McIlroy followed an opening-round 78 with a 71 and is now a combined 43 over par in 18 U.S. Open rounds since winning the tournament at Congressional in 2011. None has ever won a major, and neither have the next 14 players behind them.
Matsuyama birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, shot 30 on his opening and flirted, albeit briefly, with shooting golf's magical 63 in a major, eventually settling for a 65 in Round 2 of the U.S. Open.
It also broke the Erin Hills course record and helped give the American the clubhouse lead but it was his combination of 3-wood, 3-wood, putt that sent his fellow tour pros wild, with Shane Lowry branding his second shot "ridiculous" and Ross Fisher saying it was "pure filth".
Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the first singles contest at Hazeltine previous year and was wearing the pants from his Ryder Cup uniform, said: "You always can take that fire from Ryder Cup and use it in other events".
REAVIE'S RUN: Chez Reavie did what he thought couldn't be done at a U.S. Open.
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The following morning, there were unconfirmed reports that said the team had voted unanimously to blow off the White House visit. An official news release says the team hasn't received an invite yet, but will decide if and when it comes what they will do.
Players consistently reached the hole in 2 on Thursday but even though it was playing downwind again yesterday they were not quite as lucky. The top 18 players on the leaderboard going into the weekend have combined for zero majors.
Fleetwood had been tied for the lead after birdies on the first, eighth, 12th, 14th and 15th, only to bogey the last after following up a poor pitch by putting his birdie attempt off the green.
Tommy Fleetwood had no problem picking out his best shot of the day. The two-time major champion is 3 under for his third round at the U.S. Open and has moved into the top 25 at Erin Hills. For the longest of time, the USGA, which is headquartered in Far Hills, New Jersey, just outside New York City, was accused of having an East Coast bias.
Local health officials announced they found evidence of E. coli bacteria at a hydration station on the 12th hole on Thursday. As I've gotten older, I've gotten a little farther, but a lot more straighter.
"I did everything I could to make more birdies coming in", he said. While several golfers have had an outstanding start to their major through the first two days, some of the best of the PGA Tour will have to pack up their bags and go home after missing the cut.
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Fakhar, who scored his maiden ODI century in style with a four off the 31st over, was awarded Player of the Match . Pakistan made sure it did not turn out to be a costly mistake, though, as Amir dismissed him next ball.
"I feel really good about just about everything else", Spieth said. I hoped that this moment would come as soon as possible and the fact that's it's taken until now - it is what it is. "I've never played a U.S. Open, so tomorrow will be a very cool experience". A driver will come in too low and hot to hold the green.
McIlroy could at least take heart from a strong finish on Friday, which saw him birdie four of the last six holes. Koepka didn't do much scoreboard watching on Friday, even though he spent part of the day all alone in first place.
"There's a lot of things we're very proud about with Chambers Bay", Davis said.
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"Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", said Casey. "I've just got to get on the greens and have that cup start to look a bit bigger". The United States Golf Association runs our National Open and the tournament travels to different sites from year to year with the express objective of having various parts of the country get the Open experience.
Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year
Turkey, for the third consecutive year, has hosted the largest number of refugees worldwide, a new United Nations report has said. After Turkey, Pakistan hosted the second-largest number of refugees (1.4 million) followed by Lebanon with one million.
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