FIRST GROUP IN PROGRESS
The first group of Harris English and Stewart Hagestad start the final day action at Brookline. At par 4 first, the Englishman makes a bogey, while the amateur Hagestad produces a par.
Sam Burns is looking for a third title in 2022 and, after rounds of 71, 67 and 71, he is just three strokes behind the leaders. The 25-year-old’s best result at a Major came at the 2022 PGA Championship, where he finished tied for 20th. At Brookline, he will look to do better.
World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler led by two shots at one point yesterday after a superb eagle hole on the par 5 eighth. The 25-year-old struggled on the back nine, however, with a closing 39 placing him in a fourth share. He already has four PGA Tour wins in 2022, including the Masters, so rule him out at your peril!
The stage is set ! Here are the hole locations ⛳️ for the final round of the 122nd #USOpen at the Country Club. pic.twitter.com/uYV1Ht2rykJune 19, 2022
Some of these pin positions look BRUTAL and it seems most on Twitter agree! It’s gonna be fun…
Adam Hadwin actually led the US Open after day one and did well to stay in contention. Additionally, the Canadian only takes part in the event after Paul Casey withdrew due to a back injury, with Hadwin being Dallas’ first qualifier substitute. Should he claim victory, Hadwin would become the first Canadian to win the US Open.
Back to those vying for the title and Boston’s Keegan Bradley, who will be looking to secure his second major triumph. The hometown favorite shot an under-par 69 to sit two behind yesterday, with the American describing the march to the 18th ‘one of the most incredible moments of my entire life’.
The first groups leave in about 20 minutes and, according to people on the ground, it is rather gray and windy. Looking at the report, this could be a common theme throughout the day, making the score similar to yesterday!
Last year’s winner Jon Rahm is just one stroke behind the leaders as the defending champion regretted a costly double bogey on the final Saturday. The Spaniard had flown around Brookline, with three birdies in four holes giving him the outright lead coming down the 18th. However, his second remained in the bunker as he completed a back shot. Rahm is looking to become the first player to defend the US Open since Brooks Koepka in 2017 and 18.
One of the fittest players in the world, Matt Fitzpatrick has had a string of fantastic results, including seven top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2022. Nine years ago, the Englishman won the US Amateur at Brookline and will look to replicate the exploit today.
With the leaders not gone until tonight, we take a look at those vying for the trophy. Starting with Will Zalatoris who, surprisingly, has yet to win a PGA Tour title, let alone a Major. In nine major starts, he’s had five top 10 finishes, including a playoff loss to Justin Thomas at the 2022 PGA Championship.
The leaders went out at 3:45 p.m. local time (8:45 p.m. BST) yesterday. On Sunday we see the game start an hour earlier, with Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris teeing off at 2.45pm local time (7.45pm BST)
Matt Cradock here from a hay fever hit Oxfordshire to take you through the final round of US Open action! Saturday turned out to be an exciting day three, with Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris sharing the lead at -4. A number of big names are chasing the duo, with Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy sitting just three strokes away.
Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and a host of talented non-major winners have a chance to make history at Brookline later today – who will be the winner of the 2022 US Open?