Except for a costly double bogey at No. 15 Saturday, Mike Weir would be in prime position to contend for the U.S. Open title today at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
As it was, the Draper resident fired a 2-under-par 69, the second-best score of the day and was one of just four of 80 golfers to shoot under 70 in the third round.
Going into today's final round, Weir is tied for 11th place, six shots behind leader Tiger Woods, who needed an eagle on the final hole to grab the lead. Without Tigers' eagle and Weir's double-bogey, Weir could be just three shots off the lead.
Weir made five birdies on the day, at Nos. 5 and 7, sandwiched around a bogey at 6 and then made birdies at Nos. 14, 16 and 18 with his back nine spoiled only by the double at No. 15.
Weir tees off at 1:40 p.m. MDT today with Sergio Garcia.
He will be trying for his fourth top-10 U.S. Open finish and with a great round could contend for the title today.