US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

US Open filled with limitless possibilities, few stars

Paul Casey, of England, hits on the 14th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Friday, June 16, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. "So that just kind of gave me a confidence boost, knowing I can hit those shots". "I'm looking forward to my shot at it". "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. I just didn't get it in the hole fast enough".

Day carded a three-over-par 75, leaving him 10-over, while Scott shot a 75 to sit at three-over. Rickie Fowler, the first-round leader, is in a three-way tie at 6 under, followed by an eclectic mix of five golfers at 5 under. That was a US Open best in a single round.

For the first time in a major, the top three players in the world all failed to make the cut.

"But early on today when I hit off my game, I putted well and that sure helped me out".

"I'm very excited and very happy with the score", the Japanese star said.

"It's just golf. It's frustrating". I'm going to let it happen.

"It's been the best preparation going into a major, I felt like, in my career", he said.

"It's a good golf course, it's just that the way it was set up made it gettable", Miller added. "I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said.

As for Johnson? His second son was born Monday and Johnson was headed to California to spend time with his family, change some diapers and presumably work on his putting.

And if his solo fifth-place finish in 2016 was any indication, the 2014 Open champion should have a shot at breaking through once again when the major scene shifts to Royal Birkdale next month.

Father's Day is a time to remember the love
Take some colourful papers and write some quotations about fatherhood and your dad with sketches or sparkle pens. Thomas said reflecting about his dad always helps him plan on how he can one day be a good dad, as well.

Playing together alongside Justin Rose at Erin Hills, world number two McIlroy and the third-ranked Day each struggled on Thursday as they shot 78 and 79.

Major champions Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Charl Schwartzel and Jason Dufner also missed. He opened Thursday with a 9-over 81.

But there was no hope for Day and McIlroy.

Johnson's exit came after world number two Rory McIlroy and world number three Jason Day also missed the cut after disappointing rounds.

Both players liked the course but put their performance down to a lack of execution.

"Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said.

"It's still golf", he said.

It was McIlroy's first tournament since taking time off to tend to a recurring rib injury. So if Jack couldn't do it, nor Tiger, nor Tom, nor Lee, nor Billy, I'm inclined to think a slightly off-form Johnson won't lift the trophy come Sunday.

"I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said. He made four birdies over the last six holes to salvage a 71, but he still missed the cut for the second straight year. His 7-under par tied the record to par for the first round of a U.S. Open held by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, who each shot 7-under 63 at Baltusrol in 1980.