Japan's Hideki Matsuyama carded a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to fall into a three-way tie for 14th place after the third round of the U.S. Open men's golf championship, standing six shots behind leader Brian Harman of the United States.
Matsuyama, who shot 65 Thursday to come to within two strokes of the lead in eighth place halfway through the tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, rolled in four birdies against three bogeys for a 54-hole total of 6-under 210.
"I couldn't control my shots in the first half and my putting was bad from the start. My shots got better but then my putting got even worse," said Matsuyama, who managed two birdies on the front nine but had a bumpy return to the clubhouse with three bogeys and two birdies.
"I still have a chance if I can score well (on the final day Sunday). I will do my best," he said.
Harman, who shared a four-way lead overnight, now sits alone atop the leaderboard at 12-under 204 after a third-round 67. Fellow Americans Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood are one shot behind Harman.
Japan's Satoshi Kodaira is tied for 35th place at 1-under 215 and Yusaku Miyazato shares 51st at 2-over 218.