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Texas ex Jordan Spieth conquers The Open

23 Julio 2017, 11:41 | Cornelio Vivanco

Texas ex Jordan Spieth conquers The Open

Stuart Manley

He was two shots behind Jordan Spieth, who was on the range still warming up. "You just have to go out and hit the best shot for the situation".

According to the latest oddsmakers, Spieth is now a -375 favorite to take home the major championship entering Sunday's final round.

Kuchar is looking to win his first major championship. He and Kuchar were seemingly stuck in a match-play scenario as they stayed tied for most of the round.

But most people will be aware of his meltdown at Augusta previous year when he failed to hold on to a four shot lead on the final six holes.

Things got a little bit weird though, nobody knew where Spieth could drop and he was eventually forced back into a practice area.

Grace said it was just a special day at Royal Birkdale, where the winds were calm and the scoring conditions flawless.

He predicted a "day that will be emotionally draining and hard to stay very neutral in the head", but noted he has "conserved energy in two of the three rounds" here and that he knows "how draining it can be and how important it is to conserve it".

Tiger Woods once referred to his 2007 PGA Championship score as "62-and-a-half" after hitting a 16-foot putt on the final hole in the second round for the ball to hit the edge of the cup and spin out.

On Saturday, Spieth kept on rolling, playing bogey-free golf and never giving Kuchar or anyone else an opening.

Yet it was an earlier putt that Spieth felt was particularly significant.

Grace put it to within 2 feet for his final putt. Among the four players, Dustin Johnson has the capability of climbing back to the British Open Leaderboard.

"It's not that I ever felt like I was playing Jordan today", Kuchar said.

One day they were just trying to survive in the rain and wind.

Spieth's tee shot on 13 went way right and he knew it was in big trouble right away.

With the first 20 players in - about a quarter of the weekend field - there were three 65s and three 66s posted.

"I played well today", Kuchar said.

He didn't seem rattled by the record-setting round, but he said after the round that Saturday's low scores added to the pressure of contending at a major championship.

Before that Spieth had picked up three birdies on the front nine and another at the par-five 15th, while Kuchar was slightly more erratic.

At age 23, Spieth is the youngest American to ever win The Open.

Spieth's 66 was one of 15 rounds of 66 or better on Saturday. It was fitting. On a low-scoring day at the British Open, McIlroy came up short. Kuchar and Spieth's tee time is at 9:30 AM ET. But he quickly settled down.

After a round of media interviews, he was back working in the shop.

The leading South African was Branden Grace, who finished tied for sixth on four-under-par after shooting even-par 70 on Sunday.

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