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Sports Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open
Author: 0 Spieth prepares to defend lead in British Open

Open champion Brooks Koepka , who failed to make a birdie but stayed in the hunt with 16 pars in a 72, and Ian Poulter with his newfound confidence, which is growing even higher with the support of the English crowd. You all will be the judge of that but I think I do a pretty good job. But he responded by holing his bunker splash-out for an eagle at the long 17th to join Spieth in the lead, although both looked likely to be upstaged by Kuchar when he stormed to the turn in just 29 blows ...

Sports Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open
Author: 0 Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open

In his case, the only blip came with a bogey at 16 but he promptly recovered with an eagle at the long 17th. He hit a necky fade with a 3 wood to around 15 feet and rolled the putt in, this was shades of the Spieth of 2015. "I thought that was very important going through that past year". But his best shot was with his feet in the sand. After nearly holing out from a greenside trap at the par-3 12th, the world number four was in trouble a hole later when he found heavy rough off the tee.

Sports Spieth holds onto lead at Open Championship
Author: 0 Spieth holds onto lead at Open Championship

Fox shot six over par 72, to tie for 79th 12 shots off the leader Jordan Spieth from the United States. World number two Hideki Matsuyama shares fifth with Scot Richie Ramsay at two under, while the resurgent Rory McIlroy (68) is "ecstatic" to be back in the red at one-under with a share of sixth.

Sports Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course. Spieth, world number three and twice major champion, putted smoothly to pick up five birdies and did not drop a shot as fierce crosswinds buffeted the early starters at Royal Birkdale .

Sports Jordan Spieth leads former Longhorns at The Open Championship
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth leads former Longhorns at The Open Championship

With Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka - who joined Kuchar atop the leaderboard Thursday after they all shot a 5-under-par 65 - waiting their turns in the afternoon, Kuchar carded a 1-over 71 to reach 4-under 136 for the tournament. But golf is so fluid and so you're always trying to evolve. I feel like this is a golf course where you can't really take it on too much. If you had the same thoughts and the same feelings each week and that's what worked for you every single week, the game ...

Sports Kuchar leads in clubhouse as challengers face elements
Author: 0 Kuchar leads in clubhouse as challengers face elements

While his Irish playing partner was brought up on links golf, Johnson has found the conditions a world away from the SC courses on which he honed his technique. Round 2 of the 146th playing of The Open Championship is in the books. Still to be determined is how much he thrives on links courses like Royal Birkdale.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte demands more signings at Chelsea

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League Champions all summer, with Antonio Conte well-aware of his quality having worked with him at Juventus. Earlier Friday, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte marvelled at the "crazy" transfer fees demanded for players, though he praised Morata as a young but experienced striker with a bright future.

Sports Matches to Make After UFC on Fox 25
Author: 0 Matches to Make After UFC on Fox 25

Weidman survived the opening frame after being dropped by Gastelum. On that night, he stopped Vitor Belfort at 2:53 of the first row to successfully defend his middleweight title for the third time , improve to 13-0 and look for all the world like one of the elite pound-for-pound fighters in the sports.

Sports Indian Women's hockey team failed to qualify for Women's World Cup
Author: 0 Indian Women's hockey team failed to qualify for Women's World Cup

The match took place between Australia and India . England are the bookies' favourites to win the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. After beating Sri Lanka easily thanks to the team's baby Sharma's all-round performance , India felt back-to-back jolts at the hands of South Africa and Australia.

Author: 0 Midway through third round, Spieth has lead

Missing from the mix was Rory McIlroy , who looked to be a big threat when he began with three birdies in five holes, driving the green on the shortened par-4 fifth hole. Forty-two golfers posted under-par scores in the third round, which was contested in benign conditions and bright sunshine, a complete reversal from the cold wind and driving rain the golfers faced a day before, when the average score was more than 75 and eight scores in the 80s were carded.

Sports Leader Spieth's eagle helps him beat tough conditions at Open
Author: 0 Leader Spieth's eagle helps him beat tough conditions at Open

Check out the standings below and visit SportsLine now to see the full British Open leaderboard from the model that nailed the Masters and U.S. Open and find out. Mark O'Meara , the 1998 Open champion at Royal Birkdale who is 60 and competing in his last Open, was given the honor of teeing off first. Fortunately, the world No 3 produced an exquisite chip shot before holing his putt for a par and kept the momentum down the stretch of the inward nine.

Author: 0 The Open Championship 2017: Weather forecast from Royal Birkdale

Mickelson's round of three bogeys and 15 pars marked the first time he failed to record a birdie or eagle in an Open round since Thursday of the 1999 Open at Carnoustie. Spieth, third in the rankings and twice a major victor, will tee off alongside Swedish defending champion Henrik Stenson . "Michael gets two vetos, but he hasn't used one yet this year", he said.

Author: 0 Spieth, Koepka set the pace, Thais trail at British Open

However, McIlroy has proved in the past he is made of stern stuff and a 18-foot birdie putt at the last completely changed his perspective of his round. "But I think mint has some sort of effect on nerves". More recent was a one-shot lead at Augusta to start the final round, a five-shot lead at the turn and a quadruple-bogey on the 12th hole that cost him another green jacket.

Sports LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting
Author: 0 LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

Last season, with NY, Rose averaged roughly 33 minutes per game and a cool 18 points and 4.4 rebounds. The history of injuries for Rose have made him a player who can not be relied on to finish the season. While he played well with the Knicks-better than most expected he would-dramatics got in the way as they often do in the Big Apple. Rose's departure felt like a weight being lifted after years of his various injury cycles and freakish and confusing statements nearly every time a ...

Author: 0 WNBA star Sue Bird comes out, reveals she's dating Megan Rapinoe

Megan's my girlfriend ... these aren't secrets to people who know me", Bird says. "This actually has nothing to do with Megan, in terms of how free I feel to talk about it", Bird said. "She's just so level-headed". She's also made seven All-WNBA teams and 10 All-Star appearances. "It was mainly to get out that the WNBA as a league is supportive of who we are as women and that is why our fans are so great because they support us too".

Sports Lil' Poults beats lil' Daly in side match at The Open
Author: 0 Lil' Poults beats lil' Daly in side match at The Open

Since then, five major championships - the 2015 US Open, British Open and US PGAs and this year's Masters and US Open - had gone their merry way without Poults. I'm not here just to wear the numbers off [the scoreboards]". "A couple of holes I may have played it a little bit too safe, but I was more committed with the putter in hand, and I think that showed, definitely holing a few more putts than what I holed over the last few weeks".

Author: 0 The Open: Rory McIlroy laments missed opportunity

But the four-time major victor is now facing a huge task just to stay in the tournament until the weekend. "I definitely feel like today was an opportunity lost to get right in the mix going into tomorrow", McIlroy said. A vivid description came from Matt Kuchar, the American veteran of 46 previous majors and 2012 Players Championship victor who shared the lead at 5 under with Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth after Thursday.

Author: 0 Las Vegas party the ideal Open warm-up for Koepka

Kuchar has yet to win a major championship . Jordan Spieth will be trying to complete the third leg of a career Grand Slam. This was his second bogey-free 65 of the week at Royal Birkdale , and it makes sense that the best ball-striker in the game is in position to get the win at a ball-strikers course in Southport, England.