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Stenson leads 145th British Open

Updated 2028 GMT (0428 HKT) July 16, 2016
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Henrik Stenson of Sweden celebrates his birdie on the 17th at Royal Troon on his way to claiming the third round lead at the British Open. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe
Stenson has to play out of one of the many steep bunkers at Troon on the 7th hole during his third round 68. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Europe
Halfway leader Phil Mickelson of the United States went head to head with Stenson throughout the round and is one shot adrift. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe
Andrew Johnston of England delighted the galleries with his play on the third day of the championship. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe
Stenson takes shelter from the intermittent showers on the third day. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Europe
World number two Jordan Spieth is well off the pace on five-over after another disappointing day. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images
Bill Haas of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th as he chased the leaders on six-under. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe
The umbrellas are up and the sea breeze is picking up as Charl Schwartzel of South Africa hits his tee shot on the ninth hole at Royal Troon. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Europe
Spain's Sergio Garcia protects himself from the elements during his third round of 73 to go into the clubhouse on 211 -- two under. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson challenged at five-under until dropping four shots on the back nine of his third round at Royal Troon. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images
2014 champion Rory McIlroy was out of luck with his putter as he carded a two-over 73 to go into the clubhouse on level par. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Europe