Day 2 at Shinnecock

Keep that card

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.

Toss that card

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.

On the course with ...

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.

Open moment

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.

Chip shots

• 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.

Key hole

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.

Day 3

Can anybody catch DJ at Shinnecock? It’s moving day, with coverage on Ch. 9 beginning at 9 a.m.

BRIAN STENSAAS