British Open: Jordan Spieth stands on brink of Open repeat

British Open: Jordan Spieth stands on brink of Open repeat

The 42-year-old three-time Open champion - who due to back issues had missed the last two editions - admitted afterwards he was suffering from a sore neck but insisted it had not affected his round too much.

He had spent a third round in placid conditions by the North Sea making a steep, brisk climb at Carnoustie.

It's hard to believe that Woods hasn't shot in the 60s at The Open since 2007, but it's true.

'It was massive to take advantage today, ' Rose said after the lowest score of his career in any major.

Pep Guardiola has picked Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood as his favourites to win The Open this weekend along with a having a watchful eye on Rafael Cabrera-Bello.

Tiger Woods still has work to do after a rugged start, good recovery, and then a mix of birdies and bogeys that left him stuck in neutral on a better day for scoring.

Woods began the day six shots back of the lead and tied for 29th.

Only at the par-3 16th hole, when Woods's fine tee shot met with some unsentimental luck and rolled unkindly over to the right and off the green, did he find his first bogey.

Woods shot a 66 - good enough for five-under par on Saturday.

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The wildest moment on a wet day in Scotland came on the second hole, when Woods hit his drive well to the right on the side of a dune.

Woods has shown glimpses of his old form at times since returning to the tour last December, and he looked in good order as he went out with two birdies, before an erratic inward nine featured three bogeys and just one more birdie.

Birdies on the fourth and sixth provided a solid platform, before a run of three more on nine, 10 and 11 put him into contention.

It was there for only 20 minutes. He said he started the day knowing several or more golfers might surge further ahead, and he finished the day hoping none of those went any further than 10-under-par.

"I didn't know I was tied for the lead", Woods said.

Now ranked 71st in the world after starting the year in 650th, Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open. I really didn't feel like I really made a bad swing until 18. 6 and 14) on Saturday. So when he rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, stiffed an approach inside two feet for birdie at No. 10, and almost drove onto the green to set up a tap-in birdie at No. 11, there was a feeling something special was happening.

He hit 80 percent of fairways and 78 percent of greens. I tried to do that for the most part.

McIlroy, who is seeking a first major title since 2014, was part of a large group on two under par which also included Spain's Jon Rahm, world number two Justin Thomas, 2015 victor Zach Johnson and the English pair of Danny Willett and Matthew Southgate.

"We're not there yet", Woods said. "I know what you're trying to say in asking, but let me try and get there first".

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