Breakthrough in Brookline.
Matt Fitzpatrick (-6) earned his first victory on the PGA Tour in a major way, fighting off Scottie Scheffler and Will Zalatoris (both -5) to become the first English golfer since Justin Rose in 2013 to win the U.S. Open.
Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris started the day tied atop the leaderboard at 4 under. The latter seemingly fell out of contention in the front nine with two bogeys in his first three holes. But birdies on 6, 7 and 9 set him up to battle Fitzpatrick until the last putt.
Scheffler, meanwhile, suffered another back-nine meltdown after starting with four birdies in six holes. He was still in contention after bogeys on 10 and 11, especially after a late birdie on 17, but a par on the final hole left him no longer in control of his destiny.
Fitzpatrick, who carded a 3-under-par final round, faced similarly difficult circumstances at the start of the back nine, bogeying 10 and 11. But birdies on 13 and 15 — the latter a long putt from across the green — gave him the lead with only three holes remaining.
He was solid on 16 and 17, but a tee shot into the bunker on 18 nearly spelled disaster as he nursed a one-stroke lead over Zalatoris and Scheffler. No matter: His approach landed in the center of the green, and he two-putted his way to a par.
Zalatoris had the final shot of the day and, to his credit, he nearly forced a playoff. But a heartbreaking miss confirmed Fitzpatrick as the winner of the 2022 U.S. Open.
The Sporting News tracked every stroke of the incredible battle and even better finish. Check out the full results and highlights from the 2022 U.S. Open:
U.S. Open leaderboard 2022
|Rank||Player (country)||Score (hole)|
|1.||Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG)||-6 (F)|
|T-2.||Scottie Scheffler (USA)||-5 (F)|
|T-2.||Will Zalatoris (USA)||-5 (F)|
|4.||Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)||-3 (F)|
|T-5.||Collin Morikawa (USA)||-2 (F)|
|T-5.||Rory McIlroy (NIR)||-2 (F)|
|T-7.||Denny McCarthy (USA)||-1 (F)|
|T-7.||Adam Hadwin (CAN)||-1 (F)|
|T-7.||Keegan Bradley (USA)||-1 (F)|
|T-10.||Gary Woodland (USA)||E (F)|
|T-10.||Joel Dahmen (USA)||E (F)|
U.S. Open live updates, highlights from Sunday's Round 4
All times Eastern.
6:46 p.m.: Zalatoris edges the hole but misses it just left. It's a heartbreaker, but what a battle between him and Fitzpatrick (-6), winner of the 2022 U.S. Open!
6:45 p.m.: Fitzpatrick's shot is off the mark. He hits a footlong for par. It's all up to this last shot from Zalatoris.
6:42 p.m.: Zalatoris' approach is only a few feet closer to the pin than Fitzpatrick — he'll get a good read on the line but he has a tough birdie attempt.
6:41 p.m.: Huge pressure shot for Fitzpatrick, who gets it center of the green and has a 15-foot look at a birdie putt.
6:41 p.m.: Not a bad lie for Fitzpatrick, but he has to get it up quick to avoid the sand mound.
6:39 p.m.: Rahm, who once was among the leaders here at Brookline, hits par on his final hole to finish 1 over for the tournament. Huge applause.
6:37 p.m.: Fitzpatrick misses the same shot attempt and hits the bunker. Huge error there, to raucous applause among the people in attendance.
6:36 p.m.: Zalatoris' drive just clears that big, deep bunker and hits the fairway. Huge shot.
6:34 p.m.: Fitzpatrick's birdie attempt similarly breaks too early. One hole left to decide this.
6:33 p.m.: Zalatoris' birdie attempt breaks too early. He'll head to the final hole down a stroke to Fitzpatrick (assuming the latter doesn't birdie here).
6:31 p.m.: Incredible look for Scheffler to get a birdie on Hole 18. Gave it a good run but it just missed left. He'll walk it in for par but any chance at a playoff is out of his hands.
6:30 p.m.: Zalatoris' shot also lands above the pin but rolls back several feet. He'll have a 12-to-15-look at birdie to get back even with Fitzpatrick.
6:29 p.m.: Fitzpatrick's approach on 17 lands just above the pin and rolls back a few inches. He's looking at a 6-foot, downhill attempt for birdie. That likely would end it.
