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

Follow all the latest updates and leaderboard moves from the third round of the US Open at Brookline, Massachusetts, after a host of big names got themselves in contention ahead of the weekend.

The Open champion Collin Morikawa led the way on Saturday morning alongside fellow American Joel Dahmen on five-under-par, but there were plenty of rivals in a tightly congested chasing pack, including world No3 Rory McIlroy and No2 Jon Rahm one shot back on -4. The world No1 Scottie Scheffler began two shots off the lead, while other notable chasers include the in-form Sam Burns (-2), Olympic champion Xander Schauffele (-1), and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick (-2), who won the US Open junior title at this venue.

Brookline has proved a challenging course so far and McIlroy illustrated exactly that on the third hole on Friday when he sent his approach into thick fescue grass, which he took three swipes to escape from before pulling off a brilliant 20-foot putt to limit the damage to a double bogey in an otherwise solid round. “I think I have to go out with the mindset this week that I’m going to try to win my first (major) again,” McIlroy said afterwards. “I’m playing as good a golf as I’ve played in a long time.”

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

US Open third round

  • Tough scoring in challenging conditions

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

  • -3: Rahm (F)

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

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

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01:04 , Luke Baker

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.

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00:53 , Luke Baker

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.

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

00:50 , Luke Baker

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

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00:48 , Luke Baker

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...

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00:46 , Luke Baker

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 how Rahm ends on 18.

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00:44 , Luke Baker

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.

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00:43 , Luke Baker

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...

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00:38 , Luke Baker

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

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00:34 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm has played the 17th superbly. Launches a three wood down towards wedge distance and then bounces a pitch to around eight feet.

The putt is on the left edge and curls in! He’s our NEW SOLO LEADER at -5. The reigning champ on a roll with three birdies in the last four holes.

He heads to 18 with a skip in his step.

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00:32 , Luke Baker

Par saves aplenty at Brookline!

Rory McIlroy pull out yet another par as his long par putt at 17 juuuuust reaches the hole and he glares it in. That’s eight one-putts in th least nine holes for Rory! He’s been battling.

Up at 18, Scottie Scheffler gets out of the sand but leaves himself 15 feet for par pin high. He nails it and fist pumps. That’s a round of 71 and he’ll head into Sunday at -2. Huge moment for the world No 1.

Matt Fitzpatrick discusses his round

00:30 , Luke Baker

Matt Fitzpatrick talks about being in contention heading into Sunday at the US Open.

“I did feel comfortable out there,” he tells Skt Sports. “I didn’t hit my irons well on Thursday but did some work, changed a slight positioning thing and it has felt better since.

“It would mean the world to win this. It’s a special place for me [having won US Amateur at Brookline]. To go one step further and win a US Open round here would be even more special. The US Amateur was one of my biggest achievements, but playing well tomorrow and winning a major would overtake it.

“My family are in town, I’ve got a couple of friends here as well, which is nice. I’ll have plenty of distractions which is good. My tee time will be late, so I need to keep busy tomorrow but I’m excited. To give myself another chance in a major, I’m proud of the way I played. Hopefully I’ll go out there and play well tomorrow.”

VIDEO: Jon Rahm makes it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard

00:24 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Rahm joined Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris at the top

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00:21 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm tickles his putt down the hill at 17 and it comes up a couple of revolutions short. Tap-in par and that’ll do. He heads to 18 in the co-lead at -4 with Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick

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00:20 , Luke Baker

Rory McIlroy belts a drive up 17 and is right of the green, before his second shot runs through into the rough.

He duffs the pitch, goes to hit the ground with his club in frustration before deciding just to feint.

He’ll have a nasty-looking 15-footer for par. He’s been saving them recently but how long can that continue?

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00:18 , Luke Baker

Rahm’s tee shot at the par-3 16th is ideal. Pin high (there’s no future low) and uses the slop to feed it back towards the flag. LEaving 16 with a three is a good result, so having a putt at birdie as Rahm done is as good as you can hope

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00:16 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm goes back to back!

He put his second shot into the heart of the green at 15 and has maybe 30 feet for birdie. It’s long but not the trickiest putt, sets it on its way and holes it!

Great stuff from Rahm who joins Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris at -4 atop the leaderboard. Can he go out into the solo lead from his final three holes?

