Spieth Tied for 1st at British Open; Former Gopher Erik van Rooyen Slips to 13th

Jordan Spieth of the US after putting a birdie on the 16th hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. Photo: AP/Peter Morrison
Jordan Spieth of the US after putting a birdie on the 16th hole during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland.

July 21, 2018 02:38 PM

Americans Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner share the lead on 9-under par heading into the final round of the British Open, with Tiger Woods four shots back in his bid for a first major title in 10 years.
    
Schauffele and Kisner are going for their first victory in a major, while Spieth is seeking his fourth and to be the first back-to-back British Open champion in 10 years.
    
Schauffele will be in the last pairing with Spieth after rolling in a long birdie putt on No. 18 for a 4-under 67.
    
Kisner, who led after the first round and was a co-leader after the second round, parred his last four holes for a 68.
    
Another American, Kevin Chappell, is alone in fourth place, two shots behind after a 67.
    
Woods shot 66 and is in a tie for sixth place with six more players, including Rory McIlroy (70) and Tommy Fleetwood (71).

Former University of Minnesota Gopher Erik van Rooyen shot an even-par 71 to remain at -4 for the tournament. He his tied for 13th heading into the final round. Van Rooyen began the day tied for sixth, but bogeyed four of the final seven holes to slip down the leaderboard.    

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