first_imgFor the first time in his career, Gary Woodland is a major champion.Woodland held off back-to-back defending champion Brooks Koepka down the stretch to clinch the U.S. Open victory. The 35-year-old finished the tournament at 13-under par and shot a 69 (2 under) on Sunday to win. He held the lead at the start of the round and never relinquished his spot at the top of the leaderboard. Woodland entered the tournament ranked No. 25 in the world and recorded his first PGA Tour win since the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February of 2018. It’s the first time in eight tries that he has won a tournament after holding the lead through 54 holes.MORE: Watch the U.S. Open on demand, and live PGA events year-round, with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Koepka, who finished the tournament in second place, fell short in his quest to become the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Opens in 114 years. The tournament turned into a two-horse race between Woodland and Koepka for the final five holes with Woodland prevailing by three strokes. Justin Rose, who entered the day in the final group and just one stroke back of the lead, faltered down the stretch and finished in a tie for third place. Tiger Woods shook off an atrocious start — he bogeyed four of the first six holes — to finish the round and the tournament at 2-under par. Woods didn’t bogey a single hole after No. 6.Sporting News tracked the leaders on Day 4 of the 2019 U.S. Open with live scoring updates and highlights from Pebble Beach. Follow along below.LIVE: Full leaderboard for the 2019 U.S. OpenU.S. Open 2019: Results, highlights from Round 4(All times Eastern.)9:29 p.m.: It’s over! Woodland sinks the long birdie putt and he is the U.S. Open champion! He winds up defeating Koepka by three strokes and shoots a 2 under for the round. WHAT A WAY TO FINISH!CONGRATS, GARY WOODLAND! #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 17, 20199:24 p.m.: Woodland gets on the green in three shots and will just need to three-putt in order to win the U.S. Open. 9:14 p.m.: Woodland with a par on 17 and all he needs to do to win is not score a double bogey or worse on the final hole.9:12 p.m.: Koepka just missed the birdie putt and gets a par on the 18th, finishing at 10 under for the tournament. This tournament is Woodland’s for the taking. 9:11 p.m.: What a chip from Woodland! He took his wedge out and chipped it from the green, placing it within a few feet of the hole.9:08 p.m.: Koepka will have a birdie putt coming up. It may be his last chance. 9:02 p.m.: Once again it’s a par for Woodland. He’s been unflappable. 8:49 p.m.: Woodland sinks the three-foot putt for par on the 15th to keep his two-stroke lead. He just missed a birdie putt that would have inched him closer to the win.THIS close to a 3-shot lead for Gary Woodland. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 17, 20198:43 p.m.: Koepka narrowly misses a 28-foot putt for birdie and he records another par.8:36 p.m.: Woodland sinks the three-foot birdie putt and he is now in the lead by two strokes. Birdie!Gary Woodland has a 2-shot lead with 4 to play. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 17, 20198:30 p.m.: Koepka keeps pace with a huge par putt.8:29 p.m.: On the Par 5 14th, Woodland sails his second shot over the bunker and in the rough adjacent to the green, giving him a prime chance at a birdie.Gary isn’t scared. #USOpen #LexusGolf— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 17, 20198:20 p.m.: Rose’s struggles are making this a two-horse race. He has bogeyed consecutive holes. 8:18 p.m.: Much-needed up-and-down for par for Woodland to keep sole possession of first place. 8:15 p.m.: Woodland’s tee shot gets into the rough on the far right side, putting him in a difficult situation. Meanwhile, Koepka plays the 14th conservatively and scores a par. Brooks Koepka scrambles for par to remain 1 back. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 17, 20198:06 p.m.: Now Rose misses his par putt on the 12th hole. He’s two strokes back of Woodland again and is over par for the day. 8:04 p.m.: The gap closes again! Woodland shoots his first bogey of the back nine all weekend and he’s now just one stroke ahead of Koepka and Rose. 7:54 p.m.: Woodland misses the birdie putt but taps in for par. Rose matches him with a par of his own on Hole 11. Big-time 10-foot par save by #TeamRose to remain 2 back! #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 20197:51 p.m.: Big sequence as Koepka bogeys the 12th hole after a tough bunker lie while Gary Woodland hits an incredible approach shot out of the rough to set up a birdie chance. 