US Open 2022 – Scenes, sounds and great moments from the third round

Brooklyn, Mass – A lot will happen at the US Open on Saturday, especially with a leaderboard like this. With a mix of big names and little-known ones, things can be enjoyable on a cold, windy day at The Country Club.

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Here is what happens:

Rahm from the trees

At the US Open this week we saw our fair share of tough shots, between rocks and dense fescue, but nothing as unique as John Rahm’s score in the eighth hole of Bar-5 on Saturday. Rahman’s ball ended up under a tree.

Rahm tried to practice a variety of swings – left hand, right hand, standing under a tree – but decided to hit it backwards with his right hand. The ball bounced off less than 20 yards. Rahm smashed his next shot into the green, but eventually had to settle for a bogey. – Pavlo Ugeti

From Casey Martin to Aaron Wise

Aaron Wise He is competing at the US Open, and his rise in professional golf began at the end of the 2020-21 season, when he pulled the old putter out of his garage. The same goes for his golf coach in Oregon. Casey Martin, Used when he qualified for the 2012 US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Martin won a Supreme Court case against PGA Tour because it was difficult for him to walk due to a birth defect. In October, part of Martin’s right leg was amputated. Wise gave Martin Putter to Wise while playing for the ducks. He won an NCAA individual title and helped Oregon win its only national championship in 2016. He finished 23rd in the put-up this week, getting over 3 strokes on the field. – Mark Slabach

Scotty Scheffler from Downtown

The wind is blowing

Here’s what the leaders at The Country Club face Denny McCarthyOne of the few players who has shot down evenly to this day: “Stable. Cold temperature. Winds from the north-northwest. It played a little differently. It tilted a little where all the holes played a little differently today. It had to think a little more.”

He said the 502-yard 10th hole would play more like Bar-5 than Bar-4 as the wind was blowing straight at 25 mph in the players’ faces. Since there is space for the front pin, no. He said it was difficult to keep the approach shots in green at 12. Bar-4 said McCarthy had a bird on the 13th, but that hole was “brutal.” “It could be a skin,” he said. – Mark Slabach

But it’s still spicy there

Justin Thomas He was not happy after a USGA rules official denied a drain relief in the middle of the fourth hole. His ball was an inch to the right of the drain. He would have been granted relief if the drain had affected his position or the order of his swing. After cutting off his shot, Thomas expressed his frustration in a very colorful way. “That’s what annoys me, because a lot of people will lie that I can hit it, but like that, I’m not going to hit it.

According to a USGA statement: “During the comment, Justin was asked if the drain was going to interfere with his swing, to which he replied that it was not. States that the interference will occur from an immovable obstacle, or that the obstacle will physically interfere with the player’s intended position or area of ​​the intended swing. – Slabach

Bad hopping

The course at The Country Club was already playing much harder at the start of Saturday than the first two days, so I felt like insulting the injury Hidegi MatsuyamaShort Bar-4 The second shot into the fifth hole hit the flag in a bounce and bounced back into the greenside bunker.

Matsuyama got up from the sand and turned green, but the damage was done. Turned out to be an unfortunate bogeyman who stopped him in 1 over, which could have been a bird to get him in the red numbers. – things

Difficult situations

Moving day at the 122nd U.S. Open may seem like a grinding day for the 64 players who escaped 36 hole cuts. With the wind blowing at The Country Club and the USGA weekend having its usual fun through the back seats, players are having the hardest time ever. According to the USGA, the greens were rolled in the upper 12s and double-cut and rolled Saturday morning.

With more than half the field starting its round, only two players have played at least nine holes – Australia Dot Synod And Denny McCarthy – are under equalization. Many high quality players including Joaquin Neiman, Bryson Tsamboo, Tyrell Hutton And Maximum Homam, Is already 5 or worse. – Slabach

A sticker

Xander Schauffele He is not the only member of his team trying to fight back on Saturday. His father and coach, Stephen, left The Country Club again after being stabbed in the upper lip by Hornet. Probably not the sticker he had in mind in the windy situation. – Slabach

Name game

The announcements about the first tea at this US Open did not go exactly right. On Friday, Scott Stallings, Who grew up in Worcester, was introduced as being from “War-Chester”. It’s actually pronounced “vosta” and the locals let the guy who told them about it know. On Saturday, the situation worsened.

Justin Thomas Very popular. PGA won the championship. Fifth place in the world rankings. Simple, isn’t it? No. He was introduced as “Justin Thompson”.

For accuracy

At the US Open, you choose your seats very carefully. Here’s what the players have been watching all day.

Money speaks

Thanks to LIV Golf, the game talks a lot about money these days. On Saturday morning, the USGA released its full purse break for the week.

Let’s start first with those who don’t make the cut. They each received $ 10,000 for two days’ work. Now, for real money (keep that in mind Charles Schwartz He took home $ 4.75 million to win the first LIV event in London. Total $ 17.5 million. Here’s how much a place is worth in the top 10:

1. $ 3.15 million
2. $ 1.89 million
3. $ 1.23 million
4. $ 859,032
5. $ 715,491
6. $ 634,415
7. $ 571,950
8. $ 512,249
9. $ 463,604
10. $ 425,830

The 60th-place finisher will take home $ 36,852.

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