U.S. Open

Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2)


Spieth leads by four heading into Sunday

Jordan Spieth leads for the seventh consecutive round at The Masters after carding a two-under 70 in the third round at Augusta National. At six-under, Spieth leads Smylie Kaufman by four strokes as he attempts to repeat as Masters champion.

Kaufman shot the best score of the third round with a three-under 69, the only score in the 60's. His round consisted of just one bogey, also the low for the day.

Langer, the 58-year-old German and Masters victor in 1985 and 1993, remains in contention after shooting a two-under 70. At one-under, he is tied for third place with Hideki Matsuyama and five shots off the lead. Langer is looking to become the oldest Masters champion.

"I've been saying it's going to happen sooner or later," said Langer. "We have guys like Davis Love, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples who are all long enough to win majors. I'm not in that category but I try to make up for it in others [areas] and tomorrow I'm going to give it my best. That's all I can do."

Matsuyama, winner of this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open, shot an even-par 72. Trailing Spieth by a stroke after 15, he bogeyed the next two holes to drop two strokes.

Jason Day shot a one-under 71, moving to even-par over 54 holes. The 2015 PGA Championship winner is tied for fifth with Dustin Johnson and Danny Willett.

Rory McIlroy, Spieth's playing mate for the day, shot a five-over 77. He trailed Spieth by one stroke after the second round, but is now eight shots behind at two-over. A Masters victory would give McIlroy the career grand slam.

Amateur Bryson DeChambeau shot a five-over 77, dropping to a tie for 26th place and well off the lead after trailing by just four strokes Friday.