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Goosen takes 3 shot lead into final round

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2005
Categories: PGA Tour

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RetiefGoosenToday’s US Open round was extremely entertaining. I actually like to see the pros struggle, I admit it. It is intriguing to watch their reactions and how they hold up under the immense pressure and frustration that a US Open produces.

Retief Goosen (the US Open machine) is poised to win his 3rd US Open with a three stroke lead going into the final round at Pinehurst #2. He had a minor speed bump with a bogey on 12 and a double on 13, but followed them up with birdies on 14, 15 and 18. What a great finish to his back 9 today.

Starting the day there were 5 players under par. By day’s end only Retief could break par at -3. Pinehurst #2 is getting tougher each day.

Barring some major mistakes or meltdowns you’ve got to put your dough on Retief. No one in the past few years has played US Opens as well as Goosen, especially on Sunday.

When asked about his chances with a 3 shot lead Retief said “If I shoot 1 or 2 over I’ll win.” I agree. For all the other players it will be a “Goose Chase.”

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