8:54 EST What. A. Shot. Tiger Woods looks like he's back.
8:45 EST Correction. Obviously that was Tiger's fifth birdie of the day. He follows up with a dramatic bender for birdie on 17. Fans are pummmped. Huge turn of events - Phil doubles the ninth.
8:24 EST Is he back? Tiger birdies the 16th for his fifth bogey of the day. Crowd really getting into it. Dustin Johnson just completely bombed his drive on eight.
8:21 EST Gregory Havret, the Frenchman, is at even par for the tournament. A sleeper that can't be overlooked.
8:19 EST Check that, Johnson had a tap in. He's to five under on the tournament. Totally rolling now.
8:15 EST McDowell goes left on 12. Momentum in Johnson's favor. By the way, leaders at minus four.
8:13 EST If I came to number 12, I don't think I'd even have the nerves to take the club back. Dustin Johnson is a little different, sticking the best shot we've seen today on that very hole to about three feet.
8:11 EST Timid much? Graeme McDowell leaves his birdie opp at six well short and Dustin Johnson, a player whom I'm getting to like more and more each hole, ties for the lead
8:07 EST What'd I miss? What'd I miss? Looks like Phil is back to even and Tiger remains at plus two for the tourny. McDowell with a decent birdie chance at six.
7:35 EST After seeing Dustin Johnson hit an iron to 10 feet on the 277-yard par four fourth, I realized my fingers are getting a little tired. Break time. Be back for the real drama.
7:33 EST Ryo Ishikawa taps in for birde on four. He doesn't seem flustered whatsoever.
7:31 EST First blip on the card for McDowell after he bogeys the par four third after a sprayed drive.
7:29 EST Phil Mickelson lands it short on five and his ball stops gives him a great chance at his first birdie. Immediately after Tiger Woods makes one of those par putts he's been missing of late. Martin Kaymer still sits at plus one.
7:27 EST Ryo Ishikawa smashes his drive on four and cuts it onto the green. Rockstar
7:25 EST Phil Mickelson yet another miss, this time for birdie. Graeme McDowell hit from the fairway bunker on three and is short left of the pin. Solid.
7:21 EST Early favorite Lee Westwood can't seem to put it together. He's plus one on the day and four over for the tournament.
7:18 EST Another bird for McDowell, now at minus five. Oh yea, Phil Mickelson just launched an iron into the greenside bunker on four.
7:15 EST He's not all the way back yet, but a fourth birdie for Tiger today when his effort drops in on the last revolution on number 11.
7:10 EST Phil Mickelson spins one back on two, has a shot at birdie. McDowell birdies the first and has increased his lead to three strokes.
7:05 EST Edoardo Molinaro, a native of Turin, Italy the site of the 2006 Winter Olympics is two under on the day.
7:01 EST Jerry Kelly, Brandon de Jonge and Paul Casey - all plus three today. Somewhat surprising.
7:00 EST Phil Mickelson uncharacteristically drops a shot on each of his first two holes and is plus two for the tournament.
6:59 EST Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa misses on a short par attempt on one, slips to plus one. Meanwhile a superb start for leader Graeme McDowell who sticks his approach on the first.
6:53 EST Paul Casey just tapped him for his second triple bogey of the week, for unfortunate, just like the bounce Phil Mickelson got on number two.
6:50 EST The final group is off, Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell. I'll bet McDowell never hits it near Johnson all day. Crazy athletic and long.
6:42 EST First Justin Leonard mention of the day. After leaving an eagle putt short on six, he taps in for birdie and is three under for the day.
6:41 EST I could watch Ernie Els swing the golf club alllll day.
6:39 EST Charles Schwartzel, another smooth golfer from South Africa makes a birdie from off the green on the fifth. to move to plus two for the tournament. That country sure has provided us some great golfers. Mickelson three putts on one for bogey.
6:34 EST Not a great start for Brandon de Jonge. A bogey on the first. You've got to wonder if the stage is getting to the guy. Tiger Woods bogeys eight after an overly aggressive sand shot that went 12 feet past.
