East Lothian, Scotland – Lee Westwood rolled in a 9-foot birdie effort on No. 5 to get back to even-par for his round and he is two strokes clear of the field after six holes during the final round of the British Open.
Westwood, who parred the first two holes, found fescue off the tee at the third, and more long grass with his second. He chipped to about eight feet, then 2-putted for bogey to dip to 2-under par for the championship.
The Englishman parred the fourth before moving to 5-under par for the week on No. 5. He had three birdies and an eagle on the hole this week. Westwood 2- putted for par on the sixth to remain three clear of the field at minus-3
After that par from Westwood, Henrik Stenson got up and down for birdie from over the ninth green to get back within two at one-under par.
Adam Scott has birdied the seventh and eight to get back to even-par for the championship.
Ian Poulter is one of eight players in the top 13 on the leaderboard looking for his first major championship title. Poulter has the best round on the course going.
Poulter is 4-under par through 16 holes and that has moved him to plus-1 for the championship. He is currently tied for fourth place. He stands alongside Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson.
Three-time champion Tiger Woods has three bogeys in the first seven holes and has fallen to plus-2 for the championship.
Jason Dufner has posted the best round since Thursday as he closed with a 4- under 67. The American finished the championship at plus-8 and he is two behind the clubhouse leaders Harris English, Eduardo de la Riva, Matt Kuchar, Charl Schwartzel and Danny Willett.
English shot 70 and de la Riva carded a 69 as they ended at 6-over 290. Kuchar, Schwartzel and Willett all closed with 71s.