2018 U.S. Open Live blog: Four share 54-hole lead after brutal day

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2018 U.S. Open Live blog: Four share 54-hole lead after brutal day

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2018 U.S. Open Live blog: Four share 54-hole lead after brutal day

Moving Day is here at the U.S. Open!

Third-round play is here Saturday at Shinnecock Hills as we get closer to crowning a champion. We will be tracking the action. Follow along below…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern and represent Saturday

  • TELEVISION: Fox (11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)
  • ONLINE STREAMING: USOpen.com, Featured Group 1 (11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.); USOpen.com, Featured Group 2 (10:55 a.m.-6 p.m.); Featured Holes Nos. 7, 9 and 11 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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U.S. Open Tracker

UPDATE No. 15 (7:35 p.m. ET): It’s truly hard to believe this is real.

Daniel Berger and Tony Finau are tied for the 54-hole lead after sitting 11 shots back 18 holes ago.

Dustin Johnson three-putts from 17 feet to bogey the 18th. That’s a 7-over 77 to drop him to 3 over. He and Brooks Koepka are 54-hole co-leaders along with Berger and Finau (who both shot 66). What a day.

UPDATE No. 14 (6:50 p.m. ET): The greatest comeback over the final 36 holes at the U.S. Open is 11 shots.

Daniel Berger and Tony Finau have almost made that up in one day. Both shot 4-under 66s early to post at 3 over. They started the day 11 shots back and T-45 at 7 over.

On a difficult day, they’ve miraculously climbed to a tie for second and within one of leader Dustin Johnson after he bogeys 15. That’s right, two guys coming from 11 back to within one – IN ONE ROUND. It’s possible they could be co-leaders by day’s end.

Combination of great rounds but also playing in easier conditions earlier in the day and then sitting back and watching the afternoon guys deal with brutal conditions. This is insane!

UPDATE No. 13 (6:15 p.m. ET): Dustin Johnson is the solo leader again!

Brooks Koepka bogeys No. 15 to fall to 2 over. DJ is 1 over. Wow. Johnson went out in 6-over 41 today and is 5 over for the round and still leading. Granted, he started with a four-shot lead, but still.

UPDATE No. 12 (5:58 p.m. ET): We’re starting to see some crazy action!

Dustin Johnson birdies No. 11 to move back into the lead at 1 over. He meets Brooks Koepka there, but the defending champ had a 60-footer for par at the 14th. BUT HE DRAINED IT!

They are tied for the lead at 1 over. Henrik Stenson is solo third at 2 over.

UPDATE No. 11 (5:40 p.m. ET): Dustin Johnson started the day leading at 4 under. Here is the current leaderboard…

Wow. What a crazy day.

UPDATE No. 10 (5:30 p.m. ET): Strong post-round comments from Zach Johnson about the course…

UPDATE No. 9 (4:53 p.m. ET): DJ bogeys No. 7, Rose bogeys No. 8 and Henrik Stenson is your new solo leader at Even par!

UPDATE No. 8 (4:42 p.m. ET): Dustin Johnson bogeys No. 6 to fall to Even par. And just like that … HIS LEAD IS GONE!

Johnson, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson are all tied for the lead at Even par. Brooks Koepka is one back.

UPDATE No. 7 (4:31 p.m. ET): As the golf world goes up in flames over Phil Mickelson’s self-inflicted penalty on No. 13, Dustin Johnson struggles to hold on to his lead. DJ was at -1 after five holes Saturday, while Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson were each even through seven, just one shot off the lead.

 

UPDATE No. 6 (3:40 p.m. ET): Wow, this Saturday is not lacking for intrigue.

As Phil Mickelson closes out a controversial 11-over 81 (it appears he won’t be DQ’d), the final groups get underway … and Dustin Johnson three-putts for double bogey at No. 2.

He drops back to 2 under and his lead halves from four to two. Here’s the current top 10 leaderboard…

UPDATE No. 5 (3 p.m. ET): Boy, do we have some updates…

Daniel Berger and Tony Finau both post 4-under 66s to reach 3 over and T-12. But Phil Mickelson is the story.

He’s 10 over for the round and may be facing DQ after hitting a moving ball on purpose. Here’s the skinny on all that…

UPDATE No. 4 (1:40 p.m. ET): What did we say about nice scores!!

Daniel Berger bogeyed 11 but birdies 12, 13 and 15 to move to 5 under for the round. He is 2 over overall and into the top 10.

Patrick Reed has also moved to 2 over and T-9 after starting birdie-bogey-birdie-birdie-birdie. Tony Finau (T-16, 4 over) is also 3 under on his round.

UPDATE No. 3 (12:35 p.m. ET): There may be some nice scores out there…

Daniel Berger has the round of the day (3 under through 10) and has jumped to a tie for 14th at 4 over. Four other players are under par on their rounds. That includes Phil Mickelson, who birdied No. 4 to move to 1 under for the round and 5 over for the tournament.

UPDATE No. 2 (11:55 a.m. ET): Phil Mickelson and Andrew “Beef” Johnston are paired together Saturday!

What a grouping. It’s Lefty’s birthday, too. Both start par-par and remain 6 over.

UPDATE No. 1 (11:10 a.m. ET): Matt Parziale, the amateur who is a Massachusetts firefighter, is off and running in Round 3. He starts par-par-par-birdie and is now 6 over for the tournament and T-36. Great stuff, Matt!

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