Boosted by an early eagle, Sucher nosed to the front with a five-under-par 65 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. At 11-under 129, he has a two-shot lead over fellow Americans Keegan Bradley (66) and Chez Reavie (66).
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Gary Woodland has earned his first major title at the US Open, while Adam Scott's late charge was let down by his putting.
'Gary Woodland has claimed a maiden major championship with a three-shot victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka at the US Open at Pebble Beach. The big-hitting, athletic Woodland drained a 25-foot birdie putt on the iconic par-5 18th for a three-under-par 69 and a 72-hole score of 13 under. Two-time US Open winner Koepka (68) was second at 10 under. Australia's Adam Scott made a run for the ages, collecting four birdies and an eagle in his first 12 holes. But the wheels came off spectacularly when he sprayed his tee shot out of bounds at the 13th en route to a double-bogey 6, which preceded three-putt bogeys at the 16th and 17th. https://twitter.com/RobertLusetich/status/1140392302315053056 https://twitter.com/AlanShipnuck/status/1140392576991711232 \'It's hard not to have an emotional verdict at the moment,\' Scott said after his final round. \'I'm very pissed off with my finish. \'I want to win one of these so badly – I play so much consistent golf, I feel, but that’s kind of annoying. \'I’d almost rather miss every cut and win one tournament for the year if it was a major. So it’s annoying.\' His short missed par putt on 16th was especially shocking, hitting it well past the hole without even catching the lip. \'It's hard to imagine from that distance he couldn't even hit the hole,\' commentators said. At six under, Scott (68) still earned a second consecutive top-10 at the majors, his share of seventh coming a month after his eighth placing at the US PGA Championship. Scott finished third at last year's PGA Championship and shared the 36-hole lead at this year's Masters at Augusta. Chasing a second career major victory, Scott has been in contention to win the past five majors going back to last year's British Open. Scott will not play in competition until next month's British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. He said he will rigorously examine his performances in the thick of major contention - desperate to lift the famous Claret Jug. \'Everything (in my game) can be just that little bit better,\' Scott said. \'There are things to work on; marginal things like missing greens with short irons from the fairway. \'I'd like to get in a leading position (at Portrush) and see what I've got. \'It's frustrating when you have to sneak in the back door then finish poorly.\' Final group playing partner and 2013 US Open champ Justin Rose tied Woodland atop the leaderboard early with a birdie at the first. But Woodland reclaimed with two straight birdies from the second hole and never relinquished his lead. Woodland's final-hole birdie meant the 35-year-old beat the lowest score ever recorded in a US Open at Pebble Beach - surpassing Tiger Woods' 12 under total when he won the 2000 edition by 15 shots. \'Sounds really really good,\' an elated Woodland said of hearing his name announced as the US Open champion. \'When that putt went in on the last, it all came out of me. It's special to finish it off here at Pebble Beach.\' Xander Schauffele (67), Jon Rahm (68), Chez Reavie (71) and Rose (74) tied third at seven under. A crucial moment came at the par-3 17th when Woodland had a difficult chip from off the green, 31 yards from the hole, but judged the angle perfectly with his shot settling to tap-in distance. Koepka became the first player in US Open history to shoot four rounds in the 60s and not win. https://twitter.com/usopengolf/status/1140431098947801088 The four-time major winner Koepka was attempting to become the first golfer in 114 years to win three successive US Opens \'I was just that close to accomplishing something that hadn't been done in over 100 years,\' Koepka, who also won the 2017 US Open, lamented. Meanwhile, Jason Day's 69 left him tied for 21st at two under alongside 15-time major winner Woods (69). Marc Leishman (72) was tied 35th at at one over, while Cameron Smith (72) was eight over.'
Gary Woodland has claimed a maiden major championship with a three-shot victory at the US Open at Pebble Beach. The big-hitting, athletic Woodland drained a 25-foot birdie putt on the iconic par-5 18th and a three-under-par 69 gave him a 72-hole
'Gary Woodland has claimed a maiden major championship with a three-shot victory at the US Open at Pebble Beach. The big-hitting, athletic Woodland drained a 25-foot birdie putt on the iconic par-5 18th and a three-under-par 69 gave him a 72-hole score of 13 under. Defending champion Brooks Koepka finished outright second at 10 under – becoming the first player in US Open history to shoot four rounds in the 60s and not win.'