US Open 2023 leaderboard: Latest updates as Rory McIlroy one off Clark and Fowler at the top

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Rory McIlroy will begin the final round of the US Open just one shot off the lead after a one-under-par round of 69 at Los Angeles Country Club.

He will look to hunt down Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark who have a share of the lead at -10. Fowler had led for most of the day but a bogey at the last, coupled with Clark’s superb birdie on 18, means the two Americans will again meet in the final pairing with the scores level.

McIlroy will play alongside world number one Scottie Scheffler who sits at -7 having catapulted up the leaderboard with an eagle-birdie finish over his last two holes.

Fellow American Harris English is a shot further back at six under par, while former US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Olympic champion Xander Schauffele sit at -5.

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One round to go…

Well, some late drama sets the scene for tomorrow’s final round in Los Angeles.

Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark will do battle again as they both chase their first major championships.

But they will be hunted down by Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler with plenty more looking to upset the odds further back.

It promises to be another intriguing and enthralling day of major championship golf – I hope you will join us for it then!

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 04:16


Leaderboard latest

Here is how the leaderboard stacks up after the end of the third round:

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 04:13


Fowler bogeys the last

Fowler -10 (70), Clark -10 (69)

Fowler with his effort first…a great role and it nearly dies in the hole for a birdie at the end. A relatively simple par putt, but OH NO! It lips out on the right and that is a cruel bogey at the death for Rickie. In the end, it’s an even-par round of 70 for the American but that’s a bitterly disappointing way to end

Clark makes his great iron shot count and converts his birdie putt. Another very good round from the young American who denies McIlroy a spot in the final pairing.

These two will meet again tomorrow with a share of the lead heading in the final round.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 04:03


What a shot from Clark

Fowler -11 (17), Clark -9 (17)

Get your club twirl out, Wynhdham! A marvellous shot into the last lands between the left rough and the hole and leaves him with just over six feet for a bounce-back birdie at the last.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:56


Up the last we go

Fowler -11 (17), Clark -9 (17)

Rickie leads by two as he tees off but he’s safely onto the fairway, as is Clark as these two come up the last.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:52


McIlroy finishes up with par

McIlroy -9 (71), Schauffele -5 (73)

Rory is in a similar spot to Dustin Johnson moments ago and his putt ends up in a similar spot to Dustin’s as it dies to the left just before the hole. Nevertheless, a par at the last and a one-under-par round of 69 for McIlroy.

Three birdies and two bogeys but certainly a few shots left out there.

Schauffele makes his par to get in the clubhouse at five under. He battled back well after a poor start to the front nine but a birdie-less back nine featured three bogeys and he ends up with a round of 73.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:51


Bogey for Clark

Fowler -11 (17), Clark -9 (17)

Clark does indeed have to take a drop. It’s a good up and down to just make bogey but he’ll need to birdie the last now to get in the final pairing.

Fowler gives him a good run from across the green but it misses on the left and he taps in for his par as the final pair head up the last.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:48


Trouble for Clark

Fowler -11 (16), Clark -10 (16)

A lot of trouble at the penultimate hole for Wyndham Clark. He’s been great all day bu this one leaks right and a penalty drop is required by the looks of it.

Could this open the door for a Rory-Ricky final pairing tomorrow?

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:42


Bogey at the last for English

Johnson -5 (71), English -6 (71)

English continues to battle up the last but gets into the thick rough just left of the green. It gets even worse when, just like McIlrory on Thursday, he fails to move the ball at all from the rough. He gets out at the second time of asking but it’s a nervy bogey putt…but he makes it. Good to avoid the double but a four-over-par back nine sees him finish at six under after a round of 71.

Johnson gives his birdie putt a good roll but it’s another that slides by for the two-time major champion. A round of 71 today has him six back as things stand but he’s by no means out of it there.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:37


Bogey for Schauffele

McIlroy -9 (17), Schauffele -5 (17)

Schauffele again misses the fairway to the right and hacks it out to the greenside bunker. It’s a tricky bunker shot and he’ll have about 17 feet for his par…and it misses on the left. Back to five under.

McIlroy plays it safe out to the right and away from that tucked-away pin. It’s another good stroke but just comes up short and left. Three pars in a row for him.

Ben Fleming18 June 2023 03:34

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