Ardmore, PA – Justin Rose is pouring in putts left and right at the U.S. Open and that has helped him grab a 1-stroke lead after eight holes.
Rose wrapped bogeys at three and five around a birdie at the fourth. He followed with a birdie effort from about 25 feet out at the sixth.
The Englishman made it two in a row with an 18-footer for birdie at the seventh. He 2-putted for par from the fringe at eight to keep his 1-stroke lead.
Jason Day is 1-under through nine to get within one a plus-1 and he stands alongside Hunter Mahan, who parred five in a row before 3-putting the sixth to fall one back at plus-1.
Third-round leader Phil Mickelson has two double bogeys and is 3-over for the day. He is alone in fourth at 2-over-par.
Hideki Matsuyama matched the low round of the week on Sunday as he closed with a 67 to end at 7-over 287. He is the clubhouse leader at this point.
Among others that have finished are Brandt Snedeker (plus-10), Padraig Harrington (plus-11) and Matt Kuchar (plus-12). Last year's champion Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods both finished at 13-over, while Sergio Garcia and Masters winner Adam Scott both ended at plus-15.