McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open


The world of golf is focused on the U.S. Open this week, and this year's site is Erin Hills golf course located in north central Wisconsin.

A 94-year-old spectator has died at the U.S. Open.

The AirSign blimp was not linked to the United States Golf Association (USGA), but was advertising a local credit union when disaster struck. No other information was provided.

"You don't often see that in a U.S. Open", Hadwin said. Rahm stood on the first tee at four-over par after taking 40 shots for his opening nine.

"We still only have four PGA Tour wins", Skovron continued.

People could only watch as a blimp that was circling the U.S. Open first started to go down and explode. "I thought they might stop play".

Harris English is 4 under after a second-round 69. "But I hit it good enough to shoot a good score".

Playing with a Green Bay Packers-inspired green-and-gold bag, Fowler got the crowd on his side early and never made a single bogey all day long.

Let's hope all we remember about the 2017 US Open is great golf at a great golf course. This one he'd rather forget. Furthermore, the action on the 13th through 15th holes will be shown for all groups as well. His drive appeared to sail into the rough. "Just a really off day putting". The Canadian was 100 feet away for birdie on No. 6 and burned the edge of the cup on that one, except that it ran by some 7 feet and he three-putted for bogey.

With so numerous big names struggling, it was an opportunity for the lesser-known players to shine as Brian Harmen, Tommy Fleetwood did well, along with the better known Brooks Koepka, staying just two shots behind the leader Fowler after the opening round in Wisconsin. Fowler tees off in the afternoon.

But the Englishman now has a share of the lead at the U.S. Open. Casey eagled the Par-5, 608-yard first hole and tallied six birdies. He tapped in for par.

It's good to be Rickie Fowler.

It was a gutsy comeback and provides him with a lot of momentum heading into tomorrow's second round when he will tee off at 7.51am.

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

Casey was joined at 66 by 23-year-old American Xander Schauffele.

While Casey was relieved after his gutsy fightback, two of the world's top three players - McIlroy and Day - were left contemplating a missed cut. He would drop two further shots although a birdie at his 17th hole saw him finish with 75.

Here comes Si Woo Kim.

Perhaps no young golfer in recent years has been more hyped than Rickie Fowler.

Fowler's victory this year in the Honda Classic boosted his confidence. He is 3 under for the tournament.

Following are some snippets from the opening round of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

The world number two hit just five fairways to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category as a record 44 players broke par on day one, surpassing the previous best of 39 at Medinah in 1990. But that wasn't the problem. His ball landed on the green and only rolled out about 10 feet. He missed a good opportunity at the 11th and then found the rough at the 12th and dropped a shot.

Just like that, Casey is 4 over for the day and now five shots out of the lead. Among those trying to chase him down is Paul Casey of England, who was one shot behind. The next one went long, he chipped up to 12 feet and took two putts from there.