The Latest: A tale of two 9s for Paul Casey's round of 69

The scoreboard on the U.S. Open displays a 69 for Paul Casey

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Three:20 p.m.

Paul Casey had the second one rating below par Saturday at Winged Foot, which informed most effective part the tale. He was once five over thru seven holes and sought after to cover. He shot 30 at the again 9 for a 69 within the U.S. Open.

“In all honesty, I roughly sought after to stroll in after the primary 5, six, seven holes,” Casey mentioned. “It was once unsightly.”

However he made birdie at the 11th, the beginning of 4 in a row. And he completed with a 7-foot birdie at the 18th hollow. It was once any such just right again 9 that Casey began recounting his rating as a result of he idea it could had been a 29.

“After they flash up 69, it is not the total image, is it?” he mentioned. “It was once a annoying day, however I am pleased with what I shot.”

It took him five over. That most likely will go away him too a long way in the back of.

Matthew Wolff has 4 birdies in seven holes and was once momentarily tied for the lead with Patrick Reed. Hideki Matsuyama additionally had 4 birdies at the entrance 9, along side 3 bogeys.

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2:05 p.m.

Alex Noren confirmed the leaders that low rankings will also be had at Winged Foot within the 3rd spherical of the U.S. Open.

Noren just about drove the fairway on the 332-yard 6th hollow for a birdie and had 3 extra birdies to offset a bogey on No. eight. He shot 72-74 the primary two rounds and is seven pictures in the back of chief Patrick Reed.

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12:45 p.m.

The leaders on the U.S. Open are nonetheless two hours clear of teeing off and have already got a gorgeous just right thought of what to anticipate at Winged Foot if they are staring at on TV.

Alex Noren is the one participant thru 9 holes who’s below par. Temperatures had been within the higher 40s when the 3rd spherical started and are most effective anticipated to nudge previous 60 levels Fahrenheit (15 Celsius). The wind is not robust, however it is sufficient. The rankings? Conventional for a U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

Troy Merritt was once wrapping up his 3rd spherical with one birdie on his card and a variety of bogeys or worse.

Patrick Cantlay is not faring a lot better. And if a difficult direction wasn’t sufficient, he may have won the worst ruin of the week. Cantlay was once taking part in a lofted pitch to the 15th when it struck the pin, rolled down the slope and saved going. He needed to stroll backward 20 yards to play his subsequent shot. He did smartly to make bogey.

Patrick Reed was once main at four below via one shot over Bryson DeChambeau. They had been amongst six gamers nonetheless below par. That quantity was once prone to shrink.

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