"I think the greens are going to get faster and the hole locations aren't going to get easier", McGirt said.
"I felt the most calm I have in a major in a long time this week", said Day, who arrived last Friday. Jordan Spieth was even par through 12 holes and going nowhere.
Even though the 39-year-old Englishman's 1-under 71 was five shots worse than his first-round 66, the student showed the teacher something much more important: Casey was resilient.
While Augusta National is surrounded with attractive foliage from the original 365-acre Fruitland Nurseries property and adorned with white sand bunkers, that's far from the case at Erin Hills.
Authorities in Wisconsin say the pilot of a small advertising blimp was seriously burned when the aircraft crashed at the US Open in Wisconsin during the opening round of the golf tournament. "Out of an abundance of caution, we will offer all guests complimentary bottled water at all four hydration stations throughout the duration of the championship".
A 94-year-old spectator at the U.S. Open died Friday of natural causes, according to the United States Golf Association (USGA).
Rory McIlroy will miss the cut, but at least one of his U.S. Open records is safe - 35 consecutive holes without a bogey to start a U.S. Open. McIlroy was 4 shots off the cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed.
Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65. He birdied three straight holes to move into second at 6 under, one shot back of co-leaders Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele.
"With my distance out here, to me it's just the biggest advantage that it can be". "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. I'm just excited to get a few rounds and start playing again". If your ball lands too far to the right side of the green, it's nearly certainly tumbling off and way down a path carved out between bunkers.
And, although McIlroy also recorded a 71 thanks to four birdies in his last six holes, the damage had already been done by a 78 on Thursday, when a record 44 players had broken par in the benign conditions.
"When I saw it was about seven feet away I knew maybe we had a chance of history". But I'm looking forward to getting the job done.
On typical U.S. Open greens, that would have run all the way off the back of the green.
Johnson, who won at Oakmont a year ago and added another five victories in the past 11 months, played the closing six holes at Erin Hills in 3-over par to miss the 36-hole cut by three strokes.
Paul Casey's birdie run is over.
"Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", said Casey. "Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster".