while one man wants to win while not even being a professional.

It promises to be special.

Sleep well gents.

Oosthuizem, Spieth, Dunne, Harrington, Day
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Wonder how many "long" lunches there will be tomorrow in Ireland. Paul Dunne out at 2.30 and Paddy H out at 2.10

Anyone for a play-off?

Remember this smile? Stewart Cink in 2009?

This was the last play-off win in an Open Championship.

Stewart Cink
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The way this week has got longer and longer, could we go into overtime? Cink will do very well to be part of it. At seven under he surely has too much to do.

Making his way to history?

What a pairing we have at 14:20 BST - Jordan Spieth and Jason Day.

Spieth success on Monday would turn him for golf superstar into global superstar you would think. The unthinkable Spiethslam would be on.

The 21-year-old Masters and US Open champion carded four birdies without dropping a shot on the back nine today.

A full list of tee times will be available on the

BBC Sport golf index here shortly. The fundamentals are an 07:45 BST start, leaders off at 14:30 BST and therefore an estimated finish of around 19:00 BST. Unless of course, we get a play-off.

Tee times for Monday are published

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And with a bang and a heavy pitch mark, the tee times drop.

The amateur Paul Dunne will partner the man who won the last time the tournament was played here - Louis Oosthuizen - with their the shots in flight at 14:30 BST.

The pair nudged one another along on Sunday. More of the same? or is the winner coming from lower down the field?

The rain is coming...

The sun will shine on St Andrew's for a brief moment on Monday, then cloud, more cloud and some wet stuff arriving right on time for when we expect the leaders to tee off - an estimated 13:30 BST.

BBC weather
BBC

Stay tuned to BBC Sport for accurate tee times shortly but some rain could cause a few issues. Wind picking up in the afternoon too. Those forecast speeds of 10-15mph are stronger than what we had out there today.

Great round by Paul Dunne today. I enjoyed playing with him. All the best for tomorrow.

That's good news Louis. Because you're playing together again tomorrow...

Your key times for Monday...

Some day that one. Some day. You want to see more drama tomorrow?

BBC One will be up and running at 13:45 BST tomorrow, BBC Radio 5 live from 13:00 BST and red button service is fired up at 13:30 BST.

St Andrews
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We await the tee times.

DJ out of tune

D Johnson (-7 after 18)

The stats don't do Dustin Johnson's reputation as a weekend offender any favours. Here are his combined round-by-round scores in the last three Open Championships....

Round 1: -11

Round 2: -9

Round 3: +6

Round 4: +7

Dustin Johnson
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Hazel Irvine

BBC Sport Presenter

"Round three on a Sunday has been well worth the wait. You might be at work tomorrow, but it wouldn't be for me to suggest that...perhaps you might feel a summer cold coming on?"

25 fellas within 5 shots of the lead. It's going to be a manic Monday @TheOpen

Peter Alliss

BBC Sport commentator

St Andrews
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"It's been an amazing day here today, but I think tomorrow could be a very special day indeed."

Bogey

Willett (-9 after 18), Johnson (-7 after 18)

In the cup. In the clubhouse and probably in stinking moods.

Our last group - Danny Willett and Dustin Johnson - make par and bogey on the last respectively and have fallen from top of the leaderboard to well, not even on it.

Leaderboard
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Johnson's four footer for par misses and sums up a day where he was found wanting. Willett was without fireworks while other were carrying rockets.

That's ugly!

Willett (-9 after 17), Johnson (-8 after 17)

Practice swings from Willet as he approaches the green on 18, he needs a three here. From the moment he floats this ball at the green he doesn't like it. His legs buckle in frustration and the way things have been going, a 20 footer with break will not thrill him for birdie.

Danny Willett
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What for Dustin Johnson, a floated wedge, woefully short and back into Paul Lawrie land, shy of the green. Johnson has been off key today, a stark contrast to what we have seen since Thursday.

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Ken Brown

BBC Sport commentator

Here is another of your questions for Ken...

Stephen: Ken, is your rubber duck still alive? Not seen it for a while!

"He is in the commentary box. He sits next to Peter Alliss. He keeps an eye. He is still around. Fingers crossed we don't have to use it anymore. I couldn't believe how wet it was on Friday. So, he is still alive and I think I will sign it and see if I can sell it for charity."

Lawrie (-6 after 18)

Mark James

Former Ryder Cup captain on BBC TV

Paul Lawrie
BBC

"Ultimately a disappointing round for Paul Lawrie. He's just missed one or two missed short-ish putts at the wrong time and its broken his momentum."

Bogey

Lawrie (-6 after 18), Warren (-7 after 18), Johnson (-8 after 17), Willett (-9 after 17)

Paul Lawrie is about as happy as the England cricket team right now. His approach into 18 is dripping in back spin and leaves the putting surface. A good putt up the hill affords him a tap in for par. His hopes up in smoke.

Dustin Johnson's battles continue on 17 as his bunker fun leads to this missed putt for par. That's bogey and back to eight under.

Dustin Johnson
BBC

And this is equally as ugly. Danny Willet misses a shorty for par on the same hole. The front four at the start of the day have capitulated by comparison to the standards we have seen elsewhere.

Dustin Johnson

Currently +1 today

John Inverdale

BBC Radio 5 live presenter

"In the last five majors in the first two rounds Dustin Johnson is 31 under par but in the the next two rounds he is only level par."

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Ken Brown

BBC Sport commentator

Here is another of your questions for Ken...

WillDavidsonGolf: What was the best shot you've seen on the old course?

"That is very easy. It was on the 11th. It was by Seve Ballesteros and in 1977. I was playing with Seve and Jerry Pate. The wind was directly behind at 25mph. There was no way of getting to it. Seve took an 8 iron and teed it three-quarters of an inch in the air and flicked this ball miles up in the air. I thought 'where is this going to land.' It just rolled down the slopes a yard away. Only he could have played that. Certainly only he could have tried it. That is my most memorable one."

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Neil Moss: When Paul Dunne made his 3 wishes, perhaps he should have been more specific than "#1 Be leading up the 18th on Sunday at The Open."

'The ball does what you tell it'

Dunne (-12 after 18)

Paul Dunne
BBC

Irish amateur Paul Dunne, who is joint leader of The Open on 12 under, talking on BBC One: "I wasn't aware about the positions until I got to 10. I didn't know where I was. I tried to play each hole as it was. There is a scoreboard on 10 though and and I saw if I made the putt I would be ahead. It was great it got me excited to make the putt and finish the round off.

"The golf ball just does what you tell it to, it's just there were a lot more cameras and people watching. I felt really comfortable, I had so much support, it felt like I was at home. Hopefully the same tomorrow.

The last few days I haven't had any goals in terms of finishing. I just had a number in my head each day and I will do the same tomorrow. I will put a number in my head and see if I can shoot it."

Paul Dunne
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Still a few players out on the course and here's where we are at.....

Leaderboard
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Double bogey

Lawrie (-6 after 17)

Paul Lawrie is absolutely fuming. The thoughts going through his head now are angry ones. Very angry ones.

Paul Lawrie
BBC

He loses his tether with a fan on the 17th tee box who takes a picture. "Right in my back swing, thanks," says the Scottish player.

Anyway, moving on he putts so badly it catches a greenside slope and runs away from the cup somewhat. To compound the growing misery, he lips this tiddler out. Double trouble. Two over for the day.

It was that camera that did it.

Birdie

Z. Johnson (-9 after 18)

A crowd pleaser from Zach Johnson as he pitches to within a few feet on the 18th, thanks to some major backspin. Should be a birdie for the American and he would go to nine under. Anyone fancy picking a winner?

Adam Scott rolls a birdie putt inches past and ends with a par. The Australian on nine under... as does playing partner Johnson who makes no mistake for birdie.

Adam Scott marks his scorecard
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Johnson (-9 after 16)

The Dustin Johnson backers will cut frustrated figures tonight. His tools are abundant and many thought he would simply dismantle this course as it eased in its difficulty.

The bunker does for him on 17 and a bogey cuts his score to nine under, three back. Still in it though. Can he survive the 17th and bank birdie at the last?

