Lee Westwood could cap a remarkable weekend for British sport with his first Major victory at The Open Championship at Muirfield.
The Englishman leads the field heading into the final day's play at the Scottish course.
British sports fans will also have Chris Froome's impending Tour de France win and England potentially wrapping up victory in the second Ashes Test to cheer today.
Lee Westwood will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 142nd Open Championship after a rollercoaster third day at Muirfield.
That means Tiger Woods will have to make history to win his 15th major title and deny the Englishman a first at the 62nd attempt after failing to keep pace with his playing partner on a dramatic afternoon.
Westwood carded an eagle and three birdies in a round of 70 that left him atop the leaderboard on three under par, with Woods (72) and fellow American Hunter Mahan (68) the only other players in red figures on one under.
"I know what to expect tomorrow," Westwood said. "I know what to do, I know what it takes.
"It's just a case of believing you are good enough to win. When you analyse it, you don't want to say it, but tomorrow is just another 18 holes. I'm playing well and putting well and there's no reason why I can't carry on.
Lee Westwood has withdrawn from next week's Alstom French Open, due to fatigue.
Westwood, who was tied for 15th at the US Open earlier this month before finishing 74th at last weekend's Travelers Championship, will also be absent at this week's Irish Open.
The world number 12, who was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, is set to return to competitive action at the 142nd Open, which takes place at Muirfield from July 18-21.
Nottinghamshire’s Lee Westwood is up from 29th to ninth in his third round at the US Open in San Francisco.
Westwood, who was born in Worksop, sank a seven-foot putt on the 499-yard par-four fifth and then birdied again at the 268-yard seventh.
The world number three stood three over par and was only four behind overnight leaders Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms, who had yet to tee off.
Worksop-born Lee Westwood said he is feeling confident about the US Open.
The world number three flew to California today and he says he has high hopes of making it three European wins in a row at the US Open.
Ranking as world number three the 39-year-old stormed to a five-stroke victory at the Nordea Masters in Sweden, making it his third win in the event in three different decades.
He will tee off on Thursday and play the first two rounds at the Olympic Club with Luke Donald and Rory Mcllroy, the only two players ahead of him in the rankings.
The golfer Lee Westwood was presented with a scroll and jewel of office at a special ceremony at Retford Town Hall. The 38-year-old from Worksop is the first person to become an Honorary Freeman of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire.
Bassetlaw MP, John Mann has announced on his website that he's tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to celebrate Lee Westwood's Freedom of the District honour.
– JOHN MANN, EDM AS PUBLISHED ON HIS WEBSITE
"Lee Westwood has remained loyal to his home town of Worksop, remained active in local golf and in particular has used his iconic status to encourage young people to take up golf."