For his first weekend in a Major for two years, the French number 1 Tarbais suspended himself on Saturday to return another card at – 1 under par.
After two mastered first rounds (71, 69) in Saint-Andrews (Scotland) and for his first weekend in a Major for two years (46th at the 2020 Masters), the Tarbais Victor Perez offered himself a good start on Saturday. of day.
He started with four shots in par before signing birdie on the 5th hole (par 5, 570 yards) to move to – 5 under par for a provisional 28th place at the start of the afternoon.
The only Habs in the race in this 150th edition of the British Open then chained a 2nd birdie in the 9th (by 4, 352 yards) to sign a go in 34 (-2).
A more laborious return for Victor Perez
Not as successful as the Irishman Shane Lowry who scored a second consecutive eagle on the 10, Victor Perez still kept up the pace with a new birdie.
So at – 7 in the provisional top 10, the French number 1 conceded his 1st point by finding the fairway (181 yards) in his approach to 11 (by 3, 174 yds) and remained in the tough with a 2nd bogey in a row (-5).
If in front, the title contenders lined up strings (Viktor Hovland at -14), eagle (Rory MC Ilroy at -15) to stand in a pocket handkerchief, the Bigourdan stabilized by playing in par.
But, victim of a bogey, he ultimately returned a card of 71 to -1 under par (-5 in total) to stay in the top 30 of the penultimate day of the 150th British Open.