Hughes, Henley, Oosthuizen, who will be the last man standing?

Tied for the lead at the US Open, Louis Oosthuizen is in the hunt for his second Major title. Photo:

At five-under 208, Mackenzie Hughes, Louis Oosthuizen and Russell Henley shared the lead entering the final round of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Hughes and Henley are in line for their first Major championship win while Oosthuizen is 1-for-2 in Major championships with the 54-hole lead/co-lead (won 2010 Open Championship and lost in a playoff in 2015 Open Championship).

Henley is seeking his fourth PGA Tour title and first Major championship victory. His best result in 26 prior Major championship appearances is T11/2017 Masters Tournament.

He holds the 54-hole lead/co-lead for the fourth time on Tour; and has converted one of those instances into a win (Won/2013 Sony Open in Hawaii, T2/2014 Dell Technologies Championship, T3/2020 THE CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEK).

His previous-best 54-hole position in a Major is T7/2017 U.S. Open (finished T27).

He has held at least a share of the lead after each of the first three rounds (last to do so in a Major: Dustin Johnson, 2020 Masters Tournament).

Henley has three top-fives in 18 starts during the 2020-21 season (T3/THE CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEK, T3/The Honda Classic, T4/ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD).

Hughes is seeking his second Tour title and first Major championship victory. His best result in eight prior Major championship appearances: T40/2021 Masters Tournament.

He holds his second career 54-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR and first since 2017 The RSM Classic (Won).

His previous-best 54-hole position in a Major: T21/2021 Masters Tournament (finished T40).

He entered the week off five consecutive missed cuts (Valspar Championship, Wells Fargo Championship, PGA Championship, Charles Schwab Challenge, the Memorial Tournament).

Has three top-10s in 21 starts during the 2020-21 season (3rd/2020 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, T7/Vivint Houston Open, T9/World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play).

Henley missed the cut in three of five starts at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines (2017/T54, 2018/MC, 2019/T29, 2020/MC, 2021/MC).

Oosthuizen is seeking second PGA Tour title and second Major championship victory (winner of the 2010 Open Championship).

He birdied the par-5 18th hole to move into in a tie for the lead, marking the fourth time in his Tour career to close a round with an eagle on the final hole and first time in a Major.

It marked his sixth 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour and third in a Major championship (2010 and 2015 Open Championship); has converted 1-of-5 third-round leads/co-leads on the Tour into victory (2010 Open Championship).

He is one of three players to finish in the top 10 at the U.S. Open in 2019 (T7) and 2020 (3rd).

Has five top-10s in 15 starts on Tour this season, including a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.

2011 U.S. Open winner Rory McIlroy looking to become the 20th player to win five men’s Major championships.

Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau can become the eighth player to successfully defend U.S. Open title.

Korea’s Sungjae Im made four birdies against two bogeys for a 69, his first under-par round of the week to move up 16 rungs to T14 position. He is five shots behind the co-leaders in what is his third appearance in the U.S. Open. He finished 22nd last year.

Text courtesy: PGA Tour


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