The third round of the 2012 British Open gets underway just after 3 a.m. ET with the field now cut in half. The first two days send a full field off the same tee, leading to some of the longest days on the course during the season. But ESPN provides comprehensive coverage beginning in the middle of the night and staying on the air until the final notable groups end in the afternoon in the States.
The weekend play, however, condenses the field which allows the broadcast to come on the air at the more reasonable time of 7 a.m. ET. ESPN will provide coverage until the final group is off the course, which is scheduled approximately for 2:30 p.m. ET.
A livestream of the action from Royal Lytham will once again be available at ESPN3.com. A stream featuring the play from holes 9 through 11 will go online at 5:30 a.m. ET. Another stream will go online at 7 a.m. ET and feature No. 1 and No. 18 while a third stream at ESPN3 will mirror the coverage on the television broadcast beginning at 7 a.m.
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