Louis Oosthuizen was tied for 28th when the third round of the US Open concluded on Sunday and will need to catch fire in order to contend.
Compleat Golfer’s playing editor was runner up at both the US Open and The Open Championship last year and will be itching to contend at another major.
He’ll be hoping that Oakmont Country Club bears its teeth on Sunday afternoon and reels in Shane Lowry, who led by four strokes on seven-under-par.
Oosthuizen was in danger of missing the cut after shooting 75 in the first round, but went 10 shots better for his second 18 and to be level-par at the halfway mark.
He battled around in 74 blows during the third round and will need to produce something magical in order to have a shot at winning his second major.
Lowry was five-under-par for the tournament when round three was delayed due to bad light, but resumed his charge on Sunday and birdied two of the final four holes. He set the benchmark on seven-under, four strokes clear of Andrew Landry and Dustin Johnson.
Lee Westwood and Daniel Summerhays shared fourth place on two-under-par, while Branden Grace was one shot worse and took up sole sixth.
It’s set to be a scintillating final round.