US Open 2017: Who failed to make the cut at Erin Hills?

  • US Open 2017: Who failed to make the cut at Erin Hills?

US Open 2017: Who failed to make the cut at Erin Hills?

"I was a little mad at myself because I could feel I was hungry on 14 (where he parred the par-five) and 15".

But Casey rebounded with five straight birdies at Nos.

Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65.

Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could. But the wind hasn't kicked up over three rounds, and overnight rains have kept things soft, allowing shots to hit the green and hold, the way Thomas' 3-wood did from 310 yards out on the 18th hole.

Now, he's still very much in play, at six under after shooting a 73. He became the third defending U.S. Open champion to miss the cut in the last six years, and has now missed the weekend in the last three majors. But for whoever finishes as the U.S. Open victor, life will get a little richer.

Fleetwood picked up a victory in Abu Dhabi on the European Tour while Rickie Fowler, who will start two behind the pacesetter, is widely regarded as the current best golfer not to have won a major. Majority had to come from far back going into the weekend, and it was hard to put together two good rounds.

McIlroy finished eight shots ahead of Jason Day, whose score of 8-under 276 would have been enough to win 26 of the previous 30 U.S. Opens.

Not that those competing at Erin Hills on Sunday need extra incentive to grab the trophy.

And then Friday, a 94-year-old man at the tournament for the first time stopped breathing while in a grandstand on the sixth hole and died of what Washington County officials said appeared to be natural causes. It was 1 over at Medinah in 1990. It didn't matter at that point, because I was so far from the cut line. But then he three-putted from long range on the 13th and the 14th, and lost all hope when he missed the green on the 17th while going after the flag.

The last six majors have produced six first-time champions and that trend looks set to continue with the leaderboard dominated by mostly unheralded names.

"And unfortunately with where I was hitting it, I wasn't in the way".

"Oh gosh, Jimmy, be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to ideal. I guess I've just kind of always been that way.

He had a chat with swing coach Michael Bannon on Thursday night, and Bannon had observed that McIlroy's transition down from the top was simply too quick.

Paul Casey is one of the joint leaders after an up and down round of one under par, he took an eight on the par-5 14, but bounced back brilliantly with 5 birdies in his last 11 holes to save his round. If you get four or five, that's pretty good.

"Someone has a very good chance of ending up with their first major tomorrow", Fowler said.

How much prize money will the 2017 US Open victor earn? "But I think definitely getting a lot speedier, a lot faster".

"When you look at the USGA championships, by and large just about any way you look at, they're the most important championships not only in the US but in the world", Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO, said earlier this year.