22 Jun 2009

Barnes and Glover in U.S. Open lead as tournament heads into fifth day

3:37 pm on 22 June 2009

The American golfers Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover hold a share of the lead after one hole of the U.S. Open final round in New York, with the weather-delayed tournament heading into a fifth day.

The pair are at seven under par, five clear of a four strong chasing pack at the Bethpage Black course.

Among that group is David Duval, who ten years ago was world number one but has now slumped to 882nd in the world.

Tied for third along with Duval are fellow Americans Hunter Mahan and three-times major winner and world number two Phil Mickelson, along with England's Ross Fisher.

Triple champion and holder Tiger Woods, who won the 2002 Open at Bethpage, is seven shots off the pace.