Spieth had to scramble all day to slip under the cut line by one shot.
"For want of a better word, egos get left in the suitcase".
And then, Fowler took a bogeys at Nos. Fowler lost his lead with three straight bogeys on the back nine. But years from now, that's not what Steve Stricker will remember from playing the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, where officials used him as an unofficial adviser in its early years. We're just worked up into a lather before the U.S. Open ever begins because we expect the USGA to push things to the edge.
Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn.
Brendan Steele hits a drive on the fifth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. "Doing it all night is not going to help and not make any difference, let's just concentrate on each day as it comes", he said. "But I'd rather be remembered for something that's done on Sunday".
Day and McIlroy never had much of a chance, both out of the picture before Johnson even teed off. You play 54 holes around here before the golf tournament, I felt really, really comfortable. Most players said it was very fair and playable the first two days. For most others, it was being careless off the tee and facing the rigorous test of recovering. Yet, with the cause all but lost, he turned in a performance over his final six holes that matched anyone, nearly holing out for an ace on the ninth, his closing hole, where a tap-in birdie brought a rueful exchange of what might have been with his caddie JP Fitzgerald.
"I think when you're trying to aim at a target usually at a normal golf course, with normal-width fairways, there's some pressure into hitting the fairway because it is a lot narrower than we have out here", Day said. "The scoring was so good this morning". They likely wouldn't go that short this weekend, but I could easily imagine either Saturday or Sunday featuring a forward tee created to entice players to go for it.
"This is the first time I've been in kind of the spotlight". He was in California for his daughter's high school graduation, hopeful for enough of a weather delay to jet across the country to Wisconsin.
"The only expectation I had was to be low (amateur)", Champ said. The pilot, the only one aboard the blimp operated by Florida-based AirSign, was being treated for injuries.
The pilot of a blimp that crashed Thursday just east of the golf course reportedly remained in serious condition.
Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood all shot matching 2-under 70s to join Casey at 7-under.
"You can shoot low numbers here", Day said. A sublime chip to three feet allowed him to escape with a bogey.
"If somebody shoots nine-under from the top few then I'll have to shoot 10, I guess". "It sets up really well for me, especially if I'm driving it like I did today". Length wasn't the issue. Schauffele went 26 consecutive holes without a bogey until he rammed his long birdie putt on No. 9 about 12 feet by the hole and narrowly missed the par putt. Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that Erin Hills served up Rory a big slice of humble pie, but it seemed Rory was chomping at the bit to get back to form this week. "It's a tremendous honour to tie him [by shooting 63 in the U.S. Open]". Rather, it's more likely to be locals who have been hearing about the event since Erin Hills was awarded the tournament back in 2010.