The Open - Day 3 Wrap Up

Kuch matched Spieth's first round with a lovely, bogey-free 65 on his card but then dropped back on Friday, and that was playing in the more benign morning conditions while his Ryder Cup pod mate battled the elements and still managed a 1-under par second round (the first time the Texan has managed to get in red numbers at an Open Championship second round).

The 29-year-old's brilliant effort took him from four over par to four under, although that was still seven shots behind two-time major victor Spieth, who carded a second bogey-free 65 of the week.

It seemed as if the 29-year-old had nerves of steel as he putted up close to the flag from off the back of the green and then sank a two-footer for his indelible spot in the record books.

That gave Spieth a three-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, who did his best to keep pace and shot 66.

It should be noted that South Africa's Branden Grace broke a major tournament record by shooting an otherworldly 62 (-8) on Saturday to improve to -4.

The stunning rescue act prompted two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange to tweet: "Jordan Spieth chips in more than anybody I have ever seen other than Watson and Seve". When Arnold Palmer threw away the 1961 Masters, the three majors he had in the bank let him get his mind right enough to win that year's British Open.

Midway through the third round, Jordan Spieth still has the same two-shot lead he began the day with. The notable exception was the 2016 Masters, where Spieth, striving for a wire-to-wire win, took a five-stroke lead into the back nine and lost by three strokes to the Englishman Danny Willett.

Things are looking up for the young star, who played one of the top rounds of the day once again on Saturday. "I understand how leads can be squandered and how leads can be built on". I wrote about Connelly skipping college to turn pro a few years ago and got eviscerated because I thought it would be tough for him. He heads into the weekend leading by two strokes at six under par. Spieth and Kuchar could not swerve each other. He chipped in for par on No. 10, and made eagle on No. 15 when he lashed a three-wood to the center of the green on a 542-yard par-five hole. I'm going to have to see what's forecast and I'm able to watch some coverage, see where misses are, see what putts do, it's a nice advantage to have, but it's all about greens in regulation.

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
And he was just as politically active online as he was in person. "She had no idea he felt as strong as he did", Wagner said. He was squeezing off five or six shots at a time and, according to the report of the incident, fired about 50 shots in all.

Meanwhile Spieth's playing partner in Saturday's final pairing Matt Kuchar is also on the board at 7/1.

"I didn't think I drove the ball incredibly well yesterday, either", he said. "You just have to go out and hit the best shot for the situation".

The final group will follow Brooks Koepka and surprise Canadian contender Austin Connelly out on Sunday.

He admitted that a second 65 at Royal Birkdale was better than he had expected to shoot today, saying in his press conference: "Our goal was to shot four-under today, two each side".

"I need to pick myself up, play a good round tomorrow and hope for some bad weather and guys to struggle". Some of his peers shy from the discomfort of these conditions - rain on the PGA Tour nearly always means you come off the course - but Spieth seemed nearly to embrace it. "I'm very excited for tomorrow". A mis-read on his first putt had left him with a tricky six-footer but he holed it to maintain his one-shot lead.

"He's got a day tomorrow where not only can he win a major championship, but it can do a lot for him in a lot of different areas".

"And what I saw from this morning it wasn't playing easy".


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