US Open latest leaderboard

00:10 , Luke Baker

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

-3: Rahm (14)

-2: Bradley (F), Hadwin (F), Scheffler (17)

-1: Burns (F), McIlroy (16), Dahmen (14)

E: Hardy (16), Wise (15), Buckley (14)

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00:08 , Luke Baker

Scottie Scheffler getting himself back in the game!

A great second shot at 17 bounces him within a few feet of the flag and he tidies up the birdie. Much needed after a disastrous back nine and he’s at -2, two shots back.

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00:06 , Luke Baker

As ever, Rory McIlroy is fighting. A never say die attitude from the Northern Irishman.

He saves a par with a gutsy putt at 15 to remain at -1. Another man at -1, Sam Burns, stays there as his birdie attempt at 18 stops rolling. Tap-in par for a decent round of 71.

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00:04 , Luke Baker

Here we go - the Fitzpatrick putt at 18. Starts it left edge and rolls it down the hill but it comes up short.

A closing bogey for Fitzpatrick but still a wonderful round of golf. A 68 and he’ll head into Sunday at -4, level with Zalatoris.

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00:03 , Luke Baker

Rahm mashes his drive straight down the fairway at the 14th. A wedge into the green and he should have a good chance at birdie.

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00:02 , Luke Baker

Tough bunker shot for Fitzpatrick at 18. He pitches well beyond the flag and tries to use the slope to bring it towards the hole.

Doesn’t really get up the requisite speed and he’ll be left with 20 feet or so for par. It’s a putt for 67 and the likely solo lead heading into Sunday but even a two-putt is a 68 and co-lead with Zalatoris.

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00:00 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm gets greenside with two thwacks at the par-5 13th. A good pitch leaves him six feet for birdie.

And he nails the putt. That’s how to play a par 5 and Rahm regains the stroke he lost at the 12th. Back up to -3, one behind Zalatoris and two behind Fitzpatrick - for now.

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23:58 , Luke Baker

Long discussion between Fitzpatrick and caddy Billy Foster over this second shot. Fitzpatrick seeks reassurance and veteran caddy Foster gives it to him.

His shot pops up into the breeze slightly though and lands in the front bunker. He’ll be pitching on a downslope and it’s a tough up-and-down coming up.

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23:56 , Luke Baker

Adam Hadwin tidies up with a par at 18 and that’s an even-round par of 70. Good stuff from the Canadian, who led after day 2 remember.

He’s -2 heading into Sunday and will only be two or three shots off the lead.

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23:54 , Luke Baker

Matt Fitzpatrick’s drive at 18 misses right and it’s into the supporters. Looks like it gets a decent bounce and he should get a free drop, so things not too desperate for Sheffield’s finest.

He should be able to make the green in two.

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23:53 , Luke Baker

Collin Morikawa is now slipping away. A second double bogey of the day for the reigning Open champion and he’s now at +1. He started the day at -5...

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23:50 , Luke Baker

Sam Burns drops a shot at 1. He was errant of the tee and unable to salvage it from there, eventually missing a lengthy birdie putt. Back to -1 for him.

Now Fitzpatrick to putt. AND HE NAILS IT! Never anywhere else, right in the heart of the hole. HE is such a good putter and now leads the US Open on his own by one stroke.

A par at 18 and he’ll be in the clubhouse at -5.

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23:48 , Luke Baker

Matt Fitzpatrick has a birdie putt to take the lead on his own at the US Open...

A great drive at 17 and his second shot bounds on to the green. It races past the flag but stops no more than 15 feet away. Hole it and he’ll lead on his own...

Will Zalatoris reflects on his round

23:46 , Luke Baker

Here’s what Will Zalatoris had to say about leading the way at -4.

“After the US PGA that was a bitter pill to swallow, but I feel good about my game,” Zalatoris said.

“Tomorrow is going to be no simple test, you look at the major champions on the leaderboard and this course is a beast. The job is not even close to being done.”

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23:43 , Luke Baker

Adam Hadwin loves his second into 17 -smiling and jogging after it - and rightly so. Leaves him less than ten feet for birdie which he sinks and straight back to -2 after bogey at the previous hole.

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23:41 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm not happy...

“For crying out loud man! The wind just died. What a freaking day”.

Fair to say the Spaniard isn’t happy as he tries to save par at the 13th, needing to get up and down from 100 yards after his tee shot goes right.

