Johnson leads Hoffman at US Open, Woods misses cut

Johnson leads Hoffman at US Open, Woods misses cut

"I'm not very happy the way I played and the way I putted", Woods told reporters.

"While it may not be the belief of everyone, yet, that sentiment is starting to spread as pros struggle mightily on these greens, and no one on the leaderboard is under par for the tournament", Michael Shamburger wrote. I had seven or eight putts that easily could have gone in the hole that didn't. Only four players finished the day under par and it could've been worse if we hadn't had the rain on Wednesday to soften it up.

Shinnecock can punish anyone in a NY minute. I thought we could be on the edge, but we've surpassed it, " he said.

He is keeping things simple - hitting fairways (22 through two rounds) and greens. I felt my game was in good shape - I felt the long game was there; the short game was there I just....

"Our whole careers are pretty much measured (by the majors) and one year (2000), I did it three times". "We've all been asking for a real U.S. Open again".

"I feel really good about the position I'm in", Koepka said.

Maybe it was for the best, because there wasn't much to say about a disastrous ending for Spieth, just as it seemed he was playing his way back into contention. "I feel like you got to kind of take it from me, to be honest with you".

Woods closed with back-to-back birdies to salvage a 72. It's now been five years since he played the weekend in the Open, eight since he had a top-10 finish and, of course, 10 since he last won this event.

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And they told me, yes. "It's been a long time since we've had a dynasty", Barkley said . "He's got to keep taking his shots". Curry had missed a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter and was trying to make his way back to the Warriors' bench.

He then two-putted. With the 2-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 that was the highest score on any hole at this U.S. Open, according to the USGA.

Another shot went on the sixth, but like the Woods of old he kept fighting to the end and closed with back-to-back birdies to end 10 over. Friday, he shot 79 and missed the weekend after seven bogeys and a double.

McIlroy also missed the cut, but the Northern Irishman had already accepted his fate, unlike Spieth, who made a brilliant comeback with four straight birdies from the 13th hole, only to bogey the final two.

Couple that with Shinnecock Hills being a stern test on normal days and a beast on breezy days and it played Saturday afternoon as if it were littered with broken glass. "I think there's a 4-, 5-, 6-under par round there". They were at 141, along with Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, each with a 70, and Poulter.

Johnson did bogey the par-four 15th as well as No. 18, but he parred everything else, and the fact that most of his closest competition faltered down the stretch aided him. "They've lost the golf course".

"People talk about the fairways are "more generous" for an Open", Charles Howell III said after a 71. There's a disaster around every corner.

"Have you seen the way I've been swinging?" he shot back, smiling. But you need a good round tomorrow just to give yourself a chance.

Finau and Berger were both four-under and are tied for the lead, while Aphibarnrat shot a two-under 68 and is three shots back. But It has also doled out 126 bogeys or worse. "That could happen to DJ", Rose said. "I think that's a great combination in championship golf". That's a sharp contrast from past year at Erin Hills, where 44 players broke par in the opening round to set a U.S. Open record. "So hang around is often the best form of attack".