Jun
17
2017
Saturday at the U.S. Open Wrap-Up: Underdogs rule moving day (Episode 5)
By Stephanie Wei under Podcast

Nikki B and I talk about the thrilling action on moving day at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. We know the leaderboard isn’t filled with a bunch of “big” names, but we are loving the “nice guys” that are in contention heading into Sunday’s final round. Chances are we’ll crown another first-time major champion at the end of play.

Take your pick — they’re good storylines.

It’s crazy that you have to scroll all the way down to T17th for guys who have won a major — Louis Oosthuizen and Sergio Garcia are both four-under.

The outright 54-hole leader Brian Harman is the ultimate underdog and longtime readers know what a sucker I am for long shots. Harman is 12-under, but Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are just one shot behind, with Rickie Fowler in solo fifth.

Yes, these scores aren’t typical of a “U.S. Open, but even the USGA can’t control the torrential overnight downpours that have created super soft conditions at Erin Hills this week. Good news is the storms have all occurred over night, so in a way, we’ve been incredibly lucky that there have been no delays. Fingers crossed we finish tomorrow and there’s no p-word. We’re looking forward to a thrilling Sunday!

P.S. We might throw in another podcast tonight as we may be chatting with a player in the field. We’ll see. We have an exciting line-up of guests for next week, though. Stay tuned!

For now, Nikki and I share our super thoughtful insights! Check it!

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