Justin Rose

Justin Rose of England looks skyward in honor of his late father after finishing the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday at Merion Golf Club. (Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images / June 16, 2013)

He does own two Web.com victories and has earned $2.6 million in his career, which is what Woods has already earned on tour this year.

Bettencourt has earned $28,350 this year on tour, which works out roughly to three hours of flying fuel for Tiger's jet.

Yet, Bettencourt on Sunday is matching Tiger shot-for-shot. Yep, this weekend can't end fast enough.

No. 18 at Merion offers plenty of drama | 9:40 a.m.

It's always neat when someone can make birdie on the 72nd hole to win a major golf championship but no one is expecting that in Sunday's final round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

The par-four 18th hole at Merion has been brutal and punitive.

It will play to 521 yards on Sunday with the same back-left pin placement used when Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino went head to head in a playoff in 1971.

How tough has No. 18 played?

There were zero birdies on the hole in Saturday's third round. The equally brutal par-four fifth hole, in excess of 500 yards, actually played as the toughest third-round hole at an average of 4.79 strokes compared to 4.73 at No. 18. But at least the fifth hole yielded two third-round birdies.

And, for the week, No. 18 is still No. 1 with its 4.71 average.

All this could make for a very interesting day. Other majors, think the Masters, traditionally have easier set-ups on the final day to promote birdies and enhance the television drama.

Merion, which is located near a train station, could end up a train wreck.

Consider how the best players in the world have fared at No. 18 this week.

The top 10 players on the leaderboard are a cumulative 14 over par.

Here is a look at No. 18 by player. Refer to this if the field is still bunched later in the day:
1. Phil Mickelson (even: par, birdie, bogey)
T2. Hunter Mahan (four over: double, bogey, bogey)
T2. Charl Schwartzel (one over: bogey, birdie, bogey)
T2. Steve Stricker (even: par, par, par)
T5. Justin Rose (two over: bogey, par, bogey)
T5. Luke Donald (three over: bogey, par, double bogey)
T5. Billy Horschel (even: bogey, birdie, par)
8.  Jason Day (three over: bogey, bogey, bogey)
9.  Rickie Fowler (one over: par, bogey,  par)
10: Michael Kim (even: birdie, par, bogey).

Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker sentimental favorites | 6 a.m.

The USGA picked the worst championship venue ever to start a campaign to speed up play, as players have contemplated the intricacies of Merion Golf Club's course like chess players agonizing over their next moves.

The top golfers in the world got around Merion on Saturday in about 5½ grueling hours.

Just try playing that slow at your local public course.

The USGA's new slogan, though, certainly applies to Sunday.