Saturday may not have been the scoring round some were expecting, but it set up the field for an exciting finish with Phil Mickelson opening the final round with a lead. Mickelson has been close at the U.S. Open before and with more than seven hours of television coverage planned, viewers will be able to follow along live as he attempts to win his first U.S. Open title.
NBC will broadcast the final round with television coverage beginning at noon (ET). Coverage is scheduled to continue until 7:30 p.m., but if the pace of play is anything like it was on Saturday, the winner isn't likely to be crowned until closer to 8 p.m. NBC's coverage will also be available online with a live stream via the NBC-Golf Channel's Golf Live Extra website. A stream of a marquee group will also be available at U.S. Open.com and via the official U.S. Open application for Apple and Android devices.
Merion Golf Club was set up with easier pin locations on Saturday, but it still proved to be a difficult challenge with just six players carding rounds under par. Mickelson is the only player still in red figures heading to the final round, which will make for an interesting decision on course layout for Sunday. Sunday pins are typically in challenging locations, but with players struggling to break par with an easier layout, we may see a combination of difficult and easier pins on Sunday.
No matter where the pins are, there is a good chance the U.S. Open comes down to the wire. Eight players will begin Sunday within four strokes of the lead and it's a star-studded leaderboard. All nine of the top players on the leaderboard are ranked in the top 50 of the world including seven ranked in the top 22.
Here's a complete look at the final round coverage including the TV and radio schedules as well as the options for streaming online.
Sunday's final round coverage
Noon - 7:30 p.m. - Live coverage on NBC
Noon - 7 p.m. - Live video
2 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Live coverage on ESPN Radio