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Spieth ties for Open lead after long birdie

1 year 6 months 3 days ago July 20, 2015 Jul 20, 2015 Monday, July 20 2015 July 20, 2015 12:30 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth has rolled in a 50-foot putt to create a three-way tie for the lead at the British Open.

Spieth rolled in the long putt at the 16th hole Monday, pushing his score to 15 under. Zach Johnson and Marc Leishman are already in the clubhouse at 15-under 273.

If there is a tie, there will be a four-hole playoff, with the best cumulative score winning the claret jug. The playoff will be held over the first, second, 17th and 18th holes. If it's still tied after that, they go to sudden death.

While it's getting late in the day, there should be plenty of daylight for what is already the first Monday finish at the Open since 1988. It doesn't get dark in this part of Scotland until around 9:30 p.m.

Johnson is on the practice green, warming up in case the Open has its first playoff since 2009.

Spieth is trying to join Ben Hogan as the only golfers to win the first three majors of the year.

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