Golf - US Open: Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick in charge before the last day - Sport 365

Published on June 19, 2022 at 09:11

Aurélie SACHELLI

American Will Zalatoris and Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick lead the US Open heading into the final round, one step ahead of Jon Rahm. Co-leader on Friday evening, Collin Morikawa completely collapsed.

This time, would it be the right one for Will Zalatoris? Coming very close to winning the 2021 Masters (a hole gap with Hideki Matsuyama) then beaten in the US PGA play-offs by Justin Thomas last May, the 25-year-old Californian is co-leader of the US Open before the last day. On the greens of Brooklyne, in Massachusetts, he managed a magnificent course on Saturday despite the wind, returning a card of 67 (against 69 and 70 the first two days) thanks in particular to four birdies for a single bogey. “This place is beastly. When I played as an amateur in 2013, I said it was the toughest golf course I had ever played on. It’s so easy to compound mistakes here. You can do it in Majors in general, but especially this one,” Zalatoris reacted.

Rahm in ambush

But Zalatoris is not alone in command, since Matt Fitzpatrick is tied. The 27-year-old English golfer, who has just signed his best result in a Major by finishing fifth in the US PGA, was also a hit on Saturday, with a card of 68 with five birdies and three bogeys. Both men are one step ahead of defending champion Jon Rahm. The first ten are held in four moves, so everything is possible this Sunday. On the other hand, it will take a miracle for the one who was co-leader on Friday evening (with Joel Dahmen, now seventh) to hope for victory. Collin Morikawa, so brilliant during the first two days (card of 69 then 66), lived a nightmarish Saturday, with a score of 77, the fault in particular of two double-bogeys at holes n ° 7 and 13.

PGA / US OPEN
(At Brookline, Mass.)
Ranking after the 3rd round (by 70) – Saturday June 18, 2022
1- Will Zalatoris (USA) 206 (69-70-67)
– Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG) 206 (68-70-68)
3- Jon Rahm (ESP) 207 (69-67-71)
4- Keagan Bradley (USA) 208 (70-69-69)
– Adam Hadwin (CAN) 208 (66-72-70)
– Scottie Scheffler (USA) 208 (70-67-71)
7- Sam Burns (USA) 209 (71-67-71)
– Rory McIlroy (IdN) 209 (67-69-73)
–Joel Dahmen (USA) 209 (67-68-74)
10- Nick Hardy (USA) 210 (69-68-73)

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