US Open: Justin Rose walks with Gary Woodland past one, Rory McIlroy in battle

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Justin Rose made five birdies in a round of 68 on Saturday. Third-round leaderboard 11 G Woodland (USA); -10 J Rose (Eng); -7 B Koepka (US), C Reavie (US); L Oosthuizen (SA); -6 R Mclroy (NI); -5 M Kuchar (USA), C Hadley Other selection: -4 D Willett (Eng), G McDowell (NI), J Rahm (Spa), M Wallace (Eng); -2 D Johnson (USA); -1 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); Level T Woods (USA), T Hatton (Eng).

Justin Rose from England is one shot off the lead of American Gary Woodland on the way to the last day of the 119th US Open on Pebble Beach.

The 2013 champion rolled into a birdie on the 18th and moved to 10 under par after an exciting day in California.

World number one Brooks Koepka, chasing a third consecutive US Open victory, is three farther back with Chez Reavie and Louis Oosthuizen at seven o'clock

Rory McIlroy birdie the last to take a person under get the 70 and reach the six under.

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, US Open winner at this location in 2010, eventually brought an eagle striker to improve his score to four.

Danny Willett from England shot the round of the day earlier with a 67 but Masters champion Tiger Woods remained frustrated by a constant offer that included five birdies and as many bogeys as possible.

World number t wo Dustin Johnson seemed ready to make his move after consecutive birdies on the third and fourth hole, only for the 2016 champion to immediately throw a shot and a bogey at 16 left him on two under before the tournament, alongside reigning Open champion Francesco Molinari.

Rose reels in Woodland while Koepka lurks

On another cool, cloudy day by the Pacific, things started to glow in the field when Woodland opened his lead to four strokes before Rose the world number 25 back in

Koepka missed countless bird chances to close the gap himself but still managed to hit his best round of the week with a bogey-free 68 and then said he "will enjoy the pressure "of trying to win a fifth major on Sunday.

In a dramatic few minutes, Woodland rescued par with a chip-in from the margin at the par-three 12th, Rose drank a birdie putt on the same hole and Koepka scribbled on her own with a mammoth putt on the 15th

Woodland brought in another huge 40-foot par-saver on the 14th but Rose stepped to close the opening to two with a birdie, while Koepka was left to navigate through the tree in the middle of the 18th fairway – in the meantime he made a sign to sign for a bogey-free three-under-68.

Woodland, whose only had his second bogey in three laps on the eighth on Saturday, missed a birdie putt at the latter and then saw Rose sink his own attempt to move in one line.

"The harder the blow, the better I played. I performed on certain occasions," said the 38-year-old, who expects the final round of Sunday to be more of a "mental" challenge.

"I haven't had my A-game all week, maybe not tomorrow, and it can be those days where you have to be as mentally strong as you can be."

Woodland wants to win the first major of his career that has never finished in the top 20. at a US Open and seeing his best finish at a big come in the US PGA Championship last year, where he finished sixth after holding the intermediate position.

The 35-year-old from Kansas, who has won PGA Tour titles three times since becoming a professional in 2007, says he is "excited with where my game is".

"You are at a major and leading after three days," he said. "I am very comfortable with my game and here on Pebble Beach."

More to follow.

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