U.S. Open R3

Matthew Wolff takes lead heading into final day

September 17-20
Winged Foot Golc Club, Mamaroneck, New York
$12,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


U.S. Open 2020 R3 - Matthew Wolff takes lead heading into final day
Matthew Wolff tees off on the 18th. (Darren Carroll/©USGA)


Matthew Wolff will take a two-shot lead into the final day at the U.S. Open after matching the best score at Winged Foot in a major, a 5-under 65. He only found two fairways on Saturday on a course where avoiding the rough is usually crucial, but still managed to make six birdies.


”There’s a lot of holes out there that maybe people would try to hit it in the fairway or maybe take the safe play because it is a U.S. Open, and they know that pars are a good score,” said Wolff. ”But I don’t really like to think of it that way. I like to go out there and do what I feel comfortable with, rip dog and see how it goes from there.”

Wolff is in position to become the youngest U.S. Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, and the first player to win the championship in his Open debut since Francis Ouimet in 1913.



”I’m probably going to be a little antsy. It’s the U.S. Open, and I have a lead,” said Wolff. ”I’m going to try to keep my nerves as calm as they can be. I put myself in a really good spot. I did everything that I could do up until this point, and tomorrow I’m going to go out there, I promise you I’m going to try my best.”

Two-shots behind in second place, Bryson DeChambeau hit three fairways and scored a 70 to keep himself in contention.


”The round today was a huge battle,” said DeChambeau. ”I was proud of the way I persevered out there today. It was difficult. Especially when you’re not hitting it straight in the fairway. For me it felt like I kept myself in it, scrambled really well.”

Overnight leader Patric Reed, who held a three-shot lead after two holes and was tied for the lead at the turn, also had a hard time finding the fairway and suffered for it, scoring a 43 on the back nine. He finished the day with a 77, eight shots behind Wolff.

”Anyone in my position would be frustrated, especially with having the lead going into today,” said Reed. ”The great thing is there’s always tomorrow, and like I said, it’s a U.S. Open. Even though eight shots seems like a lot… you never know.”





