Sport Back-nine collapse drops Patrick Reed from T-1 to T-11 at U.S. Open
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MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Patrick Reed’s U.S. Open chances likely disappeared in nine holes.
Tied for the lead as he played the back nine at Winged Foot, Reed shot 42 on the inward half to plummet into a tie for 11th, eight shots back of Matthew Wolff.
Can he still win?
“It’s a long shot, but you saw how fast it can go the wrong direction,” Reed said. “You get just a little off around here, you can make some numbers.”
Reed led by a shot at the halfway point but had hit only 10 fairways, the fewest by a U.S. Open leader since they started keeping stats in 1983. He wasn’t any more accurate on Saturday, hitting only 3 of 14 fairways and finding just nine greens. He shot a third-round 77, which tied the worst score of anyone inside the top 40.
“Frustrated,” Reed said. “Anyone in my position would be frustrated. The great thing is there’s always tomorrow, and it’s a U.S. Open. Even though I’m eight shots back, if I go out and play a really solid round tomorrow, you never know.”
Death toll in India building collapse jumps to 35 .
The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India jumped to 35 Wednesday, officials said, as hopes of finding anyone else alive dimmed. Emergency workers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have so far pulled 20 survivors from the rubble of the three-storey building in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. An NDRF spokesman and local authorities told reporters that recovery teams, aided by sniffer dogs, retrieved 35 bodies buried under brick and concrete after the block came crashing down before dawn on Monday.An official with Thane city authorities, which oversees Bhiwandi, said the dead included eight children.