There are scores to be had in the third round of the 2011 US Open. Rain on Friday softened the course again, allowing players to take dead-aim at the pins. Rounds in the 60s are out there, and at least one player -- Frederik Jacobson -- is threatening 63, sitting at 6-under through 11 holes. The leaders just teed-off, and the US Open leaderboard may suddenly get tight with the conditions at Congressional Country Club on Saturday.
Robert Garrigus is through just a few holes in his third round, but is hanging around early. He's 1-under for the day through four holes after a solid birdie on No. 1. That score is good for a tie for fifth as of now, though he currently sits eight shots back of the lead. Garrigus is certainly a player to watch -- he drives the ball over 300 yards and uses a 28-inch putter, making for a hilarious sight on the greens.
McIlroy's ball-striking is hit and miss thus far, leaving the door wide-open for the field to make a move. He's been scrambling early, and sits at even-par for the day, but 11-under for the tournament. He still sits at the top of the leaderboard by a mile, and holds a six-shot lead on Jacobson, who sits in second by his lonesome.
Just one shot ahead of Garrigus is Y.E. Yang and Russel Henley, the low amateur in the US Open. Henley and Yang are both at 4-under -- Yang through two holes and Henley through 11. Even still, it's amazing to realize the two are seven shots back of McIlroy on Saturday.
It's early in the second round on moving day and the field is ever-changing. Coverage of the US Open can be found on NBC from now until the end of the round, which is scheduled to conclude sometime around 4 of 5 p.m. PDT this evening.