US Open 2018: second round – live!

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That’s a chance for the overnight co-leader Dustin Johnson to close the gap at the top. Because Russell Henley was out very early, and he’s gone off like a train, arrowing approaches to the pin and 10 and 12 to tear off on his own. Here’s how that’s changed the toppermost of the leader board.

-3: Henley (4*)
-1: D Johnson, Piercy, Poulter
E: Dufner.

Good morning, Southampton! Will today play even tougher than yesterday? With the wind switching around all day, it’s possible. Then again, the hole placements are a little bit more accessible. So it’s swings and roundabouts. Either way, accuracy from the tee is still essential … as immediately proved by Justin Thomas. The reigning PGA champion let his opening tee shot, an iron from 10, drift off to the left. From the semi-rough, he’s taken a flyer straight through the green and down the back. That’ll be a test coming back up. By comparison, his playing partners Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods found the fairway, and have set up birdie chances with their approaches. Tiger’s is particularly special, to three or four feet.

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Written by Scott Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/jun/15/us-open-2018-second-round-live under the title “US Open 2018: second round – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.