The Latest: Hovland beats Nicklaus' US Open amateur record




  • In Sports/Golf
  • 2019-06-16 23:29:53Z
  • By Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on final round of the U.S. Open (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Take that, Jack.

Viktor Hovland's last big feat as an amateur was knocking none other than Jack Nicklaus out of the record book.

Hovland, who is turning pro at next week's PGA Tour event, shot 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 4-under 280 - breaking the record (282) for an amateur at the U.S. Open last set by Nicklaus at Cherry Hills in 1960.

"I didn't know that. Pretty sweet," Hovland said when told about the accomplishment.

Hovland also was the low amateur at the Masters this year.

But Pebble Beach is really to his liking. He qualified for the U.S. Open by winning last year's U.S. Amateur at Pebble.

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4:15 p.m.

After all that, Tiger Woods ended up matching his lowest closing round at a U.S. Open since 2009.

Woods made four birdies over the back nine to finish at 2-under 69 and 2 under for the tournament.

He opened the day with four bogeys over the first six holes. For the tournament, he played Nos. 1-7 at Pebble Beach, considered the easiest stretch on the course, at a combined 3-over par.

Woods, who won his 15th major title at the Masters earlier this year, remains stuck on three U.S. Open titles - the last coming in a 19-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate in 2008.

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4 p.m.

Brooks Koepka had his early run up the U.S. Open leaderboard derailed after a trip down by the ocean.

The two-time defending champion's approach shot on the cavernous eighth hole at Pebble Beach didn't clear the gap between the fairway and the green. Koepka found his ball in the hazard and ended up with his first bogey in 35 holes.

It dropped him to 10-under par for the tournament, three back of Gary Woodland, who has two birdies over his first seven holes. Justin Rose is two back.

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1:30 p.m.

Viktor Hovland is making a bid to follow up his U.S. Amateur title at Pebble Beach by becoming the low amateur at the U.S. Open.

Hovland birdied four of the first eight holes to get to 4 under for the tournament. He had a four-shot lead over Brandon Wu in the race for top amateur. Wu bogeyed the first two holes in the final round. He is missing his graduation at Stanford to play the final round of the U.S. Open.

Duke's Chandler Eaton was at 2 over through 12 holes.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods bogeyed four of the first six holes before getting a birdie on No. 7 that moved him to 3 over for the tournament.

Leader Gary Woodland and second-place Justin Rose will tee off in another hour. Woodland is at 11 under and leads Rose by one shot.

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1 p.m.

Tiger Woods is picking up where he left off at Pebble Beach, and in this case, that's not a good thing.

Woods opened his final round with a pair of bogeys and was 3-over par after five holes.

Phil Mickelson is being serenaded by "Happy Birthday" on his walk around the course. On his 49th birthday, he was 2 over with one hole to play and 5 over for the tournament.

Early starter Marcus Kinhult shot 5-under 66 to finish the tournament at even par.

Leader Gary Woodland is at 11 under, with a one-shot lead over Justin Rose. They tee off later Sunday.

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12:45 p.m.

Gary Woodland is seeking his first major championship in a U.S. Open that features unusually low scoring for Pebble Beach.

The final round Sunday was met with another day of thick marine layer over the Monterey Peninsula. The greens progressively have been a little firmer each day, but they were still receptive without getting a steady blast of sunshine.

In the last two U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach, only one player - Tiger Woods in 2000 - finished under par.

Woodland was at 11 under entering the final round, one shot ahead of Justin Rose. Twenty-six players began the final round under par.

Woods won in 2000 at 12 under, 15 shots better than anyone else. He was off to another rough start with two bogeys in two holes.

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