Moving day has arrived at the 2015 U.S. Open, and there's no shortage of golfers who enter Saturday's critical third round in position to do just that—move their way up the leaderboard.
Those doing so will have to catch Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, who lit up the course Friday and ended the long day of golf tied atop the leaderboard at five under. But with 14 other golfers joining them with under-par scores for the tournament and 34 within seven strokes of the lead, it's still anyone's U.S. Open to win.
Here's a glance at the full Day 3 tee times from USOpen.com, along with a full hub of television and live stream information.
Saturday Tee Times at 2015 U.S. Open
|5:50 p.m.||Jordan Spieth (-5)||Patrick Reed (-5)|
|5:39 p.m.||Branden Grace (-4)||Dustin Johnson (-4)|
|5:28 p.m.||Joost Luiten (-3)||Tony Finau (-3)|
|5:17 p.m.||Daniel Summerhays (-3)||Ben Martin (-3)|
|5:06 p.m.||Jamie Lovemark (-2)||J.B. Holmes (-2)|
|4:55 p.m.||Jason Day (-2)||Kevin Kisner (-1)|
|4:44 p.m.||Shane Lowry (-1)||Brian Campbell (a) (-1)|
|4:33 p.m.||Alexander Levy (-1)||Henrik Stenson (-1)|
|4:22 p.m.||Andres Romero (E)||Cameron Smith (E)|
|4:11 p.m.||Matt Kuchar (E)||Jason Dufner (E)|
Schedule for Saturday, June 20
|2 p.m. - 10 p.m.||U.S. Open Round 3 coverage||FOX|
Day 3 Preview
Spieth and Reed are no strangers to playing together. After all, they were Ryder Cup teammates to great success in 2014 and have climbed the ranks professionally together.
But Saturday will obviously be a different endeavor for the both of them, as ESPN's Jason Sobel noted:
There's no doubt that both Spieth and Reed are playing some of their best golf, in what has been a continuance of incredible form each has shown over the last year. Both of them rose early in Friday's second round, and Reed was in position to hold the 36-hole lead until a bogey on his 18th hole.
Although the spotlight will be bright on two of the game's youngest players, Spieth can at least draw from his Masters victory earlier this year—in which he held the lead from wire to wire. He said as much to USA Today's Steve DiMeglio:
"I know that it's going to get tougher and tougher now that Saturday and Sunday hits," Spieth, 21, said. "So I'll draw some on Augusta, but at the same time my patience level has to be even that much higher. I'm not quite putting myself in the same positions off the tee, so I've got to be a little more methodical."
Spieth's experience at the major level won't only trump Reed, but also the rest of the golfers within striking distance of him entering Saturday. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Spieth is alone as a major winner under par at Chambers Bay:
For much of Friday's second round, it looked like Spieth would be missing out on the chance to be in the final pairing for Saturday's moving day. That's because Dustin Johnson was battling Reed atop the leaderboard, once tied at seven under par.
But Johnson faded with two straight bogeys on 17 and 18 to finish four under. That didn't keep him from landing some ridiculous shots on his round, as Fox Sports' Shane Bacon noted:
While Johnson, Reed, Spieth and a host of others will attempt to play their way to the title, others will simply be hoping to turn around what have been forgetful tournaments. Rory McIlroy did well to avoid missing the cut, but he still enters moving day a lowly four strokes over par.
Phil Mickelson didn't end much better Saturday, narrowly missing the cut but finishing three over. It may not be too early to cast off his chances of winning his first U.S. Open, as he begins moving day eight strokes off the leader.
But with the likelihood growing of there being another first-time major winner at Chambers Bay, there should be a memorable finish no matter who ends up on top.