The 2022 US Open enters the third round Saturday, with Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen sharing the top spot with each wrapping up the second round with a score of 5-under 135. There is still a long way to go, with a bunch of elite pros hot on their heels, including the trio of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, and Jon Rahm, who have all cracked the top eight after the first couple of rounds.
What is shaping up to be a thrilling finish at The Country Club has also produced a rarity in the US Open, per ESPN Stats & Info:
The 3rd round of the U.S Open is moments away.
The top 3 players in the Official World Golf Ranking; Scheffler (1) Rahm (2) & McIlroy (3) are all inside the Top 8 through 36 holes.
It’s the 2nd time that has occurred at the U.S. Open, with the other instance being in 1995.
McIlroy and Rahm finished the second round with a T-3, going 4-under 136, while Scheffler is tied at the eighth spot with a 3-under 137. Another 18 holes could churn out a dramatically altered top-10 standing heading to the fourth and last round Sunday, so it’s really worth keeping a close eye on the action this Saturday.
It’s been over a decade since McIlroy won his first and only US Open title so far; Rahm is looking to go back-to-back, as he’s won this event in 2021; Scheffler has yet to win the US Open, but he’s been piping hot this season. He is ranked no. 1 in the world right now, having won four PGA Tour events with eight top 10s and 13 top 25s across 18 starts.