6:23 p.m.: Huge bounce-back birdie for Zalatoris, who centers the 5-foot birdie uphill. He has two holes to get one stroke back on Fitzpatrick.
6:22 p.m.: Incredible lag putt from Fitzpatrick lands a few inches from a tournament-ending birdie. He'll settle for par with two holes remaining.
6:21 p.m: Scheffler finds the center of the fairway on 18. He has a shot at moving into a tie for first.
6:20 p.m.: Beautiful tee shot from Zalatoris to get a 5-foot look at birdie on 16.
6:19 p.m.: And here's a birdie from Scheffler on 17! He needs another to move into a tie with Fitzpatrick, assuming the latter doesn't get any more birdies.
6:18 p.m.: Fitzpatrick finds the center of the center of the green on 16. He only needs par from here on out.
6:15 p.m.: And now Fitzpatrick birdies from roughly the same distance! He has a two-stroke lead over the Americans with three holes left; he stands to be the first English golfer to win the U.S. Open since Justin Rose in 2013.
6:14 p.m.: Great attempt for Zalatoris, but he's forced to two-putt for a bogey. He's now tied with Scheffler at 4 under.
6:12 p.m.: Zalatoris had a terrible lie in the bunker, and is looking at a 20-footer to salvage par.
6:09 p.m.: Pivotal moment — Zalatoris hits the front-left bunker and needs an up-and-down to save par.
6:08 p.m.: Fitzpatrick's ball just misses the mound, and he's able to get onto the green from roughly 12 feet. Zalatoris up next.
6:04 p.m.: Scheffler gets a decent birdie look on 16, but it breaks too early. He has two more holes to gain a stroke on the leaders (or otherwise hope they both bogey).
6 p.m.: Fitzpatrick's drive on 15 is far right, into the grandstands. Zalatoris' drive is also right of the fairway, but only in the thick stuff. Fitzpatrick may actually have the better lie.
5:51 p.m.: Scheffler's birdie attempt on 15 just misses. He'll remain a shot back of the leaders with only 16, 17 and 18 left to make up some ground.
5:50 p.m.: The two co-leaders maintain par and head to the 15th.
5:49 p.m.: Zalatoris' birdie attempt just misses right from 7 feet. He'll maintain the co-lead for now, with Fitzpatrick yet to putt to save par.
5:48 p.m.: Scheffler's approach on 15 bounces off the green and into the second cut behind the pin. Not hard to salvage for par, but he needs to get some birdies.
5:46 p.m.: McIlroy gets a birdie on 15 to get to 2 under, but is going to need quite a run to challenge Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick at the top of the leaderboard.
5:42 p.m.: Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick both find the fairway on 14.
5:33 p.m.: And Zalatoris saves it! Fantastic finish brewing in Brookline.
5:32 p.m.: Fitzpatrick hits an incredible lag putt for birdie on Hole 13! He's tied for the lead at 5 under. Now Zalatoris has to salvage par from 10 feet.
5:22 p.m.: Zalatoris is making things interesting. His drive on 13 is way right in the trees.
5:18 p.m.: Zalatoris (-5) can't salvage par and loses a stroke. He still has the outright lead but his lead has shrunk to one
5:14 p.m.: Scheffler manages par on Hole 13 — he needs to start getting some strokes back if he wants to win this.
5:14 p.m.: Zalatoris' first shot is far right in the thick stuff. His second is on the fairway but he'll need to scramble to save par.
5:08 p.m.: Matsuyama's final tee of the day ends way right in the grandstands. Someone's got a story to tell.
5:04 p.m.: Fitzpatrick following Scheffler's example with his second straight bogey. He falls to 4 under, giving Zalatoris a two-stroke lead.
5:02 p.m.: That's a 12-foot birdie and the solo lead for Zalatoris (-6)!
4:58 p.m.: Fitzpatrick bogeys on 10 as well to lose the outright lead. He and Zalatoris head into the remainder of the back nine where they started the day: tied for first.
4:47 p.m.: Scheffler (-4) is on the verge of another meltdown. He has bogeyed on Holes 10 and 11 and needs to stop the bleeding.
4:38 p.m.: Zalatoris is heating up at the right time, too. He birdies on Hole 9 — his third in four holes — to join Scheffler in second place at 5 under.
