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No drama this time: DJ bids an early farewell at US Open

The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major – Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major.Casey, 34, brilliantly bounced back from an early round triple bogey “8” to birdie five holes in succession and end his day tied at the top of the leaderboard with fellow Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and the American duo of Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman at seven under.Roberto Diaz, the alternate who got into the field when Phil Mickelson withdrew Thursday, failed to make the cut, shooting 76 on Friday after posting an even-par 72 on Thursday and beating his playing partners, Stewart Cink and Stricker.In addition to Johnson, McIlroy and Day, others in the world’s top 12 who will be watching the weekend action are Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Adam Scott. That fell one short of the record for most sub-par rounds in the second round, when 47 players broke par in 1990 at Medinah Country Club.Oosthuizen, who lost a play-off for the Masters to Bubba Watson in 2012, carded his fifth birdie of the day on the 11th to get within two shots of the lead, with the final group still more than an hour away from teeing off.I executed 18. I hit five good shots and tapped in for a 6 (on the par-5). For starters, Fowler finally made a bogey, just missing the fairway off the tee on the par-4 11th, putting his approach over the green in a tricky lie and failing to get up and down. “Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster”.For now, fans continue to cheer on the best golf players in the world during the historic U.S. Open for Wisconsin.Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are trying to make up ground at the U.S. Open – not on the leader, but on the cut line. He missed a six-foot putt on his last hole, which would have given him sole possession of the lead. PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele didn’t make a bogey at Erin Hills until his 27th hole, had his hiccup with a double-bogey on the par-3 13th hole but still managed a 73. “I’ve got to keep the confidence going, keep the momentum and see if we can have a good weekend and have a chance on Sunday”.Typically, par is your friend in the U.S. Open. “Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are all out of the US Open 2017 at Erin Hills”.”I’ve always liked when a course plays tougher”.”The fairways are wide enough”, he shrugged. I enjoyed the walk.And then Friday, a 94-year-old man at the tournament for the first time stopped breathing while in a grandstand on the sixth hole and died of what Washington County officials said appeared to be natural causes.”I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week”, he said.It was McIlroy’s first tournament since taking time off to tend to a recurring rib injury.The two-time major champion quickly got that stroke back on the par-five seventh by virtue of a spectacular bunker shot that gave him an easy birdie putt.Fleetwood, six years Casey’s junior, continues to impress in only his second U.S. Open tournament. I did the work, looked at the golf course, made sure that I could actually play and visualize the golf course.