US Open: Justin Rose trails Gary Woodland by one, Rory McIlroy in competition

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US Open: Justin Rose trails Gary Woodland by one, Rory McIlroy in competition
Justin Rose made 5 birdies in a spherical of 68 on Saturday
1/three-spherical leaderboard
-eleven G Woodland (US); -10 J Rose (Eng); -7 B Koepka (US), C Reavie (US); L Oosthuizen (SA); -6 R McIlroy (NI); -5 M Kuchar (US), C Hadley
Selected others: -four D Willett (Eng), G McDowell (NI), J Rahm (Spa), M Wallace (Eng); -2 D Johnson (US); -1 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); Level T Woods (US), T Hatton (Eng).

England’s Justin Rose sits one shot off the lead held by American Gary Woodland heading into the final day of the 119th US Open at Pebble Seaside.

The 2013 champion rolled in a birdie on the 18th to cross to 10 under par after a charming day in California.

World number 1 Brooks Koepka, chasing a 3rd successive US Open victory, is three additional reduction with Chez Reavie and Louis Oosthuizen at seven under par.

Rory McIlroy birdie the last to card a one-under 70 and attain six under.

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, US Open winner at this venue in 2010, holed an eagle putt on the last to crimson meat up his rating to four under.

England’s Danny Willett earlier shot the spherical of the day with a 67 nonetheless Masters champion Tiger Woods became left pissed off by a level par providing that included 5 birdies and as many bogeys.

World number two Dustin Johnson regarded feature to create his cross after successive birdies on the zero.33 and fourth holes, completely for the 2016 champion to instantly tumble a shot and a bogey at sixteen left him at two under for the tournament, alongside reigning Open champion Francesco Molinari.

Rose reels in Woodland as Koepka lurks

On one other cool, overcast day by the Pacific Ocean things enjoy been beginning to hot up within the area as Woodland opened his lead to four strokes sooner than Rose reeled the enviornment number 25 reduction in.

Koepka missed a huge selection of birdie opportunities to shut the hole himself nonetheless silent managed to card his completely spherical of the week with a bogey-free 68 and said afterwards he’ll “bag pleasure from the stress” of attempting to defend a fifth predominant on Sunday.

In a dramatic couple of minutes, Woodland saved par with a chip-in from the fringes on the par-three twelfth, Rose drained a birdie putt on the an identical hole and Koepka scrambled for a par of his bag with a huge putt on the 15th.

Woodland holed one other huge par-saver from more than forty ft on the 14th nonetheless Rose stepped as a lot as shut the hole to 2 with a birdie, whereas Koepka became left having to navigate the tree within the course of the 18th fairway – he at last made par to imprint for a bogey-free three-under 68.

Woodland, whose had completely his second bogey in three rounds on the eighth on Saturday, missed a birdie putt on the last and then seen Rose sink his bag effort to cross inner one stroke of the lead.

“The more difficult the shot the upper I played. I stepped up on obvious events,” said the 38-year-outdated, who expects Sunday’s last spherical to be more of a “mental” area.

“I haven’t had my A sport all week, could well well no longer enjoy it the following day to come, and it would possibly be that form of day the prevent like to be as mentally remarkable as you’re going to gain a procedure to.”

Woodland is taking a observe to defend the first predominant of his occupation having never done contained within the head 20 at a US Open and seeing his completely end at a predominant attain within the rupture year’s US PGA Championship, the save he tied for sixth after preserving the midway lead.

The 35-year-outdated from Kansas, who has received three PGA Tour titles since turning legitimate in 2007, says he is “wrathful with the save my sport is at”.

“You are at a predominant and main after three days,” he said. “I’m very completely contented with my sport and here at Pebble Seaside.”

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