Sunday at Torrey Pines has given golf fans quite the gift before. We can only be so lucky if the excitement in 2021 matches a fraction of what 2008 gave us.
It’s a crowded leader board with three players at the top—Louis Oosthuizen, Russell Henley and Mackenzie Hughes leading at 5-under. Oosthuizen’s finishing eagle at the 54th hole on Saturday was very reminiscent of Tiger Woods in 2008. So perhaps that’s a sign of what’s in store for today.
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The leader board is loaded beneath these three with Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy right behind the leaders at 3-under par, and Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Matthew Wolff all at 2-under and just three back of the lead. We know that the past 22 major champions were all within four of the lead—and the past seven U.S. Open winners were all either in first place or second place entering the final round.
Let’s hope we’re in store for another special conclusion to a U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Here are the latest updates from Sunday at Torrey Pines (most recent updates at the top, all times eastern):
2:20 p.m.: What a dream Father’s Day for Mackenzie Hughes, who arrives at Torrey Pines today alongside his son, Kenton, to prepare for his spot in the final pairing of the U.S. Open. That’s the dream of every competitor, and what a special situation for the Canadian.
2:08 p.m.: Phil Mickelson wraps up a disappointing week at Torrey Pines with a four-over 75. The 51-year-old had grand plans of following up his big PGA Championship victory with a win in his hometown, but that may have been expecting too much. Lefty will leave Torrey Pines still U.S. Open-less.
1:45 p.m.: Here are all the pin positions for Sunday at Torrey Pines. Look at all those pins cut on the edge … this should be an exciting final round!
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