US Open at a glance

“Even though it’s very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer”, added the 28-year-old, who has added the Scottish Open to his schedule in between the Irish Open and Open Championship.For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos. He finally dropped a shot with a strong chip and a missed par putt on No. 4, and then got it trouble in the thick stuff on the next hole. But a light then flicked on for Casey, who started his round on the back nine, by way of five straight birdies (holes 17 through 3).He three-putted on No. 13.Compared with his past results in the tournament, it’s night and day for the Australian former world No. 1.Casey duly parred his way home for an eventful 71, finishing his round just before Fowler walked down the first hole seeking to build on his wonderful opening-day 65.ERIN, Wis. (AP) – Paul Casey discovered how little it takes to make a big number in the U.S. Open. Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Henrick Stenson, Bubba Watson and rising star Jon Rahm were also left out of the weekend.The opening round was without Mickelson for the first time since 1993.Just like that, Casey is 4 over for the day and now five shots out of the lead.”Found some pretty awkward looks out there”, Day said.”That turned things around for me a little bit”.He never would have guessed it.”I had a wobbly start; too many nerves and voices in my head on the front nine”. “And just unfortunately, this didn’t pan out”.It didn’t for McIlroy, either.Erin Hills also played like a beast. If only he had hit the fairways.McIlroy was never in the short grass from the 11th hole to the end on Thursday when he opened with a career-worst 78, and he didn’t do almost enough in the second round until it was far too late.Rory McIlroy will miss the cut, but at least one of his US Open records is safe – 35 consecutive holes without a bogey to start a US Open.Some of the world’s top-ranked players and pre-tournament favourites look poised to miss the cut. Now, he’s in danger of missing back-to-back cuts in this championship.The U.S. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it’s not preoccupied with par.”I didn’t hit a fairway after the 10″, McIlroy said.”I was hoping and praying if I could get the same kind of conditions, and hoping and praying I would be half as good as Rickie Fowler”.His schedule will pick up immediately.”Just to see their games and how they play, I’ve grown up watching them”. He is long and straight off the tee and an excellent chipper from closely mown areas around the green. But he wasn’t doing much of anything right, especially off the tee. “I didn’t hit it great, but I hit it good enough to shoot a good score”. “But when you’re visually looking down the fairway, I think when you’re trying to aim at a target at a normal golf course, with normal width fairways, there’s some pressure into hitting the fairway because it is a lot narrower than we have out here”.