Father's Enjoy Their Time At The U.S. Open On Sunday - Southampton

Carrie Guzman
June 20, 2018

The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) acknowledged that its latest gamble of a tough course set-up backfired, claiming that unexpectedly strong afternoon winds were responsible for the third round carnage at the U.S. Open on Saturday. The murmurs started: Maybe Reed could follow his Masters win with a triumph at the U.S. Open. I thought we could be on the edge, but we've surpassed it, ' Johnson told Sky Sports.

But Johnson shot 77 in the third round, with a bogey on the final hole to surrender sole possession of the lead.

But then defending champion, Brooks Koepka, who signed for 72 and including taking a bogey "5" on the 15th, slammed the USGAs set-up of the 15th where, and playing alongsdie Poulter, he sadly suffered the very same fate as Poulter after playing what appeared to be the ideal greenside bunker shot only to see his ball also roll off the green in eventually taking a bogey.

Fleetwood was one shot behind when he finished, and Koepka still had 11 holes to play as Shinnecock Hills began to get crisp under another sunny sky.

"You were seeing shots that were well played and not rewarded", Davis said.

Even though many will claim that the names above have bailed the USGA out, despite all the issues this event has suffered over the years it has been won by some of the best golfers on the planet and isn't that what we want in a tournament that represents our country's major championship? He had three double bogeys and one triple for an 84. Fleetwood raced into U.S. Open history with a 63, without making birdie on the two par 5s and missing an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole.

Mickelson's incident occurred on the 13 green, where he faced a downhill putt of eight metres for bogey.

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"I'd say it's a little bit over the line", Henrik Stenson said after shooting a 74 despite being "pretty happy with the way I played today".

The incident happened on the 13th green in what the American said was a deliberate action to " take advantage of the rules" - a comment that did not sit well with some former players.

The best five scores were posted by players with morning tee times. Johnson was one shot behind at the turn until three-putting three times on the back nine. With that, he had to get up and down from 62 yards to keep his one-shot lead.

And typical of an old-styled U.S. Open, there were plenty of complaints.

"I've never seen - I'm going to answer it diplomatically because I've never seen a golf course change that quickly", he said.

He was assessed a two-stroke penalty by the USGA and given a 10 for the hole before going on to sign for an 81 and a 17-over total.

"Look, I don't mean disrespect by anybody", Mickelson said. "I felt like I hit a lot of great shots out there today". So, it was just time. Jim Furky, Patrick Reed and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are tied at 6 over, and a group of six golfers are 7 over. "I didn't know if I was going to have them again". He has not had a top 10 in the U.S. Open since he tied for fourth at Pebble Beach in 2010. He teed off at 9:40 a.m. and had a 2-under 68 and was three shots behind. "It's been that way just about every tournament except Muirfield, because then you go to the U.S. Open and think you don't even have to shoot under par to win this golf tournament".

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