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Jun 17th, 2017

Casey & Fleetwood in 4–way lead at US Open

But who missed the cut?

Casey & Fleetwood in 4–way lead at US OpenPaul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood are in a four–way tie for the lead at the half way point of the 117th US Open with Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka.

Casey carded a one–under 71 to move to seven under, while Fleetwood, Harman and Koepka all posted 70s at Erin Hills.

Casey had a very up and down round, which included a  triple–bogey 8 on the 14th hole that included a three–putt from 9 feet. 

“Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an 8 on the card,” Casey said. “But I’m a pretty happy man. Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster.”

Casey & Fleetwood in 4–way lead at US OpenBut the big news is the people who missed the cut, and history has been made in that respect, as for the first time since world rankings began in 1986, the world's top three have missed the cut at a major.

Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory McIlory (+5) and Jason Day (+10) all finished above the one–over–par cut.

Rickie Fowler, who was the overnight leader, was cruising along at nine under until he ran up three successive bogeys from the 11th to drop back off the lead.

He got back on track with five pars to card  a one–over 73 and is now one shot off the lead with Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes.

We are in for a great moving day, and this is anyone's US Open. Well, other than Dustin, Jason and Rory!



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Casey & Fleetwood in 4–way lead at US Open



TAGS: Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, US Open, Tournaments, Players