Jon Rahm cards course-record 63 to make major move at The Open

Players climb into contention at soft Royal Liverpool

HOYLAKE, England – Moving Day is more than living up to its billing in the third round of The 151st Open Championship at a soft, windless Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

After two days of play on a windblown, sunbaked course, a rain-soaked and largely calm course greeted competitors Saturday, and they are taking advantage.

FedExCup leader Jon Rahm, seeing his fifth PGA TOUR victory this season, made the biggest move, carding a course record 8-under 63, and his best round in a major championship.

“It was starting on 11 when everything became downwind and it became a lot easier,” said Rahm, who played the last eight holes in 5 under. “The wind conditions is what made the course change a little bit.”

BY CH Fahad Khan Janda