Third-round leader Hurley seeks first tour win at Quicken Loans National

Third-round leader Hurley seeks first tour win at Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA - Winning the Quicken Loans National would be emotional for local favorite Billy Hurley III. 

Emotional because it would be Hurley’s first PGA Tour victory. Emotional because Hurley grew up in Leesburg, Virginia and attended the Naval Academy. Now living in Annapolis, Md, Hurley has been cheered on by friends and family all week at Congressional Country Club.

Emotional because Hurley’s late father, Willard Hurley Jr., disappeared during the week of this tournament last year. Although Hurley’s father was found during last year’s tournament, he died several weeks later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hurley was setting the pace holding a two-stroke lead at 15 under par for the tournament (66-65-67, 198), head of Ernie Els 66-65-65, 200)), and three strokes better than rookie Jon Rahm (64-67-70, 201), who was making his pro debut.

Many thoughts will race through Hurley’s mind during Sunday’s final round, but he hoped to keep his focus on winning.

“I can’t think of a better one for me to win to be my first win on Tour,” said Hurley.

Hurley’s father was a police sergeant who sometimes worked at tournaments controlling the galleries. Asked if he thought about his father during Saturday’s round, Hurley said, “You know, obviously I think about my dad a lot.”

Hurley said he thought about his father walking from No. 9 to No. 10, but on the course, Hurley looked unflappable during Saturday’s four-under-par bogey-free round.

“I’m probably making it look a little easier than it is,” Hurley said.

It will take a strong effort from Hurley to hold off Els and the other contenders. But Hurley took the long road to the PGA Tour, serving in the Navy for five years after graduation. One of Hurley’s Navy experiences was navigating a ship through the Persian Gulf.

Hurley hoped that background would help him navigate his emotions on Sunday.

“Mental toughness is kind of a big thing,” Hurley said. “You either learn it at the Naval Academy or you’re not there very long, so that definitely helps in adversity on the golf course.”

U.S. Open Golf Championship Golf: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Channel, Odds

U.S. Open Golf Championship Golf: Tee Times, Pairings, TV Channel, Odds

The 2017 U.S. Open Golf Championship will take place for the first time at the Erin Hills golf course in Erin, Wisconsin.

It is one of the most historic events on the PGA Tour with a plethora of young talent ready to take charge on a fairly new course.

Perhaps the biggest storyline of the event though, will be if Phil Mickelson be able to make his 2:20 p.m. CT first round tee time? Lefty, who has finished sixth in the event six times, is attending his daughter's high school graduation in California at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Still he is holding out hope that the weather holds calm, and that the ceremony remains short, for a chance to fly to the course just in time, according to Golf Digest.

Still if Mickelson is unable to make the trip, there is a loaded field with 11 past champions set to battle it out. Plus there are two three of the five players in the PGA yet to claim this event in Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm.

2017 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HOW TO WATCH: 

What: The 117th U.S. Open Championship
When: Thursday, June 15th - Sunday, June 18th 
Where: Erin Hills, Erin, Wisconsin

DAY 1 COVERAGE (Thursday, June 15):

Time/ TV Channel: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m./ FS1, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 2 COVERAGE (Friday, June 16):

Time/ TV Channel: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m./ FS1, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 3 COVERAGE (Saturday, June 17):

Time/ TV Channel: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

DAY 4 COVERAGE (Sunday, June 18):

Time/ TV Channel: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. FOX
Livestream: Fox Sports Go

