Russell Henley Remains Atop U.S. Open Leaderboard With Day Three Underway
Russell Henley remains atop the 2021 U.S. Open leaderboard at five under par with round three early start times underway. He is tied with 48-year-old Richard Bland, who shot four under 67 in just his fourth major.
Bland would leave the course with a tournament score of five under and top spot on the leaderboard. In doing so, the Englishman became the oldest 36-hole leader in U.S. Open history.
Teeing off later in the day, Russell Henley played bogey free for eight holes before knocking in a birdie on his ninth. This brought him to a tie with Bland. After another birdie, Henley briefly moved into sole possession of the lead at six under.
Henley had an opportunity to build a two shot lead, but ultimately ended up missing a two-foot put for a bogey on his final hole. Much like the previous day, the University of Georgia product finished the round with a share of the leaderboard.
All told, Russell Henley has three PGA tour wins since winning his first in 2013. He has never finished within the top ten of a major.
The 32-year-old is set for 4:35 tee time (ET) and will be paired with Bland.
Directly on the heels of the leaders at four under are Matthew Wolff and day one co-leader Louis Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen overcame two early birdies to end up where he started on day one.
At three under sits popular pre-tournament favorite Jon Rahm and for Russell Henley, fellow Georgia product Bubba Watson. Watson was one of day two’s biggest movers, ultimately shooting four under in the round.
As round three gets underway, just twelve golfers are under par. Xander Schauffele sits at one under while two time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka, last year’s winner Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and also Colin Morikawa, who started the day at four over, highlight some high caliber even pars.
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