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Sheffield golfer Willett starts final round three shots back

Sheffield golfer Danny Willett will begin is final round at the Open Championship three shots off the lead at St Andrews.

Danny Willett is three shots back at the start of day three Credit: Press Association

Willett is currently tied for sixth place after leading earlier in the tournament.

He begins the fourth round of his first ever British Open Championship at the home of golf at 1:30pm this afternoon.


Leading the Open a 'childhood dream' for Willett

Golfer Danny Willett says leading the Open at the halfway point is a "childhood dream", but admits he will have to quickly acclimatise at the top of the scorecard.

The 27-year-old from Sheffield is nine under par at his first appearance at St Andrews:

Sheffield's Danny Willet to make Masters debut

It is one of the most anticipated weeks on the golfing calendar and with all eyes on grand slam chasing Rory McIlroy and the returning Tiger Woods it has gone largely unnoticed that a Yorkshireman will make his Masters debut in Augusta.

Sheffield's Danny Willett received his invitation on the back of winning his second European Tour title at the end of last year.

Before he jetted out to the US, Danny spoke to our sports reporter Chris Dawkes:


Wilson defies odds to win first Tour title

Oliver Wilson - a winner at last! Credit: Kenny Smith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mansfield golfer Oliver Wilson has defied the odds to win his first European Tour title.

The 34 year old - previously a runner-up nine times - won the Alfred Dunhill Links event at St Andrews by a single shot.

The former Ryder Cup player, now ranked 792 in the world, has spent the last two years in the golfing wilderness after losing his European Tour card in 2012. But today he posted a final round 70 to finish 17 under par, one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Richie Ramsay.

Not only does Wilson take home a career-changing first prize of £500,000, he also earned a two year exemption on the European Tour, and automatic entry to some of the game's biggest tournaments worldwide.

Westwood wins in Ryder Cup foursomes

Worksop's Lee Westwood has won his foursomes match alongside Jamie Donaldson in the Ryder Cup.

Comeback: Westwood and Donaldson won their foursomes match after losing in this morning's fourball session Credit: Press Association

The pair beat Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar 2&1 to avenge their earlier loss in the fourballs to give Europe a two point advantage over the USA.

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