2017 U.S. OPEN OPEN ROUND TEE TIMES (EST), PAIRINGS:

Tee No. 1 

7:45 a.m. -- Jordan Niebrugge, Talor Gooch, Kevin Dougherty
7:56 a.m. -- Andres Romero, Brice Garnett, TBD
8:07 a.m. -- Yusaku Miyazato, J.T. Poston, Aaron Rai
8:18 a.m. -- David Lingmerth, Paul Dunne, Haotong Li
8:29 a.m. -- Stewart Hagestad, Chez Reavie, Gene Sauers
8:40 a.m. -- Brandt Snedeker, Alex Noren, Tyrrell Hatton
8:51 a.m. -- Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Thomas Pieters, Brooks Koepka
9:02 a.m. -- Gary Woodland, J.B. Holmes, Jason Kokrak
9:13 a.m. -- Russell Knox, Scott Gregory, Martin Laird
9:24 a.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel, Branden Grace
9:35 a.m. -- Webb Simpson*, Ernie Els*, Lucas Glover*
9:46 a.m. -- Tyson Alexander, Christopher Crawford, Max Greyserman
9:57 a.m. -- Matthew Campbell, Garrett Osborn, Walker Lee
1:30 p.m. -- Jack Maguire, Corey Conners, Ben Kohles
1:41 p.m. -- Eddie Pepperell, Chan Kim, TBD
1:52 p.m. -- Jhonattan Vegas, Yuta Ikeda, Sean O'Hair
2:03 p.m. -- Andrew Johnston, Brian Stuard, George Coetzee
2:14 p.m. -- Marc Leishman, Pat Perez, Si Woo Kim
2:25 p.m. -- Russell Henley, Scottie Scheffler, Harris English
2:36 p.m. -- Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia
2:47 p.m. -- Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen
2:58 p.m. -- Jimmy Walker, Justin Thomas, Paul Casey
3:09 p.m. -- Jason Day, Justin Rose*, Rory McIlroy*
3:20 p.m. -- Steve Stricker, Stewart Cink, Phil Mickelson
3:31 p.m. -- Ryan Brehm, John Oda, Jonathan Randolph
3:42 p.m. -- Mason Andersen, Derek Barron, Roman Robledo

Tee No. 10

7:45 a.m. -- Ted Potter Jr., Daniel Chopra, TBD
7:56 a.m. -- Shugo Imahira, Matthew Wallace, TBD
8:07 a.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Jason Dufner, Hideto Tanihara
8:18 a.m. -- Jeunghun Wang, Thomas Aiken, Bradley Dredge
8:29 a.m. -- Scott Harvey, Jamie Lovemark, Michael Putnam
8:40 a.m. -- Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood, Bud Cauley
8:51 a.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm
9:02 a.m. -- Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher, Graeme McDowell*
9:13 a.m. -- Danny Willett, Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera*
9:24 a.m. -- Matt Kuchar, Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed
9:35 a.m. -- Martin Kaymer*, Jordan Spieth*, Dustin Johnson*
9:46 a.m. -- Joaquin Niemann, Stephan Jaeger, Joel Stalter
9:57 a.m. -- Daniel Miernicki, Sahith Theegala, TBD
1:30 p.m. -- Wade Ormsby, Oliver Bekker, Kyle Thompson
1:41 p.m. -- Brandon Stone, Troy Merritt, TBD
1:52 p.m. -- Satoshi Kodaira, Daniel Summerhays, Alexander Levy
2:03 p.m. -- William McGirt, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Na
2:14 p.m. -- Brad Dalke, Wesley Bryan, Brendan Steele
2:25 p.m. -- Nick Flanagan, Richie Ramsay, Bryson DeChambeau
2:36 p.m. -- Daniel Berger, Roberto Castro, Bill Haas
2:47 p.m. -- Adam Hadwin, Emiliano Grillo, Cheng-Tsung Pan
2:58 p.m. -- Scott Piercy, Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk*
3:09 p.m. -- Matthew Fitzpatrick, Peter Uihlein, Ben An
3:20 p.m. -- Kevin Chappell, Maverick McNealy, Bernd Wiesberger
3:31 p.m. -- Xander Schauffele, Trey Mullinax, Cameron Champ
3:42 p.m. -- Sam Ryder, Alex Smalley, Andy Pope

*: Denotes Former U.S. Open Champion
Bold: Denotes 2017 FedEx Cup Top-10 Player

2017 U.S. OPEN TOP-10 ODDS & NOTABLES:

Dustin Johnson: 7-1
Rory McIlroy: 9-1
Jordan Spieth: 10-1
Jason Day: 12-1
Justin Rose: 15-1
Jon Rahm: 15-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 20-1
Sergio Garcia: 20-1
Rickie Fowler: 25-1
Adam Scott: 25-1
Phil Mickelson: 30-1
Matt Kuchar: 40-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 50-1
Bubba Watson: 60-1

Tiger Woods arrested for DUI charge in Florida

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Tiger Woods arrested for DUI charge in Florida

JUPITER, Fla. — Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. on Monday.

Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in Jupiter. He was released just before 11 a.m. on his own recognizance. He has been charged under a Driving Under the Influence statute.

No other details were immediately available. Messages left for a Jupiter police spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

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