So Jordan Spieth was out of contention at the British Open, right? Five strokes back of Dustin Johnson, who was showing no let up. No way to make up that much ground.
Well, he did, and a little more.
Spieth went low in Sunday's third round, firing a 6-under 66 to vault himself from 5-under, 5 strokes back to 11-under and (at the moment) the clubhouse lead.
"At this point it's free rolling," he said after his round. "I'm going to play to win, and I'm not playing to – I'm not playing for a place. I don't want to place third tomorrow. I want to win."
There are still players on the course and ample numbers to be had – St. Andrews is giving away birdies like Bed Bath and Beyond 15-percent off coupons – and several players are at 12-under, but Spieth did what he had to do, and will at least have a shot at a third straight major and, yes, keeping those Grand Slam hopes alive.
Spieth carded seven birdies on his round, though will likely be smarting over two missed opportunities: a bogey at 9,Read More »from Jordan Spieth plays himself back in contention at British Open