Top three cut at Erin Hills in first for US Open

Rory McIlroy is trying to make a run as he closes out his second round at the U.S Open.

"It was a good display, all my own fault, but a good display of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course", he said. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said the deceased was a 94-year old male who appeared to have died of natural causes.

Paul Casey rode a rollercoaster to a four-way share of second-round lead at the US Open on Friday. The next one went long, he chipped up to 12 feet and took two putts from there. A sublime chip to three feet allowed him to escape with a bogey. But I think at the end of the day it's competitive rounds with a card in my hand that I need and I've been very light on them this year. "It was a good bogey". Felt like I had a good feel for the speed of the greens today, hit a lot of good lag putts.

"Three days down and so far so good".

That's eight of the next 10 weeks after just seven starts in 2017. There are more red numbers on the leaderboard than on a Las Vegas roulette table, which goes against just about everything America's national golf championship is supposed to be about. He just missed an eagle at the par-5 seventh after a long putt rolled just wide of the cup. "On Friday it was the opposite".

Adding to the logjam are Australian Marc Leishman, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, Americans Xander Schauffele and Jamie Lovemark and South Korean Kim Si-woo all on six under, leaving 14 players within one stroke of the lead.

However, not all Americans fared well.

Thomas, decked out in fluorescent pink trousers, was on the move quickly with a birdie-birdie start and had an even hotter finish to his front nine, carding birdies on four-of-five closing holes, including the last three to move to seven-under. By the end of a wild and wide-open Saturday, five players were double digits under par.

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"It is always cool to be part of some sort of history in golf", Fowler said. "I've been striking the ball well".

"It's just golf. It's frustrating but I don't let it bother me. I guess it's rare you get through a US Open or any major without some kind of a hiccup".

Day, the world number three, shot a 3-over-par 75 on day two to be 10-over and he will be joined on the sidelines by Scott, after the 2013 Masters champion finished on 3-over courtesy of a 75 in the second round.

The 26-year-old will play in the second-to-last group Sunday, quite a change for a player who had played in seven previous majors and missed the cut in six.

Casey, who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, had threatened to mount an early assault on the leaderboard but came unstuck with a disastrous triple bogey eight on the 14th. He got that up-and-down for a bogey and a 68.

Lowry had a poor front nine, which featured four bogeys and a birdie. In fact, he's not even leading after three rounds.

However, it looks like Lee Westwood's wait to win a major will go on to The Open in July.