A peculiar leaderboard has developed at the 36-hole mark of the 2022 U.S. Open. The perfect encapsulation of this are the two names tied at the top as young superstar Collin Morikawa sits at 5 under alongside relative journeyman Joel Dahmen. While Dahmen has won on the PGA Tour, when stacked against the 25-year-old, his resume simply falls short.
It is to no fault of his own, of course, as Morikawa is a transcendent talent. The same can be said about defending champion Jon Rahm and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who each sit one stroke behind the leading duo. Also at the 4 under number are the likes of Hayden Buckley, Aaron Wise and Beau Hossler — names likely unfamiliar to the casual golf fan.
The same rings true for those at 3 under as world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler headlines the group two strokes adrift while Nick Hardy, Patrick Rodgers and Matthew NeSmith will all look to shock the world. All in all, this leaderboard has a perfect blend of Cinderella stories trying to make history and premier players hoping to add to their legacies.
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Here is a look at every group starting in the third round of the 2022 U.S. Open. All times Eastern.
2022 U.S. Open tee times, Round 3 pairings
9:49 a.m. — Joseph Bramlett, Stewart Hagestad (a)
10:00 a.m. — Sebastian Munoz, Patrick Cantlay
10:11 a.m. — Sam Bennett (a), Denny McCarthy
10:22 a.m. — Sam Stevens, K.H. Lee
10:33 a.m. — Min Woo Lee, Tyrrell Hatton
10:44 a.m. — Chris Naegel, Chris Gotterup
10:55 a.m. — Guido Migliozzi, Grayson Murray
11:06 a.m. — Max Homa, Adam Scott
11:22 a.m. — Jordan Spieth, Wil Besseling
11:33 a.m. — Todd Sinnott, Richard Bland
11:44 a.m. — Harris English, Bryson DeChambeau
11:55 a.m. — Gary Woodland, Austin Greaser (a)
12:06 p.m. — Cameron Tringale, Mackenzie Hughes
12:17 p.m. — Joaquin Niemann, Marc Leishman
12:28 p.m. — Sebastian Soderberg, Patrick Reed
12:39 p.m. — Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson
12:55 p.m. — Seamus Power, Justin Thomas
1:06 p.m. — Adam Schenk, Hideki Matsuyama
1:17 p.m. — Andrew Putnam, Brandon Matthews
1:28 p.m. — Joohyung Kim, Brooks Koepka
1:39 p.m. — Thomas Pieters, Will Zalatoris
1:50 p.m. — Keegan Bradley, Xander Schauffele
2:01 p.m. — Davis Riley, David Lingmerth
2:12 p.m. — Travis Vick (a), Callum Tarren
2:28 p.m. — M.J. Daffue, Adam Hadwin
2:39 p.m. — Matt Fitzpatrick, Sam Burns
2:50 p.m. — Brian Harman, Patrick Rodgers
3:01 p.m. — Matthew NeSmith, Scottie Scheffler
3:12 p.m. — Nick Hardy, Beau Hossler
3:23 p.m. — Aaron Wise, Rory McIlroy
3:34 p.m. — Jon Rahm, Hayden Buckley
3:45 p.m. — Joel Dahmen, Collin Morikawa