After an opening round 76 that threatened to eliminate him from the weekend rounds of the 2016 U.S. Open, Jason day found his putting stroke and carded a one under 69 on the second day, putting him inside the cut line by one stroke.
Day made quite a bit of noise in the third round, shooting a four under 66 on the diabolically laid out Oakmont Country Club. That round was the second best by anyone in the third round, and it put him squarely in the mix for the final round.
He remained in contention on Sunday, but three shots off the lead and running out of holes, he hit this three-wood tee shot on the drivable 17th hole into the bunker, and taking his customary take-no-prisoners approach to the game, blasted his bunker shot across the green into a bunker on the other side. What followed would be so familiar to all us Sunday hackers that we will say only that by the time the hole was finished, so were Day’s chances, taking six on a hole where he would normally make three the way most of us breathe.
He signed his card for a final round 71, leaving him six shots back of Dustin Johnson. Jason finished in the top 10, but will have to economise a bit after settling for just $247,086 U.S. for the week.