Following gusty winds late this past week, fast greens will be the next challenge for golfers for the final round at the 118th U.S. Open on Sunday. Mr. Kwon describes himself as a "recreational" golfer and said he and his family typically play golf at Poxabogue Golf Center in Sagaponack on Father's Day. "There was maybe only one or two flags that I felt like were maybe got a little dicey this afternoon, but the rest of them were fine".
Dustin Johnson's bid for a second US Open title in three years faded on the greens at Shinnecock Hills, where the world Number One had a ringside seat to good friend Brooks Koepka's victory. He outperformed Mediate in an 18-hole playoff which lasted for 19 holes thereafter.
A bogey on the ninth dropped Reed to a shot behind leader Brooks Koepka. In his storied US Open career, Woods was only cut in 2006 and 2015.
The scoring average Saturday was 75.3, lower than Round 1 here and no doubt aided by the more receptive conditions in the morning.
"It's the U.S. Open". "Having said that, this golf course will get slowed down tonight". An apology by the U.S. Golf Association CEO Mike Davis for unfair playing conditions did nothing to mollify competitors who had to suffer the results, and who were exhausted of a long series of gaffes in what is supposed to be a premiere major championship.
He did the same thing at Augusta a few months ago, but it was a different scenario when he started that final round with a three-shot lead.
"I don't mean any disrespect and if that's the way people took it I apologize to them". It's as good as it gets.
"I'm sure there's nobody happier for me than Dustin", Koepka said. He also mentioned there were 6-7 putts that could have rolled off the greens.
Had those 66s been shot in the afternoon? Koepka made only two birdies in a hard-earned round of 72, leaving him in position to become the first back-to-back victor of the US Open since Curtis Strange in 1989.
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Referee Andres Cunha was alerted by the VAR to a possible penalty, reviewed the footage and awarded a penalty to France . However, with 10 minutes to play, Pogba scored the victor and after the match, dedicated the win to his late father.
There were nearly as many birdies as bogeys at Shinnecock Hills among the early starters, with approach shots landing softly and often imparting some backspin. An hour later, USGA setup man Mike Davis entered the media center to offer a mea culpa. He disagrees. "I don't know", Johnson said.
Too bad the damage to this championship has already been done, as what had been a strong examination of skill turned into a game of chance.
"People here have been awesome, they made my birthday special", he said.
Stenson was even for the day through 11 after one birdie and one bogey. "It's just hard. It's brutal". The scoring average kept rising, ending the day at 75.328, almost two strokes higher than Friday.
Scott Piercy, playing in the final group, carded a birdie-less 79.
The USGA said overnight watering would reduce green speeds, and hole locations would be set up to be more accessible to players. And three three-putts, that doesn't help. Regardless, it was not a fair test of golf. By Saturday night, the cheers had been replaced by the usual chorus of complaints.
"Be careful what you wish for", he said.
But while many observers were critical of the USGA over the pin placements on day three, and in particular the pin on the 15th, the stars of this year's second Major on New York's Long Island were reluctant to slam the USGA, as organisers of the 100th US Open, over the placement of the pins for the third round.