Majors

The 147th Open

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland

$10,500,000

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus Scotland

$10,500,000

Round 3

Defending champion Spieth in three-way tie with Schauffele and Kisner

July 21, 2018

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.

Golf - The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 21, 2018 Tiger Woods of the U.S. in action during the third round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff
Golf - The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 21, 2018 Tiger Woods of the U.S. in action during the third round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

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.

"I've made a lot of progress over the year that's been kind of an off year, a building year," said Spieth "I feel like my game's in good shape. It's progressed nicely. We've got pretty much a new tournament tomorrow (Sunday)." .

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. Should he win he would become the eighth PGA Tour Rookie of the Year to claim an Open Championship.

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.

"Judging by the conditions and what's going to be going on, I would imagine it's going to be more of a grind all day," said Kisner.

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.

"It's been a few years since I've felt like this," said Woods. "I played pretty similar to this at the Players Championship. Obviously, the 'fifth major', possibly, but not like this in one of these big four events."

The group on five-under also includes Johnson and Rory McIlroy, as well as England's Tommy Fleetwood.

"The wind is supposed to pick up, so that might be a helping hand," said Fleetwood.

The oldest player in the field at 60, Bernhard Langer posted 3-under 68, including an eagle 3 at No. 14, to sit T36 at 1-under. It marks his lowest round in a major championship since 68/R1/2005 PGA Championship.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Jordan Spieth
USA
-9
72
67
65
204
T1
Kevin Kisner
USA
-9
66
70
68
204
T1
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
71
66
67
204
4
Kevin Chappell
USA
-7
70
69
67
206
5
Francesco Molinari
ITA
-6
70
72
65
207
T6
Alexander Noren
SWE
-5
70
71
67
208
T6
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
70
68
70
208
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-5
69
69
70
208
T6
Tiger Woods
USA
-5
71
71
66
208
T6
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-5
72
65
71
208
T6
Webb Simpson
USA
-5
70
71
67
208
T6
Zach Johnson
USA
-5
69
67
72
208
T13
Adam Scott
AUS
-4
71
70
68
209
T13
Austin Cook
USA
-4
72
70
67
209
T13
Charley Hoffman
USA
-4
71
70
68
209
T13
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
67
71
71
209
T13
Justin Rose
ENG
-4
72
73
64
209
T13
Tony Finau
USA
-4
67
71
71
209
T13
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
67
71
71
209
T20
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-3
73
71
66
210
T20
Chris Wood
ENG
-3
70
74
66
210
T20
Danny Willett
ENG
-3
69
71
70
210
T20
Haotong Li
CHN
-3
71
72
67
210
T20
Kyle Stanley
USA
-3
72
69
69
210
T20
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
68
73
69
210
T20
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-3
70
70
70
210
T20
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
-3
71
74
65
210
T28
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-2
72
70
69
211
T28
Lucas Herbert
AUS
-2
73
69
69
211
T28
Michael Kim
KOR
-2
73
69
69
211
T28
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
68
74
211
T28
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-2
70
71
70
211
T28
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
-2
72
71
68
211
T28
Sean Crocker
USA
-2
71
71
69
211
T28
Shaun Norris
RSA
-2
74
68
69
211
T36
Bernhard Langer
GER
-1
73
71
68
212
T36
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-1
71
70
71
212
T36
Phil Mickelson
USA
-1
73
69
70
212
T36
Rickie Fowler
USA
-1
70
69
73
212
T40
Brandon Stone
RSA
Par
68
72
73
213
T40
Jason Dufner
USA
Par
75
70
68
213
T40
Julian Suri
USA
Par
74
69
70
213
T40
Lee Westwood
ENG
Par
72
72
69
213
T40
Marc Leishman
AUS
Par
72
72
69
213
T40
Patrick Reed
USA
Par
75
70
68
213
T40
Ross Fisher
ENG
Par
75
70
68
213
T40
Stewart Cink
USA
Par
72
70
71
213
T40
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
Par
69
72
72
213
T40
Thomas Pieters
BEL
Par
70
73
70
213
T40
Tom Lewis
ENG
Par
75
70
68
213
T51
Adam Hadwin
CAN
1
73
70
71
214
T51
Jason Day
AUS
1
71
71
72
214
T51
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
74
69
71
214
T51
Matthew Southgate
ENG
1
69
72
73
214
T51
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
1
70
73
71
214
T56
Gary Woodland
USA
2
71
72
72
215
T56
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
77
67
71
215
T56
Rhys Enoch
WAL
2
74
71
70
215
T56
Sam Locke
2
72
73
70
215
T56
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
73
71
71
215
T61
Brett Rumford
AUS
3
74
70
72
216
T61
Brooks Koepka
USA
