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BROOKLINE - Collin Morikawa, winner of the 2020 PGA Championship and 2021 Open Championship, holds a share of the lead as he attempts to win a major for the third consecutive season and would be well on his way for the career Slam.
The top three players in the Official World Golf Ranking are all within two strokes of the lead:
‘22 Masters Tournament winner and FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler (No. 1)
Defending U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm (No. 2)
Four-time major champion and winner last week Rory McIlroy (No. 3)
Joel Dahmen, playing in his ninth career major, is tied for the lead with Morikawa. Dahmen has his first 36-hole lead/co-lead on Tour.
Notables to miss the cut include Cameron Smith, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau and Phil Mickelson.
Cameron Young made a hole-in-one at No. 6, his first career ace on Tour. Young, who began the round on No. 10, also made a quadruple-bogey-8 at No. 3 and was 9-over with five holes to play before finishing 4-over and missing the cut by one stroke (Nos. 5-9: birdie, ace, birdie, birdie, par).
ESPN dot com noted: As stat guru Justin Ray pointed out on Twitter on Friday, 25 of the past 26 U.S. Open winners have been tied for sixth or better after two rounds. That's enough of a trend to make seventh place -- or worse -- the spot you don't want to be headed into the weekend. That's not good for Scheffler (T-7), Matt Fitzpatrick, Sam Burns (T-13) and more. The weekend could bring another exception to the rule.
U.S. Open Leaderboard | After 36 Holes
Collin Morikawa 69-66—135 (-5)
Joel Dahmen 67-68—135 (-5)
Hayden Buckley 68-68—136 (-4)
Jon Rahm 69-67—136 (-4)
Rory McIlroy 67-69—136 (-4)
Aaron Wise 68-68—136 (-4)
Beau Hossler 69-67—136 (-4)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
U.S. Open | Tournament Facts
COURSE: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
YARDS/PAR: 7,245 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT(S): Willie Campbell (1895); recently Gil Hanse (2013)
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $17,500,000/$3,150,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jon Rahm
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 600
TV COVERAGE: Today and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on USA Network and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on Peacock: Weekend streaming on Peacock from 9:45am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Hear extensive programming coverage for the 122nd U.S. Open Championship — which will be played June 16–19 at The Country Club in Brookline, MA — on SiriusXM, the exclusive national radio broadcaster of the U.S. Open. SiriusXM’s production will provide listeners with more than 40 hours of live shot-by-shot coverage from the course across all four rounds of play.
U.S. Open programming on SiriusXM will air nationwide on channel 92 on SiriusXM radios. Subscribers can also listen with the S/XM App and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Streaming access is included with SiriusXM’s audio trials and most popular plans.
Weekend coverage for SiriusXM U.S. Open Radio will begin at 10am ET and run through the completion of play both days. If a playoff occurs, SiriusXM will provide live coverage of every shot played.
Immediately following each round, listeners will hear a three-hour wrap-up of the day’s play, hosted by Drew Stoltz, Jason Sobel and Gary Williams. Three-time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin will co-host the show after Sunday’s round.
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U.S. Open | The Basics
Third round Tee Times at The Country Club started at 9:49am (ET) and go to 3:45pm (ET) when Joel Dahmen and Collin Morikawa tee-off on No. 1.
Weather: Saturday’s third round will be played under mostly cloudy skies with temperatures dropping ever-so-slightly from 69-to-63 degrees. Low humidity and then rain expected by 8pm (ET)
Tournament Web Site: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 9am (ET) on Sunday.
U.S. Open - Tee Times, and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Morikawa Tied for Lead at Brookline (PGATourCom/AP)
Dahmen is Accidental Co-Leader (PGATourCom)
Scheffler, Burns in Contention at US Open (PGATourCom)
Spieth Battles Stomach Illness (Golf Channel)
Five Most Important Things to Watch This Weekend (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 18, 1978 - Andy North bogeyed the final hole but still edged Dave Stockton and J.C. Snead by one stroke to win the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Engelwood, Colorado. North needed only 114 putts over 72 holes to tie a record set by Billy Casper. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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