4:36 p.m.: Repeat of history? Scheffler can't sink the par-saving putt and loses the lead to fall to 5 under.
4:29 p.m.: Scheffler's approach on Hole 10 rolls past the green into the backside bunker. He'll need to chip out for an up-and-down par.
4:26 p.m.: Fitzpatrick takes advantage of the par-5 eighth hole where Scheffler couldn't. The two are now tied again at 6 under and heading for an awesome battle on the back nine.
4:25 p.m.: Scheffler once again heads to the back nine with a score of 6-under par. Can he avoid yesterday's meltdown that cost him four strokes on the back nine?
4:15 p.m.: Keep an eye on Hideki Matsuyama, who's 4 under this round to go to 2 under for the tournament.
4:09 p.m.: Scheffler properly steeled himself and salvaged par on Hole 8 with a 5-foot par putt. This is getting interesting.
4:07 p.m.: Another birdie for Zalatoris on Hole 7! His immaculate approach game is keeping him in contention.
4:01 p.m: Fantastic tee from Zalatoris on the par-3 sixth. The ensuing birdie gives him third place outright at 3 under.
4 p.m.: Scheffler's having his mettle tested. His third shot on Hole 8 hits the false edge and rolls about 4 feet away from where he originally shot. He'll need an up-and-down to save par, now.
3:59 p.m.: Fitzpatrick (-5) loses a stroke on Hole 6, giving Scheffler the outright lead again. Scheffler's in good position to take a two-stroke lead on the par-5 eighth hole.
3:51 p.m.: Scheffler's on Hole 8, where he's 4-under par through three playthroughs (including that magical eagle in Round 3). He gets a bit of roll along the right side of the fairway.
3:50 p.m.: Fitzpatrick, one hole behind Scheffler, hits his second birdie of the day on Hole 5. He's now tied for the lead at 6 under.
3:49 p.m.: Meanwhile, Hideki Matsuyama hits a long putt to get to 1 under for the tournament.
3:47 p.m.: Zalatoris (-2) just can't seem to get the strokes back that he lost. He just barely misses a 5-foot birdie attempt.
3:42 p.m.: Three holes, two birdies. Not too bad for Joel Dahmen (-2).
3:39 p.m.: Scottie's feeling it now. He's birdied on the par-3 sixth hole — his first birdie there all tournament. He's back atop the leaderboard at 6 under (-4 this round).
3:24 p.m.: McIlroy has his third birdie of the day, punctuated with a pair of bogeys in between. Interesting round for him as he moves back to 2 under.
3:21 p.m.: Fitzpatrick joins Scheffler atop the leaderboard with a 3-foot birdie on the third.
3:20 p.m.: More issues for Zalatoris, whose 30-foot lag putt stops a few feet short of a par save. That's another stroke lost.
3:17 p.m.: The question now is whether Scheffler can maintain his play — he could not in Round 3, when he double-bogeyed on 11 and bogeyed on Holes 12, 13 and 14.
3:15 p.m.: Once again, Scheffler is atop the leaderboard by himself. He hit a 12-footer downhill — his third birdie in four holes — and is back to 5 under for the tournament.
3:15 p.m.: Adam Hadwin with an incredible 15-foot birdie that needed a ton of break from left to right. He centered it and is back to 2 under.
3:12 p.m.: And there's another bogey from McIlroy on 4. He's back to eve for the day and 1 under for the tournament.
3:08 p.m.: Zalatoris is off the lead after bogeying on 2. Still only a shot back.
3:06 p.m.: McIlroy's way left on the fifth hole, looks to be on the mound. That's going to be tough to scramble from.
3:05 p.m.: Bounce-back birdie for McIlroy to get to 2 under.
3:05 p.m.: Fitzpatrick barely misses a birdie on Hole 2 and settles for the walk-in par to remain at the co-lead at 4 under.
3 p.m.: Denny McCarthy is 3 under for the round and 2 under for the tournament — only two shots back of the leaders.
2:59 p.m.: Rahm saves par with a 5-footer. Meanwhile, Keegan Bradley goes bogey-bogey to start the round, falling back to even for the tournament.
2:56 p.m.: Zalatoris salvages par with a nice opening up-and-down to remain the co-lead.
2:53 p.m.: McIlroy bogeys on Hole 3 to fall back to 1 under. Gotta keep it under control.
