Spieth in control but taking nothing for granted

Jarrod Sierocki

Golf: The third round proved a much better day for the Aussies, with Jason Day and Scott Hend among the big movers.

Jordan Spieth is in charge of the British Open at Royal Birkdale.

JORDAN Spieth is hoping he can use the bitter experience of his collapse in the Masters at Augusta last year to his advantage when he goes into the final round of the British Open with a big lead.

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Spieth shot a bogey-free 65 in the third round at Royal Birkdale – his third consecutive round in the 60s – to sit at 11 under par for the championship and lead by three strokes from fellow American Matt Kuchar.

At the age of 23 he seems poised to win a third major following his victories at the 2015 Masters and US Open, but he knows all too well what can happen if the nerves become too much on the final day.

Jarrod Sierocki

Jordan Spieth is in charge of the British Open at Royal Birkdale.Source:Getty Images

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