(Golf - British Open) Jordan Spieth briefly ties for lead

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jordan Spieth announced his presence on the British Open leaderboard with a front nine run where he played four holes in a combined 5 under. 
Spieth briefly moved into a tie for the lead after going birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie beginning at the fifth hole. He would bogey the ninth to finish the front nine in 4-under 32, making him 5 under for the tournament. 

The 2017 Open champion was three shots behind J.B. Holmes, who had another strong start to his day. The first day leader was 3 under for the day through six holes and 8 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Tyrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood. -AP