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Shinnecock Hills plays tough against world's best at U.S. Open

Despite shooting a 7-over-77, Dustin Johnson managed to hold onto the lead after three rounds at the U.S. Open — as part of a four-way tie.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau also were at 3 over heading into the final round.

Johnson, the 2016 U.S. Open winner, has been on top of the leaderboard all three days at Shinnecock Hills. He went out in 6-over 41 before steadying on the back nine. But he three-putted the 18th to slip into a logjam as his four-stroke lead after two rounds disappeared.

Koepka shot 2 over in the third round. Berger and Finau, out earlier in the day, soared into contention with the best rounds, 66s. They were long off the course when Johnson finished.

It’s the first time in 11 years no player was at par or under it after three rounds of the U.S. Open.

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