Feng leads US Women’s Open going into final round
Shanshan Feng is going to have the president of the United States looking over her shoulder in the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open, and probably a lot of South Korean fans, too.
The 27-year-old from China rolled in a short birdie putt on the final hole Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the biggest tournament in women’s golf.
Teenager Hye-Jin Choi and perennial Open bridesmaid
Amy Yang were tied for second in an event where the South Koreans have shined.
The top six players chasing Feng are all from South Korea, and you have to go all the way to eighth place to find a U.S. player. That’s
Cristie Kerr, who was five shots off the lead.
It should make for an interesting final day in a tournament that had an even bigger stage with
Donald Trump in attendance. He’s the first sitting president to attend a U.S. Women’s Open.
Rodgers leads at John Deer Classic
Patrick Rodgers is 18 holes away from his first PGA Tour win.
But the 25-year-old former Stanford star knows that it’ll likely take a lower score than the one he shot Saturday to secure such a milestone victory.
Rodgers shot a 3-under 68 in the third round, maintaining a two-stroke lead in the John Deere Classic.
Daniel Berger had a 63 to match Scott Stallings (64) at 14 under.
Langer leads at Senior Championship
While Brandt Jobe was ripping up the golf course, the unflappable Bernhard Langer steadfastly remained in the hunt.
Sure enough, by the time the third round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship drew to a close Saturday, Langer’s unspectacular bogeyfree 6-under 66 was good enough to put him atop the leaderboard.
Langer finished the day at 18 under, good for a one-shot lead over Jobe.
Poulter in front at Scottish Open
Ian Poulter controlled his swing, ball, and temperament in what he described as “brutally tough conditions” to move in sight of his first worldwide title in 4 ½ years at the Scottish Open on Saturday.
In sideways rain and strong winds on Scotland’s west coast, clubs slipped from players’ hands, hardy fans’ umbrellas were blown inside out, and puddles formed on fairways on the battered Dundonald Links.
A re-energized Poulter relished the links test, making three birdies in his first seven holes before battling the worst weather of the week on his back nine to shoot a 1-under 71. He was tied on 9 under par overall with playing partner and fellow Englishman Callum Shinkwin, whose 68 was arguably the round of the day given the circumstances, and Australian player Andrew Dodt (69).
Mulder in command at Tahoe
Two-time defending champion Mark Mulder took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe.
The former major league pitcher shot a 3-under 69 — the first sub-70 round of the tournament — and had 48 points after two rounds in the modified Stableford event. Players get 10 points for double eagle, 8 for a hole-in-one, 6 for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or higher.
Fellow former pitcher Derek Lowe and former tennis player Mardy Fish were tied for second. Lowe, the firstround leader, was penalized for an illegal drop on No. 14 after hitting into a hazard. The mistake cost him two strokes and two points.
China’s Shanshan Feng hits a shot at the U.S. Women’s Open at Bedminster, N.J., on Saturday.