Local hero Lowry leads

Shane Lowry is on the brink of becoming an Irish legend as he takes a four shot lead into the final round of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush. (Getty Images)

Challenge accepted: Fleetwood out to ruin Lowry’s big day

Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge. ''I know what it's going to be like,'' said Fleetwood, who will start the final round

Column: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Brooks Koepka doesn't need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. Shane Lowry surely understands, too, though his memories are more bittersweet. The pressure of the final round of a major championship can do funny things to a player's mind.

Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

Lee Westwood's relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs on Saturday - up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole on the back. At Muirfield in 2013, he started the final round with a two-stroke lead and shot 4-over 75 to finish four behind Phil Mickelson

Lowry puts demons of Oakmont behind him after best ever day

Shane Lowry believes he is better equipped to defend a four-shot lead at the British Open on Sunday than three years ago when a final round collapse cost him the US Open. Roared on by adoring crowds at Royal Portrush, the Irishman carded a sensational eight-under par 63 on Saturday to move to 16-under

Four key moments from the third round of the British Open

Shane Lowry's stunning eight-under par round of 63 has given the Irishman a four-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open on Sunday. The Irishman picked up three shots on the front nine, but it was coming home he streaked clear of the field with five more birdies. The Irishman

Clanton, Jasmine sizzle to win inaugural LPGA team event

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura combined to fire an 11-under 59 in Saturday's final-round four-ball to win the LPGA's Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan by six strokes. America's Clanton and Thailand's Jasmine opened the day at Midland Country Club with a five-stroke

Koepka hoping for wind to blow Lowry off course at Open

World number one Brooks Koepka said he is hoping for rain and winds to hit Royal Portrush on Sunday to give him a chance of making up a seven-shot deficit and chasing down Irishman Shane Lowry. Koepka, who has not finished outside the top two in his last four majors, battled to a four-under-par 67 in

Clanton, Suwannapura win LPGA Tour team event

Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a five-shot lead into the final round after shooting an alternate-shot 63 on Friday at Midland Country