PGA Tour events are marathons not sprints. Major Golf Events test everyone’s ability not only with the golf clubs but with their mental game. Thru 36 holes the US Open has been proof as to why Dustin Johnson is the best player in the world.
They say that The Masters doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday. The US Open is the toughest test, where even par generally determines the winner.
At Shinnecock Hills Golf Club this week, the rough is high and the scores have been higher. There is only ONE player under par at the midway point and that is Dustin Johnson.
Many of the big names continued to struggle on Friday. Major champions Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Lucas Glover, Bubba Watson, Jason Day,Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els, and Graham McDowell all missed the cut.
Other than Johnson, Scott Piercy and Charlie Hoffman are the only other players not over par. Ian Poulter had it to -4, tied with Johnson but finishing triple bogey/bogey on his final two holes leaves him tied for 4th place at +1.
The round of the day belonged to defending champion Brooks Koepka. He fired a 4 under par 66 to move up the leaderboard and into contention.
Mother Nature made her presence felt again today. The wind wasn’t up as much as it was yesterday but she did rain on the players parade (no pun intended) today.
Yesterday’s record setting performance of 92 (ok so not all records are meant to be good ones) by Scott Gregory was backed up today with a very respectable 75. While he did finish in last place he did have a great improvement over round one.
Dads Say So, moving day is going to be interesting. There are a lot of players lurking but only a few of them have been there before. They all know who they are going up against. Johnson has won one of these before and is coming in on his game, having won last week. He is going to be tough to catch. Hopefully one of the players chasing him can apply some pressure on Saturday to make Sunday interesting. If not Sunday will be a coronation for the number one player in the world, giving him his second major.