Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise

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2 and 3 Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, all of whom missed the cut.

Hideki Matsuyama had quite a day at Erin Hills.

Justin Thomas managed to stand out in a U.S. Open where par is going out of style. The Japanese star birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, finishing round two at five under for the tournament. Reavie had five birdies in a six-hole stretch beginning on No. 11.

The U.S. Open was only his sixth start this year.

"I definitely hit it better off the tee".

Casey was the only leader who went in the morning.

At Erin Hills, all Johnson could do was go down swinging on a Friday. "I'm just excited to get a few rounds and start playing again". He missed the 15-footer.

Among them all you won't find one victor of a major and only Fowler with star power.

With 12 players within two shots of the lead, the U.S. Open leaderboard could see a lot of changes on what is known as "moving day". It was 1 over at Medinah in 1990.

Fowler's seven birdies were from no more than 12 feet, including three in a row around the turn.

"Guess what?" he said to his 4-year-old son. Masters champion Sergio Garcia returned a tidy one-under 71 to leave the Spaniard four back and in contention for a second straight major. He has won one tournament on the PGA Tour.

Under clear skies and warm sunshine, the Erin Hills course still offered plenty of encouragement after a day of record low-scoring on Thursday.

"I think those two things and a lot of hard work have got me here really".

He rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot.

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English says "They want par to be a good score, and this afternoon it will be".

"I'm a big fan", McIlroy said.

That's something Day, the No. 3 player in the world, rarely says at a major.

The tournament-leading foursome held a one-shot lead over a trio of contenders that includes first-round leader Rickie Fowler.

"Showed up for the last six holes, anyway", he said. A chip went sailing past the pin, leaving a long putt to save par which was duly missed.

McIlroy, meanwhile, has a bigger hole to climb out of after a 6-over-par 78 on Thursday. His total of 154 equaled his worse two-round total at a major, matching his first two rounds at The Open in 2013. This one he'd rather forget.

He clawed that back with a birdie on the 12th, draining a six-foot putt but was soon in trouble on the 13th, three-putting for bogey. His drive appeared to sail into the rough.

But the Englishman now has a share of the lead at the U.S. Open. He tapped in for par. He had reason to smile he's tied for the lead.

In all, 23 players are within four shots of the lead.

Not to be overlooked was Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship last month.

One shot back. Jamie Lovemark. But that wasn't the problem. Amateur Stewart Hagestad of Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset shot 75 and missed the cut at 8 over.

T1. Brian Harman (-7): Like Koepka, Harman wasn't flashy today - he shot just 2-under par - but remains in the mix after turning in a respectable 70. "(It's tough to get through) a U.S. Open or any major without some kind of hiccup". More important, he was happy with how he played Friday and remained optimistic that he could carry that over to the weekend.

England's Casey had an action-packed second round.

That's what happened as Stricker made it exactly on the cut line.

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