- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The third round of the U.S. Open at 7,562-yard, par-70 Pinehurst No. 2 at a glance (all times EDT):

LEADING: Martin Kaymer finally saw the same course that clobbered his opponents, shooting a 2-over 72 for an 8-under 202 total and a five-stroke lead.

PURSUING: Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, a two-time, heart-transplant recipient, shot 67 to get to 3 under. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson were another shot back.

WHERE’S PHIL? Falling fast. Mickelson, a runner-up at the U.S. Open a record six times, was 5 over after a 72.

KEY STAT: There were only two sub-par rounds all day, the lowest number in a third round since Oakmont at 2007.

NOTEWORTHY: Of the nine players topping the leaderboard at even-par or better, Kaymer is the only one with a major championship.

QUOTEWORTHY: “Some of the pins look like they’re about to fall off the greens.” - Retief Goosen after a 71.

KEY PAIRINGS: Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott (1:45 p.m.); Henrik Stenson and Erik Compton (3:24); Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer (3:35 p.m.)

TELEVISION: NBC, noon to 7:30 p.m.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide