Molinari broke out of the pack with his first birdie of the day on the par-five 14th and up ahead McIlroy had to settle for joining Rose in the clubhouse lead after failing to birdie the last.
A deafening roar reverberated around the course when he sunk a long birdie putt on the fourth to move to within three of the lead along with playing partner Francesco Molinari.
Schauffele had to hole out a wedge on the final hole to force a playoff, and the ball checked up well short.
Molinari would be the first Italian to win a major championship.
But it was the gains from Woods at four and six that had the Carnoustie crowds buzzing.
"Clearly, in my group, the attention wasn't really on me, let's put it that way", Molinari said, the gleaming claret jug in front of him. But I felt really good this morning.
Pepperell teed off at 11.40 a.m. local time with Phil Mickelson. He is renowned as one of the best players in the game from tee to green, with an inconsistent putter his only weakness.
Francesco Molinari and Kevin Chappell sit alongside Fleetwood, while Erik van Rooyen and Alex Noren were four off the pace.
A charging Woods had taken the lead with nine holes to play as the leaders suffered in the testing winds.
Spieth was tied for the lead with Schauffele and Kisner overnight but slipped away with a closing 76 to end four under.
It meant scoring was serene in the early holes for the leaders, though Tommy Fleetwood birdied the first to sit three shots off Spieth and co-leader Xander Schauffele.
All of them made mistakes, big and small.
Woods Off To Promising Start As Kisner Falls Away In Open Finale
The 42-year-old, who won the last of his 14 majors a decade ago, has rolled back the clock at Carnoustie and after a sizzling third-round 66 he was at it again. The American topped the leaderboard until his hopes nosedived following a double-bogey at the 11th and another dropped stroke at the next hole.
The Silver Medal awarded to the leading amateur went to Scotland's Sam Locke, who finished on 293 after a week he will remember for the rest of his life.
The round ties the low at Carnoustie shot in the final round in 2007 by Steve Stricker and Richard Green.
Even defending champion Jordan Spieth seemed ordinary, in a round where he was doing some extraordinary things.
Further trouble and another dropped shot was to follow at the next and it was with his head bowed deep in thought he strode down the par-three 13th where he managed to stem the haemorrhage with a par.
Tiger Woods admits contending at the Open felt just like the old days and was delighted his two children finally got to see what all the fuss was about.
There is no question that Tiger Woods is a contender once again and that is all that matters.
Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat victor in 10 years at the British Open.
But in his traditional last-day red shirt he continued where he left off the previous day to turn the screws on those above him. He was four shots behind.
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A two-time European Ryder Cup player, he has been in fine form this season with a victory apiece on the European and PGA Tours. So, too, is Rory McIlroy , who shot a second consecutive 2-under-par 69 to stand at 4-under par entering the weekend.
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He added that China will "fully implement" United Nations sanctions resolutions, adding that "everyone" else should as well. There is no evidence North Korea has made any concrete moves toward dismantling its nuclear weapons program so far.
However, a deal has not been agreed and Real Madrid could move onto other targets, which would be a massive boost to Chelsea . Hazard is ready to make the move to Real Madrid , but the Spanish giants must find an agreement with Chelsea .
Ward insists he is now looking to kick on at the King Power Stadium and also taste success during his time at the club. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.
Mbappe then moved to PSG and won the domestic treble last season before lifting the World Cup with France earlier this month. We have an excellent manager (Jurgen Klopp ). "We had four players in the (World Cup ) semis, we can deal with that".
More than 40 years after Apollo 11 landed on the moon for the first time, NASA has started to identify likely sites for its next moon landing circa 2020, ahead of its attempts to send humans off to Mars.
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Given the title and his eponymous character, it's safe to infer that Jackson will play a bigger role in this as his alias Mr. Jackson , Sarah Paulson , and Bruce Willis is set in a world first created by the director in the 2000 film Unbreakable .
Ohio State has '95 records of student complaint about doctor
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Turkey condemns Israel for controversial 'Jewish state' law
Arab citizens account for some 17.5 percent of Israel's more than 8 million population and have long complained of discrimination. The bill categorically states that the State of Israel is for Jews only who have exclusive rights to self determination.
Donald Trump 'ready' to impose tariffs on all Chinese goods
Trump also called Powell, who he appointed to succeed Janet Yellen, "a very good man". "Tightening now hurts all that we've done". The US should be allowed to recapture what was lost due to illegal currency manipulation and BAD Trade Deals.