Every golfer dreams of being in the final pairing on Sunday at the U.S. Open. That dream just became a reality for Martin Kaymer and Rickie Fowler.
Kaymer has absolutely dominated the field through 54 holes, and he enters the final round with a comfortable five-stroke lead. However, should Kaymer falter, Fowler's great surge has him in great position to reap the benefits.
Even though Kaymer's lead seems insurmountable, anything can happen at the U.S. Open.
That said, Day 4—as one-sided as it seems due to Kaymer's lead—still has a chance to provide onlookers with a dramatic finish.
To ensure you don't miss a moment of what could turn into another exhilarating ending to this prestigious tournament, let's take a look at all of Sunday's essential viewing information, including tee times, the updated leaderboard and final predictions.
The full leaderboard can be found at PGATour.com.
Day 4 Viewing Information
When: Sunday, June 15
Coverage Time: Noon - 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: USOpen.com
Radio: ESPN Radio
Day 4 Tee Times
|Group||Time (ET)||Player 1||Player 2|
|1||9:32 a.m.||Toru Taniguchi||—|
|2||9:43 a.m.||Russell Henley||Kevin Tway|
|3||9:54 a.m.||Boo Weekley||Kevin Stadler|
|4||10:05 a.m.||Louis Oosthuizen||Matthew Fitzpatrick|
|5||10:16 a.m.||Fran Quinn||Daniel Berger|
|6||10:27 a.m.||Alex Cejka||Clayton Rask|
|7||10:38 a.m.||Justin Leonard||Billy Hurley III|
|8||10:49 a.m.||Danny Willett||Harris English|
|9||11:00 a.m.||Bo Van Pelt||Paul Casey|
|10||11:11 a.m.||Seung-Yul Noh||Gary Woodland|
|11||11:22 a.m.||Scott Langley||Stewart Cink|
|12||11:33 a.m.||Zac Blair||Graeme McDowell|
|13||11:44 a.m.||Kenny Perry||Zac Johnson|
|14||11:55 a.m.||Nicholas Lindheim||Jim Furyk|
|15||12:06 p.m.||Patrick Reed||Webb Simpson|
|16||12:17 p.m.||Billy Horschel||Ernie Els|
|17||12:28 p.m.||Cody Gribble||Sergio Garcia|
|18||12:39 p.m.||Brendon Todd||Phil Mickelson|
|19||12:50 p.m.||Bill Haas||Retief Goosen|
|20||1:01 p.m.||Ryan Moore||Keegan Bradley|
|21||1:12 p.m.||Ian Poulter||Hideki Matsuyama|
|22||1:23 p.m.||Steve Stricker||Aaron Baddeley|
|23||1:34 p.m.||Lucas Bjerregaard||Shiv Kapur|
|24||1:45 p.m.||Rory McIlroy||Adam Scott|
|25||1:56 p.m.||J.B. Holmes||Marcel Siem|
|26||2:07 p.m.||Jason Day||Jimmy Walker|
|27||2:18 p.m.||Garth Mulroy||Francesco Molinari|
|28||2:29 p.m.||Victor Dubuisson||Brendon De Jonge|
|29||2:40 p.m.||Chris Kirk||Jordan Spieth|
|30||2:51 p.m.||Justin Rose||Kevin Na|
|31||3:02 p.m.||Brooks Koepka||Matt Kuchar|
|32||3:13 p.m.||Brandt Snedeker||Dustin Johnson|
|33||3:24 p.m.||Henrik Stenson||Erik Compton|
|34||3:35 p.m.||Rickie Fowler||Martin Kaymer|
Tee times courtesy of USOpen.com.
With the viewing information set and tee times now locked in, let's take a look at how Sunday is likely to shake out.
|Place||Golfer||To Par||R4 Score|
Sean O'Donnell's Predictions
It's pretty tough to bet against Kaymer at this point.
A five-stroke lead through 54 holes of the U.S. Open is almost insurmountable. When Kaymer led after 36 holes, ESPN's Trey Wingo tweeted this historical stat:
Is Martin Kaymer's lead invincible? no 36-hole leader at the U.S. Open has blown a lead of more than 4 shots. And that happened back in 1909— trey wingo (@wingoz) June 13, 2014
Even though Kaymer didn't post a third consecutive 65 on Saturday, his 72 was very solid considering the pressure of holding such a large lead. With a four-stroke advantage heading into the 54th hole, Kaymer showed his nerves of steel and recorded a birdie.
After his round, a member of the media asked him about his lead increasing by a stroke due to that birdie. Kaymer was cool as ever and gave this response, courtesy of a tweet from PGATour.com's Sean Martin:
Reporter: "How big is the difference between a 4-shot lead and 5-shot lead?" Kaymer: "1 shot."— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) June 15, 2014
Don't expect him to falter on Sunday.
Another player who should do nicely during the final round is Kaymer's playing partner, Rickie Fowler.
Fowler has been rather inconsistent since working on his swing with coach Butch Harmon. However, his hard work seems to be finally paying off in a big way at the U.S. Open.
After two 70s to start the tournament, Fowler tied for the lowest round of the day on Saturday with a three-under 67. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that ties his lowest number ever recorded at a major:
Rickie Fowler shot a 67 to match his best career round in any major #USOpen— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 14, 2014
That bodes well for Fowler going forward. His solid play should allow him to give Kaymer a slight challenge down the final stretch and inevitably finish in second place.
Rounding out the top three is the steady Henrik Stenson.
Stenson hasn't exactly been lighting up the scoreboard, but he's been extremely consistent through 54 holes. Take a look at his greens in regulation over the course of the tournament, courtesy of the European Tour:
If Stenson can sink a few more putts on Sunday, he'll be right in the mix with Fowler in a fight for second place.