6:31 EST Andddd Phil Mickelson is off, with a bomb of an iron off the first tee up the right side.
6:27 EST Another Cinderella, Martin Kaymer of Germany, don't worry, I haven't heard of him either, birdies two and three and is plus one for the tournament.
6:25 EST Ok, it's official. I'm a jinx. Jerry Kelly bogeys his first hole.
6:23 EST Maybe it's because he plays freely and constantly is wearing a smile, but I'm really pulling for Jerry Kelly (E) who's next on the tee.
6:18 EST A near miss for a fourth straight for Woods. Mickelson teeing off shortly.
6:10 EST Three straight birdies for Tiger. He's lurking at plus three.
6:07 EST Great bird for Vijay Singh. He's moved to plus four overall, but where has my boy from Fiji been?
6:04 EST Amateur Russell Henley is even today. Plus five for the tournament. And to think, he and the rest of us have the same status.
5:59 EST Padraig Harrington sighting. Burns an edge on the seventh. All pars thus far. Plus four overall. Will be on the look out for his over-bite after he hits his shots today.
5:56 EST Anyone else see that special on the guy who caught Arnie's visor after the 1960 US Open? Chilling stuff.
5:53 EST KJ Choi and Ian Poulter are next on the tee.
5:48 EST David Duval forget one cardinal rule at Pebble Beach - all putts tend to break toward the ocean and he bogeys the par three 12th. Duval is currently at plus four.
5:47 EST He bogeyed two and three, but Tiger Woods is trying to fight back with his consecutive birdies on four and five. Is this a trend or abberation?
5:38 EST Tiger birdies the fourth hole after a colossal drive. Sky-rocketed his ball on the par four fifth and again has a short birdie opportunity. Davis Love III finishes with a 68.
5:35 EST Until now Brandt Snedeker's 69 is the low round of the day, but Davis Love III is on the verge of capping off a spectacular 68. He's on 18 and is three under par. Don't count out the 46-year-old.
5:25 EST Missed ending in style...Tom Watson had a chance to move to plus five on his final hole but his close birdie attempt went begging. Great round of 70 today for the golf icon.
5:18 EST Another Tiger update, sorry there's not much else going on at this juncture. A poor chip from behind the green ends with yet another bogey.
5:15 EST After a perfect monster drive down the throat of the par four third hole, Tiger hits is short approach long. The short game just isn't there.
5:11 EST Definitely jinxed Davis Love III. Right after I press enter, he misses his birdie effort on the low side. My apologies DLIII fans.
5:07 EST Darkhorse Henrik Stenson drops a shot at the tough par four eighth. Davis Love III is at back three under par for the day, but hits it close on 16, primed to make yet another birdie, which would be his fifth on the day.
5:02 EST Tiger Woods bogeys the par four second. Slides to plus five for the tournament. Doesn't look like Tiger has it this week. Meanwhile Tom Watson makes a snake of a six footer to stay at two under for his round.
4:57 EST Jim Furyk redeems himself after a bogey on the par three fifth with a nice little birdie on the sixth hole. He currently is plus three for the tourny.
4:54 EST Zach Johnson plus eight? Seriously? Not playing like a former Masters champion.
4:50 EST Tiger leaves his birdie putt short then first taps in for par, while Tom Watson misses his par attempt on 15. Come on boys.
4:49 EST Never thought I'd say this, but don't forget about Ernie Els is flying under the radar at this point. Keep a close eye on the South African.
4:43 EST I know you love following here, but just a reminder, coverage has begun on NBC.
4:37 EST Here come the big guns, kinda. Luke Donald and Fred Funk are next on the tee, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh to follow. Can any of these guys conjure up some magic?
4:31 EST Another turn back the clock moment. Along with Davis Love III currently sitting at four under, former World's Number One David Duval eagled the par five sixth and is four under on his round. Looks like another strong major showing from the intriguing Duval.
