With Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson both making a good case on why they deserve one of the four Ryder Cup captain’s picks, Louis Oosthuizen ended up stealing the show on Sunday. Oosthuizen shot a 29 on the front 9 and after letting a few get away on the back 9, he finished the day with a blistering 63. That number is good for a 3-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and six shot lead over Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
I believe Dustin Johnson is already a lock for one of the final Ryder Cup picks, but if he wasn’t, he sure made Davis Love III think about it some more. DJ fired a 65 in his third round which put him in a good position to make a run at the win on Monday. It left him tied for third with Tiger Woods, but still six shots behind Oosthuizen.
Brandt Snedeker did all he could do to make his case for the Ryder Cup, shooting a 65 as well. That left him nine shots back from the leader and with another good round on Monday, it should be good enough to cement his selection Tuesday morning. Rory McIlroy missed some putts and hit some wayward shots, but ended the day with a 4-under 67. McIlroy is still in the mix heading into the final round just three shots off the lead.
Tiger Woods shot a 68 on Sunday, and will need a low number on Monday if he wants to notch his fourth win of the year. The two players ahead of him won’t let off the gas and Tiger has not been known to shoot really low final rounds. He probably can’t do it tomorrow either. He will be playing in the final round with Dustin Johnson just one group ahead of the Oosthuizen and McIlroy.
Well after sitting in front of the TV all day, I have to go finish my brisket I have been smoking all day. Until tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your evening!