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D-Day has finally arrived - or has it?

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Finally, miraculously, we may have arrived at the day when the 109th US Open will be decided.

Then again, we might not. If the rain that has plagued the tournament throughout the week holds off, the fourth round, and even an 18-hole play-off should it be needed, will be completed today at Bethpage.

But where's the trophy going? Ricky Barnes had a six-shot lead after eight holes of his third round on Sunday, but that was back to one at the start of round four. And a bogey at the 1st dropped him back to seven under alongside Lucas Glover.

Is this a sign of things to come? Will Barnes slip away, leaving Glover to stride onwards with his five-shot lead?

Or will Phil Mickelson lead the chasing pack back into the fray and turn the fifth day of the US Open into a right, royal thriller?

There's even just a hint, ridiculous as it sounded when he was 14 adrift on Sunday, that Tiger Woods's late birdie to get to level par just before play was suspended means the defending champion sniffs a remarkable victory.

And what of Ross Fisher? A first British winner since Tony Jacklin in 1970 anyone?

All will be revealed in the next few hours. So who's it going to be?

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Well done David Duvale. Considering he only apparently took up golf when he was given a set of clubs by his mother at the age of 30, he has done brilliantly to get in the top 800, and then come second in the Open.

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comment by Tano (U13770795)

posted Jun 22, 2009

Lucas Glover reminds me of Retief Goosen in so many. Both men are unflappable and ice cool. He even looks a bit like him. Oh, and they're now both US Open champions.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

So would it have been better if he ran round the green like boo with his putter between his legs pretending to ride a horse,what on earth has the celebration got to do with the achievement.laugh,maybe he was just overwhelmed.

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posted Jun 22, 2009

anyone for tennisbiggrin

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comment by Muskel (U12484087)

posted Jun 22, 2009

anyone Germany U21 vs. England U21 ?? Starts in about 35 minutes

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posted Jun 22, 2009

@ marcellt: that may be, but everyone likes to see a winner appreciate what he's just done and Glover failed on that score for me.

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comment by Muskel (U12484087)

posted Jun 22, 2009

Yeah Glover is kind of a shy, uncharismatic golfer. That's true. He's not someone you LOVE to watch beacuse of the show, like a John Daly for instance.

But NY fans wouldn't have made much of noise if Fisher had won..they'd be: An English guy wins here? Didn't pay 100 quid to see someone from europe win it..BOO!!"

They're like that. No manners at all. Too much "beer" (if you can call budweiser a beer) from plastic cups. smiley

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posted Jun 22, 2009

Thanks Rob

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posted Jun 22, 2009

One heck of a result for Glover... and who knows, he might have another week like this. Andy North anyone?

Congratulations to him. That's a life-changing experience.

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comment by TWW (U8979458)

posted Jun 23, 2009

Lucas Glover demonstrated champion like skills, this was demonstrated at Quail Hollow, he was bound to win a tournament.

He decision to use a iron of 18 was a true reflection on what a deserving champion glover is. He was very impressive during the last 5 holes.

Congratulations Lucas Glover!

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