7:41 p.m.: Woodland and Rose each save par on the 10th hole. Rose was able to work around a poor shot out of the rough to sink a clutch putt. 7:35 p.m.: Koepka sinks a birdie putt to move to just one stroke back of Woodland. Brooks Koepka is ONE SHOT BACK! #USOpen #LexusGolf— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 20197:25 p.m.: First stumble of the round for Woodland, as he records just his third bogey of the tournament. Now just two shots ahead of Koepka and Rose. 7:18 p.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, who was alone in fourth place at 9 under, cards a double bogey on the 10th hole, putting him even further out of the lead. A group of six golfers, Oosthuizen included, are tied for fourth place behind the trio of Woodland, Rose and Koepka. 7:10 p.m.: Some history earlier in the day from amateur Viktor Hovland.HISTORY!Viktor Hovland is in the clubhouse with the lowest 72 hole score by an amateur ever at a #USOpen.— USGA (@USGA) June 16, 20197:09 p.m.: Woodland (-13) pars the eighth hole but Rose (-10) bogeys after leaving his par putt short. 6:52 p.m.: Koepka bogeys the eighth hole to move three back of the lead. Hole 18: Par 5, 539 yardsWhat a way to finish his four rounds. Woods birdies the 18th and finishes the tournament at 2 under. Pretty miraculous considering how he started the day on Sunday. With Woods done, coverage will swing over to the top groups. Gary Woodland (-13) leads by two shots over Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose (-11).After a slow start, Tiger finishes with 6 birdies over his final 12 holes to shoot 69. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Hole 17: Par 3, 220 yardsWoods overcomes a tee shot into the bunker to knock about seven feet away from the hole and putt in for par. Hole 16: Par 4, 409 yardsHow about that? Tiger Woods is now under par for the round and the tournament as he record his third birdie of the back nine. An approach shot within 10 feet of the hole set it up. Looking at the top of the leaderboard, Koepka is alone in second place behind Woodland. The back-to-back defending champ has birdied four of his first five holes. Hole 15: Par 4, 394 yardsThe bogey-free run continues as Woods hits it into the fairway off the tee and then two-putts from 10 feet out. Hole 14: Par 5, 582 yardsThe tough start has been erased. Woods is back to even par with his fourth birdie of the round. He chose to lay up on the Par 5 and got it to within a few feet of the hole with his wedge. Not done yet.Tiger with back-to-back birdies. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Woodland birdies the second hole and Rose bogeys, giving Woodland a two-shot lead. Koepka is surging up the leaderboard thanks to a couple of great shots.  Brooks Koepka is strong. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Are we sure he’s human? #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Hole 13: Par 4, 448 yardsAfter four straight pars, Woods knocks in a 40-foot birdie putt as he inches closer back to even par. Woods has been playing very well since his slow start. Rose has tied Woodland for the lead after the first hole, while Koepka and Oosthuizen sit right behind them at three strokes back.Tiger Woods, ladies and gentlemen. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Hole 12: Par 3, 198 yardsFirst shot lands on the green but still about 20 feet from the hole. Woods misses that putt and taps in for par. Meanwhile, the top groups are about ready to tee off as we head to what looks like an exciting final 18 holes. Hole 11: Par 4, 390 yardsA short approach shot puts Woods in a tough spot, but he putts from the fairway and puts himself in a position to tap in for par. Hole 10: Par 4, 492 yardsThe drive off the tee eclipses 300 yards and the approach lands on the green but rolls near 30 feet away from the hole. A medium-length two-putt leads to a second straight par.Hole 9: Par 4, 533 yardsWoods ends the Front 9 with a par after missing a 13-foot birdie putt. As he makes the turn, a few new names have entered the top 10: Francesco Molinari, Henrik Stenson, and Jon Rahm, who are all tied for seventh place at 5 under.Hole 8: Par 4, 433 yardsTwo birdies in a row! Woods’ best shot of the round came on his approach, when he placed it within a few feet of the hole, setting up an easy birdie putt. He moves to two-over par for both the day and tournament.First eight holes for Tiger Woods:BogeyBogeyParParBogeyBogeyBirdieBirdie— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 16, 2019Hole 7: Par 3, 102 yardsIt took a little while, but Woods finally notches his first birdie of the round. He dropped the putt from 13 feet away. Still grinding.After a rough start, Tiger bounces back with a birdie at 7. