The final round of the 2022 US Open is here, with Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick sharing the lead at Brookline at -4, while defending champion Jon Rahm is within striking distance by just one shot.
Stormy Test conditions have seen the country club show their teeth all week, with just nine players under par, including Rory McIlroy, who struggled through a steamy third round to remain in contention at -1 despite being opened yesterday with a three-over had par score for his first seven holes. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler came up briefly to -6 when he potted for an Eagle from 102 yards in eighth place, but the American fell sharply and produced a double bogey in short eleventh place, followed by two more bogeys, though the Masters champion is just two back and ready to capitalize should the leaders slip. Among the other names to keep an eye on are local favorite Keegan Bradley, a former PGA Championship winner who is under two like Canada’s Adam Hadwin, and those under one hoping to climb up the rankings Climbing up are Sam Burns and Joel Dahmen.
“I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about it [winning]. It would just mean the world,” said Fitzpatrick, who could become the first non-American to win both the US Amateur and the US Open. “It’s a special place for me and to go one step further and win a US Open round here would be even more special. The US amateur was and still is one of the biggest wins of my career and if I won a major here it would definitely overtake him. My family is in town, I have a few friends here too and the family I’m staying with is also fun so I’ll have plenty of distractions which will be good with a late start time. I look forward to giving myself another chance in a Major just a month later. I’m just very proud of how I played.” Follow all the action from the fourth and final round of the US Open below: