What do Matthew Wolff and Francis Ouimet have in common? Nothing yet, but that could change with Winged Foot. The extent of Wolff’s potential accomplishment is confirmed by history. Ouimet was the last player to win the US Open on his debut. 107 years ago. Freakishly, 1913 was also the last time this major was held in September. It even ended on the 20th day of the month.
Twenty-one year old Wolff, who was undoubtedly inspired by Collin Morikawa̵
“Right now I’m very confident with every single part of my game,” said Wolff. “I’m not going to think too much about it and just go out there and do the same things that I have been doing for the past three days. Right now I just want to have a good time. And it’s just golf.
“Even though it’s the US Open, there are many things in life that are a little different right now, and the world can be seen how many things affect us.” Wolff’s maturity goes beyond the ropes.
His first nine out of 30 were excellent. In the closing stages of his lap he had a four-stroke advantage over the field. That was reduced by the fact that Wolff couldn’t save on par 16, but he stayed strong as illustrious, seasoned names faded. Patrick Reed, who was half the lead, was ragged during a 77.
Bryson DeChambeau has a tendency to talk to himself for a long time in the middle of the round, but he seemed more irritated than was common in the 70s. Still, it’s DeChambeau who sits closest to the imperturbable Wolff. Recent history favors the older man as the 27-year-old overturned a three-shot lead from Wolff in Detroit in early July.
Louis Oosthuizen, who has a lot of winning experience, came out of the pack quietly with a 68, which gave him a below average performance. “I have to play pretty much the same as today,” said Oosthuizen when asked about his profit prospects. “You have to hit fairways.
“I think everyone out there, especially on this golf course, knows that you have to be patient. Even in the last two or three holes, a lot can happen. So you have to try and get yourself into a three, four, five hole position to see what you can do. “
Hideki Matsuyama was two below average before the disaster hit the penultimate hole. Matsuyama threw a shot from the green side into a bunker. This all contributed to a double bogey six. Matsuyama will begin the fourth round from Wolff’s lead.
Xander Schauffele last lifted himself from 30 feet to tie Matsuyama. Schauffele watched as Wolff “destroyed” Harding Park in the final round of the US PGA. “It hits it really far,” said Schauffele von Wolff. “It hits it really high. He has no fear. “Harris English later joined the level par party.
Rory McIlroy is by no means eliminated from this tournament. The Northern Irishman recovered brilliantly after a second round of 76 with a 68.
All of a sudden, McIlroy’s dreams of adding a fifth major title to his résumé are very much alive. “If I go out tomorrow and shoot another 68, I’m not too far away,” said McIlroy. However, he admitted that the lack of galleries is a potential asset for Wolff if he is to make history.
“It’s a variable that you just don’t have to deal with,” said McIlroy. “It is the loss of an advantage to you who are used to being in this environment.”
Paul Casey admitted he had only thought about breaking 80 when he played his first seven holes in five games. The Englishman scored an impressive nine out of 30, which is 69 for a five-over aggregate. Dustin Johnson and Lee Westwood have the same 54 hole total.
Jon Rahms 76 lets him pass seven. With plus four, Justin Thomas needs a drastic improvement in the fourth round and collapses elsewhere. He shot 76 on Saturday. This score is, it must be said, about the best you can muster when playing winged foot almost entirely from the rough.
The mystery surrounds the actions of Danny Lee, who took nine on the 18th and duly retired from the event, citing a wrist injury. Maybe it came about when he added up his score. Unfortunately, there is no footage available of Lee’s antics in the final hole.