The final round of the 2012 US Open tees off from Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco on Sunday at 12:20 p.m. ET with Stephen Ames and Jeff Ogilvie on the tee.
Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk, who are deadlocked in the lead at (-1), will be the final pair to tee off at 6:10 p.m. ET. And Tiger Woods who was sharing the lead with his fellow Americans before the Day 3, did not play like himself on Saturday. He fell out of the lead with two bogeys in the first three holes, couldn’t make a birdie on the stretch of holes that Olympic allows players to make up ground, and ended with a sloppy bogey on the 18th for a 75. Only eight players had a higher score.
There are 17 golfers within six strokes of the lead heading into the final day, and the brutal set up of the course nearly guarantees that there will be turnover at the top.
Tiger Woods is among those near the lead at (+4). It matched Woods’ worst score when he at least a share of the lead after any round of a major, back in 2009 at the PGA Championship when he lost a two-shot lead to Yang Yong-eun.
Woods is still hopeful: “I’m just going to have to shoot a good round tomorrow, and post early and see what happens”.
Looks like, Woods has not lost it fully, as nothing is predictable on such a tough course. U.S. Open has lived up to its reputation this week; it was difficult for anyone to get too far ahead.
McDowell and Furyk were two shots ahead of Fredrik Jacobson, who had a 68. Another shot behind was a group that included Lee Westwood, whose Saturday-best 67 gave him another shot at his first major; and Ernie Els, who holed a long pitch for eagle on the 17th that carried him to a 68. The Big Easy is a two-time U.S. Open champion, with that first title coming 18 years ago.
McDowell and Furyk, both are players of the same level who appear to be a good fit for Olympic ― control off the tee and a strong fight to avoid bogeys.
Stay with us to watch out who comes out as an ultimate champion!