PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Newest on the second one around of the U.S. Open at Pebble Seaside (all instances native):
Louis Oosthuizen is the one probably the most trio of avid gamers teeing off within the afternoon at the second one around of the U.S. Open making up flooring on chief Justin Rose.
Oosthuizen, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele all shot Five-under 66 within the opening around and wish to make up a two-shot deficit to Rose at Pebble Seaside. Rose adopted up his 65 within the first around with a 70 within the morning to transport to 7-under par.
Oosthuizen birdied No. 1 to get inside one shot of the lead. Fowler and Schauffele began at the again 9 and posted bogeys early to fall 3 photographs again.
Aaron Sensible shot a 71 within the morning to stay at Five below and is by myself in 3rd position.
No list this time, however Justin Rose nonetheless has the lead on the U.S. Open after completing the second one around.
Rose shot 1-under 70 to succeed in the midway level at Pebble Seaside at 7 below — just right for a two-shot lead over Aaron Sensible, who shot 71, and a gaggle of 3 heading out to the route to play within the afternoon.
Rose’s 70 pairs with the 65 he shot Thursday, which matched Tiger Woods in 2000 for the most efficient rating at an Open at Pebble Seaside.
The Englishman, who gained the U.S. Open in 2013 and is lately ranked fourth on this planet, stored bogey after dropping his tee shot off the cliff to the fitting of the No. Four fairway. He stored par from a gnarly lie within the tough to the facet of the 8th inexperienced.
He performed along Tiger Woods, who closed with two instantly bogeys — his handiest two of the day — and shot 72 to complete at even par.
Two-time protecting champion Brooks Koepka shot his 2nd instantly 69 to complete Four below.
The day’s lowest around up to now belongs to Jim Furyk, who shot 67 to succeed in 2 below. The 49-year-old Furyk is the 2003 U.S. Open champion and was once captain of the Ryder Cup crew closing yr.
Any other 49-year-old, Phil Mickelson, performs within the afternoon. He will get started the day at 1 over, which is lately the minimize line. The highest 60 avid gamers and ties will transfer on for the weekend.
Francesco Molinari’s momentum on the U.S. Open got here to a halt when his 2nd shot on No. eight did not transparent the chasm between the golf green and the fairway.
After stepping gingerly down the slope to search out the ball in an unplayable lie, Molinari took a trip in a golfing cart again to the golf green to drop for a penalty shot.
The protecting British Open champion made double bogey and fell again to Three-under par after a stretch of 3 birdies in 8 holes had put him in a tie for 2nd at Pebble Seaside.
He did not lose the ball.
He did lose a stroke.
Justin Rose discovered the ball he hit over the cliff at the proper facet of the fourth fairway on the U.S. Open, however as an alternative of enjoying from there, he selected to take a drop within the fairway with a penalty.
He hit that shot to eight ft, however could not convert the putt and ended up with a bogey.
Rose’s 2nd bogey of the day despatched him into the closing 5 holes of the day at 7 below, two photographs forward of Aaron Sensible, who shot 71, and a gaggle of 3, together with Rickie Fowler, who’re set to tee off later this afternoon.
It may not be sufficient to make the minimize, however Kodai Ichihara will all the time have a just right reminiscence from the U.S. Open.
Ichihara holed out from 199 yards for an eagle 2 at the par-Four 2nd hollow — the 3rd hardest hollow at Pebble Seaside this week.
However the 2 handiest drew Ichihara to nine over for the event, tied for 150th within the 156-man box.
It is nonetheless early, however the projected minimize is 1 over.
Jordan Spieth’s caddie may by no means listen the tip of this one.
Enjoying out of a high-lipped fairway bunker on the second one hollow, Spieth slightly were given the ball over the lip, handiest to have it hit a rake and get knocked down.
“Oh, it hit the rake. Oh, there is a rake there,” Spieth mentioned. “Were given over the lip and hit the rake.”
Caddie Michael Greller answered: “There’s a rake there.”
Spieth stored bogey with a Five and dropped to one below for the event.
On Thursday, Spieth laid into Greller for suggesting the mistaken membership on a few photographs.
Manufacturers at the Fox telecast have taken to striking “Caddie: Michael Greller” at the graphic after they flash Spieth’s rating sooner than he hits a shot.
Caddies are chargeable for raking bunkers, even though obviously neither Spieth nor Greller may see the rake on No. 2, which was once buried in deep fescue grass at the best.
Extra pink numbers however nonetheless the similar chief as Justin Rose makes the flip in the second one around of the U.S. Open.
Rose made a birdie from the greenside bunker at the 18th hollow to get to eight below, 3 photographs forward of a gaggle of 4 avid gamers, together with Rickie Fowler who had a day tee time.
The primary-round chief performed the again 9 first, capturing 2 below to amplify his lead. Enjoying with him was once Tiger Woods, who was once 1 below at the day and a couple of below for the event.
Former champion Jordan Spieth, enjoying in the similar staff, shot a Three-under 33 at the again 9 to transport to two below.
Prerequisites at Pebble Seaside have been splendid, with mild winds and overcast skies. There have been 39 avid gamers below par.
Justin Rose has made it thru his opening 5 holes with all pars, together with two difficult saves, and stays within the lead at the USA Open.
On a groovy, overcast day with condensation that seems like a mild mist, nobody is off a blazing get started. Tiger Woods has one birdie and no bother. He was once 4 photographs at the back of.
Jordan Spieth birdied 3 of his first 4 holes to get inside 4 photographs, handiest to omit the fairway at the par-Five 14th to take bogey.
Two-time protecting champion Brooks Koepka was once even for the day thru six holes and was once 4 at the back of.
Jordan Spieth is making some noise, looking to get again within the combine on the U.S. Open.
Spieth birdied 3 of his first 4 holes Friday to transport below par at Pebble Seaside. He’s nonetheless 4 strokes again of chief Justin Rose, who’s even par thru his first 4 holes.
Enjoying with each former Open champions is Tiger Woods, who’s 1 below for the day and a couple of below for the event.
2d around play started in cool temperatures below overcast skies and avid gamers have been benefiting from the comfortable vegetables at Pebble Seaside.
Additionally within the combine early is Matt Kuchar, who is two below for the day and two photographs again of Rose, who shot 65 on Thursday to guide after the primary around.
Viktor Hovland of Norway loves Pebble Seaside.
Hovland gained the U.S. Beginner closing summer time at Pebble Seaside, and he had the low rating amongst 16 amateurs within the box Thursday with a 2-under 69. Two different amateurs broke par within the opening around — U.S. Junior winner Michael Thorbjornsen and British Beginner champion Jevon Rebula.
This might be Hovland’s ultimate match with out getting paid. He’s leaving Oklahoma State to show professional and can make his debut subsequent week on the Vacationers Championship in Connecticut.
Hovland begins his 2nd around Friday morning with two-time protecting champion Brooks Koepka and British Open champion Francesco Molinari.
A dry forecast for the U.S. Open does not imply dry stipulations at Pebble Seaside.
The second one around started Friday morning with low clouds off the Pacific Ocean and what felt like a mild mist, which is certain to stay the golfing route from getting overly company.
Justin Rose tries to construct on his record-tying 65 from the primary around that gave him a one-shot lead. He performed within the morning along Tiger Woods, who was once 5 photographs at the back of. Brooks Koepka opened with a 69. He additionally performs within the morning wave of the second one around.
The minimize is made Friday to the low 60s and ties. Amongst the ones enjoying later and hopeful of a low rating is Phil Mickelson, who wishes handiest the U.S. Open name to finish the occupation Grand Slam.
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