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Furyk falters, 2 behind Els going into Pebble Beach finale

Sep. 19, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jim Furyk wasted a fast morning start with a dismal finish Saturday at Pebble Beach in the second round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Pure Insurance Championship. Ernie Els then missed a chance to build a big lead in the afternoon, giving Furyk a reprieve and letting Fred...

Matthew Wolff plays a shot off the 17th fairway during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Column: No fans could be advantage for Wolff in US Open

Sep. 19, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

Matthew Wolff deserved some cheers for the way he picked apart Winged Foot on Saturday afternoon to move into the lead of the U.S. Open. Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau deserved something, too, and rowdy New York fans would have been sure to give it to them had they been allowed to be there to watch. They...

Matthew Wolff hits off the 18th fairway during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

California cool, Matthew Wolff takes detour to US Open lead

Sep. 19, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open and carving his own path. That starts with shots he gouges out of the rough. It ends with him making six birdies, the last one a towering 7-iron from the first cut of rough that landed over the steep slope on the 18th green at Winged Foot...

Justin Thomas, of the United States, marks his ball on the 18th green during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Justin Thomas moves in wrong direction at US Open

Sep. 19, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

After watching his 7-foot par putt skim past the edge of the cup on No. 16, Justin Thomas doubled over in frustration and then said to his ball, as if it could answer, “Why?” It was moving day at the U.S. Open on Saturday, and Thomas was moving in the wrong direction. Top-ranked No. 1 Dustin Johnson...

A brief look at the third round of the U.S. Open

Sep. 19, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (All times EDT): LEADING: 21-year-old Matthew Wolff shot 5-under 65 to finish the third round at 5-under 205. FOLLOWING: Bryson DeChambeau shot even-par 70 to finish two shots behind Wolff. NOT MUCH COMPANY:...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, checks his lie on the 15th green during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Big-hitting DeChambeau remains in contention at U.S. Open

Sep. 19, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Bryson DeChambeau launched a towering drive on the 14th hole and watched it sail well left into Winged Foot's deep, gnarled rough. “Dude, I can't stop over drawing it,” he told his caddie. Maybe, but he and his rebuilt body can certainly overpower it. Using a combination of muscle and mind,...

Patrick Reed, of the United States, reacts after missing a putt on the eighth green during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Grind turns into back-nine nightmare for Reed at US Open

Sep. 19, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

Patrick Reed loves the grind. His back nine Saturday — too much of a good thing. All the patience, scrambling and short game that put Reed in the lead at the U.S. Open disappeared over the back nine of the third round at Winged Foot. It was replaced by a two-hour barrage of missed fairways and terrible...

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, checks his lie on the first green during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: Matsuyama still in contention at U.S. Open

Sep. 19, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year (all times local): ___ Hideki Matsuyama had a wild ride in his third round, yet still finds himself in contention at the U.S. Open. Matsuyama did not have a par on his card through his first seven...

Patrick Reed, of the United States, plays a shot off the second fairway during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Even without hostile NY crowds, this US Open is tough enough

Sep. 19, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

It’s rare when fans wind up rooting for the golf course, even one as majestic as Winged Foot, but suddenly that’s a viable option. Maybe because the two players atop the leaderboard heading into Round 3 at the U.S. Open are not exactly — how to put this? — the most likeable guys in the...

Gary Woodland, of the United States, plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Woodland returns as wounded US Open champion

Sep. 18, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Gary Woodland waited 15 months to return to the U.S. Open as defending champion and it turned into a miserable week before he even arrived. Woodland shot another 74 on Friday and appeared certain to miss the cut. What bothered him more than his score was a tear in his left labrum...