Stenson remains positive

Henrik Stenson maintains “anything can happen” as the Swede tries to overhaul Martin Kaymer’s massive lead at the US Open.

Stenson is six shots behind the former world number going into the final round after carding a level par 70 during a tough day at Pinehurst on Saturday, during which only two players broke par.

“The 18th caught me out a bit because I thought the wind was into us and I tried to hit the wedge really hard,” Stenson told the official European Tour website after his round.

“Instead it was across us, and tugged it left. Then I hit a bad second putt from four feet.

“It felt like that was the only bad thing that happened out there today. I could have had one or two birdie putts drop instead of miss. The 14th was a great chance and the long one on the 16th looked in all the way.

“Overall I’m very happy because I played a nice round of golf on a tough course, and I got a little bit closer. Five or six shots behind with 18 holes to go is obviously a long shot, but I’ve still got a chance.

“It’s a difficult golf course and it won’t be any easier tomorrow, so anything can happen.”