Nightshift Sports: 2018 U.S.Open, Third Round

The Golden Season of Classic Sports: U.S.Open 2018
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The first two rounds of the U.S. Open are in the record books and there was havoc on the course. Reeling from criticism over last year’s U.S.Open course–the winner, Brooks Koepka was 16 under par at the Erin Hills course–the USGA, which stages/operates the U.S.Open decided that it would not happen again and for the 2018 version of the U.S.Open, they set the course up as a very severe challenge to accuracy and appropriate shot selection. Set this year at Shinnecock Hills, on Long Island (just outside of New York City), the course feature rough that was very rough. Gone was the opportunity to easily play out of the rough if a player didn’t hit the fairway; instead, players were put into the situation of spending precious minutes looking for balls that were buried deep in the high-cut rough and then hoping they could a good shot and hit the ball clear.
And then there was the weather to contend with. Forecasts prior to the start of the race predicted a hot weekend, with plenty of sun and temperatures in the high 80s. That’s not exactly what happened in the first two rounds.
Thursday was a very high wind day; Friday was the rain. The weather had a massive impact on the players ability to score–or so most of them would say–and the result was an abysmal showing for some of the best players in the world. A +10 first round was rather normal.
Even though the cut for the tournament was set at +8, some of the most popular and best players  in the sport were sent home after Friday’s round.  Among them: Jordan Speith, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, John Rahm, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.  World class, highly accomplished, very formidable, all of them. And out. All of them.
So “moving day” finds a very short leaderboard, lead by Dustin Johnson, who is 3 under par and four in front of his closet competitors, Charley Hoffman and Scott Pierce (b0th even par). And yes, fan favorite Phil Mickelson is still in the game, at +6 starting today’s play (Left does know how to compete).
Who knows what today’s round will bring? Stay up to date with our click-pak (below) of information. resources, and coverage for today’s play.
Results, information, and resources to enhance your enjoyment of the The U.S. Open. The third round is now in progress.
Current Leaderboard
New York Times Coverage
Washington Post Coverage
How to Watch The US Open
US Open Radio
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