For the first time since 1983, a US Open will end in regulation on Monday.
Play at Bethpage Black had to be suspended several times due to continuous rainfall and the leaders did only manage to finish a single hole in their final round when darkness settled on Sunday evening.
Phil Mickelson stormed into contention with four birdies in the last six holes of his third round. He has played two holes (both of them in PAR) in his final round and lies in third place only five shots behind the leaders Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover.
|T1||Lucas Glover (USA)||-7|
|Ricky Barnes (USA)||-7|
|T3||Phil Mickelson (USA)||-2|
|David Duval (USA)||-2|
|Ross Fisher (ENG)||-2|
|Hunter Mahan (USA)||-2|
|T8||Tiger Woods (USA)||E|
Given the inexperience of the leaders in comparable situations, Phil should have a reasonable chance to capture his first US Open title on Monday. Tiger Woods has played seven holes in his fourth round and is -1 for the day and even par for the championship. Play will be continued at 9 am EST, leaving enough time for an 18-hole play-off (if required and weather permitting).