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Jason Day resurrects Open campaign with bogey-free 3rd round

Jordan Spieth won his third major championship on Sunday, outpacing the field at the 146th British Open as well as one notable absentee, the 14-time major champion Tiger Woods. They combined for 12 birdies, such impressive golf that Kuchar said a couple of times they forgot who had honors on the tee box.After hard conditions on Friday, Grace was able to take advantage of near-perfect golfing weather on the event’s penultimate day to move to within two shots of overnight leader Jordan Spieth. I hit a great wedge in there, just caught a fly, a little bit of a jumper and made it tough for myself.The last time a Georgia Tech golfer won The Open was the legendary Bobby Jones in 1930. It sort of feels like we could get ourselves a situation like we had previous year in which Kuchar and Spieth are playing an entirely different tournament than everybody else.”Typically when I’m walking up to greens, I take out my notes trying to just get an idea what the putt is going to do as I walk up, ” Spieth said.The 62 also broke the course record at Royal Birkdale, set by Jamie Mudd in the fourth round of the British Open in 1991. “I was so in the zone, playing so well”. “I think Zack did and good on him for not saying anything to me earlier than he did”.Spieth and Kuchar lit it up, too.”To be in after two days and be under par for this championship after the way I started, I’m ecstatic with that”, McIlroy said.The 29-year-old from Pretoria, ranked 35th in the world, has previously had four top-five finishes at majors, including a third place at the PGA Championship in 2015.Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to snatch the tournament away from Kuchar.Behind Kuchar, there is a gap to Canada’s 20-year-old Open debutant Austin Connelly and current US Open champion Brooks Koepka, who are both on five under par.However, Spieth then nearly holed his tee shot to the par-three 14th to set up a tap-in birdie, before holing from 45 feet for eagle on the par-five 15th.Yet the final pairing were tied up again through the turn as Kuchar finally took advantage of an impressive approach at nine and Spieth three-putted, his second miss coming from barely three feet. This one left him nine shots behind.Kuchar is the obvious choice, as everyone else sits six shots or more behind the leader.South African Branden Grace, who carded his history making eight under 62 in the third round, will play alongside Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama in the third last pairing.”The man out front has a good track record, ” Justin Rose said of Spieth. “There’s a lot of spots you want to keep out of on this golf course”.