Gary Woodland may have the lead in the U.S. Open, but if he doesn’t increase it soon, he may find himself overtaken by Brooks Koepka. The two-time defending U.S. Open winner is having a terrific final day at Pebble Beach and he’s closing in on the lead.
Sitting at minus-7 heading into Sunday, Koepka trailed Woodland by four strokes. But on the first four holes, Koepka recorded three birdies on holes 1, 3, and 4 to put him at minus-10 overall.
Koepka has only bogeyed four times all tournament, and didn’t go over par once on Saturday. If he can continue his current pace, Koepka might be leaving Pebble Beach with his second major trophy in as many months.
Koepka dialed in. Birdies at 1,3, 4. Now at -10. #USOpen
— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) June 16, 2019
However, Woodland isn’t going to give up his lead without a fight.
Not to be outdone by Koepka’s strong start, Woodland has similarly birdied twice on his first three holes, extending his lead to -12 on the day.
Woodland has also recorded half as many bogeys, going over par only twice in the tournament so far.
The 35-year-old Woodland is still seeking his first major but has recorded his first ever top-10 finishes in the past year.
Can Woodland hold off Koepka to claim his first major, or will Koepka’s pursuit of a third-straight U.S. Open let him leap over the tournament leader?
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) June 16, 2019
The final round is on FOX.