2019 U.S. Open Live Coverage: Highlights from Saturday’s third round at Pebble Beach
After two action-packed rounds at the 2019 U.S. Open, the players who made the cut are ready to begin the third round. You can follow the entire U.S. Open third round with our U.S. Open Live Coverage blog below, featuring live score updates, highlights from your favorite players, and video clips of the best shots.
Justin Rose reached seven under with a round of 70 on Friday, but Gary Woodland stole the 36-hole lead from Rose with a 65 to reach nine under. Rose and Woodland tee off for the third round at 5:45 p.m. ET.
Tiger Woods will begin his third round on Saturday at 2:27 p.m. ET, where he’ll look to go super low to get within striking distance of the leaders before the final round.
Follow the third round of the 2019 U.S. Open with our U.S. Open Live Coverage blog below, beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET.
U.S. Open Live Coverage Coverage: Saturday’s Third Round (ET)
So, it’s a one-shot lead for Gary Woodland going into Sunday. Rose and Woodland will run it back together as the final pairing, with a three-shot cushion between Rose in second and the trio in third (including Big Bad Brooks looming). Stay tuned to GOLF.com for plenty of coverage from Pebble tonight and into tomorrow.
9:48 p.m.: Woodland leaves his putt out to the left, just barely. Rose rattles his putt in. Big two-shot swing right there. Remember that tomorrow.
9:44 p.m.: Rose flips one out of the bunker to get a good look himself at birdie. Two big putts coming…
9:42 p.m.: From 100 yards, Woodland delivers a beauty into the 18th green. He’s going to have a good look to get to -12 going into tomorrow.
9:31 p.m.: Stress-free par for Woodland. Narrow miss from Rose. So, still a two-shot lead heading to 18 for Woodland.
9:26 p.m.: Rose with as good a shot as you’ll see on 17, leaving about eight feet for a birdie. Woodland is hole-high from the fringe for birdie.
9:24 p.m.: Chez Reavie slides his birdie putt just past the hole on 18, and will go into the clubhouse tied for third at seven under. Rory two-putts his eagle putt and will be six under going into Sunday. For now, that would be five shots off the lead.
9:21 p.m.: Woodland with a tap-in par at 16. Rose leaves himself a tester, but, as he does, saves the par.
9:19 p.m.: Rory with a BEAUTIFUL iron into 18, and will have a real good look at eagle. Just when you thought he didn’t have it…
9:07 p.m.: Rose and Woodland each make par on 15.
9:02 p.m.: Koepka won’t be too pleased with not making birdie on 18, but he shoots a bogey-free 68. He’ll go into Sunday at seven under and, though likely not in the final group, will loom large.
8:57 p.m.: Brooks is right behind the tree. He’s going to have to hit a low fade off the water. And he does, but it over-fades a bit. He’s going to be just below the bunker with not much green to work with.
8:53 p.m.: I mean, come on. Gary Woodland rolls in a par on 15 from another zip code. Still hasn’t bogeyed on the back nine this tournament. Then, Justin Rose rolls in a birdie. Really seems like if Brooks (or anyone) wants this tournament, they’re going to have to go get it. Woodland and Rose aren’t backing down.
8:51 p.m.: Woodland tries a pitch and run but leaves it short, on the downslope. Yet, somehow it stays there. He runs to mark it. Still, will have a long putt to save his par.
8:46 p.m.: Woodland takes his medicine. Will have to get up and down for his par. Brooks’ birdie putt finds the left lip. Boy, he wanted that. Still hasn’t bogeyed in about a year.
8:43 p.m.: Oof. Gary Woodland goes from the rough to the rough on 15. Going to have his hands full from there. Meanwhile, Kuchar drops one shot, back to six under.
8:40 p.m.: Rory with a little fist pump after he drains a birdie on No. 15. He’s still in this thing, too.
8:35 p.m.: Rose left himself a knee-buckler from five feet for par, and it leaked out to the right. Woodland made his four-footer. Lead now three again.
8:30 p.m.: Kuchar moves to seven under with a birdie, tied for third.
8:28 p.m.: Rose and Woodland both miss the green on 13. Woodland in a tougher position, looking to avoid his first bogey on the back nine all week(!).
8:22 p.m.: Justin Rose, center cup for birdie. Brooks Koepka somehow saves par on 15 from off the green. All the things are happening. What a massive 5-10 minutes.
8:19 p.m.: !?!?!?! Gary Woodland chips in for par. That is incredible. File that one away when it comes to crunch time tomorrow.
8:17 p.m.: Oh boy. Gary Woodland’s lie could not be worse. He stands in the bunker, while the ball is in the fescue above his body. And he sprays it right. Could be a massive turning point right here.
8:15 p.m.: Justin Rose with a beauty into the par-3 12th. He’ll have a good look to steal a birdie.
8:11 p.m.: Rose and Koepka miss. Woodland, after some delay on the green, makes. Lead back to three.
8:06 p.m.: Gary Woodland ain’t rattled, in case you were wondering. A wonderful shot past the flag stick, spinning back to 5-7 feet. He’ll have that to get to 11 under, and Justin Rose will have a similar-length putt to get to nine. And, oh by the way, Brooks Koepka has a 10-footer for birdie, too.
8:01 p.m.: Moving Day holding true to form. Really seems like this is angling towards a three-man race. Lot of golf to be played, though, of course.
