The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix


In fact, the players exiting were the most noteworthy. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf each shot 7-under 63 in the first round at Baltusrol in the 1980 U.S. Open.

The Oklahoma State contingent at the Open had a nice showing over the first two rounds at Erin Hills - and that's not even counting first-round leader Rickie Fowler.

Casey, who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, came unstuck with a disastrous triple bogey eight on the 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole. "So, it should be a fun weekend". "I have no idea how the weekend is going to go, no one does".

But world No.3 Day and No.12 Scott weren't the only big names to struggle, with world No.1 Dustin Johnson (four-over) and No.2 Rory McIlroy (five-over) also set to miss out.

For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos.

For the first time since the two golfers started playing in majors, the weekend at the U.S. Open will be without a McIlroy and a Day. Everything was in good shape. Unless you hit the ball really close, or drop a long putt, you're not making birdie.

"I think at the end of the day, it's competitive rounds and get the card in my hand", McIlroy said.

On a day with scoring more hard, Hadwin found his game to be a little off early in the round but he was able to grind out pars with great putting. I'm just excited to get on a run of golf now and get going.

"I have no expectations", he said.

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McIlroy hit just five of 14 fairways on his way to a 6-over 78 in the first round.

The rounds of the day were turned in by Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie, who equaled Fowler's 65 on Thursday.

Rory McIlroy plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the US Open on Friday.

"I thought 63 was the number". I said all that.

Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of US Open newcomers. "There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those". The trio made the cut. Perhaps the 39-year-old now will after a battling display which seems to have added another string to his already well-bolstered bow. "I've never done this before".

No one has accomplished such a feat since Bobby Jones swept the US and British Opens and Amateurs, the four biggest events of his day, in 1930. I enjoyed the walk.

"I'm sure mama's waiting for me to get home so I can help her out", Johnson said of his girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky. "And I was proud I hung in there".

"I was hacking around in the rough out there and didn't feel it one bit". It didn't get any better when he made the green. He owns five top-10 results and 10 top-25 finishes, matching his career-high 10 top-25s last season. But on Friday, after running off 28 relatively stress-free holes without a bogey, the mojo suddenly left, and Fowler found himself scrapping and scraping so as not to lose too much ground. "It's our national championship, so to be in good position and have a chance to win it, it's special. It's a special weekend".

He was a long shot to make the cut Friday after opening with a 79, his worst score ever in a U.S. Open, and he removed any suspense when he hit a wedge over the green at No. 2 (his 11th hole) and then started hitting his tee shots in the hay.