Keep that card

Branden Grace: Many low scores would follow Saturday, but the 29-year-old South African set the table with the first 62 ever recorded at a major. He is tied for fifth.

Toss that card

Gary Woodland: Paired with Rory McIlroy in the fourth-to-last group, he posted a bogey-riddled 74 during a scoring bonanza at Royal Birkdale.

On the course with …

Henrik Stenson: The defending champ's 65 boosted his confidence and his sense of humor. "I'm glad to inform you I haven't lost anything in the last two days," he said, referencing a burglary at his rental home during the Open.

British Open moment

Austin Connelly, a 20-year-old Texan who represents Canada, holed out from the fairway for eagle on No. 2. He is tied for third.

Key hole

Par-4, 438-yard No. 16: Matt Kuchar, trailing Jordan Spieth by one, made double-bogey 6. Spieth made par.

Quote of the day

"If you keep it in play, it's almost hard to make a bogey out there." — McIlroy, on the overly forgiving Royal Birkdale.

Tweet of the day

"Simply the best set of fans in the world. I can only say Sorry. Disappointed with my performance today."

— Ian Poulter, who had a terse chat with reporters after his 71

Day 4

Spieth will take aim at the third leg of career Grand Slam.