The third shot goes about 35 yards past, prompting the exclamation about the wind. Not a good putt as it races by and he’s got work to do to make bogey...

Clutch! Right in the middle of the hole. That could be a good bogey, although he’s back to -2. A couple of gettable holes coming up.

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23:38 , Luke Baker

A par for Matt Fitzpatrick at 16, that’s more than fine.

Nice tee shot on the par three, which feeds down towards the hole, relatively conservative with the birdie putt but an easy par and that’ll do nicely.

Meanwhile, playing partner Sam Burns gets up and down out of the bunker for a gutsy par of his own. He stays at -2 - superb play by this group.

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23:36 , Luke Baker

Talking of momentum, could that be some for Rory McIlroy? He makes a clutch par putt from 15 feet having faced his third shot from over 200 yards after a disaster from the tee!

Stays at -1 and those Saturday saves can sometimes be crucial.

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23:35 , Luke Baker

Scottie Scheffler can’t stop the string of bogeys - a fourth consecutive hole with a dropped shot and he’s now way back at -1. Still well in contention but he was two shots clear not too long ago...

Needs to steady the ship over the rest of the round.

Collin Morikawa also drops one at the 12th and he too is at -1 now. Those two have lost all momentum

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23:29 , Luke Baker

And Fitzpatrick makes the putt!

Back-to-back birdies for him as well and he’s up to -4. Tied for the lead at the US Open with Will Zalatoris! G’waaan Matt!

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23:28 , Luke Baker

Talking of under the radar, Fitzpatrick’s playing partner Sam Burns has just made back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15.

All of a sudden, he’s up to -2 - those two spurring each other on.

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23:26 , Luke Baker

WHAT A SHOT MATT FITZPATRICK! He’s been slightly under-the-radar superb today.

His driving has been immense and he crunches one at the 508-yard 15th. Gorgeous second shot leaves him no more than six foot for a birdie that would take him into the co-lead alongside Zalatoris...

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23:24 , Luke Baker

Double bogey for Patrick Rodgers at the 14th knocks him out of contention as he drops to +1. Adam Hadwin also heading backwards, bogeying 15 to go to -1.

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23:21 , Luke Baker

Collin Morikawa sees a 35-foot birdie putt drift narrowly by but he stays at -2 and has steadied the ship after some early-round wobbles.

Jon Rahm also makes par a hole ahead when he sinks a tester. Rahm still at -3 alongside Matt Fitzpatrick.

VIDEO: Keegan Bradley delights the crowd

23:16 , Luke Baker

Here was Bradley moving to -2 on the 17th

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23:15 , Luke Baker

Take a bow Keegan Bradley.

The home favourite has been lapping up the crowd reaction at Brookline and although his birdie putt at 18 doesn’t drop, it’s a par, a round of 69 and he heads into Sunday at -2.

Hard to see anyone bettering Zalatoris’s -4, so that will be just two shots back. He’ll likely be in the final two groups on Sunday and is right in contention.

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23:09 , Luke Baker

Keegan Bradley has sort of quietly gone about his business today but is heading up 18 at -2, just two strokes back.

A nice second shot into the final green and it feeds back towards the hole a bit. A putt for birdie and to move to -3 upcoming...

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23:07 , Luke Baker

Matt Fitzpatrick is only one shot back of the US Open lead!

He’s largely had a really good round and just won’t lie down. Not known for his length but he reaches the green at the 622-yard 14th in two!

His eagle putt never really looks in but a simple birdie and he’s up to -3, one shot back from Zalatoris and level with Jon Rahm for T2. He’s is RIGHT in the hunt!

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23:05 , Luke Baker

Scottie Scheffler drops another one as he gets into problems at 13 and can’t save par with the long putt.

That’s four shots dropped int he last three holes and he’s now back at -2. It feels like a long time since his eagle hole out sent him to -6!

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23:03 , Luke Baker

Will Zalatoris’s leave in the front bunker looks pretty good as his pitch leaves him a six-footer for par.

AND HE GETS IT! What a round of golf from Zalatoris - a three-under-par 67 sends him to the clubhouse at -4. The final group on Sunday beckons.

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23:00 , Luke Baker

A quick birdie round-up as a pair of players move to -2.

