McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

  • McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

"I think that can't be underestimated having your friend with you, whether you're in leading the U.S. Open or whatever else".

Day, needing a miracle to get back into contention after his opening 79 carded a three-over-par 75, leaving him 10 over.

Thomas leads the U.S. Open after shooting a 63 in the third round, matching the major record for low score.

This might have been more than anyone was expecting.

Mickelson has won every major but the U.S. Open.

Westwood had bogeyed the third and fifth before a superb tee shot on the 239-yard sixth - which played as the most hard hole on Thursday - set up a birdie from 18 feet. The other Johnson here, 2016 Open-winner Dustin, isn't.

Speaking of big-hitting Swedish stars, Alex Noren will join his countryman with some extra time off this week. Jon Rahm. Justin Rose.

Fowler, the ninth-ranked player in the world, was a stroke out of the lead, following his opening 65 with a 73.

A rattled Casey added another bogey at the 15th to extend his miserable run before hitting the turbo-charger and firing off five consecutive birdies. He set the target early under warm sunshine, and even as the wind tapered in the afternoon, no one could catch him. He had 310 yards to the hole when he hit 3-wood that could have led to big trouble if he went too far long or left. He didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and had to settle for a 70. Lovemark shot his second straight 3-under 69 on Friday to pull within a shot of the lead.

"It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career, which is playing in majors and knowing what I needed to do to prep for a tournament such as this", Day said.

Spieth didn't mention this intangible, but none of the first 18 players on the leaderboard has won a major championship.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", Fowler said.

"It's still Saturday - 36 holes is a very long time in a U.S. Open".

"The USGA was saddened to learn that a spectator at Erin Hills passed away a short time ago".

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department identified the bacteria in a water sample taken from a hydration station connected to a well near the 12th hole. "Out of an abundance of caution, we will offer all guests complimentary bottled water at all four hydration stations throughout the duration of the championship".

Don't be alarmed to see a few names atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Open that are familiar only to hard-core golf fans.

Johnson's exit came after world number two Rory McIlroy and world number three Jason Day also missed the cut after disappointing rounds.

But I couldn't have shot any higher. The ball landed on the front of the green just soft enough that it rolled out 8 feet by the hole. In the middle, however, six bogeys and a double ruined any chance he had of stopping his missed-cuts streak at the U.S. Open at three.

Fowler has the best chance, even though he lost so much ground over the final two hours.

"Yeah, it's a good spot to be in", he said. He missed almost two months at the start of the year when he was diagnosed with a slight rib fracture, and then the latest break after The Players Championship. Nobody's going to make nine birdies out there.

"Junk, man", the normally restrained Day fumed. "Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster".