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US Open: Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris share the lead ahead of Jon Rahm at Brookline | Golf News – NewsRaiser


Matt Fitzpatrick takes a share of the lead on the final day

Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris hold a share of the lead heading into the final round of the US Open, with defending champion Jon Rahm a stroke behind after a frustrating finish.

Zalatoris posted a three-under 67 in windy conditions at the Country Club to move to four-under alongside Fitzpatrick, who birdied three in a four-hole stretch before finishing his third-round 68 with a closing bogey.

Rahm also made a charge of nine to briefly take the solo lead, only for the Spaniard – looking to become the fourth player since World War II to win back-to-back US Open titles – to double his final hole and bogey. slipping a shot off the beat in third.

Matt Fitzpatrick spoke of his pride in his performance in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline as he clashed with a two under par 68.

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Matt Fitzpatrick spoke of his pride in his performance in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline as he clashed with a two under par 68.

Matt Fitzpatrick spoke of his pride in his performance in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline as he clashed with a two under par 68.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler remains within two of the lead alongside Keegan Bradley and Adam Hadwin, while Rory McIlroy produced a series of normal long saves to save a three from 73 and head into Sunday’s three-stroke in back.

Some 16 players are within five strokes heading into what should be a thrilling Sunday in Boston, with overnight co-leader Collin Morikawa six strokes back after stumbling on a seven-over 77.

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Morikawa took the solo lead when Joel Dahmen put in three shots first, but fell back when he drilled a 20-footer to scramble a bogey in the fourth, after fattening a chip, with Aaron Wise briefly joining the tie at the top until he followed a birdie in the fourth with a loose shot in the next.

Scheffler, starting day three behind, drilled a 25-footer at first and canceled a bogey at second taking advantage of the next, before jumping two clear with a stunning holey eagle from 100 yards at the par-five eighth.

Scottie Scheffler eagled on the par-5 eighth hole to take a two-shot lead in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline.

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Scottie Scheffler eagled on the par-5 eighth hole to take a two-shot lead in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline.

Scottie Scheffler eagled on the par-5 eighth hole to take a two-shot lead in the third round of the 2022 US Open at Brookline.

Morikawa cut the deficit to one with a birdie in the fifth but lost ground when he followed a bogey in the sixth with a three-putt double bogey the next, while Zalatoris followed up a 33-for-nine converting from five feet at 15th to go to four under.

Scheffler twice tried to escape a thick rough to double bogey on the 11th, before bogeying his next two holes, as Zalatoris closed a bogey-free back nine to secure the clubhouse goal.

Speaking after a third-round 67 at the 2022 US Open, Will Zalatoris claimed his job

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Speaking after a third-round 67 at the 2022 US Open, Will Zalatoris claimed his job “isn’t even close to being done” given the changing conditions at Brookline.

Speaking after a third-round 67 at the 2022 US Open, Will Zalatoris claimed his job “isn’t even close to being done” given the changing conditions at Brookline.

Fitzpatrick had started three back and fell even further behind when he bogeyed the first, only for the Englishman to break through ten feet in the fifth and make a two-putt gain in the eight and turn in 34.

The 2013 USA amateur champion responded to a bogey in the tenth by birdying back-to-back birdies from 14 to move alongside Zalatoris on four under, before breaking through eight feet at 17 to briefly move to outright advantage.

Matt Fitzpatrick briefly took the solo lead at the 2022 US Open at Brookline after three birdies in four holes in the third round at the Country Club, before unleashing a shot on the 18th hole.

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Matt Fitzpatrick briefly took the solo lead at the 2022 US Open at Brookline after three birdies in four holes in the third round at the Country Club, before unleashing a shot on the 18th hole.

Matt Fitzpatrick briefly took the solo lead at the 2022 US Open at Brookline after three birdies in four holes in the third round at the Country Club, before unleashing a shot on the 18th hole.

Fitzpatrick failed to get up and down the greenside bunker to save par at the end, shoving it into a header share, Rahm making it a three-way tie at the top when he recovered from a bogey on the 13th to take advantage of it. par-five then and a 30-foot birdie hole on the 15th.

Rahm added a six-foot birdie on the 17th but then twice tried to get out of a fairway bunker on the last par four, with a closing double bogey seeing him sign for a 71 of 71 and dropping him a stroke behind .

Jon Rahm doubled the final hole in the third round of the 2022 US Open after leaving the ball in a fairway bunker as he tried to find the green.

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Jon Rahm doubled the final hole in the third round of the 2022 US Open after leaving the ball in a fairway bunker as he tried to find the green.

Jon Rahm doubled the final hole in the third round of the 2022 US Open after leaving the ball in a fairway bunker as he tried to find the green.

Bradley posted a second consecutive 69 and first-round leader Hadwin carded a level 70 to stay within two under, with Scheffler completing the trio tied for fourth as he chases a second major and fifth PGA Tour win. of the year.

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