Day 2 at Shinnecock
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Tommy Fleetwood: The 27-year-old Englishman who played in the penultimate Sunday pairing at Erin Hills last year shot the round of the week so far, carding a 4-under 66.
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Sergio Garcia: Still hasn’t won anywhere worldwide since the 2017 Masters. Friday, he shot 79 and missed the weekend after seven bogeys and a double.
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Jordan Spieth: The agonizing struggles continue. All but certain to miss the cut after a double bogey at No. 10 and a bogey at No. 11 put him at 11 over for the tournament, Spieth rattled off four consecutive birdies on Nos. 13-16. That put him safely inside the cut. But Shinnecock bit back. Spieth three-putted from 33 feet at the par-3 17th, and on 18 he put his approach shot in heavy rough just outside of a greenside bunker. The bump-and-run never ran, and Spieth missed the par putt to seal a 71, missing the cut by a stroke.
Jimmy “Roller Coaster” Walker carded two eagles Friday, and also four bogeys and a double bogey. Walker’s eagles came on the par-5 16th, a 610-yard monster, and the par-4 fourth. At 16 — he played the back side first — Walker reached the green in two and sank a twisting 15-foot putt. Then at No. 4, his drive found a fairway bunker, but his second shot bounced twice and fell into the hole. He’s the first player in eight years to make two eagles in the same U.S. Open round.
• Dustin Johnson is the third player at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings to hold the 36-hole U.S. Open lead alone since the rankings were established in 1986. Tiger Woods did it twice, and won both times (2000, ’02).
• Phil Mickelson has only missed two fairways through two rounds.
• Steve Stricker made the cut on the number, extending his streak to 27 made cuts in major tournaments.
• Garrett Rank, the NHL referee who made it through qualifying to earn a spot, followed up Thursday’s 83 with a 75.
• Scott Gregory also shot 75. That’s a 17-stroke improvement from Round 1.
Par-4, 448-yard No. 8: Ian Poulter was within a shot of the lead playing No. 8, his 17th hole of the day, when he made a triple bogey. His 7 on the hole left Dustin Johnson with a four-shot lead.
Quote of the day
“You don’t win major championships slapping it around. … You just can’t fake it in a major championship.”
— Woods, after missing the cut at 10 over.
Tweet of the day
“Oops. All of a sudden, Poulter in Van de Velde mode at 17.”
— Golf Digest contributor @DaveShedloski.
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