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Matthew Wolff
-5
66
74
65
205
2
Bryson DeChambeau
-3
69
68
70
207
3
Louis Oosthuizen
-1
67
74
68
209
T4
Harris English
E
68
70
72
210
T4
Hideki Matsuyama
E
71
69
70
210
T4
Xander Schauffele
E
68
72
70
210
7
Rory McIlroy
1
67
76
68
211
T8
Rafa Cabrera Bello
2
68
70
74
212
T8
Viktor Hovland
2
71
71
70
212
T8
Zach Johnson
2
70
74
68
212
T11
Lucas Glover
3
71
71
71
213
T11
Joaquin Niemann
3
68
73
72
213
T11
Alex Noren
3
72
74
67
213
T11
Thomas Pieters
3
66
74
73
213
T11
Patrick Reed
3
66
70
77
213
T11
Webb Simpson
3
71
71
71
213
T17
Billy Horschel
4
72
70
72
214
T17
Adam Long
4
71
74
69
214
T17
Justin Thomas
4
65
73
76
214
T17
Will Zalatoris
4
70
74
70
214
T21
Paul Casey
5
76
70
69
215
T21
Tony Finau
5
69
73
73
215
T21
Dustin Johnson
5
73
70
72
215
T21
Brendon Todd
5
68
72
75
215
T21
Bubba Watson
5
72
69
74
215
T21
Lee Westwood
5
67
76
72
215
T27
Thomas Detry
6
71
72
73
216
T27
Lanto Griffin
6
71
74
71
216
T27
Jason Kokrak
6
68
71
77
216
T27
Renato Paratore
6
71
72
73
216
T31
Daniel Berger
7
73
70
74
217
T31
Charles Howell III
7
73
72
72
217
T31
Jon Rahm
7
69
72
76
217
T34
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
8
70
76
72
218
T34
Rickie Fowler
8
69
77
72
218
T34
Sungjae Im
8
70
75
73
218
T34
Matt Wallace
8
70
75
73
218
T38
Adam Hadwin
9
72
73
74
219
T38
Adam Scott
9
71
74
74
219
T40
Lucas Herbert
10
72
74
74
220
T40
Ryo Ishikawa
10
72
74
74
220
T40
Stephan Jaeger
10
71
70
79
220
T40
Romain Langasque
10
71
74
75
220
T40
Taylor Pendrith
10
71
74
75
220
T40
Michael Thompson
10
70
75
75
220
T40
Erik van Rooyen
10
70
74
76
220
T47
Tyler Duncan
11
73
71
77
221
T47
Brian Harman
11
74
72
75
221
T47
Bernd Wiesberger
11
73
72
76
221
T50
Patrick Cantlay
12
70
76
76
222
T50
Jason Day
12
72
74
76
222
T50
Robert MacIntyre
12
74
72
76
222
T50
Sebastián Muñoz
12
71
74
77
222
T50
Cameron Smith
12
71
73
78
222
T55
Chesson Hadley
13
73
73
77
223
T55
Shugo Imahira
13
71
74
78
223
T55
Shane Lowry
13
76
70
77
223
T55
Rory Sabbatini
13
69
76
78
223
T59
Troy Merritt
14
72
74
78
224
T59
John Pak (a)
14
69
76
79
224
61
Abraham Ancer
15
71
75
79
225
CUT
Byeong Hun An
7
71
76
147
CUT
Corey Conners
7
71
76
147
CUT
Joel Dahmen
7
73
74
147
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
7
74
73
147
CUT
Takumi Kanaya (a)
7
72
75
147
CUT
Martin Kaymer
7
71
76
147
CUT
Chan Kim
7
71
76
147
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
7
70
77
147
CUT
Collin Morikawa
7
76
71
147
CUT
Davis Thompson (a)
7
69
78
147
CUT
Paul Barjon
8
77
71
148
CUT
Keegan Bradley
8
75
73
148
CUT
Tommy Fleetwood
8
74
74
148
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
8
72
76
148
CUT
Shaun Norris
8
69
79
148
CUT
Andy Ogletree (a)
8
71
77
148
CUT
Ryan Palmer
8
73
75
148
CUT
Kevin Streelman
8
73
75
148
CUT
Andy Sullivan
8
71
77
148
CUT
Gary Woodland
8
74
74
148
CUT
John Augenstein (a)
9
74
75
149
CUT
Si Woo Kim
9
72
77
149
CUT
Matt Kuchar
9
74
75
149
CUT
Sandy Scott (a)
9
75
74
149
CUT
Preston Summerhays (a)
9
72
77
149
CUT
Paul Waring
9
72
77
149
CUT
Daniel Balin
10
73
77
150
CUT
Jim Herman
10
73
77
150
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
10
73
77
150
CUT
Matt Jones
10
76
74
150
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
10
73
77
150
CUT
Adrian Otaegui
10
71
79
150
CUT
Victor Perez
10
76
74
150
CUT
Justin Rose
10
73
77
150
CUT
Connor Syme
10
75
75
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
10
72
78
150
CUT
Danny Willett
10
77
73
150
CUT
Tiger Woods
10
73
77
150
CUT
Brandon Wu
10
74
76
150
CUT
Chun-An Yu (a)
10
70
80
150
CUT
Cameron Champ
11
73
78
151
CUT
Cole Hammer (a)
11
77
74
151
CUT
Marc Leishman
11
73
78
151
CUT
Tom Lewis
11
74
77
151
CUT
Curtis Luck
11
75
76
151
CUT
Chez Reavie
11
75
76
151
CUT
Henrik Stenson
11
74
77
151
CUT
Steve Stricker
11
74
77
151
CUT
Ricky Castillo (a)
12
73
79
152
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
12
74
78
152
CUT
Kevin Kisner
12
76
76
152
CUT
Kevin Na
12
75
77
152
CUT
Ian Poulter
12
75
77
152
CUT
JC Ritchie
12
74
78
152
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
12
75
77
152
CUT
Richy Werenski
12
73
79
152
CUT
Justin Harding
13
77
76
153
CUT
Lee Hodges
13
76
77
153
CUT
Dan McCarthy
13
76
77
153
CUT
Phil Mickelson
13
79
74
153
CUT
J.T. Poston
13
71
82
153
CUT
Branden Grace
14
75
79
154
CUT
Rasmus Hojgaard
14
77
77
154
CUT
Max Homa
14
78
76
154
CUT
Mark Hubbard
14
76
78
154
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
14
78
76
154
CUT
Davis Riley
14
79
75
154
CUT
Matthias Schwab
14
77
77
154
CUT
Jordan Spieth
14
73
81
154
CUT
Sami Valimaki
14
78
76
154
CUT
Sergio Garcia
15
74
81
155
CUT
Ryan Vermeer
15
78
77
155
CUT
Graeme McDowell
16
76
80
156
CUT
Marty Jertson
17
76
81
157
CUT
Lukas Michel (a)
17
80
77
157
CUT
James Sugrue (a)
17
78
79
157
CUT
Scott Hend
18
74
84
158
CUT
Ryan Fox
19
74
85
159
CUT
Sung Kang
20
74
86
160
CUT
Greyson Sigg
20
75
85
160
CUT
Eduard Rousaud (a)
21
76
85
161
WD
Danny Lee
13
70
75
145
WD
Andrew Putnam
8
73
73
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