Live blog: Three 54-hole co-leaders at British Open

Matthew Lewis/R&A via Getty Images

Live blog: Three 54-hole co-leaders at British Open

Professional

Live blog: Three 54-hole co-leaders at British Open

The Open Championship continues Saturday at Carnoustie.

We’ll be tracking all of the action as players make their statements on Moving Day. Follow all Round 3 progress below:

Tiger Tracker: A live shot-by-shot look at Tiger’s third round

• • •

UPDATE No. 22 (3:17 p.m. ET): Here’s a recap of that wild Saturday.

UPDATE No. 21 (3 p.m. ET): Zander Lombard closes out his round in style, as he eagles the 18th to fire a 71. He’s 4 under through 54 holes.

UPDATE No. 20 (2:47 p.m. ET): Kisner pars the 18th to get in at 9 under.

That means we have three 54-hole co-leaders at 9 under. Zach Johnson plays his final eight holes in 3 over to fire a 72 and drop from the co-lead to a tie for sixth at 5 under.

Here’s the full top 10 leaderboard entering Sunday:

UPDATE No. 19 (2:25 p.m. ET): What a finish, Xander Schauffele!

He rolls in a 30-footer at the 18th to fire a 67 and tie Spieth at 9 under. It looks likely he’ll be a co-leader after 54 holes following a birdie-birdie-par-bogey-birdie finish.

McIlroy, meanwhile, stumbles in with bogey to shoot 70 and find himself 5 under. He’s not out of this by any means, but this was a disappointing Saturday for him.

UPDATE No. 18 (2:15 p.m. ET): Matt Kuchar went out in 38 but comes home in 32 for a hard-fought 70. That gets him in at 5 under. He’s four back entering the final round.

Phil Mickelson, by the way, shot 70 on Saturday and is eight back at 1 under.

UPDATE No. 17 (1:57 p.m. ET): Kevin Kisner makes a simple two-putt birdie at the 14th for birdie and he tied the lead at 9 under.

It’s a three-way tie at the moment. Here’s the current top 10 leaderboard:

UPDATE No. 16 (1:50 p.m. ET): Spieth pars the 18th and that’s a 6-under 65 on Saturday.

What a round! It began with an eagle at the first and he did not make a bogey all day. His birdies came at Nos. 4, 11, 14 and 16. The defending champion could very well be your 54-hole leader.

UPDATE No. 15 (1:45 p.m. ET): A few updates: Xander Schauffele birdies the 15th after stuffing his approach to 5 feet and reaches to 9 under to share the lead with Spieth.

Rory McIlroy, Spieth’s playing competitor, also birdies the 15th and is now within two at 7 under.

Rickie Fowler bogeys the 18th and that finishes off a 2-over 73 that sees him plummet from contention. After beginning the day three behind, Fowler is eight back at 1 under. He had an eagle and two birdies, but a triple bogey at the par-5 sixth killed his day. As did three more bgoeys.

UPDATE No. 14 (1:28 p.m. ET): This is now Jordan Spieth’s tournament.

He hits it to 15 feet at the par-3 16th and drains the putt for birdie. That gives him the outright lead at 9 under. Spieth is now 6 under on the round. What a title defense he is putting up.

Kevin Kisner is second (8 under through 11), while Xander Schauffele (through 13) and Zach Johnson (through 11) are T-3 at 7 under.

UPDATE No. 13 (1:10 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth makes a simple two-putt birdie at the 14th and he’s tied for the lead at 8 under.

UPDATE No. 12 (1:02 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth makes a simple two-putt birdie at the 14th and he’s tied for the lead at 8 under.

He’s 5 under for the round, by the way. Of course, he now comes to an incredibly difficult four-hole stretch. But the defending champ is not content to let this go.

UPDATE No. 11 (12:32 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth knocks a pitch tight at the 11th and birdies to move to 7 under. He’s one back.

Tiger Woods finished out a fine 5-under 66 with a great par, and he has a nice shot in this tournament. Francesco Molinari topped him, though, with a 65 to move to 6 under. The Italian actually had a 5-footer for birdie at the last that he missed.

UPDATE No. 10 (12:28 p.m. ET): Zach Johnson struggled early, but he buried a 90-foot eagle putt at the sixth and then a 30-footer for birdie at the seventh. That moves him to 8 under and into a share of the lead with Kevin Kisner.

UPDATE No. 9 (11:35 a.m. ET): Kevin Kisner stuffs his approach at the third, and he takes back the solo lead at 7 under with that birdie.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, has six birdies in his first 14 holes and tied the lead at 6 under when he birdied the 14th. He’s now one back.

UPDATE No. 8 (11:20 a.m. ET): Rickie Fowler may’ve just killed his chances at the Open.

He goes OB off the tee at No. 6 and ends up making a sloppy triple. An absolute killer on this day where red numbers are flying. He plummets to 2 under.

Rory McIlroy has begun par-par-par to stay at 4 under.

UPDATE No. 7 (10:55 a.m. ET): Jordan Spieth stuffs his approach at the fourth and taps in for birdie.

That ties him for the lead at 6 under! We’ve now got four on top with Spieth, Kevin Chappell (birdie-birdie-birdie-par start), Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner.

We’re in for a heck of a Saturday.

UPDATE No. 6 (10:50 a.m. ET): Rickie Fowler birdies Nos. 2 and 4 and now he’s one back at 5 under!

Let’s clarify this: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are all one back in the middle of the third round. Wow.

Rory McIlroy just teed off and will have a 10-footer for birdie to join this group at 5 under.

UPDATE No. 5 (10:20 a.m. ET): Oh is there a lot happening!

Jordan Spieth drives the first green and drains a 10-footer to make an opening EAGLE! He’s now within one at 5 under. Rickie Fowler birdies the second to move to 4 under.

Oh, and Tiger has birdied Nos. 9 and 10, and he’s now 4 under. That’s right, Tiger Woods is two back at the Open. Get your popcorn, folks.

UPDATE No. 4 (9:10 a.m. ET): Tiger Woods birdies the fourth to move 1 under and almost immediately Phil Mickelson birdie the fifth to also reach 1 under.

UPDATE No. 3 (8:40 a.m. ET): Chris Wood birdied 13 to move within one as he made it to 7 under for the day and 5 under overall.

It looked like he could share the lead with the par-5 14th coming up. But his second shot ends up in a greenside pot bunker, he fails to get out on his first try and makes a demoralizing bogey. He’s still 4 under overall, but this may’ve been an opportunity missed, as the lead could very easily get to 10 under or better by day’s end.

UPDATE No. 2 (8:25 a.m. ET): And we have the low round of the tournament!

Justin Rose finishes birdie-birdie for a third-round 64. The Englishman birdied 18 on Friday just to make the cut on the number, and now he’s rocketed 58 spots to a tie for seventh. Rose is now just two back.

That 64 ties the low round at an Open at Carnoustie (Steve Stricker, 2007 third round). The course record overall remains 63. Great stuff from Rose, who goes from likely missed weekend to now in the top 10. By day’s end, he will probably be outside the top 10 and at least five back. But he has a fighting chance.

UPDATE No. 1 (7:40 a.m. ET): Oh are there some numbers out there today.

Chris Wood is on fire, birdieing six of his first 10 holes to rocket from 2 over to 4 under. He’s just two back now.

Justin Rose, Patrick Reed and Yusaku Miyazato are all 5 under on their rounds and 2 under overall.

So yeah, the red numbers are out there.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Latest

More Golfweek
Home