- Chief: -11 Woodland (17)
- Selected: -9 Rose (17); -7 Koepka, Reavie, Oosthuizen; -6 McIlroy
- -5 Hadley, Kuchar; -4 Willett, McDowell, Rahm, Stenson
- -2 D Johnson, Molinari, Wallace; -1 Fitzpatrick
- Level Woods; +1 Spieth; +3 Mickelson
It be support to Justin Rose on the par-three 203-yard 17th as he lands a six-iron in birdie vary. Nothing doing for the 2013 champion although, who has to resolve for a par.
Gary Woodland is on as properly, but he’s in a hundreds of parish, in comparison. Level-headed he will get the identical end result. He’s calling stunning ecstatic available for the time being.
Almost done. Louis Oosthuizen is out with a wedge for his final capacity shot of the day.
It be his third to the par-5 18th green and it clears the bunker guarding the flag to give him a search at a fourth successive birdie. Nope. Staying up. A straightforward par although and he’s factual four support as it stands.
His playing companion is Aaron Wise.
You would possibly resolve the American opened the match with a 5-below-par 66. No such good fortune on the present time. He had a quadruple-bogey eight on the par-four ninth and a double bogey on the 15th. It be a par to attain but that is an eight-over 79. Ouch.
A conceivable correct omen for Justin Rose or Gary Woodland?
All 5 outdated US Open champions at Pebble Shoreline accept as true with been in both first or 2d predicament after 54 holes.
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods led, Tom Watson co-led, Graeme McDowell was as soon as in 2d and Tom Kite was as soon as tied for 2d.
It be Rory McIlroy to putt first. A touch over 17 toes from the outlet but he does no longer get it began on the simply line and his ball wanders off to the left.
A faucet-in birdie although and he’s going to impress for a one-below-par 70 that sees him attain on six below par.
Chez Reavie can no longer hole out in a single both so he closes with a par, but that is a 3-below 68 for the American.
With deer now firmly out of shot, presumably no longer alive to to socialize with the crowd following this pairing, Justin Rose nudges his chip on to inside just a few toes before nailing the produce of slidey putt that most membership gamers accept as true with nightmares over.
Gary Woodland’s strive at birdie is a tad fearful of stagger, but he tidies up for par.
A 313-yard force leaves Rory McIlroy a 212-yard capacity. Out with an iron and he pings his capacity simply on the flag. A hop and a skip and he’ll accept as true with a 20-footer for eagle.
His playing companion is Chez Reavie. We accept as true with now barely seen the American on the present time, despite the fact he’s at seven below par. He was as soon as in anxiousness off the tee and has left himself a long third. But he finds the green and can accept as true with a birdie likelihood.
And issues are continuing to exchange on the US Open. Louis Oosthuizen with a pin-seeker on the par-three 17th sets up a birdie strive and the South African is no longer missing from half a dozen toes.
That’s three on the dash and King Louis is charging and demanding.
Justin Rose and Gary Woodland both get faraway from the tee safely on 16 after taking irons.
But Rose then underclubs along with his 2d, as his 9-iron comes up instant. That’s two holes on the dash, he’s done that. He’s in that snarly stuff just a few toes of the green as a deer approaches from nowhere.
Gary Woodland, did no longer acquire the identical mistake, lofting an eight-iron to around 17 toes.
Rory McIlroy pulls out the fleshy dogs on the 18th tee. He needs to pummel this force down the middle. Remark. A1 predicament.
Meanwhile, Louis Oosthuizen is bouncing support. He had dropped support to four below par, but successive birdies on the 15th and 16th holes accept as true with without warning catapulted him support into the reckoning. Issues can exchange fleet at a US Open.
Justin Rose goes with a putter from factual off the fringe of the 15th but it veers off to the left, giving him a tough four-footer.
But he holds his nerve to brilliant up.
Gary Woodland, slides by with a ten-footer for birdie, so par will deserve to suffice.
Rory McIlroy finds rather bother off the 17th tee, touchdown his ball in a greenside bunker. His splash out scuttles 20 toes previous the outlet and he can no longer hole the return.
It be easiest a 2d bogey of the spherical, after losing a shot on the key, but extra than that it is a momentum killer.
Can he increase the shot on the par-5 remaining?
Graeme McDowell, on his eagle to attain:“This was as soon as simply up there. It was as soon as an excellent solution to attain the day, I don’t ponder I’ve ever made three on the leisure right here. That was as soon as stunning particular, the crowds accept as true with been broad right here.
“It cleans up my day properly and keeps me there of thereabouts. It was as soon as a anxious day, I made just a few mistakes. That one on the leisure cleaned it up for me.
“It does no longer in actuality feel that demanding. There was as soon as a puny bit bit of poke earlier and it’s laid down. The greens accept as true with been a puny bit extra impregnable and a foot faster. It be no longer provoking, no longer hundreds of intimidating photography available.”
Abet-to-support birdies for Louis Oosthuizen, at 15 and 16. Has he salvaged his third spherical?
The South African is support on this now
Abet to Brooks Koepka on the leisure. He wastes puny time in surveying his wedge from the tough. He’s easiest in actuality got one choice, flick it up and over the bunkers and hope to stick it on the green.
He accomplishes his mission however the 40-foot putt is too worthy of an ask and the double defending champion has to attain with a par. He’s currently four support.
What of Matt Wallace I hear you ask? Neatly, it appears to be as although he nailed his 2d shot into the coronary heart of the green because of he’s standing over an eagle putt…
…and that is the reason going nowhere but simply all the plan through the outlet. A fleshy fist pump and event for the Englishman who finishes the spherical on a proper excessive.
Justin Rose and Gary Woodland both win the golf green at 15.
But that is lax from Rose along with his 2d. He’s instant of the green by just a few toes so it’s both puny dink on with a long iron or a putt.
Woodland’s radar is support as he drops his capacity in to around 10 toes. Birdie likelihood incoming for the leader.
Matt Kuchar is having an untidy attain to his spherical. The American bogeys the 17th, after moreover losing a shot on the 16th, to streak support to 5 below.
Worldie of a putt from Gary Woodland who drains a 40-footerto place par after a unpleasant chip on.
The gallery is mute buzzing but Justin Rose does no longer care a jot. Completely unfazed, he arcs in his putt from the fringe to rep an absolute top birdie.
He’s support in alternate.
We must no longer accept as true with long to support to study how worthy of a glimpse Brooks Koepka has. He’s crouching down, peering below the branches. He’s ready 10 yards from the tree, with easiest one choice.
He’s out with the three-wood, 267 yards to the outlet. He’s going to accept as true with a crack at it. He’ll deserve to originate it out over the ocean and recede it support in…
Koepka hits a solid one but there is a bit too worthy dash on it and the ball careers out to the simply of the green. He’s instant-sided himself and can accept as true with some other tree to contend with.
It does no longer search like we’re going to get to peer how Matt Wallace is going to fare from the golf green. I am particular we’ll gaze him on the green in a instant time although.