Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise

Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise

But Erin Hills, this 11-year-old layout with which the game is still coming to terms, was a more demanding test than on Thursday.

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Hideki Matsuyama vaulted into contention with a 7-under 65, moving to 5 under and a tie for eighth.

With little to play for McIlroy then strung together his best sequence of holes in the tournament, carding four birdies and two pars. It's hard to make a lot of birdies for me around here. They were joined by Harman and Fleetwood, who each had a 70.

And then there is Rickie Fowler, also one back. He missed the 15-footer.

Bubba Watson, using a pink golf ball one day and lime green the next, shot 75-73 and appeared certain to miss the cut. "For the most part, the wind was nonexistent". It was 1 over at Medinah in 1990. Get through the tough pin and get to the next hole ... 1, 2 and 3 all missed the cut in a major.

Paul Casey was alone in third at 7 under after a 71 in the second round. His best finish was fourth in 2014 at Pinehurst. No other information was provided.

It was the second consecutive USA event the Briton has withdrawn from having pulled out of last month's Players Championship in the second round. He was 13th past year at Oakmont.

It sounds as if Erin Hills is becoming more challenging with each passing minute.

Day never had a chance, following his career-worst 79 in a U.S. Open with a 75. I'm definitely disappointed I'm not playing the weekend, but there is a lot I can take out of it.

"I didn't think it was the putter, it was the guy on the end of it", he said.

But not long after he signed for his record score and an 11-under 205, he began to appreciate the significance of a 63 on this day.

Rory McIlroy is trying to make a run as he closes out his second round at the U.S Open.

Going into the final round, 42 players were still under par.

He has birdied three of his last four holes. He two-putted for birdie, and he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th. If only he had hit the fairways. This one he'd rather forget.

He added another birdie on the par-3 13th.

Brian Harman (-7) - Through 36 holes, Harman has just one bogey.

Paul Casey's birdie run is over.

Thomas broke the U.S. Open record for low round in relation to par. He tapped in for par.

Charley Hoffman is all by himself on top of the U.S. Open - for now.

The 26-year-old Reed had eight birdies and one bogey. The next one went long, he chipped up to 12 feet and took two putts from there. He had five three-putts over the two days (Jordan Spieth, playing in his group, had none) and averaged 2.0 putts on the 24 greens he hit in regulation (that's 0.23 higher than his average this year, which only ranks 177th).

No matter. He shot 38 on his first nine but rallied for 33 on his second nine. Johnson capped off this collective failure with a late collapse on the back nine at Erin Hills, making three bogeys over a five-hole stretch and closing with 73 that left him 4 over.

Here comes Si Woo Kim.

One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. But that wasn't the problem. Jordan Spieth was even par through 12 holes and going nowhere. His second shot drifted off the fairway, third shot was over the green in the fescue. He made an 8, and followed that with a tee shot into the rough to make a bogey. The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, just a month after his son was born. He doesn't play until Friday afternoon.