Keegan Bradley gives it a massive fist pump as he sinks a mid-range birdie putt at 17 and Adam Hadwin - who led after day 1 - pitches in on 14 to put himself right in the mix. It’s heating up!

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22:59 , Luke Baker

Will Zalatoris gets a drop and just about has a shot with his second at 18. He muscles the ball up and into the front bunker.

Not the worst leave and if he gets up and down, he’ll complete a brilliant round of 67 and be in the clubhouse at -4. That would surely be final group on Sunday

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22:54 , Luke Baker

Rory McIlroy finally makes a putt!

He struggled on his front 9, although his three bogeys haven’t looked as bad as the round has worn on and others have faltered.

Now he gets one back at 11 after a gorgeous tee shot which leaves him around 12 feet, a left to right putt. Never anywhere but the heart of the hole! He’s up to -2 and suddenly that’s T4.

He was never out of it but right in the thick of things now.

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22:52 , Luke Baker

Will Zalatoris is waaaaaaaaay right at 18, into the spectators with his tee shot. He’ll get a drop but will be way back. Par would now be a very good score here.

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22:47 , Luke Baker

Will Zalatoris leads the US Open on his own!

Scottie Scheffler hits a perfect tee shot at 12 but from there it’s sloppy and eventually he can’t save par, settling for a bogey tap in to fall to -3.

Zalatoris almost makes birdie to move two ahead at 17 but his putt comes up just short. He’s in great shape. Par 18 to get in the clubhouse at -4 and it will have been a dream Saturday

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22:38 , Luke Baker

Joel Dahmen ‘did a Schauffele’ at the 8th as his pitch rolled back down the hill to his feet. A decent pitch in with his 4th but the par putt misses and he drops a fourth shot of the day to fall to -1.

He started in the co-lead at -5, remember.

22:37 , Luke Baker

It was bogey at the 8th in the end for Rahm after his tree and backward-club shenanigans and could be another at the 9th.

An awful lie in the grass above a bunker means he can only hack the ball on to the green in an ungainly manner. A long par putt now

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22:35 , Luke Baker

And here’s how Will Zalatoris moved to -4. A gorgeous second shot at the 15th, left him a kick in birdie.

Then at 16, a safe shot to the heart of the green, good crack at the long birdie putt and a tap-in par. He’s only got two holes to go, which at the US Open is definitely a good thing when you have the lead

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22:33 , Luke Baker

We told you Scheffler was in trouble at the 11th and it’s eventually a double bogey for the world No 1.

He failed to get fully out of the rough with his second shot and then pitched only to about 20feet away. That bogey putt missed and he tapped in for a double.

He’s back to -4, level with Will Zalatoris as leaders

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22:31 , Luke Baker

A nice par putt from Seamus Power on 18 and the Irishman signs for a very good round of 70. He’s +1 for the championship, currently T17 and maybe even better by the end of the day.

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22:25 , Luke Baker

Scottie Scheffler now in trouble. A nice par putt at the 10th keeps him on track but he goes through the back of the green into some thick grass on the par-3 11th.

An almost impossible up and down from there. Could be a dropped shot incoming

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22:24 , Luke Baker

The 8th has been, erm... eventful for Jon Rahm.

His tee shot goes behind a tree, he uses the back of his club to turn it into a left-handed club to get the ball out and then gets a free drop for being near an immovable obstacle.

He absolutely crushes the third shot to get it up into the greenside rough, where he’ll have a chance at an up-and-down for par. Would be an incredible par given the tee shot.

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22:22 , Luke Baker

Joel Dahmen heading backwards today as he started at -5 but a third bogey at the 7th has him at -2, where’s he’s joined by Morikawa after the double disaster.

Patrick Rodgers drops one at the 10th, so he’s now at -3 and in trouble at the 11th going from one side of the green to the other.

Rodgers duffs the chip out of the rough and it rolls back into the rough, where he’ll now pitch for bogey... Good pitch, next to the hole and a tap in double bogey has him at -1.

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22:18 , Luke Baker

The wheels are coming off the Morikawa train here...

It’s a DOUBLE BOGEY at the 7th. His tee shot is into the rough and he’s having to scramble from there. Leaves himself about 18 feet for par in the first cut and has a real thrash at it. It races a long way by and he misses the bogey return.

A double for Collin who drops to -2.

