American Matthew Wolff had the best round of the week on Saturday at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY, handing a 65 (-5) card in the third United States Open Day.
He equalizes Justin Thomas who also hit the ball 65 times on the first day.
This is his first participation in the Grand Slam tournament has managed six birdies, including five on the first nine, and only one boguey. He is one of seven players who returned an under par score in the third round and one of three golfers to have an under par overall. His 205 (-5) strokes will allow him to start his last 18 holes with respective advances of two and four strokes over his closest pursuers, the American Bryson DeChambeau and the South African Louis Oosthuizen.
At 21, Wolff could win the United States Open on his first attempt, a feat that has not been achieved since 1913. A man named Francis Ouimet had then accomplished this feat of arms.
“I'm probably going to be a little stressed,” Wolff told the PGA website, after completing the course on Saturday. It's the United States Open and I'm ahead. I'll try to stay as calm as I can. I put myself in a good position. I have done everything I can so far, and tomorrow I promise you that I will do the best I can. ”
“I don't think anyone will be able to provide the pursuit. It will be impossible to catch up, ”said Xander Sc Chaudele, who is tied for fourth with two other participants with a par of 210 after three rounds, in the event that Wolff has another good day.
Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas, who were respectively first and third after 36 holes, had a terrible day. The first hit the ball 77 (+7) times, while the second hit it once less.
As for the Canadians, neither Adam Hadwin nor Taylor Pendrith was able to outsmart the difficult course in order to climb a few places in the standings. Hadwin handed a 74 (+4) card and has a cumulative 219 (+9). He has dropped five places and now ranks 38th, tied with Australia's Adam Scott.
Pendrith had started the day tied with his compatriot, but he hit the white object once more than Hadwin. He occupies 40th position, tied with six players.