Robert Garrigus is still hanging around near the top of the leaderboard, but it may not matter if Rory McIlroy keeps playing the way he is. For the day, Garrigus is 2-under, pushing his score to 4-under for the tournament. Garrigus sits in a tie for fourth-place, but is an astonishing nine shots behind McIlroy, who is still holding a firm grip on the top of the leaderboard.
Three players are in the clubhouse ahead of Garrigus, and all three carded superb scores in the 60s on Saturday. Jason Day and Lee Westwood are tied for second after carding 65s in the third round to get to 5-under for the tournament. Frederik Jacobson is tied with Garrigus at the moment after firing a 66 to get to 4-under for the tournament. At one point, Jacobson was threatening 63 for the day, but faded on the back nine.
And then there is Rory McIlroy. Right now, nobody is playing better, and nobody in the field has a chance to touch him if he keeps this up. Birdies on No. 5 and No. 9 got him to 13-under for the tournament before he gave one back with a bogey on No. 10 after hitting into the bunker behind the green. But McIlroy bounced back just moments ago on No. 11, carding a birdie three to get back to 13-under. At this point, he's threatening Tiger Woods' incredible US Open, and may rewrite the history books before he's done.
It's a battle for second on Saturday and Garrigus is still hanging around, bombing drives out past 300 yards and playing some good golf. Unfortunately, where 4-under would typically good for a lead at the US Open, it's all for naught at this point with McIlroy gunning at Congressional Country Club.
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