PGA Tour Brunch Saturday at the Open
@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the 121st U.S. Open Golf Continues
PGA Tour Brunch Coverage of the 2021 U.S. Open
COURSE: Torrey Pines Golf Course (South), San Diego, CA
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @USOpenGolf
TV COVERAGE: Today, June 19, Round 3 coverage 11:00am to 9pm (EDT) on NBC. For Sunday, June 20th’s final round, Golf Channel’s coverage runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm Noon (EDT) and NBC takes over from 12:00pm Noon to 9:00pm (EDT) (or conclusion).
STREAMING: Streaming coverage primarily will be provided by Peacock, USOpen.com and the U.S. Open app.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM announced its schedule as the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, played June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Coverage today begins at 10:00am (EDT) and will run through the completion of play both today and Sunday, including possible two-hole aggregate playoff. The U.S. Open Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on USOpen.com, the app and a link through from PGATour.com
How to Watch: In case of changes, see: (PGATourCom)
U.S. Open at Torrey Pines: Notebook for Round 3
A month after his first European Tour win in his 478th start, 48-year-old Richard Bland became the oldest player to take a 36-hole lead/co-lead in the U.S. Open.
Russell Henley took the outright lead with birdie at his 17th hole, but dropped back into a tie after his only bogey of the day on his final hole.
Following his runner-up finish at the 2020 U.S. Open, Matthew Wolff enters the weekend just one stroke back.
Making his 15th U.S. Open start, Bubba Watson (T5/-3) made five birdies in a six-hole stretch on his outgoing nine to shoot a 4-under (67). Watson’s lone Top-10 finish, a T-5, came in his second start in the event in 2007. He missed the cut at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines after opening with back-to-back 77s.
San Diego native Xander Schauffele (T-7) at (-2) followed a 2-under (69) in round one with an even-par (71). He’s finished inside the Top-10 in each previous U.S. Open start (T-5/2017, T-6/2018, T-3/2019, 5th/2020).
Notables to miss the cut: Matt Kuchar (+6), Tony Finau (+8), Webb Simpson (+10), and Justin Rose (+13).
U.S. Open Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Russell Henley 67-70—137 (-5)
Richard Bland 70-67—137 (-5)
Louis Oosthuizen 67-71—138 (-4)
Matthew Wolff 70-68—138 (-4)
36-hole cut: 71 players at 4-over (146) from a field of 147 professionals and nine amateurs
Special PGA Tour Brunch U.S. Open Discount:
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 6:45am (PDT) through 2:42pm (PDT).
Weather: Sunny all day with temperatures ranging from 66-77 degrees. Winds at 10-12 mph. Clear tonight.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 9:00am (EDT) on Sunday.
Next Week: The Travelers (Cromwell, Connecticut)
What They’re Saying:
Bland and Henley Share the Lead (PGATourCom)
Big Names Chasing Bland and Henley (ESPN)
Stacked Leaderboard at U.S. Open (CBS Sports HQ)
San Diego Recognizes, Celebrates Juneteenth (SD Union-Tribune)
Hovland WDs with Eye Injury (PGA Tour Com)
On This Day in Golf History:
June 19, 2011 - Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open in emphatic fashion, posting four day totals of (268) and 16-under par - both U.S. Open records. The 22-year old McIlroy won by eight strokes and became the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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