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U.S. Open live: Latest news from Shinnecock Hills as Dustin Johnson holds lead

Posted: Updated: Jun 16, 2018 6:43 PM
Daniel Berger looks on from the 15th green during the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo: Andrew Redington, Getty Images) Daniel Berger looks on from the 15th green during the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo: Andrew Redington, Getty Images)

It's Dustin Johnson's tournament, and we're all just along for the ride.

The world No. 1, who begins Saturday play at 3:10 p.m. ET, holds a commanding four-shot lead at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills over playing partner Scott Piercy and Charley Hoffman (even par).

The U.S. Open is known for being the most-difficult of golf's four major championships, and this week has been no different. The course on Long Island has humbled some of the world's best players, as Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, John Rahm and Tiger Woods all missed the weeknd cut.

Follow along as we provide updates from all the latest news on moving day.

DJ bogeys 18 to create four-man tie for lead

Dustin Johnson is still at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round of the U.S. Open. But he now has company. Johnson finished off a 7-over 77 with a bogey on No. 18 and sits at 3 over for the tournament. He's tied for the lead after 54 holes with defending U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau.

Justin Rose is a shot back a 4 over, and Henrik Stenson is two back at 5 over. Jim Furky, Patrick Reed and Kiradech Aphibarnrat are tied at 6 over, and a group of six golfers are 7 over.

Johnson calls out the U.S. Open

Zach Johnson is known as being one of the most polite and non-controversial on the PGA Tour ... except today. The two-time major champion had some strong words about the conditions and what it's like to play in this year's U.S. Open.

DJ blows four shot lead early

Dustin Johnson dominated Shinnecock Hills the first two days of the U.S. Open by avoiding big mistakes and taking advantage of rare opportunities to score. The mistakes were plentiful on Saturday. DJ double-bogeyed No. 2, then bogeyed No. 4, 6 and 7, giving away a four shot lead in eight holes. For the first time all tournament, DJ is over par, and now Henrik Stenson is the leader.

Bye-bye Tiger

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the U.S. Open, and Saturday afternoon USA TODAY Sports reporter Josh Peter saw his massive yacht named Privacy leave the harbor.

Berger, Finau flirt with history

Daniel Berger and Tony Finau both made quite a run on moving day! Both players posted 4-under 66's and proving there are birdies to be made on the course today. The record score for a U.S. Open at Shinnecock is 5-under.

Mickelson did what?!?!

This was, well, just flat out weird.

Lefty's putt on No. 13 missed the hole and was moving with pace towards a downhill slope on the green. Mickelson ran towards the ball and hit it while it was moving before it could catch the slope. By rule, that's a two-stroke penalty. In true Happy Gilmore putting back and forth at the Waterbury Open fashion, Mickelson wound up with a 10 on the par 4. He's now 10-over on the day, 16-over for the tournament and in a tie for 63rd place.

Reed shows off from the bunker

Three-under thru five holes thanks to this hole-out from a green-side bunker. Not bad from the Masters champ!

Happy Birthday, Lefty!

It's Phil Mickelson's 48th birthday today, and knowing lefty, there's nowhere he'd rather be than on the golf course for the weekend of a major championship, especially the U.S. Open. Despite being one of the best to play the game, Mickelson, a five-time major champion, has been a runner-up six times (!!!) at the event. It's the only major he's never won.

Daniel Tosh: golf fan?

While we can't confirm or deny if the controversial comedian is watching the PGA Tour every weekend, we do know he's got his eyes glued to the TV this weekend. His nephew, Mickey DeMorat, is making his professional debut at the U.S. Open, and he made the cut! DeMorat tees off at 1:09 p.m. ET. At 4-over par, he's eight shots off the leader Dustin Johnson.

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