Jordan Spieth 18 Holes Away From Third Major

23 July 2017, Posted by , , , 0

Surely, his fellows thought, that 65 on the opening round was the most that he would do.  Then he did it again on Saturday.

As such the 23-year-old American reached 11-under through 54 holes on at Royal Birkdale, taking a 3-shot lead over fellow American Matt Kuchar, who fired a 66 to sit at 8-under.

It will take a monumental effort from anyone beyond Kuchar to have a chance at catching Spieth, barring a collapse reminiscent of the American’s meltdown at the Masters last year when he choked away a 5-stroke lead with nine holes to go.

Spieth hit 5 birdies and no bogeys for his second 65 in three days. Kuchar could have at least tied for the lead or had it outright, but he double-bogeyed No. 16, ruining a three-birdie in four-hole stretch.

Canada’s Austin Connelly and US Open champion Brooks Koepka are tied for third at 5-under, with record-setting Branden Grace fifth at 4-under. Grace became the first player to ever shoot a 62 at a Major.

He racked up eight birdies without a bogey.

 

 

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