U.S. Open: Saturday's social round-up


Oakmont was at its challenging best as Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson missed the cut, and Shane Lowry earned a two-stroke lead through 13 holes of his third round.

After last year's heartbreaking collapse to finish second at Chambers Bay, Dustin Johnson dropped back to two under, three shots behind the Irish leader in his pursuit of a maiden major title.

Johnson had held the 36-hole lead in Pennsylvania before birdies became a rare commodity, while world number one Jason Day stormed into contention.


Johnson, former world number one Lee Westwood and talented Spaniard Sergio Garcia are also searching for their breakthrough victory at a major tournament.

Yusaku Miyazato may be three over the card but the Japanese player provided an eagle and a celebrate to match.

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy left Graeme McDowell a little confused.

Fans will be returning to Oakmont for the U.S. Open in nine years.

There were some big-name casualties at Oakmont on Saturday.

Two rounds in one day for defending champion Jordan Spieth, who is four over the card through 54 holes.


Use the force, Jordan. You have another round to play today.

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Day and Spieth wasted little time attempting to erase their deficit.

Lowry is the man to beat following his charge up the leaderboard.