Yeah... the final 10 groups were like a combined +53 over par yesterday or something like that (no idea, but I'm closer than you think). There were some good rounds, and Oosthuizen had a chance at 65 or lower, but just couldn't get the putts to drop. Same for Rory. And then everyone else just struggled to get it to the green. Crusty or not, it was plain tough out there.
We let you know how the 8 Bulldogs fared up to the weekend, but 2 out of 8 ain't bad. So here's what happened Saturday:
Kirk shot +10 80, which is now tied for 74th (essentially last place). 2 birdies were sandwiched between 8 bogeys and a quadruple bogey. Yikes.
Kisner shot a gutty 73. He was playing with crowd and sympathetic favorite Jason Day, and held his own through the first 12 or so, but doubled 16. He's tied for 15th but about 7 strokes behind the leaders.
As is typical, the final round of the U.S. Open is on Father's Day, and USGA executive Mike Davis is due to draw up a diabolical setup for Chambers Bay on Sunday. I've said it before, I look forward to carnage. Not every week, but this one week per year is just fine with me.
Dustin Johnson, Brenden Grace, Jordan Speith, and Jason Day are set up for a survival of the fittest. Who are you rooting for? I'll pop in and out during the day Sunday to give some updates or answer questions if you have them. But hey.... forget the leaders and Go 'Dawgs!!!