US Open final round live updates, leaderboard: Bryson DeCambeau holds 2-shot lead over Rory McIlroy at Pinehurst

Bryson D’Champeau, who has suddenly turned himself into a fan favorite, is in prime position to capture his second major championship on Sunday afternoon.

DeChambeau, after a dominant outing on Saturday in North Carolina at Pinehurst No. Enters the final round with a three-shot lead over the field at 2 over. He carded a 3-under 67 on Saturday and nearly matched the low round of the day to make a run at the US Open.

Although he started the final round with a clear advantage, it did not last long. Rory McIlroy – still searching for a major championship title after a nearly decade-long drought – closed the gap to just one stroke on the front nine, although a bogey at the par-5 fifth put him back two strokes again.

Matthieu Pavon and Patrick Cantlay, who were in the final group with DeChambeau, both left early. Only Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau and Ludvig Åberg were on par this week as they all approached the turn.

The way Pinehurst has played so far, it should still win anyone’s match.

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  • Drama at 8 and 9 p.m

    What a scene in 8 and 9:

    At 9, Rory McIlroy had a birdie putt to get to 5 under. So is Patrick Cantley. Not far away, Bryson D’Champeau faced a slippery chip to avoid a bogey at 8. How did it play out?

    McIlroy made his putt …

    DeChambeau chipped in brilliantly to save himself an 11-footer for par. And he drained it with an emphatic fist pump.

    And Cantlay missed.

  • DeChambeau holds the door open

    Bryson DeChambeau had opportunities to put distance between himself and the field, but was unable to capitalize. The latest when he had a 341-yard run for the No. At the 7, it left him 88 yards behind. He hit a solid approach, slightly hot, leaving himself 14 feet for birdie. It could have been better, he knew that. He then burned the edge on a birdie putt and settled for another par.

    That might be enough in the end — he still has a two-stroke lead — but he certainly knows he can find trouble quickly, and it’s nice to have a cushion when/if it comes.

  • Cantlay gets a stroke

    If you’ve watched this tournament, you’d have thought Patrick Contley was out 15 times…but here he is in second after a birdie at the seventh. DeChambeau.

    Contley’s entire tournament is what a US Open should be — grinding par, sprinkling in a birdie here and there and avoiding a crooked number.

  • Practice it sometime, Ludwig

    Golf is all about adaptation. You have to hit at different angles, under your feet, over your feet, sometimes you have to turn and punch with your left hand (if you’re right) and vice versa. And then this lie was confronted by Ludwig Aberg in No. 7 …

    He left the hole and now turned six.

  • A place on the Olympic team in line

    Four Americans are heading to Paris next month for the Olympics. Two of those players are locked in — Scotty Scheffler and Xander Schaeffel. Two more spots are up for grabs, and now they belong to Wyndham Clarke and Colin Morikawa. However, if Patrick Cantlay can make it into the top three today, he will clinch a spot.

    Despite some struggles and missed birdie putts, Cantley continues to hang on. He’s at -3 and tied for third at the moment.

  • At 5 Rory stumbled

    Rory McIlroy almost Hit an incredible shot on No. 5, but it rolled to the back of the green. He then hit his next shot into the bunker and missed a long par save.

    Just like that, Bryson DeZambo’s lead is back to two.

  • Bryson’s lead is down to one

    Bryson DeChambeau missed the par putt on No. 4 and carded his first bogey of the day. That dropped him to 6-under and cut his lead to one.

    The door is now open for Rory McIlroy.

  • Rory hangs at 5-under

    After his opening birdie, Rory McIlroy holds strong at 5-under. As he heads into the par-5 5th, he’s still two shots behind Bryson DeChambeau.

  • Bryson is 7-under

    His drive went fair, but Bryson DeChampeau saved his par at second. He’s still at 7-under with a two-shot lead.

  • Leaderboard update

    Everyone has at least one hole under their belt now, so check out the leaderboard at Pinehurst.

    Leaderboard

    1. Bryson DeChambeau -7 (1)

    2. Rory McIlroy -5 (2)

    3. Patrick Cantlay -4 (2)

    4. Matthew Pavon -3 (1)

    5. Hideki Matsuyama -2 (2)

    Only five of those golfers are still tied for the tournament.

  • Ludvig Aberg finished

    He had a great start to the week, but Ludwig Åberg fell fast. To drop to 1-over for the week he took the no. Carded a triple bogey at 2.

    It was a good run.

  • Rory Birds immediately

    Just like that, Bryson DeZambo’s lead has been cut to two. Rory McIlroy sank a long birdie putt from 21 feet on the first green for 5-under.

    Here we go.

  • Bryson is ready

    Bryson DeChambeau and Matthieu Pavon are ready to go on the first tee at Pinehurst.

  • McIlroy-Contley smoothly

    So far there have been no problems since the incident in Rome. That’s a good sign.

  • Delayed switch

    Here’s a quick look at how this new driver head brace works.

  • In comes Rory vs. Cantlay

    The final group is next on the tee at Pinehurst.

  • How does Pinehurst play?

    Actually … a little easier than the first four days:

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  • While we wait…

    … To get leaders excited, here are some stories to read from Jay Busbee at Pinehurst:

  • So, how is the lesson in the early stages?

    Fifty-two players are on the course … 12 are even.

    Where do birds come from? the par-5 fifth and the short par-4 third and 13th holes.

  • Round 4’s five storylines

    Round 4 is underway, although the leaders still have a few hours to go. To get you all ready, here are the top five storylines we’ll be looking at:

    • Bryson DeChambeau is the people’s hero who emerges as the face of golf.

    • Rory vs. Patrick. McIlroy and Cantlay haven’t been paired together since the Ryder Cup. How will these two get along today? It will be interesting.

    • And speaking of Rory, is this the day he finally breaks his big streak from 10 years ago? Or could it be Cantlay, the best player in the world to never win a major (Xander Schauffele is no longer on the list)?

    • Welcome to the show, Ludvig Aberg. Playing in his third major tournament, Åberg was already anointed as the next big thing. why no? He finished runner-up at the Masters in April and now has a legitimate shot at winning his 124th US Open.

    • Will Pinehurst repent? The guess here is that the course will play the same as it has been all week – tough, but available in points. DeChambeau has to feel like he can do it even on par.

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Celebrate the US Open Sunday.

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