British Open 2018: Real-Time Leaderboard Updates for Saturday Leaders

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IJuly 21, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - JULY 21:  Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to his par putt on the 18th green during the third round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on July 21, 2018 in Carnoustie, Scotland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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The action at the 2018 British Open intensified on Saturday as Tiger Woods surged into contention after shooting a five-under 66 at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth also enjoyed a strong start to his third round. The American got off to a brilliant start with an eagle at the first and picked up birdies at the fourth and the 11th as he mounts a stern defence of his title.

Italy's Francesco Molinari is another player who moved up the leaderboard on Saturday. He shot a superb six-under 65 to move within sight of the leaders.

America's Kevin Kisner continues to lead the way at Carnoustie along with Zach Johnson and Xander Schauffele.

Here's a look at the leaderboard at the time of writing:

BBC Sport Scotland @BBCSportScot

⛳️ #TheOpen The leaderboard latest from the 147th Open on day three at Carnoustie. Live coverage: https://t.co/ANKo2FFyOB Highlights on BBC Two Scotland at 8pm. https://t.co/eqIF5ChQke

For a look at the updated leaderboard, visit the tournament's official website.

All eyes were on Woods again on Saturday, and the three-time champion did not disappoint.

Three straight birdies from the ninth hole vaulted him into contention. His only dropped shot of the day came at the 16th, but it will not take the gloss off a fine display.

ESPN Stats & Info highlighted just how well he played:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tiger Woods: shoots 66, his best weekend round in a major since the 3rd round of the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Woods will go into Sunday with a chance of winning The Open for a fourth time, which will thrill a crowd at Carnoustie that has been vocal in support for the American.

Spieth also made a statement of intent, with his eagle at the first hole moving him one shot off the lead:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

380 yard drive + putt. Jordan Spieth eagles the 1st hole. #TheOpen https://t.co/LsBYTTxBSM

The defending champion looked in good form, particularly in a deep bunker at the 12th. He found the green with a brilliant shot before sinking the putt to save par.

One of the best early performances on Saturday came from Molinari, who secured his best-ever round at a major:

The European Tour @EuropeanTour

His lowest round in a Major ✍🏻 @F_Molinari in the mix. #TheOpen https://t.co/Qfz6pxUUVm

The Italian birdied the first and added two more at the sixth and the seventh. He managed three more on the back nine to put himself among the leaders.