Jordan Spieth stands firm at the top of The Open leaderboard at Royal Birkdale, and will take a three shot lead into the final round tomorrow, despite amazing Branden Grace making history with a 62.
Jordan shot a third round -5 under 65 to post -11 under par at the top of The Open leaderboard, giving him a three shot advantage going into the final round tomorrow;
“It was pretty stress-free.”
“On a Saturday, with the lead in a major, that’s about as good as I can ask for right there.”
Matt Kuchar keeps his second place, his -4 under 66 today, leaves three shots adrift of the leader with his -8 under total. But it means America has kept control of the 146th The Open.
Brooks Koepka, USA, -2 under 68 today, and Austin Connelly, Canada, -4 under 66, are both in third place at -5 under par.
Amazing Branden Grace, South Africa, -8 under 62, and Hideki Matsuyama, Japan, -4 under 66, share fifth place.
On the last green Branden was 45 feet and two putts away from shooting the lowest round in major championship history, but did not know it;
“I didn’t know what was going on on eighteen, I promise you.”
“I had no idea that 62 was obviously the lowest ever.”
“Just trying to shoot a number to try to get myself back in there and have a decent finish for the week. Obviously now the mindset changed a bit.”
Branden / getty