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Day three digest: 2020 U.S. Open Championship

Day three digest: 2020 U.S. Open Championship

Everything you need to know from Moving Day at the season's second Major Championship.

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Wolff showed his hunger, Noren showed his class, Casey showed his mettle and Herbert put on a show on day three of the 2020 U.S. Open Championship.

Here is everything you need to know from round three at Winged Foot Golf Club

Wolff knocking at the door

Matthew Wolff is playing just his second Major Championship but he's making quite an impression in golf's biggest events. After a top five at the US PGA Championship, a 65 on day three in New York handed him a two shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau with 18 holes to play. "It's golf, anything can happen, especially at a course like this," he said. "I know if I keep calm and not let my emotions get the best of me, I should have a really good chance."

Noren masters the wild West

The West Course at Winged Foot is regarded as one of the toughest tests in golf and that is made all the tougher when the U.S. Open is in town. A relatively low scoring first round saw organisers, with the help of the wind, react and just three under par rounds were possible on Friday. A similar story was expected in round three but Alex Noren bucked the trend with a breathtaking 67 that contained four birdies and a single bogey - not that it was easy. "Starting out, it felt like it was going to be the toughest day ever on a golf course, with pretty strong winds on the first six, seven holes," said Noren. "Then it got a little bit easier, but the pins are still tricked up. I putted my life out."

Casey gets his revenge

Day one saw the best of the conditions but Paul Casey struggled to a 76 before he followed up with an excellent 70 on Friday. When he dropped five shots in his opening seven holes on day three, he may have been getting that sinking feeling but the Englishman came home in 30 for a remarkable 69. "I was just trying not to shoot 80, in fairness, after that front nine," he joked. "I'm glad I finally got one off of Winged Foot. It takes its pound of flesh every single time you seem to play this golf course, so I feel like I got an ounce or two of my own flesh back."

Paul Casey

Herbert at it again

On Friday, Lucas Herbert was holing out from bunkers. On Saturday he just missed the bunker - but decided to hole out anyway.

MacIntyre doing his bit

The European Tour's restart after the coronavirus hiatus has been anchored by the #GolfForGood initiative and this week Robert MacIntyre has been taking things into his own hands. The Scot attended McNeese State University before turning professional and the institution and other parts of Louisiana have recently been ravaged by the effects of Hurricane Laura. With that in mind, MacIntyre and his sponsors are donating $3,500 for every birdie or better he makes this week to the Campus Emergency Fund. Another two today has the contribution standing at $28,000. "It's something that I have just decided to do," he said. "Two weeks before I was coming out here, I just decided we were going to do it. I got a few folk on board, my sponsors. Some folk down there in Louisiana, Lake Charles especially, haven't got much left. It's all been flattened. For me, I'm just trying to raise as much money as I can and trying to enjoy myself." Good on you, Bob.

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