Zalatoris, Fitzpatrick Participate in Open US Leadership Towards the Final Round

BROOKLINE, Mass. – The US Open usually waits until the last day of its 72 pit hole to play the best golfers in the world. But perhaps in honor of this year’s host’s dignified history, a turbulent situation – unattractive demons, green and fierce – began to suppress the spirits and extinguish the spirits of the players 24 hours early at the Country Club outside Boston.

With a low mark of a rare level, the peak of Saturday’s third-round lead board was regularly adjusted. In the end, a handful of golfers this year were left in the lurch, joining some of the lesser-known individuals to put figures into what is now the final round of leisure games against the golf course that one of his teammates, Will Zalatoris, called it. “absolutely beast.”

Zalatoris’ 67th-round goal, which is the lowest on Saturday, left him under four in the title, tied with England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, who fired a 68-yard shot. the latter. in the fall round one stroke behind Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick.

Rahm had lined up from the start with a stutter in his first 13 holes to make three planes from hole 14 to 17. That made him reach the bottom five for the championship.

But Rahm’s car from car 18 crashed into the bedroom on the left side of the highway. Rahm’s first attempt to clear the top edge of the goal failed with his ball returning to the sand. His next shot landed on the 18th hole with ease. The mix of errors ended Rahm’s round with a mess: a double bogey that dropped him to third place.

Later, Rahm said he thought badly of how his golf ball was in the sand, because it was dark.

“I had 9 irons in hand, that’s a lot to get rid of that lip,” he said. “Maybe I was just trying to be pretty – looking for another bird.”

Rahm added: “But it does not matter. I am satisfied with where I am and I am happy with the way I played. ”

Three golfers tied fourth place for two players below standards, including Vermont native Keegan Bradley who was cheered on by New England crowd as he climbed up to Saturday the 18th. Adam Hadwin of Canada, ranked 105th in the rankings men’s world golf, he hit even 70 to tie Bradley. Scottie Scheffler, the reigning Masters champion, joined the group after a round of chaos, unequal.

Zalatoris was one of the few who did not work hard on Saturday, with four birds and only one bogey. Even when he badly cut off his last shot that day 35 yards to the right of 18 highways, he landed on a corridor between the main hall and another temporary structure.

Although 224 yards from the pit, he had ample opportunity to install a proper deep metal inside the famous castle, a large one that protects the 18-year-old greenery. storage six feet high.

Although Zalatoris is only 25 years old, he plays in his ninth major golf championship and has already competed for the coveted title. Last month, he lost the PGA Championship qualifier against Justin Thomas and finished second in the 2021 Masters Championship. He also finished in sixth place at this year’s Masters and 2020 US Open.

Small victories in universities have not discouraged the Zatorians.

“I know I’ll get one,” he said after this year’s PGA Tournament. “It’s just a matter of time.”

But Zalatoris knows the battle against the devil’s challenges of the Country Club, which for decades will not prevail, is just left.

“Golf courses take a lot of discipline and patience,” he said Saturday evening. “That was the hardest course of golf I’ve ever played. It’s very easy to confuse mistakes here. Of course, you can do that in big championships in general, but especially this one.”

Zalatoris paused briefly, shook his head, and then repeated: “Exactly this one.”

Equal to Zalatoris with nine strong defenders was Fitzpatrick, who won the 2013 American Athlete at Country Club. Fitzpatrick, who was tied for the second time and entered the fourth round of the PGA Tournament last month, dug himself on Saturday but fired three shots down for the entire round.

Fitzpatrick, 27, ranked 18th in the world, 18, also found himself in the 18th bedroom at the end of the third round. He had a more serious lie and had to settle for bogey.

With about two hours to go before the end of the third round, it looked as if Scheffler, ranked No. 1, would take the lead in the final round. Thanks to an eagle from 102 yards on the eighth par-5 pit, Scheffler was under 10 holes and six-bottom for the race.

But Scheffler’s tee fired into a short, downhill par-3 11th and jumped over the green in danger. A weak chip and another steep slope that slipped 25 feet down the hole led to a double bogey. Two blows blown into the next hole cost Scheffler another equalizing stroke. Presumably, that was the first of three consecutive bogeys that saw Scheffler fall from his top of the lead board.

Only two golfers on the field who played at the launch of the LIV Golf last week qualified for the final two rounds of this weekend. Dustin Johnson scored one more than 71 goals on Saturday and is in second place in the competition. Richard Bland hit 72 on Saturday and is in fourth place for the championship.

The other 11 LIV series golfers who returned home after the opening two phases had an 83-over ratio, a vanity highlighted by Phil Mickelson’s 11-over-par finish, though Louis Oosthuizen’s six innings were also impressive.

While Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed have yet to play the LIV Golf event, they are committed to the ranks. Both have been experiencing a sharp decline in world quality standards and their performances this week will not change that style. DeChambeau scored 76 on Saturday and has now finished eight in the competition. Reed hit 75 and is in the top six for the tournament.

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