Hooked On Golf Blog
thumbnail

US OPEN after three rounds

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods
Tags:

Phil Mickelson lost two shots to par today, and lost considerable ground. He and Ernie Els sit seven shots from Dustin Johnson’s lead of -6. Tiger Woods fired a 66 to put himself in the 3rd spot on the leaderboard, five shots back. In solo second is Graeme McDowell, three shots back.

Thoughts

Tiger Woods is five back. Does he have enough game right now to make up the lead? Typically leaders don’t run away and hide on Sunday at a US OPEN.

Graeme McDowell is three back and will be playing in the final group. I don’t expect him to win, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him shoot a round in the high 70’s under the pressure of the situation.

Phil Micelson and Ernie Els have a remote chance if they go low and Dustin Johnson gags.

Mike Weir had a ton of media coverage on Thursday after shooting a round of 71.  Since then he’s followed it up with rounds of 79 and 83.

Tom Watson must have found the golf fountain of youth.  He’s T16 going into Sunday.  Very cool.

Dustin Johnson

Leader Dustin Johnson knows how to do one thing: win at Pebble Beach.  He’s leading the field in driving distance at over 325 and also in greens in regulation.  The difference is that this is a major championship.  Typically players who haven’t been in this position before melt down.  Will DJ melt and gain “experience” for next time or can he hold on to his three shot lead?  Tomorrow will be interesting.

Unfair holes?

Every US OPEN there is whining about holes being unfair.  Puhlease…  the test is the same for all players.

Comments are closed.

  • Login | Register
  • HOG InterviewGary Player

    Golf Legend Gary Player

  • Latest Course ReviewMichigan Golf Course

    University of Michigan Golf Course

    Latest Golf Club ReviewTaylorMade Irons Review

    TaylorMade SpeedBlade Irons

  • golf tip a day

  • Social Networks

    HOG Twitter



    Tony Korologos Twitter



    Google Plus


    Facebook

  • Partner Sites

  • Archives