◼️ The classification is full of stellar names in Carnoustie, with Jordan Spieth leading after the third round on Saturday. Tiger Woods also joined the fight.
Jordan Spieth underlined his desire to keep the precious Claret Jug trophy after moving on to share the lead at Carnoustie this Saturday. Spieth, champion in the 2017 edition of the British Open, seeks to repeat the victory.
The reigning champion started the third round three strokes back but quickly climbed into the fight by marking an eagle in Hole 1.
After having signed 67 strokes on Friday, he took advantage of the conditions on the East coast of Scotland to sign a fine 65 this Saturday, putting him at the level of Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner (-9).
McIlroy, who won this tournament in 2014, improved his score overnight to stand at -7 after 15 holes, while the best round in a Woods Major in seven years – an amazing 66 – saw him close at 5 under the pair. McIlroy, in as much, suffered in the closing with two boogies in 16 and 18 to finish the round like Tiger.
The winner of 2015, Zach Johnson, who shared the lead with Kisner at the beginning of the round, had problems in his last nine holes and fell to five below par. This Sunday will be the last day of the tournament. Will there be a new champion or will Spieth repeat?.