US Open final round: DeChambeau and McIlroy in title contention – live!

The denouement of the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines will be played out by one hell of a cast. Please show your appreciation for …

  • A couple of 54-hole leaders who have never before finished in the top ten at a major, one missing his last five cuts on Tour
  • Another leader who has completed a career slam of second-place finishes, and whose only major win was 11 years ago
  • One of the biggest stars in the game, currently looking to scratch a seven-year major itch
  • The defending champion, a man whose bomb-and-gouge policy is redefining US Open golf
  • Three young major champions in waiting
  • The world number one, who narrowly avoided missing the cut at a major for the third time in a row, but is now in the mix for a second US Open

I mean, we could go on, and for some time at that. We’ve only just started on the one-overs! But there’s a live tournament to cover, so let’s get on with it and natter later. Here’s how the top of the leader board looked after 54 holes …

-5: Hughes, Oosthuizen, Henley
-3: McIlroy, DeChambeau
-2: Scheffler, Rahm, Wolff
-1: Johnson, Morikawa, Bezuidenhout, Schauffele, Streelman
E: Casey, Poulter, Molinari, Im, Koepka, Thomas, English
+1: Spieth, Kaymer, Baker, Griffin, Harman, Westwood, Migliozzi, Bland

… and here is the order in which the players will go out (USA unless stated, times local, add eight hours for BST). Plenty of them are already on the course, and we’ll hear what they’ve been up to in a minute. It’s on!

06.30 Wilco Nienaber (Rsa)
06.41 Fabian Gomez (Arg), Jimmy Walker
06.52 Matt Jones (Aus), Kyle Westmoreland
07.03 Phil Mickelson, Greyson Sigg
07.14 Rick Lamb, Taylor Montgomery
07.25 Tom Hoge, Marc Leishman (Aus)
07.36 Stewart Cink, Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn)
07.47 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Patrick Reed
07.58 Troy Merritt, Wade Ormsby (Aus)
08.09 Akshay Bhatia, Patrick Rodgers
08.20 Charley Hoffman, Jhonattan Vegas (Ven)
08.31 Rafael Cabrera (Spa), Sergio Garcia (Spa)
08.42 Edoardo Molinari (Ita), Gary Woodland
08.53 Kevin Kisner, Shane Lowry (Irl)
09.04 Adam Hadwin (Can), Dylan Wu
09.15 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Dylan Frittelli (Rsa)
09.26 Branden Grace (Rsa), Bubba Watson
09.37 Rikuya Hoshino (Jpn), Chez Reavie
09.48 Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Charl Schwartzel (Rsa)
09.59 Patrick Cantlay, Adam Scott (Aus)
10.10 Si Woo Kim (Kor), J. T. Poston
10.21 Daniel Berger, Joaquin Niemann (Chi)
10.32 Richard Bland (Eng), Guido Migliozzi (Ita)
10.43 Brian Harman, Lee Westwood (Eng)
10.54 Chris Baker, Lanto Griffin
11.05 Martin Kaymer (Ger), Jordan Spieth
11.16 Harris English, Justin Thomas
11.27 Sung Jae Im (Kor), Brooks Koepka
11.38 Francesco Molinari (Ita), Ian Poulter (Eng)
11.49 Paul Casey (Eng), Kevin Streelman
12.00 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (Rsa), Xander Schauffele
12.11 Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa
12.22 Jon Rahm (Spa), Matthew Wolff
12.33 Bryson DeChambeau, Scottie Scheffler
12.44 Russell Henley, Rory McIlroy (NIrl)
12.55 Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)


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