U.S. Open 2017: Final round preview & tee times

Jun 17, 2017; Erin, WI, USA; Rickie Fowler climbs up to the 13th tee box during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 17, 2017; Erin, WI, USA; Rickie Fowler climbs up to the 13th tee box during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports /

The 117th U.S. Open is set for an incredible Father’s Day finish. Here’s a quick preview, pairings and tee times for Sunday’s final round.

The U.S. Open at Erin Hills is shaping up to be one for the ages after a wild Saturday left a dozen players within five shots of leader Brian Harman, who made six birdies against one bogey to shoot his second 67 of the tournament.

It’s been a long time since the U.S. Open has seen a Moving Day like the one it got on Saturday. Birdies were being dropped all around the course, records were being broken and it was just utter chaos in the best way possible throughout the duration of the third round.

Although Brian Harman survived the cluster at the top and is in the lead by himself at 12-under, the story of the day was Justin Thomas, who fired a 9-under 63 to tie the lowest round by number in major championship history and simultaneously eclipsed the U.S. Open record for lowest score in relation to par, beating Johnny Miller’s 8-under 63 at Oakmont in 1973. Thomas sits just one shot back of the lead and will join Harman in the final pairing of the day.

The penultimate group will be Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood, who have shot identical scores over the first three days (67-70-68) and put on dazzling displays on Saturday afternoon to put themselves in contention. The crowd loves both of these guys and they’ll have a big following on Sunday afternoon.

Third-to-last off the tee is a pair of PLAYERS champions in Rickie Fowler and Si Woo Kim. Fowler, who held the first-round lead after a 7-under 65, wasn’t at his best on Friday but came back nicely with a 4-under 68 on Saturday to get to 10-under for the tournament, just two shots back. Kim, the 21-year-old who made a name for himself at TPC Sawgrass this spring, is trying to prove that his win wasn’t a fluke and is showing just that with some excellent golf. Kim also shot a 68 and sits three back of Harman.

Making waves early in the day was Patrick Reed, who shot past a number of players by making birdie after birdie, including a four-in-five-holes stretch on the back nine, on his way to a 7-under round of 65. He sits at 8-under, as does his final-round playing partner Russell Henley, who somewhat quietly posted a 5-under 67 in the third round.

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Charley Hoffman briefly held the U.S. Open lead midway through his round on Saturday, but a few mistakes knocked him back down the leaderboard. But at 8-under, he’s right in the thick of it. He’ll be joined by Bill Haas, who is part of a group of four players within five shots at 7-under.

Of the 16 players in the final eight groups on Sunday, not one of them has won a major championship, likely meaning that this final day of the 117th U.S. Open is going to change someone’s life.

Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the 2017 U.S. Open. (All times Eastern.)

U.S. Open Final Round tee times

  • 9:51 a.m. — Hao Tong Li (+10), Kevin Dougherty (+7)
  • 10:02 a.m. — Tyler Light (+7), Ernie Els (+5)
  • 10:13 a.m. — Talor Gooch (+5), William McGirt (+4)
  • 10:24 a.m. — Stewart Cink (+4), Kevin Kisner (+4)
  • 10:35 a.m. — Jordan Spieth (+4), Keegan Bradley (+4)
  • 10:46 a.m. — Lee Westwood (+3), Daniel Summerhays (+3)
  • 10:57 a.m. — Jason Kokrak (+3), Yusaku Miyazoto (+2)
  • 11:08 a.m. — Stephan Jaeger (+2), Shane Lowry (+2)
  • 11:19 a.m. — Jordan Niebrugge (+2), Gary Woodland (+2)
  • 11:30 a.m. — Adam Hadwin (+1), Thomas Aiken (+1)
  • 11:41 a.m. — Kevin Na (+1), Ryan Brehm (+1)
  • 11:52 a.m. — Martin Kaymer (E), Brandon Stone (E)
  • 12:03 p.m. — Rafa Cabrera-Bello (E), Webb Simpson (E)
  • 12:14 p.m. — Harris English (-1), Satoshi Kodaira (-1)
  • 12:25 p.m. — Andrew Johnston (-1), Jonathan Randolph (-1)
  • 12:36 p.m. — Whee Kim (-1), Martin Laird (-1)
  • 12:47 p.m. — Branden Grace (-1), Matt Kuchar (-1)
  • 12:58 p.m. — Jack Maguire (-2), Scottie Scheffler (-2)
  • 1:09 p.m. — Michael Putnam (-2), Kevin Chappell (-2)
  • 1:20 p.m. — Steve Stricker (-2), David Lingmerth (-3)
  • 1:31 p.m. — Matthew Fitzpatrick (-3), Jim Furyk (-3)
  • 1:42 p.m. — Zach Johnson (-3), Paul Casey (-4)
  • 1:53 p.m. — Jamie Lovemark (-4), Cameron Champ (-4)
  • 2:04 p.m. — Marc Leishman (-4), Chez Reavie (-4)
  • 2:15 p.m. — Sergio Garcia (-4), Eddie Pepperell (-4)
  • 2:26 p.m. — Trey Mullinax (-4), Louis Oosthuizen (-4)
  • 2:37 p.m. — J.B. Holmes (-6), Hideki Matsuyama (-6)
  • 2:48 p.m. — Bernd Weisberger (-6), Xander Schauffele (-7)
  • 2:59 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker (-7), Brendan Steele (-7)
  • 3:10 p.m. — Bill Haas (-7), Charley Hoffman (-8)
  • 3:21 p.m. — Russell Henley (-8), Patrick Reed (-8)
  • 3:32 p.m. — Si Woo Kim (-9), Rickie Fowler (-10)
  • 3:43 p.m. — Tommy Fleetwood (-11), Brooks Koepka (-11)
  • 3:54 p.m. — Justin Thomas (-11), Brian Harman (-12)

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