Spieth takes a three shot lead going into final day of The Open: video highlights

Jordan Spieth has one had on the Claret Jug after taking a three-shot lead into the final round.

Jordan Spieth is eyeing off a third leg of a career grand slam taking a three shot lead into the final round of The Open at Royal Birkdale.

Spieth, who won The Masters and the US Open in 2015, looks to have only Matt Kuchar is his way to winning a third major.

A career grand slam (winning four different majors) has only been achieved by five golfers; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen.

Late in the round Kuchar looked likely to finish within one shot of Spieth however two putts on the final two holes slid past the hole and Spieth, who has been solid on the greens all week hiked a long putt on the last to maintain control.

Good conditions and forward tees greeted players on day three of The Open and the five Australians who had made the cut looked to be making the most of the conditions.

Scott Hend and Jason Day are the closest to the lead. After posting 5-under par rounds of 65 in the early part of the day, both Aussies still find themselves 11-strokes behind Spieth and even par.

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