2:50 p.m.: Scheffler's drive on 3 goes so far he hits the curve. He's feeling it early in Round 4.
2:48 p.m.: Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick both find the fairway on their opening drives. We are now full go.
2:44 p.m.: Two holes. Two birdies. We have a new co-leader with Scottie Scheffler going to 4 under.
2:43 p.m.: And now Denny McCarthy (-1) is back under par after a birdie on 4.
2:41 p.m.: Rahm's approach on the opening hole falls just short of the green. He'll need an up-and-down par to remain a shot back of Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick.
2:39 p.m.: McIlroy with a nice stinger down the fairway on Hole 3. Reminder that he's only two shots back of the leaders. ...
2:37 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama is back to even for the day with a right-to-left putt from 8 feet out on Hole 7.
2:34 p.m.: Jon Rahm finds the left-center fairway on Hole 1. Only the leaders remain to tee off.
2:25 p.m.: Rory's making moves early with a birdie on Hole 1:
2:13 p.m.: Rory McIlroy (-1) tees off and goes a little left, into the rough. Nothing he can't recover from.
1:54 p.m.: Whatever works, works.
1:52 p.m.: Xander Schauffele with a clinic on how to play the par-3 Hole 11.
1:27 p.m.: When luck meets skill, it looks like this:
12:22 p.m.: Mackenzie Hughes is playing some great golf out there; he's 2 under for the round and two shots from even for the tournament.
What channel is the U.S. Open on today?
- TV channel: NBC | USA Network
- Live stream: Peacock | NBCSports.com | USOpen.com | fuboTV
The USA Network will provide early-round coverage from 10 a.m. to noon before NBC concludes U.S. Open coverage from noon to 7 p.m. Peacock will have exclusive early-round coverage from 9-10 a.m. FuboTV is a streaming option as well.
Here's a look at the broadcast schedule for Round 4 of the 2022 U.S. Open.
|10 a.m.-Noon||USA Network|
|Noon-7 p.m.||NBC/Peacock, fuboTV|
U.S. Open tee times 2022
Round 4: Sunday, June 19
|Tee time (ET)||Pairing|
|8:49 a.m.||Stewart Hagestad, Harris English|
|9 a.m.||Brandon Matthews, Sebastian Soderberg|
|9:11 a.m.||Wil Besseling, Chris Naegel|
|9:22 a.m.||Tyrrell Hatton, Austin Greaser|
|9:33 a.m.||Bryson DeChambeau, Grayson Murray|
|9:44 a.m.||MJ Daffue, Callum Tarren|
|9:55 a.m.||Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa|
|10:06 a.m.||Chris Gotterup, Sam Bennett|
|10:17 a.m.||Patrick Reed, Todd Sinnott|
|10:28 a.m.||Guido Migliozzi, K.H. Lee|
|10:44 a.m.||Travis Vick, Brooks Koepka|
|10:55 a.m.||Justin Rose, Sam Stevens|
|11:06 a.m.||Joseph Bramlett, Beau Hossler|
|11:17 a.m.||Xander Schauffele, Andrew Putnam|
|11:28 a.m.||Marc Leishman, Mackenzie Hughes|
|11:39 a.m.||Richard Bland, Adam Scott|
|11:50 a.m.||David Lingmerth, Thomas Pieters|
|12:01 p.m.||Joohyung Kim, Adam Schenk|
|12:17 p.m.||Justin Thomas, Cameron Tringle|
|12:28 p.m.||Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay|
|12:39 p.m.||Collin Morikawa, Patrick Rodgers|
|12:50 p.m.||Brian Harman, Davis Riley|
|1:01 p.m.||Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson|
|1:12 p.m.||Min Woo Lee, Sebastian Munoz|
|1:23 p.m.||Hayden Buckley, Aaron Wise|
|1:34 p.m.||Matthew NeSmith, Seamus Power|
|1:50 p.m.||Gary Woodland, Denny McCarthy|
|2:01 p.m.||Nick Hardy, Joel Dahmen|
|2:12 p.m.||Rory McIlroy, Sam Burns|
|2:23 p.m.||Scottie Scheffler, Adam Hadwin|
|2:34 p.m.||Keegan Bradley, Jon Rahm|
|2:45 p.m.||Matt Fitzpatrick, Will Zalatoris|