Spieth tied, Woods lurking on final day of British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Kevin Kisner has dropped out of the lead at the British Open after a double bogey and a bogey in his first three holes.
Kisner, who has led or been tied for the lead after all three rounds, found a bunker off the tee at the par-4 second hole and made a 6. Then he missed a 4-footer for par at No. 3.
In fact, there are dropped shots everywhere in the final round at Carnoustie, where the wind is playing havoc.
Rory McIlroy has bogeyed two of his first five holes and is now 3 under, six shots off the lead, while Tommy Fleetwood bogeyed No. 5 to give up the stroke he picked up at the first before making double-bogey at No. 6.
Spieth and Schauffele have parred their first two holes.
Tiger Woods has parred his first two holes and remains four shots back from Spieth, Schauffele and Kevin Kisner, who shared the third-round lead at 9-under.
Tommy Fleetwood also started his round at 5-under, like Woods, and birdied the first to a massive ovation.
Leaders are on the range at the British Open, where they will be greeted by warm breezes in the final round at Carnoustie.
Three players – including defending champion Jordan Spieth – are tied at the top of the leaderboard at 9-under par. Three other players are within three shots, while Tiger Woods is in a group of eight golfers at 5 under.
Ideal conditions in the third round led to a number of low scores, including a 64 by Justin Rose and 65s by Spieth and Francesco Molinari. But 69 was the low score among the first 22 players out in Sunday’s final round as the breeze was blowing 15-20 mph.
Woods, who shot 66 on Saturday, is paired with Molinari, two groups behind the final twosome of Spieth and Xander Schauffele.
The yellow grass of a dry summer in Scotland comes to life Sunday because of a red shirt at the British Open.
Tiger Woods is in contention for the claret jug again.
Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat winner in 10 years at the British Open. But even the appeal of Spieth was no match for seeing Woods, in his traditional red shirt, in the mix at a major.
Woods was four shots behind. It’s the closest he’s been to the lead in a major since five years ago at Muirfield.
A victory would complete a most remarkable comeback for Woods, who has had four back surgeries, a marital scandal and a DUI arrest since his last major.