2019 U.S. Open live blog: Gary Woodland holding onto his lead as Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and others make birdies in bunches


The third round of the U.S. Open is already well underway at Pebble Beach, but we still have a ways to go until the real action starts. The leaders don’t tee off for a full three hours, with Gary Woodland and Justin Rose set to peg it at 2:45 p.m. PDT, 5:45 p.m. ET. It’s going to be quite the spectacle, and you can watch it all in prime time on the East Coast. Hard to beat that.

(U.S. Open 2019: Scroll down for the latest updates from Round 3.)

But for now, we’ll have you covered on all the important updates from the early portion of Moving Day. Keep it right here to follow Tiger Woods (2:27 p.m. ET), Phil Mickelson (3 p.m. ET) and Jordan Spieth (3:22 p.m. ET), as well as the other early movers like Rickie Fowler, who is out on the course and looking to bounce back from a second-round 77 that sent him tumbling down the leader board. It looks like it’ll be another chilly, overcast day at Pebble, with winds peaking at just over 10 mph. Will someone make a big jump or is this thing already over? We’re about to find out on Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open, when crazy things tend to happen.

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(All times eastern)

3 p.m.: Tiger found the fairway at the second, then hit an excellent approach in, but the putter remains cold. He misses a makable birdie putt and it never even had a chance. At the third, he finds another fairway. Could use a birdie ASAP.

Rickie Fowler almost kept his birdie train rolling at the eighth, where he hit the flag stick from a green side bunker on his third. He settled for par and remains at three under for the round, two under overall.

2:38 p.m.: Tiger’s 14-foot par putt didn’t catch the left edge. He’s now made three straight bogeys including his final two yesterday, dropping him to one over for the tournament. At the seventh, Rickie Fowler drains a long one for his second birdie in a row, getting him to two under. His three under round is tied for the best on the course, and he’s now the closest to the leaders.

2:32 p.m.: Rickie Fowler and Bryson DeChambeau each make birdie at No. 6, which gets Fowler to one under and Bryson to one over overall. Back at the first, Tiger Woods gets his third round underway by missing the fairway with an iron, then chopping out his second shot short of the green and then hitting one of his weakest chip shots of the week. Not a great start.

2:17 p.m.: No one is going crazy low in the morning at Pebble Beach, but England’s Tyrell Hatton has made a somewhat significant move. He just made his fourth birdie of the round at the par-4 15th after nearly holing his approach shot for eagle. Hatton is three under on the round, one under for the tournament. Way back at the par-5 sixth, Jason Day rolls in an eagle putt to join Hatton at one under overall. They are the closest two players to the lead, and they’re still eight back.

Rickie Fowler just found the green in two at the sixth, giving him a chance to get into red figures for the championship.

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