Richard Bland was heading in the wrong direction, but he ends the mini-slump with a neat birdie on the 14th hole, which puts him on -2 with four holes to go.
In total there are only 12 players currently under-par at the 146th Open Championship.
Just as he looked to be running away with it after that eagle Jordan Spieth gives a shot back on the par-4 16th.
The two-time major winner is now on -6, two shots ahead of Matt Kuchar, with whom he could well be paired with tomorrow.
It was all going swimmingly for shock contender Richard Bland, but Matt Le Tissier's mate has just double bogeyed the 13th hole, meaning he's now six shots off Jordan Spieth.
The Englishman now has five holes to burst back into the frame.
Wowzers. The man of the moment has just flown away from the chasing pack after bagging an eagle on the 15th hole!
Spieth is now three shots clear of clubhouse leader Matt Kuchar, and four clear of those players still out on the course: Brooks Koepka and Richard Bland.
The American's odds have now shrunk to just 11/10 in the betting. Firm Favourite.
Brooks Koepka is the latest name in the top echelons of the betting to throw away a shot, after he bogeys the 13th to fall down to -3, two shots behind leader Jordan Spieth.
Meanwhile, it's gone from bad to worse for the free-falling Hideki Matsuyama who has bogeyed three of his last four holes. Ouch.
Just as it looked like Spieth was going to steam away with The Open he goes and bogeys the 14th hole.
The American's lead now returns to a single shot, ahead of his compatriots Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka.
Disappointment for World No.2 Hideki Matsuyama who has had a wretched start to the back nine, carding back-to-back bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes.
He subsequently drops five shots off the lead on -1.
All the momentum has been with Jordan Spieth (-6) after that stunning save on the 10th, as he makes it back-to-back birdies on the 11th & 12th to extend his lead to two shots.
Meanwhile, Ian Poulter will be a satisfied man after finishing the second day level par (70), with a total score of -3 heading into the weekend.
Elsewhere it's been a good start to the back nine from defending champion Henrik Stenson who is par, birdie, birdie from his last three holes.
It's simply sumptuous from Jordan Spieth who storms back to -5 after another dazzling putt.
The American is now once again the stand alone leader at the summit of the leaderboard.
How will his rivals respond?
Thankfully play was only suspended for five minutes and we are back under way at the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
If you're just joining us Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, and Brooks Koepka have a three-way share of the lead on -4, while Ian Poulter, Hideki Matsuyama and Richard Bland are in hot pursuit on -3.