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Open 2022 LIVE: Ranking and latest scores with McIlroy and Hovland on dazzling starts

Was this Tiger Woods’ last trip to St. Andrews?

Follow all the action from the third round of The Open at St Andrews.

Cameron Smith took a two-stroke lead into the weekend after a spectacular round of 16 yesterday as the course took full advantage of the mild conditions of the Old Course. The Aussie set a new low mid-term scoring record but is hardly out of sight with a number of top names chasing him. First-round leader Cameron Young is the closest challenger, but both Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland are three shots down at -10. Dustin Johnson is one shot further and will be paired with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler this afternoon. Other notable names in the running include Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick.

One man who won’t be in action this weekend is Tiger Woods after the 46-year-old missed the cup yesterday in an emotional round after which he admitted he was unlikely to contest another championship round at The Open. Phil Mickelson also fell short of the cup mark after a scorching back-nine, but there was plenty of success for some of his fellow LIV playerswith Johnson joined near the top of the leaderboard by Talor Gooch, while Sadom Kaewkanjana, Abraham Ancer and Lee Westwood were all in the top 20 at the start of the game.

Follow all the St Andrews action and scores below:

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The Open 2022: Rory McIlroy is about to get closer to Viktor Hovland

Rory McIlroy within six feet of six, a birdie to come and a chance to move within one of Hovland at -13.

Cam Smith (-12) can only make the par at five, a 10-footer slips as he found a home in the bottom of the cup yesterday.

Cameron Young is at -12, two quiet days for the American after storming that spot on Thursday to lead.

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The Open 2022

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Cameron Young of the United States, left, and Cameron Smith of Australia walk along the 1st fairway

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The Open 2022

Cam Smith (-12) with just an eagle putt ahead, after the slow start he is one stroke away from regaining the solo lead.

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Three consecutive birdies, Hovland leads the Open at -13. McIlroy two back on -11.

Smith on -12 and ready to get back to par on the five-fifth.

Everything happens around the Old Course!

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The Open 2022: Rory McIlroy is about to get the first birdie of the third round

McIlroy narrowly misses the eagle, but he’ll soon birdie one out of five and get to -11.

Hovland is also eyeing the eagle, which means the gap will likely still be two for the Northern Irisman.

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Hovland (-12) on five tries to cut the par five in half and it’s a good effort, eagle putt ahead.

Young (-11) makes one out of four tester to stay at 11 under, that’s four pair in a row.

McIlroy (-10) follows his Norwegian partner with an impressive second. The two men look at the eagle.

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Open 2022: Viktor Hovland tied for the lead

Hovland’s short stick is hot, another 30-footer and he’s tied for the lead.

It’s a mega putt, up and over the mound to the right of the hole, then rolling back from right to left. Two pennies to four. -12.

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The Open 2022: Tommy Fleetwood leader of the club house at -9 after the round of 16

HUGE! Fleetwood with a big putt, throws it on 18 for a birdie, 66 and he’s the club leader with -9 and only three behind right now.

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The Open 2022: Cam Smith stabilizes with par in second position

It’s a par for Smith (-12) on the second, he’ll be looking to kick now after that bogey on one.

Hovland (-11) is already inside and tied with DJ (-11) just one behind.

Cantlay (-9) moving too and -2 to five.

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Scheffler moves, a birdie in three after sticking it a few feet away, brilliant.

The American is down to three.

McIlroy’s birdie try on two is just short, he stays at -10, but only two behind.

Dustin Johnson with a great shot on three, a chance to close in on Smith.

Open 2022 LIVE: Ranking and latest scores with McIlroy and Hovland on dazzling starts

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