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After struggling in The Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open, Spieth is coming off a win at the Travelers Championship and very much in the mix for his third major championship. Poulter, seeking to become the first Englishman to win the British Open since Nick Faldo at Muirfield in 1992, also handled the tough conditions with aplomb as he shot 70.
  • A nine across the board - Spieth content with strong Open start

    A nine across the board - Spieth content with strong Open start

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    He has taken some time off from competition since, but he is back on the course this week at Royal Birkdale for the Open Championship. He finished with three straight pars to move to 3 under for the tournament. If you do get a birdie chance you feel like you have got to make it because there are not many that come, and unfortunately I didn't make any. "There's a hill right of the green with nasty, weedy grass that you just don't want to be in.
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    Chris Weidman tops Kelvin Gastelum in UFC college homecoming

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    There was one point in the fight where it seemed as if things might go in Kelvin's direction - when he nailed Weidman with a left late in the first round, dropping the former Middleweight Champion who was only saved by the clock. "Believe in yourself, screw everybody else and what their opinions are, screw it", Weidman said after the fight. Weidman was anxious about this fight.
  • Matt Kuchar's Blustery 2nd Round at the British Open

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    Spieth, who has won the Masters and U.S. Open , is trying for his first British Open title. "He reminded me who I was, basically", said McIlroy, a four-time major champion. Spieth teed off with a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar , his playing partner, and Branden Grace . "You either hit a club that stays short of all those bunkers, or you take a club that at least only brings the traps up at 300 into play.
  • McIlroy's Open hopes boosted by fightback

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    At six under par , Spieth led by two from Ryder Cup team-mate Matt Kuchar , with England's Ian Poulter, who was second at Birkdale when it last staged the Open in 2008, on three under alongside US Open champion Brooks Koepka . That's when Rory McIlroy's caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald, stepped in. There's a good chance that McIlroy, who sat T11 at the end of his round, will be inside the top five by tonight.
  • A glance at the second round of the British Open

    A glance at the second round of the British Open

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    He wound up hitting two of them. The flight of that 3-wood looked as ugly as the weather. Branden Grace has made major championship history. Spieth was at 6-under 134. But overall, Spieth was pleasantly surprised by what he faced Friday - especially after watching the early starters suffer. Bryson DeChambeau also hit into the gorse.
  • Open Championship wrap after second round

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    He said on the telecast that 62 was very much in play. Jordan Spieth (-11) - Reaching double-digit under par in majors used to be a cherished thing for professional golfers, but Spieth seemingly reaches that total in every other major.
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    The victor will receive 600 FedExCup points, which would be enough for Spieth to overtake Dustin Johnson for the lead in the season-long standings. "They're both huge rounds for very different reasons, but this was definitely the round that got me back into the championship".
  • British Open: How locals fared in Round 3

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    No one took advantage quite like Branden Grace , who finished birdie-birdie-par and became the first player to shoot 62 in a major. "There is nothing like the amphitheatre of walking down the 18th fairway at The Open Championship ". After Kuchar made bogey on the next hole, Spieth had the same two-shot lead he started the day with. McIlroy was five over par after six holes of his opening round and seemed destined for a fourth missed cut in five events until a stern talking to from ...
  • American names sit atop first-day lead at Birkdale

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    Spieth is looking forward to playing on Saturday with Kuchar, his Ryder Cup team mate. Richard Bland will begin his final round of the 2017 Open Championship on one under par after staying in contention for a top-ten finish by carding a 70 at Royal Birkdale today.
  • Mourinho guarantees De Gea staying at United next season

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    De Gea almost moved to the Spanish club two years ago before the transfer collapse on the final day of the 2015 summer window. Having broken onto the scene during the second-half of the 2015-16 season, 19-year-old Rashford did not take long in quickly establishing himself as one of European football's most talented youngsters, quickly carving out a regular place in manager Jose Mourinho's starting XI at Old Trafford and even earning call-ups to the English worldwide setup.