Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of strokes that separate leader Gary Woodland and second-place Justin Rose entering today’s final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. Woodland shot 2-under 69 on Saturday for an 11-under 202 total for 54 holes. Rose shot 68 and stood at 10-under 203, three strokes ahead two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka (68), Chez Reavie (68) and Louis Oosthuizen (70). Rory McIlroy was five strokes off the lead after a third-round 70. Woodland, 35, an American, is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour who is seeking his first major championship. Rose, 38, of England, owns 10 PGA Tour titles, including the 2013 U.S. Open, and eight other victories on the European Tour (scores).


Number of players tied for the lead entering today’s final round at the Tour’s Lincoln Land Championship in Springfield, Ill. American Robby Shelton and China’s Xinjun Zhang shot bogey-free 8-under 63s at Panther Creek Country Club, and Australia’s Steven Alker posted a bogey-free 65 as they tied at 10-under 203. Shelton, 23, in his second season on the Tour, is looking for his third victory this season and an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour. Zhang also has won already this season. Twenty other players are within three strokes of the lead (scores).


Number of strokes under par that leader Brooke Henderson stood as she held a two-stroke lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich. Henderson, 21, of Canada, struggled through 15 holes before she birdied Nos. 16, 17 and 18 to shoot 69 at Blythefield Country Club. Henderson, an eight-time winer on the LPGA, is seeking her second victory of the season. American Annie Park shot a second consecutive 65 to hold second place at 17-under 199. American Lexi Thompson surged up the leaderboard with a 62 and shared third with countrywoman Brittany Altomare (69) at 16-under 200 (scores).


Age, in years, of Phil Mickelson, who will celebrate his birthday today at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Mickelson won’t be able to unwrap his first U.S. Open title, though. He stood tied for 48th at 3-over 216, 14 strokes off the lead (scores)

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