The Open: Jordan Spieth Struggles Late, But Remains Just 3 Back

Jordan Spieth Round 3 149th Open Championship Royal St Georges
Jordan Spieth reacts to a missed putt on the 16th hole during Day Three of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club on July 17, 2021 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Oisin Keniry via Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth got off to a sizzling start on moving day at Royal St George’s, but struggled late and will enter Sunday’s finale of The 149th Open Championship with a three-shot deficit.

The 2017 Open Champion mixed one bogey with five birdies to secure a share of the lead on 12 under after 10 holes. But Spieth finished his final eight holes without a single red number while dropping three shots, including two killer bogeys on 17 and 18 to fall back to 9-under par.

The bogey on the final hole, particularly, was an absolute gut punch as the Texan missed a two-footer for par.

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