McIlroy misses cut after ‘shooting himself in foot’

After a record number of scores under par during Round 1, anyone who knows the USGA’s style knew things wouldn’t be quite as simple in Round 2.Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament.The four players tied for the lead – Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood – created the largest 36-hole logjam in 43 years at the US Open. Of the group, it was Casey who had the wildest day.It was a nice comeback for Casey after he triple-bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on his first nine. “But I’m a pretty happy man”. I think the more rounds I can play, I’m hopefully going to get rid of all that stuff and hopefully strip it down to what you saw the last six holes.”The majors have a different feel and sound to the roars and to hear the crowd go insane when I holed that putt on 18 was really cool”, said Thomas, whose back-to-back wins in Hawaii in January included an opening 59 in the Sony Open. “Even just trying to take my medicine is very, very hard. It’s a good eightin the end”.Lowry’s front nine nearly saw the Esker Hills golfer play his way out of the tournament as he posted four bogeys with just the one shot gained.Benign conditions on Thursday made for a feast of low-scoring, with a record 44 players dipping under par – the most ever in the first round of the US Open.”The greens were still receptive to good shots, but they were firmer and faster”, said Fowler. And I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme.”There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those”, he said.McIlroy was 4 shots off the cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed.He then joined Fowler on seven under with a birdie on the par-four 11th, playing a brilliant iron from the fairway to three feet to tap in.Johnson bogeyed the ninth and got the shot back at the 12th, but bogeys at the next two holes dropped him back to three over and another dropped shot at the 17th sealed his fate. I felt really comfortable and I was enjoying being out there.No one has accomplished such a feat since Bobby Jones swept the USA and British Opens and Amateurs, the four biggest events of his day, in 1930. “It’s one of the hardest tests of golf we get through the year”, Fowler said. McIlroy expressed fondness for Erin Hills despite heading home early.Brendan Steele hits a drive on the fifth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. I’m going to let it happen.Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the first singles contest at Hazeltine previous year and was wearing the pants from his Ryder Cup uniform, said: “You always can take that fire from Ryder Cup and use it in other events.It means I have a lot better chance to win the tournament than I did when the day started”, said Thomas.