Viewers can watch the 2016 U.S. Open final round live online and see if Ireland’s Shane Lowry can hold onto his lead and take home the first major of his career.
The surprising Lowry held a four-stroke lead going into the final round of play, but Andrew Landry and Dustin Johnson are both within striking distance at four behind.
It is leading to what could be an exciting finish at the 2016 U.S. Open, with the final group of Lowry and Landry teeing off at 3:10 p.m. A full list of tee times can be found here.
The tournament finish will be missing some familiar faces, with Rory McIlroy missing the cut and Jordan Spieth out of contention. It left for a wide-open tournament on one of the most notoriously difficult courses, with some relative newcomers atop the leaderboard.
Lowry put himself in place atop the field thanks to a 5-under 65 in his round on Saturday, punctuated with a 6-foot par putt on 18.
“That’s one of the best rounds of my career right there,” Lowry said (via ESPN). “A 65 on this golf course, against this field, is pretty good.”
But there is another potentially huge story brewing for those who watch the 2016 U.S. Open live online. Landry, who opened the day four shots Lowry, is the No. 624 player in the world and playing in just his first major tournament.
“Who can’t be excited about that?” said Landry, who just got his PGA Tour card this year. “That’s what you always hope for and dream for. Who knows what can happen?”
The below-par scores for both Lowry and Landry is even more incredible given the very difficult course at Oakmont Country Club. USA Today noted that the suburban Pittsburgh course doesn’t have a single hole that can be described as “easy,” and the winning score in the 2007 U.S. Open played there was five over par.
The course is known for its hard and fast greens and many hazards, with PGA Tour players well aware of how difficult it is to break par.
“You’re going to see the best players in the world having the hardest time shooting good scores,” 2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy predicted before the tournament started. “You could play well and shoot 76. The U.S. Open messes with your brain. You can’t escape a day at the U.S. Open without some adversity. And you know that on the first tee. And you know you have to deal with the crazy greens. They make putting at Augusta seem quite easy.
But Lowry may have cost himself a big chance at his first win in a golf major. In his seventh hole, Lowry was putting when the ball moved after he addressed it. The Irish golfer gave himself a one-shot penalty that led to a bogey, a stroke that could be costly as he moves into the final day.
“I had a straightforward two-putt from 30 feet up the hill,” he said (via the USA Today). “I addressed the ball and the ball moved back. I had to penalize myself. It’s very frustrating in a tournament like that.”
Lowry made up for it a bit by extending his lead early on Sunday morning, when he finished Saturday’s darkness-
Live online coverage of the final round of the U.S. Open can be seen from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on FoxSportsGO.com. Featured groups can be seen on USOpen.com. Those who want to watch the end of the 2016 U.S. Open live online will also be able to catch the final holes at USOpen.com.
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