US Open 2009: Blogging the Final Round

The final round will span Sunday night and Monday morning. I will provide a timeline on this post over the course of the final 18 holes.

7:50 PM - Ricky Barnes chunks his chip shot on the 1st hole of his final round. The nerves may be kicking in. He will need to make a long putt to save par. In the end, he makes bogey. His lead drops to -7, putting Barnes in a tie with Lucas Glover.

7:56 PM - Barnes tees off on the 2nd. His lead has disappeared, and he faces a tie with his playing partner, Lucas Glover. He snap hooks his drive into the fescue far left of the fairway. Yes, the wheels are off. On the bright side, play could be suspended as early as five minutes because of darkness.

7:58 PM - Play is suspended. Some players have elected to remain on the course to finish their holes. Tiger chooses to finish the 7th. His 213 yard approach shot lands several feet away from the hole. If Woods could work his way back into contention, this birdie will be a big step in the right direction.

8:07 PM - Tiger birdies the seventh hole while putting in near darkness. He is back to even par. With 11 holes left, Tiger trails the Glover/Barnes group by seven strokes.

***Sorry for the delay! I will keep track of the final holes as several golfers contend for the title.

12:52 PM - Lucas Glover drains his birdie putt on the 16th to move to -4, which gives Glover a one stroke lead over David Duval and a two stroke lead over Phil Mickelson and Ricky Barnes.

1:10 PM - David Duval finishes his round with a par for a +1 score of 71. Duval and Mickelson are tied for second, and Glover faces his approach shot on the 18th with a two shot lead. Glover sits on the right side of the fairway.

1:13 PM - Glover's approach shot finishes on the small green. He can three putt for the victory.

1:18 PM - Glover's lag winds up a few feet away from the cup. Ricky Barnes has a birdie putt, which would put him within a stroke.

1:20 PM - Glover taps in for a two stroke victory over Barnes, Mickelson, and Duval.

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