US Open golf 2022 LIVE: Third round scores and updates – Matt Fitzpatrick co-leads heading into Sunday

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Matt Fitzpatrick will take a share of the lead into the final round of the US Open as he sees a first major title and historic Brookline double.

Defending champion Jon Rahm looked set to finish an eventful Saturday on top of the leaderboard when he birdied the 14th, 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 on four-under, who had overcome the blustery conditions to shoot 68 and 67 respectively.

Rory McIlroy’s chances looked to be fading fast when he covered his opening seven holes in three over par to slip five behind world number one Scottie Scheffler, who had holed from 102 yards for an eagle on the eighth to reach six under.

However, Scheffler ran up a double bogey on the short 11th and dropped further shots on the next three holes, while McIlroy birdied the 11th and relied on a brilliant display of putting to keep the leaders in his sights on one under, despite a disappointing 73. .

Home favorite Keegan Bradley is a two-under, alongside Scheffler and Canada’s Adam Hadwin, while the group at one-under includes Sam Burns and Joel Dahmen in addition to McIlroy.

Follow all the action from the third round of the US Open below.

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Matt Fitzpatrick takes share of lead into final round of US Open

Matt Fitzpatrick will take a share of the lead into the final round of the US Open as he sees a first major title and historic Brookline double.

Defending champion Jon Rahm looked set to finish an eventful Saturday on top of the leaderboard when he birdied the 14th, 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 on four-under, who had overcome the blustery conditions to shoot 68 and 67 respectively.

Rory McIlroy’s chances looked to be fading fast when he covered his opening seven holes in three over par to slip five behind world number one Scottie Scheffler, who had holed from 102 yards for an eagle on the eighth to reach six under.

However, Scheffler ran up a double bogey on the short 11th and dropped further shots on the next three holes, while McIlroy birdied the 11th and relied on a brilliant display of putting to keep the leaders in his sights on one under, despite a disappointing 73. .

Home favorite Keegan Bradley is a two-under, alongside Scheffler and Canada’s Adam Hadwin, while the group at one-under includes Sam Burns and Joel Dahmen in addition to McIlroy.

Luke Baker19 June 2022 01:57

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US Open leaderboard heading into final round

-4: Zalatoris (F), Fitzpatrick (F)

-2: Bradley (F), Hadwin (F), Scheffler (F)

-1: Burns (F), McIlroy (F), Dahmen (F)

Luke Baker19 June 2022 01:13

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Joel Dahmen has a birdie shot at 18 but it misses and he settles for 74. That’s a battling round after the start he had and leaves him at -1, only three strokes off the lead.

Meanwhile, a disaster for Collin Morikawa as he shoots 77 to drop to +7, a tie for 17th. Not what he had in mind when he entered the round holding the lead.

Luke Baker19 June 2022 01:04

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All Rahm can do from the greenside bunker is stab the ball up beyond the hole and he’s left himself probably 20 feet to save bogey.

Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick will be leading the US Open heading into Sunday and in the final group but will Rahm also be at -4 or drop to -3?

He sends his putt down the hill but it’s always left. It’s a DOUBLE BOGEY! A round of 71, he drops back to -3 and he’ll be a shot beyond Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris. He’ll be in the penultimate group with Keegan Bradley tomorrow.

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:53

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VIDEO: Jon Rahm fails to get out of the fairway bunker …

A nightmare at 18 for Jon Rahm. This hole has caused problems all day but this is bad from the defending champ

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:50

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US Open 2022: Third round

Jon Rahm’s drive at 18 finds the left fairway bunker but it rolls back enough to give him a shot.

Oh no! He mishits the ball and it cannons into the lip of the bunker and rolls back to his feet. Disaster for Rahm.

Another go for the defending champion. He’s out this time but it’s sand to sand … He’s in the front greenside bunker and the ball looks plugged. This could be a double bogey easily …

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:48

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Putt for McIlroy from around 20 feet for birdie. He’s been making putts for fun on this back nine and sends this one down but it drifts just right.

It’s still a par, an incredibly battling round of 73 and he’s at -1. That will be four or maybe only three back of the lead, depending on how Rahm ends on 18.

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:46

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Aaron Wise, playing alongside McIlroy, can’t save par from 30 feet. His putt slips by and he taps in for bogey, falling back to +1 for the championship. 75 for the round and his chance of victory looks gone.

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:44

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That’s some recovery by McIlroy. He can take a wedge with his second at 18 and has a sight of the green.

He spins a glorious shot in, it gets better and better to the delight of the crowd. He’ll have a birdie look to get to -2, which would be a tie for fourth …

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:43

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Rory McIlroy in trouble again, this time at 18. His tee shot goes waaaaaay left and it’ll be interesting to see what sort of lie he has / drop he gets

Luke Baker19 June 2022 00:38

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