4-Way Tie After Round 2 of the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Many Big Names Miss the Cut

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For the first time since 1974 there is a four-way tie at the top of the leader board after round two of the U.S. Open. Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman, and Tommy Fleetwood all stand at 7-under par after day two. A large pack of capable chasers including first round leader Rickie Fowler (6-under), Sergio Garcia (3-under) are poised to make the weekend a memorable one at Erin Hills.

Wisconsin’s Steve Stricker and Jordan Niebrugge (plus 1 over par) both made the cut as well fan favorite Jordan Spieth (even par). Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama almost broke a long-standing U.S. Open by shooting 8-under par in one round. His birdie putt on 18 barely missed and the #4 ranked player carded an impressive 65 (7-under) in tougher afternoon conditions. He stands at 5-under and two shots back after round two.

Also for the first time since 1986, the top three golfers in the world according to rankings (Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day) all missed the cut in the same major.

For all round three tee times and a full recap, please head to www.usga.org or download the U.S. Open app.

 

 

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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