Rahm chasing history
Justin Thomas got a bad break yesterday
The likeable American was denied relief after his drive on the fourth came to rest a few inches to the right of a drain.
Thomas – whose mood had not been helped when the starter announced him on the first tee as “Justin Thomson” called an official for a ruling, he was asked if it “interferes with his stance or his swing” and after replying ‘no’, he was obliged to play it as it lies. He dropped a shot and ended the day on three-over.
The world No. 5 is level par for his final round through four holes having bogeyed the first and birdied the fourth.
He came from seven shots back to win the US PGA last month – can history repeat itself? I’d suggest not at the moment…
What will the winning score be?
Hard to say, really, but Cantlay and Guido Migliozzi are showing the leaders that there is a decent score out there today. The Italian was four-under for his front nine, he’s dropped a shot since, but it at three-over for the tournament.
Patrick Cantlay off to a good start
The American is two-under for his first two holes and at one-over. Can he continue the fine start and post the clubhouse lead?
Three of these golfers are in the top seven
Grayson Murray is running out of clubs
With which to vent his frustration.
Can Rory win his second US Open?
Tee times of the leaders
6.34 – Matthew NeSmith, Séamus Power
6.50 – Gary Woodland, Denny McCarthy
7.01 – Nick Hardy, Joel Dahmen
7.12 – Rory McIlroy, Sam Burns
7.23 – Scottie Scheffler, Adam Hadwin
7.34 – Keegan Bradley, Jon Rahm
7.45 – Matt Fitzpatrick , Will Zalatoris
It’s fair to say it’s not going well for Grayson Murray
The American threw his putter into the deep rough after registering a triple bogey. He’s nine-over for his round through 12 holes…
Hello and welcome
To our live coverage of the final round of this year’s US Open, which looks all set for a thrilling conclusion – with England’s Matt Fitzpatrick within touching distance of the biggest win of his career to date.
The Sheffield-born golfer is chasing his first major and, level with Will Zalatoris at the top of the leaderboard on four under par, he is tantalisingly close to that milestone. There are plenty of big names lined up to capitalise if either he or Zalatoris slip up, however, with Jon Rahm one shot shy of the leaders and Keegan Bradley, Scottie Scheffler and Adam Hadwin all two strokes behind.
Rory McIlroy is still in contention, though he is three shots off the pace alongside Joel Dahmen and Sam Burns. He is still hopeful of winning his fifth major, and his first since the US PGA Championship in 2014.
“I’m maybe not in as good a position as I wanted to be, but I’m still right in the tournament.,” said McIlroy after the third round on Saturday, where he battled to a 73 despite struggling for extended periods.
“It’s been a long time, eight years since I’ve been able to win one of these things. I still remember the feeling and I want that f eeling again… I’m one great round of golf away from doing it and that’s all I have to focus on.”
Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, hopes that his previous success at Brookline – where he won the US Amateur title back in 2013 – will give him an advantage over his rivals as they scrap it out on day four. “I certainly think it gives me an edge over the others,” he said. “I genuinely do believe that.
“It’s a real positive moment in my career. It kind of kickstarted me. To come back here and play so well again, it kind of just gives me growing confidence round by round.”