Graeme McDowell knows how quickly it all can change on Sunday at the U.S. Open.
McDowell was three shots behind going into the final round at Pebble Beach two years ago when he watched Dustin Johnson hit wedge toward the second green and take five more shots for a triple bogey. Just like that, the lead was gone, and so was Johnson. He closed with an 82.
McDowell is in the final group again this year at The Olympic Club, only he has company. Not only is he tied with Jim Furyk, but 11 others are within four shots of the lead.
''It doesn't feel much different than two years ago,'' McDowell said Saturday night. ''I guess I know what to expect now. That's probably the only difference. Emotionally, I went through the same experience today like I did two years ago. I was anxious and I was nervous. Two years ago, Saturday was a tough day for me. And hopefully tomorrow, I'll know what to expect for the day.''
For a U.S. Open, expect anything.