Zalatoris-Fitzpatrick, co-leaders ahead of the last round that promises to be daunting

Will Zalatores (67) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (68) finished first at the 122nd US Open in history with a score of -4 (206). They are one point ahead of defending champion John Ram. Scotty Scheffler won the Masters title last April, while finishing fourth with a time of -2 (208) with Canada’s Adam Hadwin and veteran Keegan Bradley, 36.


a US Open pure butter! With so swift greenness and abysmal roughness and then, above all, a wind that drove almost the entire field crazy on this “moving day” on the side of brooklyn country club. Storms were sometimes timed at 40 km/h which contributed to a redistribution of cards before the last lap which is inevitably an arduous one.

And so they were still 23 below par after 36 holes. They are only 9 to display the result in red. Including the American Will Zlatoris and English Matthew Fitzpatrick (picture). The first, author of Best Card of the Day (67), will also share the final part this Sunday (from 8:45pm in France) with Part Two, 68 by his side. Let’s just remember that here, in 2013, the Briton won a raceUS Open Amateur Championship !

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These two people had already distinguished themselves a month ago in Tulsa (Oklahoma) in PGA Championship. Zlatoris had lost in the play-off to his compatriot, Justin Thomaswhile Fitzpatrick missed completely on the last lap when he was in the last part with the Chilean Mito Pereira. Angry and unrecognizable, golfer Sheffield Fifth finished.

What will happen on Sunday in the inner suburbs of Boston? With a score of -4 (206), the duo is only a small point ahead of the defending champion, John Ram. After a slow start, the Basque Country regained its “vsta” and single-handedly came to the fore at the beginning of the 18th century thanks to a series of 3 sparrows in 4 holes!

However, the bad double bogey, after a major foul in the vault of a bunker (see below), will force him to start the penultimate match on Sunday.

Angry about getting himself out of this very frustrating third round, the current world number two is keeping every chance of following in his footsteps. Ben Hogan (1950, 51), Curtis is weird (1988, 89) and Brooks Kopka (2017, 18), the three who since the end of World War II have managed to keep the trophy.

We have dealt with harsh gaming conditionsJohn Ram explains. The wind has been blowing much stronger especially in a different direction for the past few days. The cycle was more steady, too. But in general, despite this 71 (+1), I played golf well. It’s so annoying to end my day like this, but if I was told I’d sign +1 after 13 holes (Editor’s note, it was at the time at +2 before three birds aligned from 14 to 17), I was going to rush straight to the club to check my card as golf was hard to come by today. »

The former world number one isn’t the only one who could aim for victory on Sunday in Massachusetts. Keegan Bradley (69), laureate PGA Championship 2011 in AtlantaCanadian Adam Hadwin (70) The captain of Thursday night, and Scotty Scheffler (71), laureate gentlemen in April who found himself alone in the lead after 8 holes today thanks to Sammy’s Eagle at 8, just two points off the lead.

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the same for Sam BurnsAnd the Rory McIlroy And the Joel Dahmin. These three are seventh at -1 (209) and can also claim the overall victory. ” It was one of the toughest days on the golf course in a long time. McIlroy blew up, hard by 73 (+3) with only a successful jumper for four Ghosts, including three between Holes 2 and 6.

The biggest loser today is undisputed Colin Morikawa. Co-leader at -5 (with Joel Dahmin) at the start of this third round, he was 2021 DP World Tour winner I totally exploded, posting a horrific 77 (+7) card with my husband and four ghosts for one bird. The main winner drops twice to 17th place at +2 (212). Imagine him winning a third major after USPGA 2020 and The Open 2021 is now closer to science fiction…


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