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2019Hole 6: Par 5, 520 yardsMake that four bogeys now for Woods. The same struggles of missing the fairway and hitting it short of the green continue to plague him.Hole 5: Par 3, 204 yardsAnd the struggles continue for Woods. He hits his first shot into the rough and gives himself a tough lie. The bad spot leads to a par putt from the fringe that lands three feet from the hole. Now three bogeys in the first five holes.Hole 4: Par 4, 324 yardsAn early scare to start the hole as Woods came up short on his approach shot, but he chips it right near the hole and taps in for his second consecutive par.Hole 3: Par 4, 407 yardsJust a par on the third hole, but it’s Woods best performance so far this round. He made it on the green in two shots and sunk the putt from about four and a half feet out. Hole 2: Par 4, 523 yards Well that’s something you don’t see every day. After an approach shot that lands well short of the hole, Woods opts to chip from the green. He sets himself up with a par chance from only a few feet away, but runs it past the hole. Two straight bogeys to start the round and Woods clearly looks off. Hole 1: Par 4, 386 yardsEarly trouble for Woods. His tee shot lands in the short grass and his approach shot just missed the green and rolled down the hill into the rough. He still sits a reasonable distance away after his chip and just misses the par putt. It’s a bogey to start off his round.Tiger Woods’ scoreHole (Par)Round 4 score (Overall)   Place1 (4)1 over (+1)T-392 (4)2 over (+2)T-483 (4)2 over (+2)T-454 (4)2 over (+2)T-455 (3)3 over (+3)T-536 (5)4 over (+4)T-587 (3)3 over (+3)T-528 (4)2 over (+2)T-439 (4)2 over (+2) T-4410 (4)2 over (+2) T-4511 (4)2 over (+2)T-4612 (3)2 over (+2) T-4513 (4)1 over (+1)T-3714 (5)Even (E)T-2915 (4)Even (E)T-2916 (4)1 under (-1)T-2717 (3)1 under (-1)T-2818 (5)2 under (-1)T-20Live U.S. Open leaderboardLeaderboardU.S. Open12 – 15 June 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Gary WoodlandUSA-13686569692712Brooks KoepkaUSA-10696968682743Xander SchauffeleUSA-7667371672773Justin RoseEngland-7657068742773Jon RahmSpain-7697070682773Chez ReavieUSA-7687068712777Adam ScottAustralia-6706971682787Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa-6667070722789Chesson HadleyUSA-5687070712799Rory McIlroyNorthern Ireland-5686970722799Henrik StensonSweden-56871707027912Danny WillettEngland-47171677128012Matthew FitzpatrickEngland-46971726828012Viktor HovlandNorway-46973716728012Matt WallaceEngland-47068717128016Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea-37072687128116Francesco MolinariItaly-36872717028116Matt KucharUSA-36969707328116Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland-36970707228116Webb SimpsonUSA-37468736628121Tiger WoodsUSA-27072716928221Patrick CantlayUSA-27371687028221Hideki MatsuyamaJapan-26973707028221Jason DayAustralia-27073706928221Alex PrughUSA-27569706828221Tyrrell HattonEngland-27074696928221Paul CaseyEngland-27072736728228Jim FurykUSA-17367727128328Shane LowryRepublic of Ireland-17569706928328Sepp StrakaAustria-16872766728328Nate LashleyUSA-16774707228332Billy HorschelUSAPar7370717028432Marcus KinhultSwedenPar7470746628432Patrick ReedUSAPar7173726828435Brandon WuUSA+17169717428535Collin MorikawaUSA+17173726928535Dustin JohnsonUSA+17169717428535Aaron WiseUSA+16671796928535Marc LeishmanAustralia+16974707228535Martin KaymerGermany+16975717028535Bryson DeChambeauUSA+16974736928535Jason DufnerUSA+17071737128543Andrew PutnamUSA+27371736928643Nick TaylorCanada+27470707228643Erik Van RooyenSouth Africa+27173727028643Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa+27271737028643Tom HogeUSA+27173717128643Rickie FowlerUSA+26677717228649Daniel BergerUSA+37370747028749Kevin KisnerUSA+37370756928749Abraham AncerMexico+37468697628752Scott PiercyUSA+46772727728852Carlos OrtizMexico+47070757328852Charles Howell IIIUSA+47270747228852HaoTong LiChina+47170727528852Sergio GarciaSpain+46970757428852Phil MickelsonUSA+47269757228858Charlie DanielsonUSA+57270777028958Adri ArnausSpain+56975737228958Harris EnglishUSA+57169767328958Andy PopeUSA+57271757128958Emiliano GrilloArgentina+56874747328958Chandler EatonUSA+57270737428958Zach JohnsonUSA+57069797128965Jordan SpiethUSA+67269737629065Tommy FleetwoodEngland+67173737329065Brian StuardUSA+67173747229065Justin WaltersSouth Africa+67272776929065Kyle StanleyUSA+67173757129065Rafa Cabrera BelloSpain+67074747229071Rhys EnochWales+77866717629172Luke DonaldEngland+87270777329272Billy Hurley IIIUSA+87370737629272Clément SordetFrance+87668747429272Cameron SmithAustralia+87172777229276Bernd WiesbergerAustria+107173787229477Brandt SnedekerUSA+117569747729578Chip McDanielUSA+137173767729779Michael ThorbjornsenUSA+2071738476304last_img

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