U.S. Open 2014 leaderboard: Phil Mickelson shoots 72, 14 off the lead

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Mickelson didn't play poorly on a tough course, but failed to make up any ground at the U.S. Open.

With dry conditions and challenging pin placements, Pinehurst No. 2 is playing extremely difficult on Saturday. Phil Mickelson battled his way to a solid round of 2-over 72 and while that was more than three strokes below the scoring average for the day, it didn't help him make up any ground on the leaderboard.

Mickelson managed only one birdie on the round and ran into trouble late with a pair of late bogeys to drop him to 5-over for the tournament and 14 strokes off Martin Kaymer's lead. Despite being 2-over on the day, Mickelson's round was actually one of the better rounds of the third round thus far with many players struggling to stay even close to even par. Mickelson, however, likely needed a better than solid round to play his way into contention.

Everyone is still chasing Martin Kaymer who leads at 9-under. Kaymer ran into some trouble on his second hole with a poor chip leading to just his second bogey of the tournament. With other players struggling, Kaymer continues to lead by six strokes. The course is playing at more than 3-1/2-stokes over par on the round, making 72 and better a good score. Anything in the 60s would be a terrific result. Only four players are currently under par on the round.

Rory McIlroy began the round at 1-under, but has dropped to 3-over. He bogeyed four of his first six holes, catching some tough breaks around the greens. Here is a look at the full leaderboard as the final groups begin to make their way around the course.

Place

Player

Score

Thru

1

Martin Kaymer

-9

2

T2

Brendon de Jonge

-3

4

T2

Brandt Snedeker

-3

3

T2

Brendon Todd

-3

2

T5

Henrik Stenson

-2

5

T5

Kevin Na

-2

3

T7

Rickie Fowler

-1

9

T7

Erik Compton

-1

7

T7

Matt Kuchar

-1

5

T7

Dustin Johnson

-1

4

T7

Brooks Koepka

-1

4

T12

Jordan Spieth

E

6

T12

Adam Scott

E

6

T14

Ian Poulter

1

8

T14

Chris Kirk

1

6

T14

Keegan Bradley

1

4

T17

Garth Mulroy

2

15

T17

Victor Dubuisson

2

12

T17

Jimmy Walker

2

12

T17

Justin Rose

2

11

T17

Jason Day

2

10

T17

Marcel Siem

2

10

T17

Steve Stricker

2

8

T24

Aaron Baddeley

3

11

T24

J.B. Holmes

3

9

T24

Francesco Molinari

3

7

T24

Rory McIlroy

3

6

T28

Shiv Kapur

4

F

T28

Lucas Bjerregaard

4

14

T28

Hideki Matsuyama

4

8

T31

Ryan Moore

5

F

T31

Retief Goosen

5

F

T31

Bill Haas

5

F

T31

Phil Mickelson

5

F

T35

Sergio Garcia

6

F

T35

Cody Gribble

6

F

T35

Ernie Els

6

F

T35

Billy Horschel

6

F

T35

Webb Simpson

6

F

T35

Patrick Reed

6

17

T35

Jim Furyk

6

15

T35

Danny Willett

6

9

T43

Nicholas Lindheim

7

F

T43

Zach Johnson

7

F

T43

Kenny Perry

7

F

T43

Graeme McDowell

7

14

T43

Fran Quinn

7

13

T48

Zac Blair

8

F

T48

Stewart Cink

8

F

T48

Scott Langley

8

17

T48

Gary Woodland

8

16

T48

Seung-yul Noh

8

13

T53

Paul Casey

9

F

T53

Bo Van Pelt

9

F

T53

Harris English

9

F

T56

Billy Hurley III

10

F

T56

Justin Leonard

10

F

T56

Daniel Berger

10

16

T59

Clayton Rask

11

F

T59

Alex Cejka

11

F

T61

Matthew Fitzpatrick

12

F

T61

Louis Oosthuizen

12

F

63

Kevin Stadler

13

F

64

Boo Weekley

14

F

65

Kevin Tway

15

F

66

Russell Henley

16

F

67

Toru Taniguchi

23

F

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