Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open

USGA apologizes for unfair course in 3rd round of US Open

This is the second straight year he is No. 1 at the U.S. Open, ending a streak of six straight years with a different No. 1 at this major. That got him within one shot of Koepka, who still had 11 holes to play.

"I was pretty low".

"There's nobody more confident", he told reporters. Some guys have ended their careers. I don't mind it being tough. Defending champion: Brooks Koepka.

Reed won the Masters in April, was 4th at Shinnecock and also came T2nd at the USPGA Championship.

"It's definitely more gratifying this year because it was such a tough test", said Koepka, after what was an eventful and high-scoring week in NY.

Mickelson turned 48, and he was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" when he strode to the first tee at Shinnecock Hills to start his third round of the U.S. Open.

The American was unable to maintain his scorching pace over the back-nine, however, eventually signing for a two-under-par 68 that saw him finish three shots behind compatriot Brooks Koepka in fourth place on four-over for the tournament.

Koepka oozed confidence over his chances of becoming the first since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 to win consecutive titles.

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Koepka won with birdies on spacious Erin Hills a year ago.

It was a U.S. Open that produced an obviously stacked leaderboard, with an outcome in doubt until the final few holes, a record-tying Sunday scoring performance (Tommy Fleetwood's 63 that enabled or forced him, depending on perspective, to sit in the hospitality tent with the clubhouse lead for hours), and an historic victor in Koepka, the rising American star who became only the third person to win consecutive U.S. Open championships since World War 2, and the whole thing was contested on one of the best classic courses in the United States.

Even worse, Phil Mickelson deliberately hit a moving ball on the 13th green to prevent it from rolling all the way off the putting surface. "We would say that it was a very tough test, and really too tough this afternoon". "You don't get mulligan's in business at this level". Honestly, I have no clue where I am right now.

But Saturday showed that no lead is safe at the toughest test in golf. Mickelson would shoot 81. His wife Amy reportedly said: "He's a good man who had a bad moment". "I had no expectation of getting this far", said Woods, who numbers three US Open victories in 2000, 2002 and 2008 among his 14 majors. The New Rochelle residents are enjoying their first U.S. Open.

While he managed to salvage even par 70, several missed birdies dropped him to third overall with a three-over-par total. "He was busy grinding his tail off and I was busy grinding mine".

The three-time US PGA Tour victor admitted it was the hardest round of golf he has played in his career.

We witnessed several players suffering a dose of the screaming heebie-jeebies, so terrified of the greens that they struck putts that came up 10 and 15 feet short.

The victory - and first prize of $2.16 million - is another chapter in the remarkable tale of a young multi-sport athlete in the USA who moved into golf following a serious auto crash and then learned his trade traveling around Europe and beyond on the second-tier Challenge Tour. Meanwhile, Johnson missed a four-footer for par, unable to close the gap. Next year: Pebble Beach. Two years later he was a major champion, and now a two-time victor. Koepka is hungry for more silverware. This is the only major he has never won, and Mickelson has had two good chances at Shinnecock.

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