|-4 P. Reed (USA); -3 B. Dichambue (USA); -2 J. Thomas (USA), R. Cabera Bello (Spa), H. English (USA); -1 J. Kokrak (USA)|
|Selected Others: Level X Scaffold (US); +1 J. Raham (Spa); +3 L. Westwood (Eng.), D. Johnson (U.S.), and R. McLarrow (NI); +5 M. Wallace (Eng.); +6 S. Lori (Irie); +8 T Fleetwood (Eng), G Woodland (USA); +10 T. Woods (USA), J. Rose (Eng.)|
Patrick Reid has a one-shot title on the weekend of the US Open after a chaotic second round in the windy atmosphere at Wing Foot.
Bryson Dichambue soon spread his final hole at the goal set of the three-man clubhouse, and early on his competitors were torn to pieces in New York.
But with the last time his American colleague Reed killed a bird, he was reduced to four.
Overnight leader Justin Thomas came back with three overs 73, and Rory McLaughlin seven adrift after 76 runs.
Thomas started the second round with five unders but had four bogeys and a double bogey before a few birdies in his closing hole brought him down to two.
McLaughlin of Northern Ireland, chasing his fifth major and first since 2014, started the day with two goals ahead and the first birdied. But following seven bogeys and a double couple, he went over three overs.
World number one Dustin Johnson equaled the final0 after taking two shots in his final three holes in three overs.
Former Masters champion Reed made five bogeys during his level-per-during on Friday but was able to return to shots in a row and birdie at par-5 of 5 18 bird-yards made his 18th world singles lead at number ten.
“Yesterday the soft, gentle, pins were even more accessible,” Reed said, opening with a four-under 66 on Thursday.
“It’s like setting it up to make us like it and then they showed us what it’s actually going to be. You had to shoot one down Thursday because you knew Friday was going to be ruthless.”
D-Chambeu, who has been contracted for two under-par৮s, had only three players to shoot on the same floor as Bubba Watson of the United States and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan in the 699s.
However, six shots of the lead at the halfway point of the men’s second major in 2020 were placed by 17 players as the coronavirus epidemic was delayed since June.
Dechambu shines in complex situations
De Chambeau said earlier this week that he would like to beat the infamous West Course of Wing Foot, where only one of the five men at the US Open has finished.
The longest-average driver on a PGA Tour in the last nine seasons demonstrated that strength through his final hole, a 380-yard drive at par-five, before reaching six feet inside to place his tomb aggl.
De Chambiau released some late-night practice after paying off his opening round after being carded in the best round of the 2 opening year.
“I knew it was going to be cool and so I waited and was able to hit the ball almost in the dark,” added American, who said wind conditions made it “super tough”.
“I knew it was going to be a similar situation so I got some good marks with my wages and I felt really comfortable.”
Watson was almost back to stay with family when Hurricane Sally hit Florida on Wednesday, the only player in the early U.S. to be shooting at an equal pace.
The American One-Under 699 would have looked better if not for the double boogie in his last hole which put him in an over for the weekend.
The world number three, Thomas, one of the late start-ups, started a trouble with four bogeys in five holes in his first nine before double-bogging in the first ten.
However, he recovered with a birdie in both par-threes at the edge of his closure for a three-over card that put him in two places on the same floor.
Harris is on his way to the third round in the second half after opening the following match with 680 runs in the second over with Englishman Thomas on Friday.
Woods, Fleetwood and Rose are going home
The players enjoyed an uncomfortable atmosphere on the opening day at Wing Foot, where Jeff Ogilvy won the final round of the US Open in the 200 US but West Course started biting on Friday.
Despite the relatively low score, no player was able to card a free round on the first day, and solid pin positions during the second round in the wind kept the score at a premium.
Gender Schaffel, one of the favorites on his first major win, was able to move the Bird XI short between the two shots of the lead, but his final five shots saw three bogey Americans finish the tournament with two overs 722.
South Africa’s Louis Ustuegen also reached twice, but he fell behind the back-to-back bojis with a double to get a card4-run card and trailed by one over.
Thomas Peters, who started the day with four unders, went to the lead with two birdies in the front nine, but six couples saw him return to parity.
“Twice stronger than Thursday with the wind,” Belgium said after its four-over equal 74.
England’s former world number one Lee Westwood also failed to open up a 67-run start to the back-to-back team and added another in sixth place.
Birdie, a ninth-grader in par-fifth, offered the 47-year-old some relief, but he fired four shots in his final three overs for six overs for the run that gave him three passes for the week.
Scotland’s Robert McIntyre is followed by Matt Wallace in five overs.
However, 2013 runner-up Tommy Fleetwood struggled to find any momentum as five birdies missed nine drop shots, the second missed a cut after eight overs, including a double-booze, which came in six overs.
2013 winner Justin Rose also missed 10 overs, and Gary Woodland’s defense at the US Open ended in the second round of round 4.
And what about Tiger Woods? The three-time US Open winner, who missed a cut at Wing Foot in the 200 Win after the death of his father, will also miss this year’s weekend.
“It’s frustrating because I won’t be here on the weekend,” said Woods, who finished in 10 overs. “The way the golf course is changing, it looks like anyone will have a chance to win this championship by making this cut.”
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