U.S. Open 2013 leaderboard: Tiger Woods struggles continue, Phil Mickelson makes his way to 1st tee

Scott Halleran

Tee times for the leaders at the U.S. Open are approaching and based on the early results, a low round may be attainable.

The leaders are beginning to tee off in the final round of the 2013 U.S. Open. Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and others are already on the course while Phil Mickelson will begin his final round is less than a half hour. When they do hit the course, the leaders will find Merion is not playing much easier than it did during the first three rounds.

A few players have been able to post low scores, but Merion is still playing more than four strokes over par in the early going. Hideki Matsuyama has the best round of the day going as he's 3-under through 14 holes. Martin Laird posted the best score of the day thus far, carding a 2-under 68. With course conditions still proving to be difficult, a score of even par or slightly better may be good enough for one of the leaders to win the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods continues to struggle as he's now 13-over for the tournament. Woods carded a triple bogey on No. 2 and is 4-over through 13 holes on Sunday. While Woods struggles, Jason Dufner has played well enough to move to the fringe of contention. Dufner is 2-under through seven holes and now seven strokes off the lead.

Here is a quick look at the top of the leaderboard and a few other notable names.

Player Score Thru
Phil Mickelson -1 3:20 p.m.
Hunter Mahan E 3:20 p.m.
Charl Schwartzel E 3:09 p.m.
Steve Stricker E 3:09 p.m.
Justin Rose +1 2:58 p.m.
Luke Donald +1 2:58 p.m.
Billy Horschel +1 1
Jason Day +2 1
Rickie Fowler +3 2
Jason Dufner +6 7
Ian Poulter +6 3
Bubba Watson +8 6
Rory McIlroy +9 9
Tiger Woods +13 14

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