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22:15 , Luke Baker

That sums up Rory McIlroy’s day. A poor second shot leaves him short of the 8th green in two but a lovely wedge with his 3rd leaves him less than 10 feet for birdie.

But it’s not a good putt and it misses wide left. That was a must-make birdie. He stays at -1.

Matt Fitzpatrick makes a good par at the 10th to stay at -2 meanwhile

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22:08 , Luke Baker


Rahm’s been flushing his irons but his putter has been ice cold so far on moving day. Until the 7th hole!

Tougher birdie look than at the 5th and 6th but from 18 feet, the reigning champion hits it on line and it’s in the heart of the hole. Birdie to move to -4, a tie for 2nd with the gettable par-5 8th up next.

VIDEO: Front-on angle of Scottie Scheffler’s miracle eagle

22:06 , Luke Baker

Without doubt the key shot so far today has been Scottie Scheffler’s 100-yard, pitch-in eagle at the par-5 8th.

Spectacular from the front-on angle as well.

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22:04 , Luke Baker

Just to clear up a couple of bogeys.

Matt Fitzpatrick did save bogey at 10 with a nice up and down from the rough, while Aaron Wise bogeyed the 7th.

Matt drops to -2 and Wise to -3.

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22:02 , Luke Baker

Collin Morikawa looks frustrated at himself as he falls back to -4. His tee shot at the par-3 6th finds the bunker, it’s a good sand escape but his 12-foot putt for par is jabbed at and misses.

Scottie Scheffler now has a two-stroke lead again at -6.

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21:58 , Luke Baker

Matt Fitzpatrick in big trouble at the 10th. He’s battling to save bogey.

His tee shot ends up on the top some rocks. Puddingstone rock I believe it’s called in this neck of the woods. He’s lucky to have a shot at all, truthfully and he’s able to get out on the fairway.

189 to the hole and he misses the green right. From the rough, he’ll have to hole it for par or, hopefully, be able to get up and down to at least save bogey

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21:56 , Luke Baker

The putter really not behaving for Jon Rahm. A seven-foot birdie look at 5 doesn’t drop and then a ten-footer at 6 after a world-class iron shot into the green is jabbed at by the Spaniard and never looks close.

He looks frustrated, rightly so, and those are shots left out there.

US Open 2022: Third round leaderboard update

21:54 , Luke Baker

-6: Scheffler (8)

-5: Morikawa (5)

-4: Wise (6), Rodgers (9)

-3: Dahmen (5), Zalatoris (13), Fitzpatrick (9), Rahm (6), Buckley (6)

-2: Burns (9), Hossler (7)

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21:51 , Luke Baker

Great bounceback by Collin Morikawa. He responds to his bogey at 4 with a birdie at 5.

The tee shot isn’t great but he has a nice lie from the rough and uses the strength of his game, the irons, to put an approach close to the hole. Rolls in the birdie and he’s at -5, a shot behind Scheffler.

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21:45 , Luke Baker


Scottie Scheffler moves to -6 as he pitches in for eagle at the par-5 8th!

His tee shot is wild so he can’t reach the green in two but it doesn’t matter. For the second time at this US Open a pitch from the fairway of around 100 yards lands on the green, feeds to the hole and drops.

The world No 1 is on fire and he’s now got a two-stroke lead at the top. The Master champion is rolling at Brookline

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21:43 , Luke Baker

Another shot gone for McIlroy and he’s heading in the wrong direction. It’s one of those Rory rounds where he doesn’t quite look at it and an errant tee shot at the 6th is punished.

Three bogeys today and he’s back to -1.

VIDEO: Morikawa saves bogey

21:41 , Luke Baker

Here’s that superb bogey putt by Collin Morikawa. If there’s such a thing as a good bogey, this is it.

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21:40 , Luke Baker

Another co-leader at -4 thanks to an EAGLE from Patrick Rodgers!

Two thumps get him to the right of the par-5 8th green and he pitches out of the rough. The ball is racing down the hill but luckily the hole stops it! Huge roars and Rodgers joins Morikawa, Wise and Scheffler at -4.

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21:36 , Luke Baker

Hmmmm. Morikawa’s 4th hole is turning into a bit of a nightmare. His nominal shot for par is a tricky pitch and he can only land the ball beyond the hole.

