Schauffele moves into spotlight at British Open

Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

Johnson, staying in the same house as Kisner, Spieth and four other Americans, hooked his approach on No. 12 and three-putted for a double bogey.

After pitching back on to the fairway Woods hit a superb third shot to two feet to crucially save par and finish a shot behind clubhouse leader Francesco Molinari, who carded a flawless 65.

"I would imagine it's going to be more of a grind all day", Kisner said of the final round.

"I've always wanted to battle it out in a major with Tiger - who hasn't?" said Spieth, who was 14 when Woods won his last major. Really to myself more than anything.

"I'm only a few shots behind".

Said Spieth: "My hair got a little long, and I needed to get a haircut, so I did this morning. So 5 [behind] is certainly doable, and especially if we get the forecast tomorrow".

The round ties the low at Carnoustie shot in the final round in 2007 by Steve Stricker and Richard Green.

He has finished tied for fifth and tied for sixth at his two US Opens, and was 20th in his first British Open at Royal Birkdale previous year.

Kisner and Zach Johnson shared the lead entering the third round. The group of 39 includes a Xander (Schauffele) and a Zander (Lombard), the latter a 23-year-old South African with one previous major participation in his life, yet who briefly held a share of the lead in the second round before two bogeys, and said: "Yeah, it was pretty cool".

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They played on different ends of a day that began with umbrellas and finished with shadows.

Tiger Woods was level for the day - and overall - through 11 holes, after three birdies and three bogeys, but former world No. 1 Dustin Johnson is nearly certain to miss the cut after finishing six-over.

Although the ink has barely dried on Saturday's scorecards, the Golf Community seems to have settled on exactly one thing: Kevin Chappell will not win the British Open on Sunday. He's been one of the most successful golfers of the last few years, and he's got the ability to crank out half a dozen birdies per side without even breathing hard.

"That was good. I played well today. I felt like the round should have been exactly what it was", he added.

Englishman Justin Rose was another to make a big move.

Starting the day at even par through the first two rounds of the tournament, Woods made his first birdie of the day at the fourth hole. The birdie on 18 (on Friday night) freed me up and very happy to be here.

Jon Rahm got himself to three under par early in his second round but then endured a horrific run that included dropping five shots in three holes from the seventh to the ninth holes.

Typical of his first full season since 2015 because of back surgeries, the challenge is more the number of players in front of him than the deficit he faces. "At 2, 3, 4, 5 there were some missed opportunities but overall that was a good day's work".

"The wind is supposed to pick up, so that might be a helping hand", said Fleetwood, who holds the course record at Carnoustie with a 63 at the Dunhill Championship a year ago and also shot 63 on the final day of the US Open last month to finish second behind Brooks Koepka.

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