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US Open at a glance

June 16, 2019

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open:

LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for the tournament and give him the lead after 54 holes in a major for the first time in his career.

TRAILING: Justin Rose shot 68 and trails by one. Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen and Chez Reavie were four shots back.

TIGER WATCH: Tiger Woods posted five birdies and five bogeys to shoot 71 and was 11 strokes back.

THREE-PEAT: Koepka played a bogey-free round to shoot 69 but missed a chance to get closer by failing to make birdie on the final seven holes.

ROUND OF THE DAY: Danny Willett birdied four of the first seven holes on the way to posting the lowest score of the day at 67.

KEY STATISTIC: Woodland has only two bogeys for the tournament with none coming on the difficult final nine holes.

LOW AMATEUR: Stanford senior Brandon Wu shot even-par 71 to remain at 2 under and the low amateur. He was two shots ahead of last year’s U.S. Amateur winner Viktor Hovland and four strokes ahead of Duke’s Chandler Eaton.

QUOTABLE: “I don’t know if I spent any time on a putting green when I was a kid, I was too busy hitting driver.” — Woodland on if he imagined draining a put for the U.S. Open win as a kid.

TELEVISION: Sunday, 2-10 p.m. EDT (Fox).

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