On Friday, the 2020 U.S. The evil way of winged feet came out of Round 2 of the Open, which we all expect to see this week. There were a total of 21 golfers who started the day, however, only six turned red, suffocating across the field in the afternoon during the setup of the course.
Conditions continued to rise as the day wore on on Thursday and only three golfers under scoring by Bonanza (U.S. Open Standards) continued to score with carding rounds. As the day went on, it was Patrick Reed – an equal-round 2 then overall under 4 – who sits at the top of the leaderboard through 36 holes of action.
One stroke on Reed Brian de Chembu and two strokes on Rafa Cabrera Bello, Harris English and Justin Thomas.
CBS Sports covered Round 2 of the US Open with you on Friday. Let’s take a look at the top of the leaderboard through the 36 holes. Continue reading for highlights and analysis from Friday.
.. Patrick Reed (-4): Friday’s setup – with ticked pins – didn’t scare Reed. He stopped at the offender, attacked the pin aggressively and gave himself a little penalty. His 25 putts are tied in at least 2 rounds in the field and for the second day in a row he got a stroke in the field around the Greens. “Ticked pin, star attack,” Reed told the golf channel after his round. “Greens, they went fast. Soft, gentle yesterday. It’s like they arranged it to make it easier for us, then they were going to show us what it really would be.”
2. Bryson D. Chembue (-3): It was a one-day rollercoaster for de Chembue, finishing with five bogeys, five birdies and an eagle. But overall, he was undeniably a net positive success as he followed in the first round with 69 runs in the second round. He was second in the field in the stroke and was under the control of his driver, with a 50% blow. Turns out the next straight day. “I felt like a lot of things were working well for me,” he said after the round. “I played it well. My iron game was flawless. When I got in trouble, [I] I wasn’t able to get out of it even yesterday, but I was able to attack and take advantage when I was on the fairway, and today ended really well. “
T 3. Justin Thomas, Harris English, Rafa Cabrera Bello (-2): Arguably no golfer had a more dramatic face from nine to nine before the jetty today Friday, the U.S. on Thursday. After a record-breaking 65 in Open Round 1, he bounced four out of his first eight holes and came out flat. But Thomas started the rally late at night with a birdie at No. 18 and continued to move forward by double-clearing at No. 1 to play under the final eight holes 2. None of them were particularly elite level golfers, but this was the type of round that was able to derail his chances of a fight – and instead he threw 3 overs over 73 to survive the next day. English and Cabrera Bello, however, both ended with a draw for the best round of the trio.
T. 7. Matthew Wolf, Xander Schfell and three others (E): After hitting two less fairways (1 of) than his under opening 64 opening round and two fewer greens in the rule, Wolf went wild in the opposite direction with round 2 in-over with 74. The ball landed well and settled down but after the round said he really needed to clear up a few things and compete meaningfully over the weekend. He should have had a chance to do so as he gave up just three strokes from the lead. Shuff Phil, on the other hand, took advantage of the situation before being betrayed, scoring 72 in the second round. He completed his final five holes in 3 overs, slipping a little pace he built throughout the round.
T 12. John Reham and four others (+1): Impressive all-outing again for Rehman, despite five bogey days, braved the conditions to enter in 2 overs. He finished with a birdie-birdie-boogie to finish in the clubhouse with a final nine score even-par, and the second day he was the longest in the field outside of the tee. The combination of his power, ball striking and control tee, fulfills his power over such a monstrous course, and he will become one of the non-leaders to take a closer look at Moving Day.
T22. Rory McLeroy, Dustin Johnson and four others (+3): McLeroy did everything from T to Green in Round 1, got T in first place in the stroke and is within the top 25 in that category with Putter. And while he was in first place in the stroke again, he got a tee on Friday, the putter and short game weren’t working for him on Friday. Macbeth Pars he turned to the constant bogeys, and on a normal day for him a simple belt was a grind in Round 2. He’s not completely out of this, but he needs to find a happy medium between Thursday and Friday – and do it consistently – to win his second US Open. Johnson, meanwhile, saved his best work for Friday, and it ended with a bounceback 70. He had a workaholic and he was long and confident, winning a potential third outing in his last four events.
T73. Gary Woodland (+8): Ruling U.S. The open winner, beset by injury, followed his opening round 74 to join the second Friday 74 Friday, he lost the cut. He explained in the post-round that he has a torn lbrum in his left hip and is ready to see a specialist on Monday, as he “just can’t go around in pain.”
T90 Tiger Woods (+10) | P119 Phil Mickelson (+13): Sometimes great storylines just don’t burst, what can we say? In an extraordinary return to Winged Foot for the game’s older defender, both Woods and Mickelson missed the cut, while both missed the same US Open for the first time after 20 previous events they had played with. Woods went under 2 in his final three matches but also finished the day in 7 overs, while Mickelson – with 74 in the second round – could not cross 79 in the first round since Thursday.
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