Keep that card
J.B. Holmes: Worked around four bogeys by carding six birdies and an eagle for a second-round 66. It’s his best round in five U.S. Open starts.
Toss that card
Lucas Glover: The 2009 U.S. Open champ wasn’t in great position after a 73 Thursday, but he shot straight down the leaderboard in a hurry after an 83 on Friday. He shot a 47 on the front nine, thanks largely to a quadruple bogey 8 on No. 7.
On the course with ...
Jordan Spieth: After making three birdies on his first eight holes Friday, the Masters champ hit into a fairway bunker at the long par-4 18th. Spieth then played a long iron that didn’t have enough loft to get over the bunker’s lip. The ball squirted ahead and to the right, nestling into ankle-high fescue. His next shot scooted across the fairway and into a greenside bunker. With about 6,000 fans watching in the massive grandstand, Spieth’s usually calm demeanor seemed to crack. He wound up with a two-putt double bogey.
U.S. Open moment
Brian Campbell: The amateur briefly moved into a tie for the lead on Friday morning. The accompanying roar was probably from the USGA. The caretaker of the sport in the U.S. has always sought to highlight amateurism. Campbell has done exactly that the past two years. The University of Illinois standout missed the cut by a shot last year at Pinehurst, and will play the weekend at Chambers Bay after finishing Friday at 1 under for the championship. Can he or another amateur actually win? “I think so, yeah,” he said. “I’m up there and definitely have the game to do what needs to be done.”
• The front nine measured more than 4,000 yards Friday, a U.S. Open first.
• The 11 hours of live coverage on Fox Sports 1 and Fox on Thursday averaged 2 million viewers. That’s the most since the 2002 tournament at Bethpage.
• Martin Kaymer missed the cut. No one has successfully defended the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange in 1989.
Par-4, 514-yard No. 18: From Jason Day’s scary collapse to players’ constant comments, it was the most talked-about hole in recent memory.
Quote of the day
“I thought it was a dumb hole today, but I think we’re going to play it from there again so I’ve got to get over that.”
— Jordan Spieth, voicing displeasure with the 18th hole.
Tweet of the day
“Quit all the emoting, Reed. You missed a putt. It happens. Step up and knock in the gimme & get out of everyone’s way. From, the golf world.”
— Sports Illustrated and golf.com writer @AlanShipnuck, not a fan of Patrick Reed’s body language.
Moving day at Chambers Bay. Ch. 9 has coverage at 1 p.m.