Matthew Wolff will sleep on a 54-hole lead for the first time at a major championship. Of course, this time 50 days ago, he had never even played in a major championship. At Winged Foot on Sunday, the 21-year-old will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the 2020 U.S. Open.
Wolff, following his world-class 65 on Saturday, is trying to become the first golfer since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to win a U.S. Open in his debut. Coincidentally (or not?), the 107-year anniversary of Ouimet’s win at The Country Club is on Sunday, Sept. 20. If Wolff does win on Sunday, he would be the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods took the 1997 Masters at 21 and youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.
That’s a lot to think about for somebody who has just three top 10s on the PGA Tour in his career….