By the numbers: Key stats from Day 3 at Oakmont

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 19, 2016, 1:45 am

Round 3 was suspended due to darkness. Here are the key stats from Day 3 at the U.S. Open provided by the Golf Channel research department.

Shane Lowry

• 3 under through 14 holes in third round (5 under overall)

• Played last six holes in 2 under

• Best 54-hole position in major – T-5, 2015 U.S. Open

• Two career top-10 finishes in majors (T-9 in ’15 U.S. Open)

• Missed cut in three of previous five majors entering week

• Only win in United States is 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

• 115-mile drive from Firestone C.C. to Oakmont

• Only worldwide top-10 this season came in Phoenix (T-6)


Andrew Landry

• Even through 13 holes in third round (3 under overall)

• Making major championship debut this week

• Three players last 103 years have won major in debut

• Last to win U.S. Open in major debut – Francis Ouimet, 1913

• Best career PGA Tour finish was T-41 last week in Memphis

• Never better than T-39 entering final round on PGA Tour


Dustin Johnson

• 2 over through 13 holes (2 under overall)

• Has finished previous 10 U.S. Open rounds sixth or better

• Longest such streak in U.S. Open over last 30 years

• T-2 in U.S. Open last year (was 54-hole co-leader)

• Last to win year after runner up was Woods in 2008

• 14 U.S. Open rounds inside top-10 since 2010

• Most such rounds of any player during that span

• 40 under par in rounds 1-2 of last nine majors (Even par in rounds 3-4)


Sergio Garcia

• Had not made birdie since sixth hole when play suspended

• 20 career top-10s in majors; 10 career top-5s

• 71st career major championship start (zero career wins)

• Best 54-hole position in U.S. Open was second in 2002

• Won previous PGA Tour start (Byron Nelson)


Lee Westwood

• Three holes remaining in third round when play suspended

• 43 years old; seeking first career major championship

• Would be third-oldest first-time major winner last 100 years

• Making 73rd career major start (most in field without win)

• Nine career top-3 finishes in major championships

• Most top-3s without win in majors in modern era

• Two eagles this week (had two in U.S. Open career entering week)


Branden Grace

• 4-under 66; six birdies and two bogeys

• Lowest career score in U.S. Open (13th round played)

• Improved score, GIR and putts each round this week

• Finished T-4 last year at Chambers Bay


Jason Day

• 4-under 66; one off career-low U.S. Open round

• Shot 65 in third round in 2011 (finished second)

• 76 in first round; last major winner with opening round of 76 or worse was Jack Fleck at 1955 U.S. Open

• Seventh straight third round score under par in majors (21 under in that span)

• Only World No. 1 to win U.S. Open (since 1986) is Tiger Woods


Jordan Spieth

• Even-par 70; 4 over for tournament

• Birdied three of first four holes (one birdie for rest of round)

• 10th consecutive U.S. Open round of 73 or better

• Trying to become youngest to successfully defend major championship title since Gene Sarazen at 1923 PGA Championship


Bryson DeChambeau

• 1 over par; won U.S. Amateur last year

• Last to win U.S. Open year after U.S. Amateur – Jack Nicklaus in 1962 at Oakmont

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


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Finances


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Reportedly fake TIME covers


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