This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 22 October, 2019
Advertisement

Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention

On a day of low scoring at Carnoustie, Tiger Woods set the clubhouse lead in a bid to win his first major in a decade.

Image: David Davies

Updated Jul 21st 2018, 8:25 PM

AMERICAN TRIO JORDAN Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner are tied for the lead after a thrilling third round at the British Open on Saturday.

Reigning champion Spieth boosted his chances of retaining the Claret Jug with a six-under-par 65 to move to nine-under overall at Carnoustie.

But Schauffele, who at 24 is the same age as Spieth, joined his compatriot at the top of the leaderboard thanks to a 67 that featured six birdies.

Meanwhile, Kisner, who had shared the lead at the halfway stage along with Zach Johnson, remains right in contention after a bogey-free round of 68.

The leaders are two shots clear of another American, Kevin Chappell, who is seven under after a 67 playing with Spieth.

Behind him, Francesco Molinari of Italy is six under, while Tiger Woods is five under after a 66 as he searches for his first major title in a decade.

The Open Championship 2018 - Day Three - Carnoustie Golf Links Source: Richard Sellers

An inspired Woods set the clubhouse benchmark early on Saturday.

The 42-year-old, who started the day at level par, rolled back the years with a sparkling 66 – his lowest score at a major in seven years – to move to five-under-par.

On a day where glorious conditions were making for favourable scoring, the 14-time major champion reached the turn in 33 and birdies at 10, 11 and 14 briefly had him six-under.

A bogey at 16 derailed his momentum slightly and luck was on his side when a wayward tee shot at the last just stayed out of the Barry Burn.

Rory McIlroy is also five under after third-round 70, as is England’s Tommy Fleetwood and America’s Zach Johnson.

© Agence France-Presse

Check out the live leaderboard here>

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

AFP

Read next:

COMMENTS (12)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel