US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

The trio's struggles were all the more surprising given that low scores were there to be had for all.

Sergio lurking: Masters champion Sergio Garcia meanwhile was lurking five off the lead after a two-under-par 70.

The lead, however, belonged to Brian Harman. But aside from that memorable triumph, his record in the US Open has made grim reading.

Holmes, whose best career finish at the U.S. Open is a tie for 17th in 2014, is one of the bigger hitters on the PGA Tour.

And the prime beneficiary was American Thomas, who catapulted up the leaderboard with a record-breaking nine-under-par 63. "I'm looking forward to my shot at it".

What a day for Justin Thomas.

Harris English, who is 4 under after a second-round 69, said the greens on his last few holes "were firming up". He is now a combined 55 over par for his other eight US Open appearances. Casey is tied with Rickie Fowler at 7 under for the lead.

It didn't work all that well.

Then, inexplicably, he lost his putting touch.

He three-putted on No. 13. His second shot drifted off the fairway, and his third was over the green in the fescue. It was the first 36-hole lead at a major for Koepka, 27, who turned pro in 2012.

After Matsuyama and Reavie, the next best round of the day was Bill Haas' 68.

Bill Haas also is off to a nice start, with three birdies and no bogeys through his first eight holes. He missed a short birdie putt on 18. Tommy Fleetwood may not move the needle.

"I had been swinging it well and it felt really, really good a couple holes later to be picking the ball out of the hole for a birdie".

Matsuyama is playing in his fifth U.S. Open. The 12-time PGA Tour victor hasn't had a Top Ten finish since March.

Make it a six-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard.

It was a nice comeback for Casey after he triple-bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on his first nine.

Casey, Koepka, Harman and Fleetwood have yet to tee off. Wisconsinites are proud of the man representing their state. And he's giving the fans something to cheer. "You've got to make putts". His round would have been better had it not been for two bogeys in his closing holes. He shot a 2-over 74 on Thursday.

"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. He just has to listen to the crowd. All five golfers have an excellent chance to win it all at Erin Hills on Sunday.

Whitten is Golf Digest's architecture editor, who along with Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry are credited with the Erin Hills Design.

The cut fell at one over par to leave the entire field separated by just eight shots. The speed of the greens seemed to pick up a foot maybe of speed.

OK, this is his first U.S. Open.

Johnson shot 1-over 73 on Friday to finish at 4 over, three shots off the cut line.

The 21-year-old Kim is charging up the leaderboard in the second round of the U.S. Open. He won't play again until the British Open.

"I've shown what can happen with one bad swing".

Johnson put his weekend in jeopardy after missing a 6-footer for par on the par-3 13th.

Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could. "I feel like that's going to help me to get back into contention and hopefully try to win some of these things". There were 18 rounds in the 60s on Saturday.

But that's not all that makes the possibilities so limitless Saturday. I guess it's [rare] you get through a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of hiccup.

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