In Brookline, Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris are tied for first place ahead of Jon Rahm
In the US Open’s final round, Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris are tied for the lead with Jon Rahm, the reigning winner, one stroke down following a disappointing round.
In windy conditions at The Country Club, Zalatoris shot a three-under 67 to go to four under alongside Fitzpatrick, who scored three birdies in a span of four holes before concluding his third round with a final bogey.
Rahm also surged on the back nine to briefly take the lead, but the Spaniard, who was attempting to become only the fourth person to win back-to-back US Open championships since World War II, double-bogeyed his penultimate hole and fell a stroke back into third.
Scottie Scheffler, Keegan Bradley, and Adam Hadwin are all within two strokes of the lead, while Rory McIlroy salvaged a three-over 73 with a streak of length par-saves and heads into Sunday three strokes behind.
Sixteen players are within five shots of the lead heading into Sunday’s action in Boston, with overnight co-leader Collin Morikawa six strokes behind following a seven-over 77.
Morikawa took the lead when Joel Dahmen three-putted the first, but fell back when he sank a 20-footer to scramble a bogey at the fourth, having fatted a chip, with Aaron Wise momentarily entering the tie at the top before dropping a stroke at the next.
Starting three behind, Scheffler nailed a 25-footer at the first and made up for a bogey at the second by taking advantage of the next, before going two ahead with a remarkable hole-out eagle from 100 yards at the par-five eighth.
Morikawa cut the margin to one with a birdie at the fifth but lost momentum when he followed a bogey at the sixth with a three-putt double-bogey at the next, while Zalatoris moved to four under after converting from five feet at the 15th.
Scheffler needed two efforts to get out of heavy rough on the 11th, then bogeyed the next two holes as Zalatoris capped off a bogey-free back nine to set the clubhouse goal.
Fitzpatrick began three shots behind and slipped further behind when he bogeyed the first, only for the Englishman to hole from ten feet at the fifth and make a two-putt gain at the eighth to finish in 34.
After a bogey at the tenth, the 2013 US Amateur winner replied with back-to-back birdies from the 14th to tie Zalatoris on four under, before holing from eight feet at the 17th to temporarily take the lead.
Rahm made it a three-way tie at the top when he rebounded from bogeying the 13th to take advantage of the par-five next and nail a 30-foot birdie at the 15th. Fitzpatrick fell back into a share of the lead when he was unable to get up and down from the greenside bunker to preserve par.
Rahm added a six-foot birdie at the 17th hole, but it took him two tries to escape a fairway bunker on the par-four 18th, and he finished with a double-bogey to finish at one over and fall behind one stroke.
First-round leader Hadwin carded a level-par 70 to stay at two under par, while Bradley shot his second consecutive 69. Scheffler completed the quartet tied for fourth as he pursues his second major title and sixth PGA Tour triumph of the year.
An annual hardcourt tennis competition called the US Open Tennis Championships takes place in Queens, New York. The US Open has historically been the year’s fourth and last Grand Slam event since 1987.
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