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Call it the US Wide Open

Call it the US Wide Open

Rickie Fowler was playing so cleanly at Erin Hills that the record appeared to be in jeopardy. Players noticed firmer greens that were allowing putts to race past the hole. His birdie putts for no gimmies, at 12, 8, and 15 feet.

And then, Fowler took a bogeys at Nos. He bogeyed the 11th, 12th and 13th holes and missed a short birdie putt on the par-five 14th.

The 25-year-old from Japan opened his U.S. Open with a 74 on Thursday, then rallied Friday to not only make the cut but to play himself into a tie for eighth heading into the weekend. It was 1 over at Medinah in 1990.

The Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning. After three birdies on the back, he still finished +2 on the back after two bogeys and a triple.

Paul Casey was alone in third at 7 under after a 71 in the second round. And those 42 are within 6 shots of the lead held by Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka.

McIlroy at least improved his position in round two, nearly holing his tee shot at his final hole - the par-three ninth - as he completed a 71 with four late birdies.

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"I really like this golf course". "Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster".

"It was a good display, all my own fault, of what can happen if you get out of position on this golf course". He'll head home to spend time with his son, River Jones Johnson, who was born Monday.

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

Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie both shot the rounds of the day, posting seven-under 65s to move to five and four under respectively.

McIlroy was playing just his seventh tournament of 2017 due to a rib injury.

Johnson bogeyed the ninth and got the shot back at the 12th, but bogeys at the next two holes dropped him back to three over and another dropped shot at the 17th sealed his fate. That still didn't appear to be almost enough.

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Yet Johnson was forced to bide his time for the next six holes, unable to convert the few birdie chances that came his way.

Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of US Open newcomers.

There is a palpable excitement around the grounds at Erin Hills due to the packed leaderboard that portends a thrilling weekend and the fact that the course has shown well-challenging yet fair.

Amateur Cameron Champ is in the mix at minus-5 following a 3-under 69.

Johnson, who won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania, ended the second round on 4-over following his 1-over 73.

Holywood's McIlroy finished four under for the final six holes, which helped the four-time major victor post a one-under-par 71 in Wisconsin, but the damage was done in the first round as McIlroy hit six over to effectively end his chances at the second major of the year.

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Another warm, dry day is drying out the course, and the players are noticing a difference. "It sets up really well for me, especially if I'm driving it like I did today", he said. "Hopefully I've got a lot of the bad stuff out of my system yesterday and some parts today".


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