Bryson DeChambeau Powers His Way to 3-Stroke Lead at U.S. Open

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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, NC — June 15, 2024

Bryson DeChambeau is the new leader of the 124th U.S. Open. After carding a bogey on the par-4 fourth hole, DeChambeau made five birdies on the next ten holes to get to eight under par.

Bryson DeChambeau, after making his fifth birdie of the day in round three of the U.S. Open / Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mike Stewart

A double bogey on the 16th brought him two strokes back to the field. But another birdie on the 17th and a par on the 18th gave him his second round of 67 in the tournament.

The second-best round of the day, behind Collin Morikawa’s 66, produced a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of play.

Matthieu Pavon, who will be paired with DeChambeau on Sunday, Rory McIlroy, and Patrick Cantlay are tied for second at four under. Yesterday’s leader, Ludvig Aberg, shot 73 and sits five strokes off the lead at two under.

The four-under round of Morikawa followed a four-over score on Friday. He is tied for 9th at even par for the tournament. If your math is good, that leaves seven plays under par after three rounds.

It is DeChambeau’s major to lose. Does the player know for overpowering courses have the patience to grind out a calculated round to win his second U.S. Open title? McIlroy and Cantlay each shot 65 in the first round when they shared the lead after day one. They will be the twosome playing just ahead of DeChambeau and Pavon. If they can get out to a quick start, will DeChambeau turn the bombs loose? Tune it tomorrow to see.

Round Three Leaderboard for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2

POS PLAYER TO PAR R1 R2 R3 TOTAL R4 TIME
1 Bryson DeChambeau -7 67* 69 67 203 2:21 PM
T2 Matthieu Pavon -4 67 70* 69 206 2:21 PM
T2 Rory McIlroy -4 65 72* 69 206 2:10 PM
T2 Patrick Cantlay -4 65* 71 70 206 2:10 PM
T5 Hideki Matsuyama -2 72 66* 70 208 1:59 PM
T5 Ludvig Aberg -2 66* 69 73 208 1:59 PM
T7 Tony Finau -1 68* 69 72 209 1:48 PM
T7 Tyrrell Hatton -1 68* 71 70 209 1:48 PM
T9 Collin Morikawa E 70 74* 66 210 1:37 PM
T9 Corey Conners E 69 70* 71 210 1:37 PM
T9 Tom Kim E 71 68* 71 210 1:26 PM
T12 Aaron Rai 1 69* 74 68 211 1:26 PM
T12 Xander Schauffele 1 70 69* 72 211 12:59 PM
T12 Taylor Pendrith 1 71 70* 70 211 1:10 PM
T12 Sergio Garcia 1 69 71* 71 211 1:10 PM
T16 Thomas Detry 2 69 67* 76 212 12:37 PM
T16 Davis Thompson 2 70* 72 70 212 12:59 PM
T16 Akshay Bhatia 2 68 71* 73 212 12:48 PM
T16 Russell Henley 2 70* 70 72 212 12:48 PM
T20 Stephan Jaeger 3 70 70* 73 213 12:15 PM
T20 David Puig 3 76* 68 69 213 12:37 PM
T20 Sam Burns 3 73* 67 73 213 12:15 PM
T20 Mark Hubbard 3 74* 69 70 213 12:26 PM
T20 Brian Harman 3 71 71* 71 213 12:26 PM
T25 Luke Clanton(a) 4 76* 69 69 214 12:04 PM
T25 Billy Horschel 4 73* 67 74 214 11:42 AM
T25 Zac Blair 4 70* 69 75 214 11:31 AM
T25 Denny McCarthy 4 75* 67 72 214 11:53 AM
T25 Chris Kirk 4 71* 71 72 214 11:42 AM
T25 Neal Shipley(a) 4 70 73* 71 214 12:04 PM
T25 Min Woo Lee 4 73 69* 72 214 11:53 AM
T32 Tommy Fleetwood 5 70* 75 70 215 11:15 AM
T32 J.T. Poston 5 73* 71 71 215 11:15 AM
T32 Cameron Smith 5 71* 72 72 215 11:04 AM
T32 Wyndham Clark 5 73 71* 71 215 11:04 AM
T32 Christiaan Bezuidenhout 5 72 71* 72 215 10:53 AM
T32 Tim Widing 5 71* 68 76 215 10:31 AM
T32 Shane Lowry 5 74 71* 70 215 11:31 AM
T32 Nicolai Hojgaard 5 72 69* 74 215 10:42 AM
T32 Isaiah Salinda 5 70 72* 73 215 10:53 AM
T32 Emiliano Grillo 5 70 72* 73 215 10:42 AM
T42 Tom McKibbin 6 74* 71 71 216 10:20 AM
T42 Keegan Bradley 6 74 70* 72 216 10:09 AM
T42 Brooks Koepka 6 70 75* 71 216 10:31 AM
T42 Scottie Scheffler 6 71 74* 71 216 10:20 AM
T42 Daniel Berger 6 73* 70 73 216 10:09 AM
T47 Frankie Capan 7 71* 70 76 217 9:25 AM
T47 Jordan Spieth 7 72 71* 74 217 9:47 AM
T47 Si Woo Kim 7 71 72* 74 217 9:47 AM
T47 Max Greyserman 7 71 74* 72 217 9:58 AM
T47 Sahith Theegala 7 77 68* 72 217 9:58 AM
T47 Adam Svensson 7 73* 70 74 217 9:36 AM
T47 Harris English 7 70 73* 74 217 9:36 AM
T54 Adam Scott 8 70* 72 76 218 9:09 AM
T54 Brian Campbell 8 73 70* 75 218 9:09 AM
T54 Samuel Bennett 8 69* 72 77 218 8:58 AM
T54 Matt Kuchar 8 72* 71 75 218 9:25 AM
T58 Nico Echavarria 9 72 69* 78 219 8:47 AM
T58 Justin Lower 9 72* 73 74 219 8:58 AM
T58 Brendon Todd 9 74 71* 74 219 8:47 AM
T61 Cameron Young 10 73* 72 75 220 8:36 AM
T61 Sepp Straka 10 70* 72 78 220 8:25 AM
T61 Martin Kaymer 10 70 73* 77 220 8:25 AM
T61 Greyson Sigg 10 76* 69 75 220 8:36 AM
T65 Ryan Fox 11 73* 72 76 221 8:14 AM
T65 Dean Burmester 11 74* 71 76 221 8:14 AM
T65 Ben Kohles 11 77* 68 76 221 8:03 AM
T68 Francesco Molinari 12 73 72* 77 222 8:03 AM
T68 Austin Eckroat 12 72* 72 78 222 7:52 AM
T70 Jackson Suber 13 69 73* 81 223 7:41 AM
T70 Brandon Wu 13 74* 71 78 223 7:52 AM
T72 S.H Kim 14 69* 72 83 224 7:30 AM
T72 Matt Fitzpatrick 14 73* 72 79 224 7:41 AM
T72 Gunnar Broin(a) 14 75 68* 81 224 7:30 AM