That’s probably 15 feet just to save bogey, maybe 20 feet. It’s a left to right putt, down the hill, and Collin strikes it beautifully! IT trickles towards the hole, holds its line and falls. That could be a massive moment - what a bogey save!

He drop to -4 but that’s still the co-lead and he avoided a nasty number on the scorecard.

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21:34 , Luke Baker

Scottie Scheffler probably competing with Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris for the contender who is playing the best so far today and he’s millimetres away from moving to -5 as his birdie putt at 7 slips by the hole.

-4 will soon be the lead anyway though.

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21:32 , Luke Baker

Movement at the top with both our co-leaders in trouble. Aaron Wise can’t save his par from out of the bunker, so it’s a bogey and back to -4.

Collin Morikawa’s tee shot at 4 is in the thick rough and he can’t make the green. A pragmatic shot out sideways leaves him 92 yards for the up and down to save par. Oh dear! Doesn’t hit it well and misses the green short left. Morikawa now scrambling for bogey and -4 will soon be the leading score.

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21:30 , Luke Baker

Fitzpatrick’s eagle look came up short but he knocks in the birdie putt and he moves to -3, which is a tie for 5th. He’s going well.

Rory McIlroy with a chance to join him at -3 but his birdie putt from maybe 15 feet misses narrowly. Still at -2

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21:28 , Luke Baker

Jon Rahm did indeed make that par putt at the 3rd. Good save for the reigning champ.

Aaron Wise looked in prime position after his tee shot at 5 but his second found the bunker - a surprisingly poor strike. The pitch out is ok but work to do for par. A bogey the more likely result and he may fall out of the lead.

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21:27 , Luke Baker

After three-putting the 1st, Matt Fitzpatrick has struck the ball superbly. He gained that shot back at the 5th and now has a live eagle chance at the par-5 8th.

He reaches the green with two big thwacks and the ball feeds left towards the flag. Outside chance of the eagle as he’s around 19 feet away but should be a birdie at least for the Englishman, which would move him to -3 - just two back.

US Open 2022: Third round

21:25 , Luke Baker

Excellent pitch from the rough to the right of the 4th green by Jon Rahm. Very quick down the hill but he judges it well and should be able to save par from close range. Will keep him at -3 if so and that would constitute a good result.

US Open 2022: Third round

21:23 , Luke Baker

Morikawa doesn’t hit his birdie putt with enough speed and grimaces as it comes up short. He can’t join Sam Burns in the birdie-at-3 club but par on that hole will have you gaining on the field.

Solid stuff from the reigning Open champion.

VIDEO: Aaaron Wise moves to top of leaderboard

21:20 , Luke Baker

Here’s how Aaron Wise joined Collin Morikawa at -5

US Open 2022: Third round

21:19 , Luke Baker

Collin Morikawa is starting to demonstrate some of the iron play that has won him two majors already.

He’s looking composed out there and at the tricky 3rd, he launches an approach up to the top tier of the green to leave himself a good look at birdie.

I think there’s only been one birdie all day at the 3rd - which went to Sam Burns.

US Open 2022: Third round

21:16 , Luke Baker

At the other end of the spectrum, poor Travis Vick makes a quad bogey 9 and the (relatively) easy par-5 8th. Absolute disaster and he falls to +4for the championship, having started the day at -1.

US Open 2022: Third round

21:15 , Luke Baker

We have a new co-leader at Brookline - welcome to the party, Aaron Wise!

He crunches a drive at the 4th and his second shot leaves him seven foot for birdie, which he holes. He joins Morikawa at -5

US Open 2022: Third round

21:00 , Luke Baker

Another bogey update...

Much like McIlroy, Rahm can’t get up and down form just off the back of the 2nd green. His par putt comes up short and he drops to -3.

Co-leader Joel Dahmen three-putts the 1st and drops to -4, so Collin Morikawa leads on his own at -5

And McIlroy than makes it back-to-back bogeys. His pitch is a bit heavy at the 3rd and it’s a decent-looking par putt but millimetres wide. -2 for the Northern Irishman now.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:58 , Luke Baker

An eventful hole for Xander Schauffele. He’s 40 yards from the green in two on the par 5. From there, he takes a further three shots to get on the green. 10 feet for bogey and he holes it.

Many people’s pre-tournament fancy but he’s now 6-over

US Open 2022: Third round

20:53 , Luke Baker

Collin Morikawa might be the best iron player in the world and after a lovely tee shot at the 1st, our co-leader has 178 yards to the pin. A nice approach and he’ll have a look at birdie from maybe 15-20 feet.

Joel Dahmen a bit further away but he’ll fancy a two-putt for par.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:52 , Luke Baker

Matthew NeSmith has slipped out of contention as he bogeys the 2nd and double bogeys the 3rd. Three shots gone and he’s at even par.

Better for Will Zalatoris who sinks a nice put at the 9th and that birdie means his front nine is a two-under-par 33. Superb play from Zalatoris who is back up to -3.

Jon Rahm pars his 1st to stay at -4 but the tee shot at the 2nd is McIlroy-esque, just off the back of the green. Will be a good par from there.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:47 , Luke Baker

In better British news, Matt Fitzpatrick birdies the 5th after playing it exactly how it should be. Confidently sinks an eight-footer for birdie and the shot he dropped at the 1st is earned back.

Could that kickstart something for the Englishman? He’s played well today.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:46 , Luke Baker

How has that not gone in?! Rory certainly can’t believe it.

McIlroy bounces over just the back of the green from his tee shot at the par-3 2nd and is unlucky that the lie isn’t great. His pitch gives him a tester for par and the putt is bang on like, looks set to drop but somehow teeters on the edge and stay out!

He taps in for bogey, that’s a shot gone and back to -3.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:38 , Luke Baker

That is money from Scottie Scheffler! Rips his tee shot down the right side of the fairway at 3 and although it’s a blind green, he plays a peach of an iron shot that rolls within a few feet.

Almost a kick-in birdie upcoming for the world No 1 and he’ll climb back to up to -4 - one off the lead.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:36 , Luke Baker

Turned out Rory had a decent lie in the rough left of the 1st fairway and a wedge into the green. Hie goes more or less straight at the flag though and it bounces through into the first cut at the back of the green. Up and down needed to save par.

Decent pitch and he makes no mistake with the par putt. He’ll take par at the 1st for sure.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:30 , Luke Baker

Bogeys starting to flow now.

Scottie Scheffler gives back the shot he gained on the 1st as his tee shot on the 2nd is to the right, he can’t get it out of the rough with his second and even the third gives him a tester for bogey. He sinks it though, so just the one shot dropped - back to -3.

Beau Hossler also drops to -3 as his long par putt on the 1st never troubles the hole.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:27 , Luke Baker

That’s not what Rory McIlroy would have wanted. All eyes on the four-time major champion and he sends his opening tee shot way left. That’s into the hospitality area, so will be relying on luck for the lie/sight of the green.

Playing partner Aaron Wise also fails to find the fairway.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:20 , Luke Baker

Sam Burns making moves!

There hadn’t been a single birdie on the 3rd today until Burns played it. A solid approach leaves him a look at birdie from 20 feet and he curls it into the hole. Brilliant putt and he goes to -3.

Fitzpatrick almost follows him in for birdie but his putt is marginally wide. Par for the Englishman to stay at -1.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:18 , Luke Baker

Another man into the red is Cameron Tringale who plays the 13th superbly to move to -1. He’s three-under for his round, the best score out on the course.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:16 , Luke Baker

Brilliant start for Scottie Scheffler. We mentioned the world No 1 found the bunker with his opening tee shot but he muscled the ball up to the green and it bounded forward to within about 10 feet of the hole.

He then rolled the birdie putt in and moves to -4, only one stroke back of leaders Dahmen and Morikawa.

Playing partner Matthew NeSmith salvages par after a dicey first putt to stay at -3.

20:06 , Luke Baker

Joohyung Kim moves to -2 as he makes his second birdie in three holes at the 7th. Nice work from the Korean.

Patrick Rodgers also moves to -2 but from the other direction as he drops a shot at the 1st.

US Open 2022: Third round

20:03 , Luke Baker

Pars for both Burns (-2) and Fitzpatrick (-1) at the 2nd. Safely on the greens with their tee shots but neither birdie putt really troubled the hole. Pars will do wonders for your scores today, however.

World No 1 Scottie Scheffler gets underway in the fifth-last group, playing alongside Matthew NeSmith, and his opening tee shot is left, straight into the bunker. Not ideal

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