Tiger Woods’ performance on the course once again has dominated golf headlines all season. And rightly so. He comes into this week’s PGA Championship having blown away the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend.
Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory.
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The last one eluding Mickelson is the U.S. Open, a championship where he’s been the runner-up six times — most recently last month at Merion.
Woods, it was another mystifying showing by a guy who used to produce that sort of magic fairly regularly.
Lefty birdied four of the last six holes, capped by a 10-footer at the tough 18th to claim his fifth major title.
The last time Woods led a major after 54 holes was the 2009 PGA Championship, which turned out to be the first time he ever lost a major.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”
Haas pulled away from a crowd of contenders with three straight birdies, two key pars and one good hop out of the rough.
Justin Rose is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years.
Phil Mickelson is looking to end years of frustration at the U.S. Open and has a chance to win his first-ever U.S. Open title on Sunday.
Tigers Woods is 10 strokes behind third-round leader Phil Mickelson, the only player under par at the short but devilishly tough Merion Golf Club.
Leaders Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel would tee off later, the only players in the field with a score under par.
Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.
The course was already soaked with 6½ inches of rain over the past week, although sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday helped to dry things out a bit.