U.S. Open Finale Will Be a Battle Against the Conditions

Tiger in awe of in-form Johnson at U.S. Open

Tiger in awe of in-form Johnson at U.S. Open

Pick your favorite course descriptor, because they were all in play Saturday as the combination of a parched course and Johnson's third-round 77 descended the year's second major into chaos. Putts were rolling some 50 feet by the hole and over the green.

Among those playing early was Phil Mickelson, who purposely struck a moving ball on the 13th green Saturday.

Before the 2018 US Open kicked off, Mike Davis, its executive director, told us that Shinnecock Hills, one of the toughest tests on the rota, would be set up fairly.

The retired Brockton, Massachusetts firefighter will be spending the day at the U.S. Open, carrying the bag for his son, Matt, in the final round.

The difficulty led six-time US Open runner-up Phil Mickelson to have a weird meltdown. Johnson faced greens that made him feel as though he were putting on glass, and it was like that to the very end. During this year's edition, he went up against Johnson who is ranked number one in the world and second-seed Justin Thomas. "Seven over is usually a bad score, but with how the greens got this afternoon, it was very, very hard".

Retief Goosen was the most recent player with a good chance of repeating since unusual did it.

He was due to tee off at 1:18 pm (1718 GMT) alongside South African Branden Grace in pursuit of third-round co-leaders Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger. Reed started the day with five birdies in the first seven holes, claiming a share of the lead. With wind that was stronger than expected, and a few pin positions that turned the U.S. Open into carnival golf, it was easy to see why.

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"Is that an apology?" he tweeted. But when it's like that, you just guarantee you're going to get a superstar victor. "How can this team keep doing this without consequences". A 12-foot birdie at the last was too little, too late. Strange, the last player to record the feat, did so in 1988 and 1989. "Well executed shots not only were not rewarded, but were penalised".

Not even the best player on the planet could survive a day of wild bounces, wicked pins and typical U.S. Open wailing. Yes, with mistakes I made, some of this could have been avoided.

"I feel my game is made for championship golf", said the extremely long-hitting Finau, who believes he is developing a complete, all-round game. He's been just kind of lingering all week with a 73-72-71 start.

Here's how tough: Among those in the final six groups to tee off, the average score was 76.6.

"We also adjusted some hole locations in a manner similar to what we did in round one, reviewing our initial selections and comparing them against our weather forecast and other agronomic data". Both had three straight bogeys. Stenson had a 74 and was another shot back.

In 2017 the Open went to Erin Hills, another untried new course that was only a dozen years old.

"Be careful what you wish for", Rose said. "We've all been asking for a real U.S. Open again. Whether I do or not I'm happy with the day". I'm sure it would have been nice to go out and - let's put it this way. When is enough enough?

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Not all the statements were verbal.

Parziale's dad, Vic Parziale, has been with his son throughout his entire U.S. Open journey, starting Monday and ending on Father's Day.

His bogey putt skated past the cup and was heading down a slope when he trotted after it and batted it back toward the hole with his putter.

With the two-stroke penalty Mickelson took a sextuple bogey 10.

Henrik Stenson: I'd say it's a little bit over the line. I took the two-shot penalty and moved on. It's my understanding of the rules. "I just finally did".

Brooks Koepka led the way through 4 p.m. ET at one over, while Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood and Dustin Johnson were tied at two over. His first putt raced past the hole and his par attempt burned the edge but didn't drop. He three-putted No. 2 and missed a seven-footer for par on No. 7.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (+6, odds: 52-1): Oh man, what a coup this would be for the Barn Rat!

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