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

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With similarly strong winds predicted for Sunday's final round, Davis vowed not to make the same mistake, and the hoses were brought out to soak the greens within minutes of the round finishing. "There will be water applied to it". It's the first U.S. Open for all. He went out in 6-over 41 before steadying on the back nine. Ken went to last year's Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, while it's Korey's first time. Johnson has bounced back nicely after missing the cut at the 2017 U.S. Open.

"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.

But it regained something else heading into the final day: intrigue.

Fowler had a 7 on the 10th hole. The 15th (hole) was a disgrace. His playing partner, Andrew Johnston, was even worse at 82. But he shot 81 in the final round and Michael Campbell was the surprise victor.

Aaron Baddeley, the other Australian who made the cut, is at 13-over par.

Teeing off among the early groups, Berger was 3 under on the front nine, before the overnight moisture had been baked out of the greens. I feel for the membership, because I know many of them. "I don't think the course was necessarily over the line, but pin placements relative to speed and firmness. the edge was reached".

No one was coming close to 4 under late in the day.

Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson were tied for the lead at 3-over after the third round of U.S. Open 2018 on Saturday, June 16, in NY. Johnson took the lead but struggled. The Masters champion birdied his first three holes.

Fleetwood barely missed an 8-foot putt for birdie on 18. Johnson is at 1 over.

Former US Open champion Justin Rose shot 73 to take outright fifth at four over. He incurred a two-stroke penalty, but risked disqualification by doing so. "It was just a moment of madness but nothing disrespectful", said Johnson.

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There was no pleasure in watching Poulter hit what he thought was a flawless shot from a greenside bunker, only to see the ball roll and roll and roll...right off the other side of the green. One of the worst rounds in US Open in some 20 years. He finished at 2 over and stood one shot out of the lead as he walked off the course. No one from the final 22 groups could match par. "Going into today, I needed something special to happen to even have an outside chance". Ben Hogan won three straight that he played, missing in 1949 after almost getting killed when his vehicle struck a bus. He pulled away with a 67 on Friday. Still, he completed his 72 holes with a two-over 282, making him the clubhouse leader.

Phil Mickelson's frustrations are getting the best of him at the U.S. Open to the point he hit a moving ball with his putter. Sky Sports has all the Shinnecock Hills coverage on your side of the Atlantic. His bogey putt slid by, and after a few putts, Mickelson trotted after it and then stuck out his putter and hit the ball back toward the cup to keep it from running off the green. The fiasco unfolded on Mickelson's 48th birthday. And I didn't know how to cope with it.

Here's a look at the leaderboard through 4 p.m. ET.

The best players in the world were no match for a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday. The 22-year-old from England immediately said yes.

"I think it's going to be extremely hard", said Berger, who was in the clubhouse on three-over-par 213. "So to be given this opportunity is incredible".

They were to tee off at 2:24pm (1824 GMT) with just four shots separating 15 players.

"I'm not very happy the way I played and the way I putted".

"I'm not sure where the state of my game is right now", Spieth said. I've been saying for a while I've been playing consistently well without any really big results.

He said that lessons had been learnt.

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