I was very impressed with Russell Henley, who has got a good short game and good golfing brain, while Ian Poulter plays well on hard courses and has the right mental attitude to perform here over the four days. Then, there are those who just want to watch the world burn, with those same players brought to their knees by the USGA's brutal course setups.
It was a shocking display on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. At the time, he was tied for 101st, with only the top 60 and ties in the 156-player field making the 36-hole cut.
Sixty-seven players made the cut, which fell at eight-over 148.
Moving day starts on Saturday. PGA champion Justin Thomas, Players champion Webb Simpson and Memorial victor Bryson DeChambeau stand only five out of the lead. Rickie Fowler (T-9), Justin Thomas (T-14), and Justin Rose (T-4) are all technically in contention as well.
"You're not going to beat many people doing that". Shinnecock Hills is attractive but unfortunately they've lost the golf course.
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Tiger Woods won't be around to see how it turns out, and he had plenty of company. And it was well before Woods' personal and professional life unraveled soon after notching his third U.S. Open title at Torrey Pines in 2008 - his 14th major championship, four shy of Jack Nicklaus' all-time mark. All but Tom McNamara in 1909 went on to win.
Woods, McIlroy, Spieth and Day had little chance of sticking around after first-round struggles.
Unusual never had to deal with a potentially career-ending injury in the way Woods has, but nonetheless battled for consistent excellence after falling short in his quest in 1990 to become the first player to win three straight U.S. Opens.
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"When it comes to things that happen in the past, you got to err on the side of a conservative approach".
"Dustin plays a whole different golf game than I play, so I'm not going to play the guy", Hoffman said. "I gave myself enough looks but I didn't make anything", said woods.
The 2018 British Open will take place July 19-22, and it represents McIlroy's next opportunity to win his fifth major.
Woods ran up a triple-bogey seven on the 407-yard par four in a first round of 78 and after covering the back nine at Shinnecock in 35 on Friday, made a double bogey on the same hole following a bad approach from the middle of the fairway. Koepka held the lead to himself briefly at even par, but suffered three bogeys on his last seven holes. Not by any reasonable standard.
Then it got really ugly, and the frustration began to show with blown putt after blown putt.
Now, is the course punitive?
He capped off the day at his 16th hole, the par-three seventh, where he curled in a 45-foot birdie putt that trundled downhill before trickling in as fellow competitor Woods looked on with admiration and perhaps a tinge of envy.
Right behind them will be the last two U.S. Open champions. "I should have done it several times at Augusta on 15", he said. It all comes down to execution. Overall, the U.S. Open has been Johnson's best major over his career. It's something you might see at your home course with your mates or something. The most well-rounded, balanced golfer is typically the one who comes out on top at these setups.
- Woods, after missing the cut at 10 over. On to the next one. Several have been No. 1 in the world, and will be again.