Danny Willett leads Alfred Dunhill Links Championship; Tyrrell Hatton and Shane Lowry in striking distance

Danny Willett leads Alfred Dunhill Links Championship; Tyrrell Hatton and Shane Lowry in striking distance

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is always one of the most fun events on the European Tour schedule. Players and their partners rotate among three of the best golf courses in the world through the first three days of the event. The Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns are some of Scotland’s finest, with all hosting a round before the final day returns to the home of golf.

Danny Willett, leader after 54 holes, played St. Andrews Saturday without making a bogey, carding a 6-under 66. Through three rounds, Willett has only signed for two scores above par, which have been offset by a pair of eagles.

The 2016 Masters champ was feeling himself out on the links Saturday in some pretty miserable weather.

Tyyrell Hatton, who won this event in back-to-back years in 2016-17, enters the final round three shots behind Willett after a 1 under round at St. Andrews today. Luckily for him, the Old Course will be the host for the final round, so a few early birdies could put him right back in the mix. Hatton is playing with his dad, Jeff, this week.

Shane Lowry was an electrical spark for the European Ryder Cup team last week at Whistling Straits, and some of that energy has carried over this week in Scotland. The Irishman sits three shots back, and is tied with Hatton at 11 under. He, too, played the Old Course on Saturday, and paired six birdies with one bogey for a 5-under 67.

When playing golf in Scotland, you have to expect the worst when it comes to the weather. Billy Horschel has fully embraced that this week.

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