Par

Day (-12 after 18)

If Jason Day is going to be the overnight leader then he is going to have to share that honour. The Aussie lines up his birdie putt with the left edge, but the ball refuses to curl round into the can. Leaving him making the sort of hand signal that club golfers make rather regularly...

Jason Day
BBC

Day, who has had EIGHT top-10 finishes without winning a Major, taps in the par putt to finish with a splendid, bogey-free, 67.

Mark James

Former Ryder Cup captain on BBC TV

"Regarding the prize money if Paul Dunne wins as an amateur. I can tell you that the person who finishes second gets it, and the prize money goes down after that. But he probably wouldn't worry about the prize money if he won The Open! He still gets the claret jug, though."

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Bob Hampson in Portishead: How does the Open prize money get distributed if an amateur wins?

We've had plenty of texts and tweets with this question. Once again Mark James has the answer...

The day St Andrew's gave some up...

A look at the scoring stats underlines just how big a swing there has been in how this famous Old Course is playing.

Paul Dunne, Bowditch and Justin Rose
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In the third round so far, only four holes are averaging more strokes than their par - holes two, four, 16 and 17.

Compare that to the early rounds where seven holes played above par on day one and ten on day two. Where has the bite gone? St Andrews has its gum shield in.

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Frost*ie: Surely you only need an ounce of romance in your soul to appreciate an amateur leading The Open going into the final round!

Can Dunne win?

One of my colleagues has just said "I love a bit of romance in Sport but Dunne is not going to win it"... We may be reminding him of that in 24 hours time.

He can win it can't he?

Day (-12 after 17)

A birdie on the last would see Jason Day - that perennial Major challenger - looking good to start tomorrow as the overnight leader. A decent tee shot just short of the Valley of Sin is followed by an exquisite approach which spins back to within eight feet of a birdie.

Dunne (-12 after 18)

Hazel Irvine

BBC Sport Presenter

Paul Dunne
Paul Dunne

"It's been extraordinary play from Paul Dunne today. The second lowest round by an amateur in the history of The Open, the lowest ever round by an amateur at St Andrews, the first time an amateur has hit three rounds in the 60s - the list goes on. And could this 22-year-old from Ireland even start to think about becoming the first amateur to win this great championships since Bobby Jones at Royal Liverpool in 1930? Please, nobody pinch him."

Dunne (-12 after 18)

Peter Alliss

BBC Sport commentator

"A lovely round by Paul Dunne. Just go to do it all again tomorrow. The occasion can get to you, the television, the pressure, the interest in you and the majesty of the place."

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Paul Dunne is even the talk among the professionals...

How much craic does @dunners11 look like he's having out there???

Birdie

Oosthuizen (-12 after 18)

Louis Oosthuizen
BBC

Plenty of red squares are marked on the scorecard of Louis Oosthuizen - including one on the 18th. Simple finish from a few inches for the South African, who matches his opening 67 with another five-under round. Oosthuizen and his playing partner Dunne are the current clubhouse leaders.

The 2010 Open champion at St Andrews in great shape for Monday's finale.

Dunne (-12 after 18)

Paul Dunne
BBC

Paul Dunne is over his ball on the final green. He hits it firmly but has not got the line at all and leaves himself a horrible tester for par.

The Irishman's caddie said to the BBC's Maureen Madill 'it's just another round of golf' on the way up the 18th... Dunne obviously agrees as he keeps his nerve and saves par. Cap aloft, he applauds the crowd and is in as the joint clubhouse leader. An amateur is in the mix to win The Open.

How will he sleep this evening?

Birdie

Johnson (-10 after 15), Willett (-10 after 15)

It has taken 15 holes but Dustin Johnson registers birdie and in some style indeed. From off the putting surface it is delightful, up a slope and tantalises the galleries as it clings to the cup edge before disappearing.

Birdie

Z Johnson (-9 after 16)

While Dustin Johnson struggles to make light work of the favourable conditions, his namesake Zach has finally climbed aboard the birdie train. The 2007 Masters champion sinks another one at 16 - after grabbing his opening one of the day on 14 - to plod within a few shots of the lead.

Zach Johnson
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