CARNOUSTIE (UK): American trio Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner are tied for the lead after a thrilling third round at the British Open on Saturday.
Reigning champion Spieth boosted his chances of retaining the Claret Jug with a six-under-par 65 to move to nine-under overall at Carnoustie.
But Schauffele, who at 24 is the same age as Spieth, joined his compatriot at the top of the leaderboard thanks to a 67 that featured six birdies.
Meanwhile, Kisner, who had shared the lead at the halfway stage along with Zach Johnson, remains right in contention after a bogey-free round of 68.
The leaders are two shots clear of another American, Kevin Chappell, who is seven-under after a 67 playing with Spieth.
Behind him, Francesco Molinari of Italy is six-under, while Tiger Woods is five-under after a 66 as he searches for his first major title in a decade.
The group on five-under also includes Johnson and Rory McIlroy, as well as England's Tommy Fleetwood. - AFP