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US Open Leaderboard And Live Updates: Day 3 As Ludvig Aberg Leads With DeChambeau, Cantlay And McIlroy Chasing

Collin Morikawa


Pavon birdies the 1st

He knocks in a 6ft putt. He joins those in second spot on -4.


The tee has been moved up. When measured to the turn point the hole is playing 323 yards but as the crow flies, the hole it is 316 yards. This means it is in reach off the tee by all the field. However only three men have managed to get the ball on to the green off the tee and for the ball to stay there. Could this be the first eagle on this hole? There have been two eagles so far, both on the par-5 5th. As I type Conners holes his 10ft eagle putt.


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He finishes with a birdie and punches the air in delight. He has not dropped a shot today. He also made birdies on 1, 11 and 13. He is now level par for the tournament having gone 70-74-66.


Well according to the USGA, today’s greens range from the mid 13s to 14 feet on the stimpmeter and will settle to the low to mid 13s as the day goes on.

Finished scores today

Eighteen players are now in the clubhouse and scores have been as high as 79. Only one man has been round in under par so far – the amateur Luke Clanton, who found 12 of 13 fairways and lies T36 on +4. Fellow amateur Neal Shipley is on +3 with three holes to go.

Is this the shortlist from which the winner will come?

Lou Graham with with his wife, Patsy, and daughter Louanne after winning the US Open in 1975 after a playoff

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All of the last 16 Major winners, and 26 of the last 28 US Open winners, were within three shots of the lead after the second round. So here is a reminder of the top of the leaderboard at halfway:

-5 Ludvig Aberg
-4 Patrick Cantlay, Thomas Detry, Bryson DeChambeau
-3 Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Matthieu Pavon
-2 Hideki Matsuyama

But one of those two US Open of the past 28 years when the winner was not within three shots of the lead was at Pinehurst in 2005. Michael Campbell was four shots behind at that stage. The other Pinehurst US Open winners – Payne Stewart in 1999 and Martin Kaymer in 2014 – led at halfway.

Incidentally the furthest back, in terms of shots, a winner has come from the halfway stage is 11 shots – Lou Graham (pictured with with his wife, Patsy, and daughter Louanne) was this far behind in 1975 at Medinah. But won in playoff.

Scheffler completes his third round

Scottie Scheffler plays from a bunker


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