3
72
69
75
216
T61
Cameron Davis
AUS
3
71
72
73
216
T61
Gavin Green
MAS
3
72
73
71
216
T61
Henrik Stenson
SWE
3
70
75
71
216
T61
Kevin Na
USA
3
70
73
73
216
T61
Paul Casey
ENG
3
73
71
72
216
T61
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
74
71
71
216
T69
Brendan Steele
USA
4
68
76
73
217
T69
Cameron Smith
AUS
4
73
71
73
217
T69
Luke List
USA
4
70
70
77
217
T69
Paul Dunne
IRL
4
71
73
73
217
T69
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
4
74
71
72
217
T74
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
5
75
70
73
218
T74
Keegan Bradley
USA
5
74
71
73
218
T74
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
5
71
72
75
218
77
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
6
74
71
74
219
T78
Beau Hossler
USA
7
73
70
77
220
T78
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
7
74
70
76
220
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
4
74
72
-
146
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
4
69
77
-
146
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
4
73
73
-
146
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
4
72
74
-
146
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
4
75
71
-
146
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
4
75
71
-
146
CUT
Justin Thomas
USA
4
69
77
-
146
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
71
75
-
146
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
4
74
72
-
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
74
72
-
146
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
4
73
73
-
146
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
4
75
71
-
146
CUT
Tom Lehman
USA
4
75
71
-
146
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
5
71
76
-
147
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
5
71
76
-
147
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
5
73
74
-
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
5
69
78
-
147
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
5
72
75
-
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
5
72
75
-
147
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
5
75
72
-
147
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
5
74
73
-
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
6
73
75
-
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
6
74
74
-
148
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
6
75
73
-
148
CUT
Dustin Johnson
USA
6
76
72
-
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
6
72
76
-
148
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
7
71
78
-
149
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
7
75
74
-
149
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
73
76
-
149
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
7
80
69
-
149
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
USA
7
73
76
-
149
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
7
69
80
-
149
CUT
Ryuko Tokimatsu
7
72
77
-
149
CUT
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
7
76
73
-
149
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
7
75
74
-
149
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
8
72
78
-
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
8
76
74
-
150
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
8
71
79
-
150
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
8
76
74
-
150
CUT
Haraldur Magnus
8
72
78
-
150
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
75
75
-
150
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
8
72
78
-
150
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
8
74
76
-
150
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
8
76
74
-
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
8
72
78
-
150
CUT
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
8
78
72
-
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
8
76
74
-
150
CUT
Thomas Curtis
8
82
68
-
150
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
9
75
76
-
151
CUT
Michael Hendry
NZL
9
73
78
-
151
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
9
77
74
-
151
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
9
74
77
-
151
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
9
75
76
-
151
CUT
Sandy Lyle
SCO
9
75
76
-
151
CUT
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
9
77
74
-
151
CUT
Todd Hamilton
USA
9
75
76
-
151
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
10
78
74
-
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
11
80
73
-
153
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
11
77
76
-
153
CUT
Min-Chel Choi
11
79
74
-
153
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
11
79
74
-
153
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
12
79
75
-
154
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
12
76
78
-
154
CUT
Ian Poulter
ENG
12
73
81
-
154
CUT
Masanori Kobayashi
JPN
12
82
72
-
154
CUT
Yuxin Lin
CHN
12
80
74
-
154
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
13
78
77
-
155
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
13
79
76
-
155
CUT
