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(June 17, 10:28pm) Today’s scoring started out at a frantic pace. With the course receiving an inch of rain overnight, players were hitting darts into soft greens but the greens were still fast, rolling out in excess if you misjudged the speed!
We’ve got a heck of a golf tournament brewing!
Paul Casey was tied for the lead at the beginning of the day, teeing off with Brian Harman on hole number 1, but Casey was derailed at hole number 3 with a triple bogey that sunk his ship on the day. He finished +3 and is 4 under for the tourney.
Brian Harman, on the other hand, stepped on the gas and is now the solo leader in the clubhouse at 12 under par.
Charley Hoffman, who at the time was in the lead at -9, eyeing a birdie putt at the par 3 ninth hole.
There was tremendous golf being played today and the scoring is the indication of that statement! The third 65 of the tournament was shot today by Patrick Reed who, at the time, entered the clubhouse at 8 under and tied for the lead, which would not hold up!
This was followed by the record-breaking all-time lowest round ever shot in a US Open. It was accomplished by Justin Thomas, who at the time entered the clubhouse with the lead, shooting 9 under 63 for a total of 11 Under Par, which also would not hold up!
Late round battle for the lead was ongoing between Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood, who both hit into the 18th green and tied for the tournament lead at 12 under. Once these two left the 18th green, there was a single leader after Fleetwood boogied.
Interesting spectators whom I spotted and met while walking the grounds today include Sean Reeves and Cedric Meyers.
These guys traveled from Nashville, Tennessee to attend the U.S. Open. When asked how they were enjoying the tournament, they (…like many other spectators) let me know they were truly amazed at the low scores being shot at this Major.
Their favorites? Sean smiled and said, “Justin Thomas” was his guy. He went on to remark about the second shot on the 18th hole that Justine hit into the green, to set up an Eagle putt. (The 18th played 667 yds. today….yikes! )
Cedric stated that D.J. (Dustin Johnson) and Tiger (Woods) are usually the guys he’s following, but Brendan Steele was being tracked in their absence.
Cedric and Sean are avid golfers and have attended other tournaments, namely The Players and St. Jude. Cedric says his handicap is about 15 and Sean is at 12; both respectably. It was great talking with these guys and they picked a heck of a day to come to Wisconsin to a major tournament.
Sunday is sure to be a barn burner!
Here are all of the tee times and pairings for Round 4 (Sunday) of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills
9:51 a.m. — Haotong Li, Kevin Dougherty
10:02 a.m. — Tyler Light, Ernie Els
10:13 a.m. — Talor Gooch, William McGirt
10:24 a.m. — Stewart Cink, Kevin Kisner
10:35 a.m. — Jordan Spieth, Keegan Bradley
10:46 a.m. — Lee Westwood, Daniel Summerhays
10:57 a.m. — Jason Kokrak, Yusaku Miyazato
11:08 a.m. — Stephan Jaeger, Shane Lowry
11:19 a.m. — Jordan Niebrugge, Gary Woodland
11:30 a.m. — Adam Hadwin, Thomas Aiken
11:41 a.m. — Kevin Na, Ryan Brehm
11:52 a.m. — Martin Kaymer, Brandon Stone
12:03 p.m. — Webb Simpson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:14 p.m. — Harris English, Satoshi Kodaira
12:25 p.m. — Andrew Johnston, Jonathan Randolph
12:36 p.m. — Whee Kim, Martin Laird
12:47 p.m. — Branden Grace, Matt Kuchar
12:58 p.m. — Jack Maguire, Scottie Scheffler
1:09 p.m. — Kevin Chappell, Michael Putnam
1:20 p.m. — Steve Stricker, David Lingmerth
1:31 p.m. — Matt Fitzpatrick, Jim Furyk
1:42 p.m. — Zach Johnson, Paul Casey
1:53 p.m. — Jamie Lovemark, Cameron Champ
2:04 p.m. — Marc Leishman, Chez Reavie
2:15 p.m. — Sergio Garcia, Eddie Pepperell
2:26 p.m. — Trey Mullinax, Louis Oosthuizen
2:37 p.m. — J.B. Holmes, Hideki Matsuyama
2:48 p.m. — Bernd Wiesberger, Xander Schauffele
2:59 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Brendan Steele
3:10 p.m. — Bill Haas, Charley Hoffman
3:21 p.m. — Russell Henley, Patrick Reed
3:32 p.m. — Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler
3:43 p.m. — Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka
3:54 p.m. — Justin Thomas, Brian Harman