Spieth Vaults Into 2nd At Open Championship With 66

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No golfer has ever achieved the modern day Grand Slam of golf but Jordan Spieth put himself in position to keep his hopes alive.

Entering Sunday’s third round of the Open Championship, Spieth was five strokes off the lead but a round of 66 shot the 21-year old up the leaderboard and is just a stroke off the pace heading into Monday’s final round. Spieth’s back nine, a 4-under 32, helped him improve to 11-under for the tournament.

Spieth already has wins at the Masters and the U.S. Open this year.

Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Dunne and Jason Day are tied for the lead at 12-under par.

Scoring conditions were high on Sunday as 22 of top 25 players on the leaderboard finished under par, including Marc Leishman who carded an 8-under 64 and Padraig Harrington who fired a 7-under 65.

One player who struggled in the third round was the leader after the first two rounds, Dustin Johnson. The U.S. Open runner-up made bogey on each of his final three holes to drop to 7-under for the tournament an now sits five strokes back. Danny Willett was a stroke off the lead heading into Sunday but his even par round of 72 saw him fall into a tie for sixth with eight other golfers at 9-under.