James Robinson
ENG
14
75
81
-
156
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
15
80
77
-
157
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
16
76
82
-
158
CUT
Jovan Rebula
RSA
16
79
79
-
158
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
23
82
83
-
165
RET
David Duval
USA
Par
80
-
-
80
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Jordan Spieth
-9
204
T1
Kevin Kisner
-9
204
T1
Xander Schauffele
-9
204
4
Kevin Chappell
-7
206
5
Francesco Molinari
-6
207
T6
Alexander Noren
-5
208
T6
Matt Kuchar
-5
208
T6
Rory McIlroy
-5
208
T6
Tiger Woods
-5
208
T6
Tommy Fleetwood
-5
208
T6
Webb Simpson
-5
208
T6
Zach Johnson
-5
208
T13
Adam Scott
-4
209
T13
Austin Cook
-4
209
T13
Charley Hoffman
-4
209
T13
Erik Van Rooyen
-4
209
T13
Justin Rose
-4
209
T13
Tony Finau
-4
209
T13
Zander Lombard
-4
209
T20
Byeong-Hun An
-3
210
T20
Chris Wood
-3
210
T20
Danny Willett
-3
210
T20
Haotong Li
-3
210
T20
Kyle Stanley
-3
210
T20
Ryan Moore
-3
210
T20
Thorbjorn Olesen
-3
210
T20
Yusaku Miyazato
-3
210
T28
Louis Oosthuizen
-2
211
T28
Lucas Herbert
-2
211
T28
Michael Kim
-2
211
T28
Pat Perez
-2
211
T28
Patrick Cantlay
-2
211
T28
Satoshi Kodaira
-2
211
T28
Sean Crocker
-2
211
T28
Shaun Norris
-2
211
T36
Bernhard Langer
-1
212
T36
Eddie Pepperell
-1
212
T36
Phil Mickelson
-1
212
T36
Rickie Fowler
-1
212
T40
Brandon Stone
Par
213
T40
Jason Dufner
Par
213
T40
Julian Suri
Par
213
T40
Lee Westwood
Par
213
T40
Marc Leishman
Par
213
T40
Patrick Reed
Par
213
T40
Ross Fisher
Par
213
T40
Stewart Cink
Par
213
T40
Sung-Hoon Kang
Par
213
T40
Thomas Pieters
Par
213
T40
Tom Lewis
Par
213
T51
Adam Hadwin
1
214
T51
Jason Day
1
214
T51
Marcus Kinhult
1
214
T51
Matthew Southgate
1
214
T51
Yuta Ikeda
1
214
T56
Gary Woodland
2
215
T56
Masahiro Kawamura
2
215
T56
Rhys Enoch
2
215
T56
Sam Locke
2
215
T56
Shubhankar Sharma
2
215
T61
Brett Rumford
3
216
T61
Brooks Koepka
3
216
T61
Cameron Davis
3
216
T61
Gavin Green
3
216
T61
Henrik Stenson
3
216
T61
Kevin Na
3
216
T61
Paul Casey
3
216
T61
Ryan Fox
3
216
T69
Brendan Steele
4
217
T69
Cameron Smith
4
217
T69
Luke List
4
217
T69
Paul Dunne
4
217
T69
Tyrrell Hatton
4
217
T74
Bryson DeChambeau
5
218
T74
Keegan Bradley
5
218
T74
Si-Woo Kim
5
218
77
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
6
219
T78
Beau Hossler
7
220
T78
Rafael Cabrera Bello
7
220
CUT
Branden Grace
4
146
CUT
Chez Reavie
4
146
CUT
Daniel Berger
4
146
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
4
146
CUT
George Coetzee
4
146
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
4
146
CUT
Justin Thomas
4
146
CUT
Martin Kaymer
4
146
CUT
Matt Wallace
4
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
4
146
CUT
Russell Knox
4
146
CUT
Sergio Garcia
4
146
CUT
Tom Lehman
4
146
CUT
Andy Sullivan
5
147
CUT
Brian Harman
5
147
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
5
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
5
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
5
147
CUT
Jordan Smith
5
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
5
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
5
147
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
5
147
CUT
Oliver Wilson
5
147
CUT
Shane Lowry
5
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
6
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
6
148
CUT
Bubba Watson
6
148
CUT
Dustin Johnson
6
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
6
148
CUT
Abraham Ancer
7
149
CUT
Charles Howell III
7
149
CUT
Ernie Els
7
149
CUT
Marcus Armitage
7
149
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
7
149
CUT
Russell Henley
7
149
CUT
Ryuko Tokimatsu
7
149
CUT
Sang-Hyun Park
7
149
CUT
Scott Jamieson
7
149
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
8
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
8
150
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
8
150
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
8
150
CUT
Haraldur Magnus
8
150
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
8
150
CUT
Jason Kokrak
8
150
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
8
150
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
8
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
8
150
CUT
Kodai Ichihara
8
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
8
150
CUT
Thomas Curtis
8
150
CUT
Matt Jones
9
151
CUT
Michael Hendry
9
151
CUT
Patton Kizzire
9
151
CUT
Retief Goosen
9
151
CUT
Ryan Armour
9
151
CUT
Sandy Lyle
9
151
CUT
Shota Akiyoshi
9
151
CUT
Todd Hamilton
9
151
CUT
Danthai Boonma
10
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
11
153
CUT
Jonas Blixt
11
153
CUT
Min-Chel Choi
11
153
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
11
153
CUT
Brady Schnell
12
154
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
12
154
CUT
Ian Poulter
12
154
CUT
Masanori Kobayashi
12
154
CUT
Yuxin Lin
12
154
CUT
Ashton Turner
13
155
CUT
Jack Senior
13
155
CUT
James Robinson
14
156
CUT
Andrew Landry
15
157
CUT
Jens Dantorp
16
158
CUT
Jovan Rebula
16
158
CUT
Darren Clarke
23
165
RET
David Duval
Par
80