4:30 EST The pride of Canada, Mike Weir is looking like me out there today. He's ten over on his round and plus 17 for the tournament. Still love ya, lefty.
4:19 EST Swedish born Henrik Stenson, a staple of all-around consistency has moved to three under on his round today after a crazy eagle on the par four fourth. He's plus two for the tournament. Definitely a player to be reckoned with this weekend.
4:09 EST Another bird for Tom Watson on the scenic par three 12th. What is with this guy? Total baller. He's moved to plus four for the tournament.
4:07 EST He's only through three holes but two quick birdies for the unflappable Jim Furyk on two and three. He's six shots off the lead at three over par.
4:03 EST Quick note - holes four, six and seven are playing under par thus far, so get your birdies there. The dog-leg left third and the par four 13th are playing above par.
4:00 EST Sergio Garcia and Tom Watson playin some very steady golf today. Both are two under on their rounds, but are currently five over for the tournament. Two fantastic ball strikers finally getting the ball rolling on this pesky greens.
3:56 EST Lots of low scores out there this afternoon, with Davis Love III leading the pack. He's on a blistering pace of five under par and has go it to two over for the tournament. Who saw this coming?
3:53 EST Sorry for the delay, but the family gathering is done for the day, so I'm ready to keep you updated on moving day here at Pebble Beach.
2:03 EST Pebble Beach is eating yet another golfer for lunch, this time it's Kent Jones. He is currently six over par, plus 13 for the tournament. Ouch. Something tells me he's not going to be the only guy who'll have a rough go at these links today.
1:59 EST I'll be keeping my eye on living legend Tom Watson this afternoon, still a fabolous ball-striker and one of my favorite golfers. He epitomizes longevity in the sports. He's one over after his bogeying the second hole.
1:56 EST Stewart Cink, Brandt Snedeker and Kenny Perry all have one birdie with no blemished yet on today's card. There not in the thick yet, at six over for the tournament
1:29 EST Another bird for Gates, who's got it to two under today. Solid scorecard thus far with five pars and two birdies through his first seven holes.
1:25 EST Robert Gates and playing partner Kent Jones are going in opposite directions - Gates is one under on the day and six over for the tournament, while Jones is plus four today and plus 11 overall. Ty Tyron, who's playing alone (weird), is making the turn to the sinister back nine.
12:55 EST Getting a little hungry. Headed to the kitchen for a bit, I'll be back later. Very anxious to get this day going, but we'll have to watch. Live coverage on NBC starts at 4:30 EST.
12:50 EST Some big names are ready to get it going off the first tee shortly. Stewart and Stuart, Cink and Applebee are together tee off now, with Mike Weir and Retief Goosen to follow. All four players currently stand at +7. Safe to say they've got some work to do.
12:41 EST Robert Gates and Ty Tyron are the lone players under par today. They both sit at six-over-par overall, so I'm not sure we need to pay really close attention to them.
12:30 EST Here are some notable tee times on moving day at Pebble. Players champion Tim Clark (+2) 5:40, K.J. Choi (+1) 6:00, look for Phil Mickelson and Alex Cejka at 6:30, Ryo Ishikawa and Ernie Els (both -1) will tee off at 6:40. Lastly, long-hitter Dustin Johnson and leader Graeme McDowell will hit the links at 6:50. All times Eastern
12:26 EST The former teen phenom, Ty Tryon, birdied his first hole, then bogeyed the par 4 second. The first groups of the day to tee off.
12:19 EST It's just past noon on the East coast, and Day Three of the 110th US Open is getting underway. It'll be a fun afternoon at the breath-snatching Pebble Beach Golf Links, with loads of story lines. Can Phil Mickelson keep his momentum rolling from his glorious 66 on Friday? Will the lesser known Graeme McDowell be able to hold his lead on the treacherous poa annua greens he's navigated so well thus far? How about 18-year-old stud Ryo Ishikawa? Can Tiger return to form? A lot to get to today.
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