7:57 p.m.: Gary Woodland leaves a 30-footer for birdie to the right on No. 10, but he’ll take par there every time. Really, really nice par save from Rose from the bunker. Moving right along…
7:54 p.m.: Chez Reavie, not to be forgotten, makes birdie on 12. He’s six under par, four shots off Woodland’s lead.
7:48 p.m.: Koepka with a nice lag on No. 13 for an easy two-putt par. On 12, Kuchar’s par putt rolls in off the left edge.
7:41 p.m.: Woodland, Rose, and Koepka all with pars to remain in the top three on the leaderboard. Woodland and Rose make the turn at 10-under and eight-under, while Koepka is seven-under with six holes to go.
7:26 p.m.: Woodland is human after all and bogeys the eighth hole. He falls down to 10-under and his lead is down to two shots just like that.
7:25 p.m.: A birdie finally goes in for Rose! He’s now eight-under and three off the lead after a birdie at the eighth hole.
7:15 p.m.: And the two-time defending champion isn’t going anywhere. Koepka birdies the 10th hole to move to seven-under and into a tie for second with Rose. He’s four shots off the lead and making his move.
7:13 p.m.: Par-bogey for Kuchar at the eighth and ninth holes brings him back down to six-under and five shots back as he makes the turn. Rose at seven-under through seven holes is now in solo second place behind Woodland, who is still at 11-under.
7:03 p.m.: Woodland isn’t slowing down! The man birdies the sixth hole to move to 11-under and four clear of the field.
7:02 p.m.: Reavie with a bogey at the eight hole to drop back to five-under and five shots back.
6:50 p.m.: The leader, Gary Woodland, is now at 10-under after a birdie at the fourth hole. Rose birdied the hole as well, but a bogey at the 5th dropped him back to seven-under into a tie for second with Kuchar. Woodland parred the fifth hole, but here’s his birdie at 4. Three shot lead now.
6:47 p.m.: Chez Reavie with a birdie to move to six-under and four back of the lead. This leaderboard is getting crazy!
6:42 p.m.: Things are getting crazy at Pebble and we’re seeing a lot of movement on the leaderboard! We’re catching our breath and making sure we’ve got everything.
6:37 p.m.: Jon Rahm moves to five-under after a nice hole-out at the eighth hole. Five shots off the lead!
6:34 p.m.: A birdie for Kuchar at the eighth moves him into sole possession of second and only ONE shot back of the lead!
6:31 p.m.: Back-to-back birdies for Mr. Koepka! He’s now six-under and only three shots back!
6:29 p.m.: An eagle at the sixth for Kuch vaults him into a tie for second at seven-under and just two back of Woodland. Chesson Hadley with an eagle too to move to six-under and four shots back!
6:25 p.m.: Pars again for Woodland and Rose. We wait for more excitement from this pairing.
6:24 p.m.: Tiger birdies the 18th hole to finish the day even par and back at even par for the tournament. He goes to into the final round nine shots off the lead after a five birdie and five bogey day.
6:22 p.m.: After missing an eagle putt, Koepka birdies the sixth hole. He’s now five-under and only four back of the lead.
6:18 p.m.: The best round of the day so far? 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett with a four-under 67. He’s tied for fifth heading into the final round.
6:15 p.m.: Koepka is even par so far on the day, as he’s missed a number of birdie putt opportunities so far. Feels like once one goes down, they’re all going to start dropping!
6:13 p.m.: Pars all around for Woodland and Rose at the second hole. No fireworks yet!
6:08 p.m.: Aaron Wise bogeyed the second hole to drop to four-under and five shots back. Even par so far for his playing partner Louis through two holes.
6:05 p.m.: 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk is in the mix! He birdies the ninth to make the turn at four-under and five off the lead.
6:04 p.m.: Matt Kuchar with a birdie at the fourth hole to move to five-under and four shots off the lead.
6:02 p.m.: Woodland and Rose both parred the first hole, so no changes yet on that front.
5:58 p.m.: Birdie for Tiger at 16! It’s been a tough day but he’s grinding out there.
5:55 p.m.: Nice par-save here for Chez Reavie!
5:52 p.m.: Birdie for Matt Wallace at the second hole. The Englishman moves to five-under and four shots off the lead.
5:44 p.m.: Justin Rose and Gary Woodland have officially teed off! The final group of the day is now out on the course.
5:42 p.m.: Phil birdie alert! Phil birdie alert!
5:40 p.m.: The second-to-last grouping of Aaron Wise and Louis Oosthuizen has teed off. Just one group remaining to get going!
5:38 p.m.: A bogey at the eighth for DJ drops him back to four-under and five shots off the lead. But he’s two-under on the round.
5:36 p.m.: Rory bogeys the first hole and falls back to four-under and five off the lead. Not the start that McIlroy was looking for.
5:35 p.m.: It hasn’t been a great day for Tiger so far. But he got a birdie here at the 14th hole.
5:24 p.m.: Dustin Johnson is heating up. Three birdies on the front nine has the 2016 U.S. Open champion at five-under and four shots off the lead tied for sixth.
5:15 p.m.: Alrighty folks, welcome to Moving Day here at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The third round of the U.S. Open is well underway, but the players at the top of the leaderboard are just getting started or are about to tee off.
2:10 p.m.: Here’s a look at the hole locations for Moving Day (the par-3 7th is playing just 98 yards):
2:05 p.m.: The third round of the 2019 U.S. Open is underway at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Several groups are already on the course, with Tiger Woods set to tee off at 2:27 p.m. ET.
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