The Latest from the British Open (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Jordan Spieth will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the British Open. Looking for his first Open title, Spieth is three clear of Matt Kuchar. He widened his lead on the final hole, sinking a birdie putt from the edge of the green, while Kuchar missed one that was closer. Spieth separated himself from the field with a third-round 65, matching his score from the first round. Kuchar, playing in the same final group, shot a 66. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka was six shots back, tied with Canadian Austin Connelly. Branden Grace was another shot back after shooting a major championship record 62. 6:35 p.m. After a beautiful
Henrik Stenson, defending British Open champion, came home from his opening round on Thursday to discover his rental home had been burglarized, top to bottom. Thieves stole cash, cards, electronics, and clothing, forcing Stenson to scramble to find new clothes for Friday’s round. “When I finished my round today I was informed that the house where I am staying had been burgled,” Stenson said in a statement.
Rory McIlroy didn't need another scolding from his caddie or a reminder of what he had to do. By the time he arrived for his second round on a blustery day at Royal Birkdale he had a good idea what this British Open is all about, and somewhat of an idea what he is all about. The day before, caddie J.P. Fitzgerald had to give him a good talking to on the sixth tee to remind him about both. "You're Rory McIlroy, what are you doing?" Fitzgerald said after his man had made such a mess of his first round that it seemed inevitable he would be jetting back to Northern Ireland before the weekend began. If McIlroy had to be reminded, so did everyone else. The player going through the motions on the front