U.S. Open Round 3 Recap: Gary Woodland holds 1-shot lead over Justin Rose

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U.S. Open Round 3 Recap: Gary Woodland holds 1-shot lead over Justin Rose

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U.S. Open Round 3 Recap: Gary Woodland holds 1-shot lead over Justin Rose

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Gary Woodland and Justin Rose slugged it out all day across 18 holes Saturday during the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

And they’ll do the same on Sunday.

Woodland took advantage of cool temperatures and an even cooler demeanor to hold his 36-hole lead throughout the third-round at Pebble Saturday.

Woodland shot an impressive 69 beneath cloudy skies as he darkened the championship hopes for nearly everyone else left in the field.

He sits alone atop the leaderboard at 11-under and leads Rose by 1 shot.

Rose used all the tools in his skill bag trying to keep pace with his playing partner in the day’s final pairing. Rose and Woodland will be paired again in the final round Sunday.

Woodland rode a wave of 34 holes without a bogey before he finally found one at No. 8 Saturday. Rose trailed by 2 shots as they made the turn.

Woodland make the perhaps the most-important par save of the entire tournament at No. 12 when he dropped in his chip shot from the fringe 33 feet from the hole. Rose responded with a birdie on the same hole after hitting a 9-foot birdie putt.

Rose closed with a birdie on 18 to finish with a 68 and is 10-under.

Meanwhile, two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka remains in prime position for a three-peat. He trails Woodland by just 4 shots after shooting a 68 Saturday.

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Round 3 Recap

All times are Eastern.

9:05 p.m.: A 68 Saturday for Brooks Koepka and the two-time defending champ is just 4 shots back finishing 54 holes.

8:40 p.m.: The lead is back up to three shots after Gary Woodland spun par at No. 13. and Justin Rose bogeyed the par-4, 440-yard hole.

8:32 p.m.: Gary Woodland’s day.

7:30 p.m.: Jordan Spieth is done for the day. After 54 frustrating holes, he’s 1-over on the Open after a 73 Saturday.

7:27 p.m.: Gary Woodland posts his first bogey in 34 holes on No. 8 and falls to 10-under on the tournament. It’s a two-shot swing in terms of the lead, as Justin Rose nabs a birdie and now trails by 2 shots at 8-under.

7:01 p.m.: Calamity for Phil Mickelson at No. 18. His long-shot hopes for a U.S. Open title and a career grand slam sunk into the shallow shore of Pacific Ocean. His first tee shot landed in the drink and Mickelson ended his day with a triple-bogey 8 the final hole of the day. Mickelson was 2-under for the tournament after a birdie on No. 12 before he yielded five shots on the final five holes.

6:26 p.m.: Jon Rahm is 2 under on the round after recording birdies on the sixth and eighth holes. Rahm is T-5 at 5 under. Chesson Hadley is also 2 under on the round and T-3 at 6 under after recording an eagle on No. 6.

6:17 p.m.: Matt Kuchar birdied the fourth hole and is 4 under through five holes. Kuchar is in solo fourth at 5 under, one stroke behind Louis Oosthuizen in solo third.

5:41 p.m.: Rory McIlroy bogeyed his first hole and is T-5 at 4 under.

5:25 p.m.: Francesco Molinari birdied the sixth hole, his third birdie of the day, to rise to T-6 at 4 under. He is 2 under through six holes.

5:07 p.m.: After a bogey on No. 5, Dustin Johnson bounced back and birdied the sixth hole to return to T-6 at 4 under, five strokes behind leader Gary Woodland.

5:03 p.m.: Matt Fitzpatrick makes a birdie on No. 5 to T-6 at 4 under.

4:38 p.m.: Dustin Johnson recorded another birdie on the fourth hole to T-6 at 4 under. He is 2 under through four holes.

4:32 p.m.: Dustin Johnson birdied the third hole and jumped to T-11 at 3 under.

4:30 p.m.: Phil Mickelson birdied the sixth hole and is 1 under on the round. Mickelson is T-20 at 2 under.

4:17 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama recorded a double bogey on the 11th hole and fell from T-11 to T-28. Matsuyama is 1 under through 11 holes.

4:13 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay finishes 3-under 68 to T-31 at 1 under.

3:54 p.m.: Patrick Cantlay is T-31 at 1 under after making birdies on 16 and 17.

3:30 p.m.: Danny Willett made back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes and jumps to T-6 at 4 under.

3:15 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama jumped to T-11 at 3 under with birdies on the fourth, fifth and sixth holes. Matsuyama is 3 under on the round through six holes.

3:08 p.m.: Fowler falls to T-29 after a bogey on the ninth hole. He is 2 under through the front nine.

2:40 p.m.: Rickie Fowler made another birdie on the seventh hole and is 3 under on the round. Fowler rises to T-19 at 2 under.

2:20 p.m.: Tyrrell Hatton is 3 under on the round after recording a birdie on 15, his fourth of the day. Hatton is T-27 at 1 under.

2:10 p.m.: Jason Day recorded an eagle on the sixth hole to rise to T-27 at 1 under. Day is 2 under on the round through six holes.

2 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker made his third straight birdie on the eighth hole and rose to T-32 at even par. Snedeker is 2 under on the round through eight holes.

1:50 p.m.: Rickie Fowler notched his first birdie of the day on the par-4 third hole. Fowler is T-32 at even par.

1:44 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker made birdies on the sixth and seventh holes to sit 1 under on the round and T-47 at 1 over.

1:01 p.m.: Patrick Reed recoded back-to-back bogeys on the ninth and 10th holes and is 2 over on the round. Reed sits T-77 at 4 over.

12:43 p.m.: Tommy Fleetwood bogeyed No. 8 and fell to T-78 at 4 over. Fleetwood is 2 over on the round through eight holes.

12:30 p.m.: Rhys Enoch and Tyrrell Hatton are each 2 under on the round and have jumped to T-32 at even par. Enoch, through eight holes, recorded a bogey on the third hole, but notched three straight birdies on the next three holes. Hatton, also through eight holes, recorded back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes to sit at even par on the tournament.

11:43 a.m.: Fleetwood had the best score in the third round until he bogeyed the third hole and now sits 1 over on the round, T-77 at 3 over. Fleetwood struggled in the rough with his second, third and fourth strokes on the par-4 hole.

11:13 a.m.: Tommy Fleetwood birdied the par-4 first hole to T-45 at 1 over. Fleetwood’s second stroke from the left fairway landed on the right green 17 feet, 7 inches from the hole. Fleetwood sank his putt with his third stroke.

10:36 a.m.: Round 3 begins.

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The hole locations for Round 3 of the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (USGA)

U.S. Open: Round 3 TV/Streaming

Morning Drive, 7-9 a.m., Golf Channel

Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open, 9 a.m.-noon, Golf Channel

Third round, noon-10 p.m., Fox

Featured Groups 1 and 2 and Featured Holes, noon – 9 p.m., usopen.com and the U.S. Open app

Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open, 10 p.m.-midnight, Golf Channel

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