US Open Final Round : He is 1 shot up on Justin Rose. They will make up the final pairing again on Sunday and go out at 5:45 p.m. ET. Gary Woodland heads into the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on top of the leaderboard, in search of his first career major championship. He’ll have his work cut out for him.
Gary Woodland flexed his golf muscles on moving day at Pebble Beach Golf Links and enters the final round of the U.S. Open with the lead for the first time in his career Sunday
Three golfers are tied for third at 7-under: two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Chez Reavie.
Here are the U.S. Open Final Round tee times and pairings.
Don’t forget to follow our Final Round Tiger Tracker Sunday when it goes live. Woods tees off with Marc Leishman at 2:56 p.m. ET.
Tiger Woods tracks his second shot on the fourth hole during U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Saturday. (David Royal — Herald Correspondent)
By Tom Wright | firstname.lastname@example.org | Monterey Herald
PUBLISHED: June 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm | UPDATED: June 15, 2019 at 4:58 pm
PEBBLE BEACH — The final round at the U.S. Open is where legends are made.
This year, will it be Brooks Koepka cement legendary status by winning his third straight U.S. Open? On Saturday he was charging with three birdies over five holes.
If he does it, he’ll join other greats who distinguished themselves at the U.S. Open.
In 1960, Arnold Palmer rallied from seven shots back at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado and passed 20-year-old amateur Jack Nicklaus and a 47-year-old Ben Hogan en route to his only U.S. Open title.
Two years later, Nicklaus returned the favor and bested Palmer in a playoff at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania for the first of his record 18 major championships.
Woodland is 11 under for the tournament and has a one-shot lead, but a handful of major champions are within striking distance. Justin Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, has sole possession of second place at 10 under. Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending U.S. Open champ, Louis Oosthuizen and Chez Reavie are tied for third at 7 under. Rory McIlroy sits at 6 under.
A couple of golf’s biggest names played themselves out of contention in the third round Saturday. Tiger Woods overcame what he called a “crap start” to finish the round at even par, but he’s also even par for the tournament and 11 shots off the lead. Phil Mickelson shot his worst score of the week with a 75 and dropped to a tie for 48th place.