Wild Finish Looms at US Open

18 June 2017, Posted by , , , , , 0

A whopping five players are at least 10 strokes under par headed to Sunday’s final round at the US Open – none of whom have ever won a Major before.

Brian Harman leads the chase at 12-under after ringing up his second 5-under 67 in three days. Harman, 30, had just one blemish, a bogey on No. 2 but he was 4-under between No. 9 and No. 15. Harman has never even made the cut at the US Open until this year. He won the Wells Fargo Championship earlier in 2017.

Justin Thomas, 24, finished 32nd at last year’s US Open. He also became just the seventh man to shoot a 59 in a round, doing so this past January in Hawaii. He was dazzling on Saturday, tying a US Open record with a low round of 63 including an eagle on #18 to reach 11-under, moving up 22 spots.

Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka are tied with Thomas at 11-under. Both have shot the same score in the first three rounds (67-70-68) to reach 11-under. Fleetwood has never won on American soil but did emerge victorious at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship earlier this year. Kopeka has been a circling a US Open win for a while now, finishing fourth in 2014, 18th in 2015, and 13th a year ago.

And finally, there’s Rickie Fowler at 10-under, who shot a 4-under to get back in the mix. In 2014 he finished in the top 5 of all four Majors, including second at the US Open, but missed the cut in 2015 and 2016. He had a late streak of three straight birdies to get back in the fight.

Korea’s Si Woo Kim is three strokes off the lead at 9-under following his 68, while Americans Patrick Reed, Russell Henley, and Charley Hoffman are all tied at 8-under, with Reed shooting a 65 on Saturday.



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