It was tough to gauge Jordan Spieth’s mood early in Sunday’s third round of the British Open.
Coming off a frustrating 72 that put him five strokes back, the Dallas native had put himself in a difficult spot. He had much work to do and only 36 holes left to become only the second player to ever win the season’s first three majors.
Even after three birdies over the first 7 holes, Spieth flashed a steely tight-lipped expression. It took a three-putt bogey on 9 to spark a run of three straight birdies.