Wolff charges into US Open lead with 65

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open and carving his own path.

That starts with shots he gouges out of the rough. It ends with him making six birdies, the last one a towering 7-iron from the first cut of rough that landed over the steep slope on the 18th green at Winged Foot and settled 10 feet right of the pin to match the best score - a 5-under 65 - at Winged Foot in a major.

He hit only two fairways Saturday on a course - and a major - with a blueprint for avoiding the rough. The only number that mattered to the 21-year-old Californian was a two-shot lead going into the final round.


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