Matt Fitzpatrick will take a share of the lead into the final round of the US Open as he seeks a first major title and historic Brookline double.
Defending champion Jon Rahm looked set to finish an eventful day on top of the leaderboard when he birdied the 14, 15th and 17th to take the outright lead, only to run up a double bogey on the 18th.
Rahm was unlucky to catch a fairway bunker with a well-struck drive, but then drilled his second shot into the face of the hazard and found more sand in front of the green with his third.
The resulting six dropped the Ryder Cup star back to three under par, a shot behind Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris, who had overcome the blustery conditions to shoot 68 and 67 respectively.
For the second major in succession, England’s Fitzpatrick will contest the closing round from the final group, having partnered Mito Pereira in the US PGA at Southern Hills last month.
On that occasion a closing 73 meant Fitzpatrick missed out on the play-off between Zalatoris and Justin Thomas by two shots, Thomas securing his second US PGA title in the three-hole shootout.
A victory on Sunday would see Fitzpatrick join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win the US Amateur and US Open on the same course, Nicklaus doing so at Pebble Beach in 1961 and 1972.
When is it?
The final round of the US Open is today, Sunday June 19.
What time will it start?
Local time on the East Coast is five hours behind British Summer Time. That means the early starters will begin their first rounds around 1.30pm UK time. The full field may not complete their rounds until the early hours.
What TV channel is it on?
The event will be shown live on Sky Sports. Alternatively, bookmark this page and follow Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of all four days.
Will Zalatoris shot a three-under par 67 on Saturday to share the lead through three rounds of the US Open, putting the young golfer in contention at another major championship.
He is joined at the top by Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick at four-under 206 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachussetts. Fitzpatrick shot 68 in the third round.
Defending champion Jon Rahm looked to be in position to hold the third-round lead until a double-bogey six on the last hole, unable to get out of a sand bunker that turned costly. He’s alone in third, one shot back of the leaders.
Rahm went to the top of the leaderboard with a birdie on the 17th hole.
Zalatoris, 25, is contending in a major for the second month in a row after falling in a playoff to Justin Thomas in the PGA Championship.
Fitzpatrick led briefly late in the day with a birdie on No 17. He fell back into a tie with Zalatoris, who already had finished his round, with a bogey on the final hole.
But Rahm wasn’t finished, posting birdies on Nos 14, 15 and 17 and appearing in good shape until a mess on 18.
First-round leader Adam Hadwin (70) of Canada, Scottie Scheffler (71) and Keegan Bradley (69) are tied for fourth at three-under.
Sam Burns (71), Rory McIlroy (73) of Northern Ireland and Joel Dahmen (74) are all at one-under.
What happened last year?
Jon Rahm became the first US Open champion from Spain when he finished with two brilliant birdies to outlast Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke at Torrey Pines.
An emotional Rahm dedicated the victory to his late compatriot Seve Ballesteros, the man who put Spain on the golfing map by winning five major titles before dying of brain cancer at age 54.
“This is definitely for Seve. I know he wanted to win this one most of all,” said Rahm. Rahm fired a final-round 67 for a six-under-par 278 total, and was confirmed as the champion when Oosthuizen was unable to eagle the closing par-five.
What are the latest odds?
Matt Fitzpatrick 3/1
Jon Rahm 4/1
Will Zalatoris 4/1
Scottie Scheffler 6/1
Rory McIlory 11/1
Keegan Bradley 16/1