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As Justin Rose goes one way, his challengers move the other. Bogey for Chesson Hadley at 3; he slips back to -4. Aaron Wise makes a mess of 14, and he drops to -3. And public relations guru Matt Kuchar doubles 10, tumbling to -3 as well. Defending champ Brooks Koepka quietly parred 1 as Molinari was making yet another sensational save, incidentally, and remains at -2.
-8: Rose (9*)
-5: Fowler, Schauffele, Oosthuizen
-4: Hadley (12*), Piercy
-3: Wise (15), Stenson (12), Kuchar (10), Molinari (10*), Straka, Grillo, McIlroy, Woodland
Rose is of a mind to hole out from the bunker for eagle. We know this because he hollers BAH! as his flop squirts a little to the right and ends up three feet on the hole. Most players would be doing cartwheels after that. Birdie, and suddenly he’s got a three-shot lead at -8. Birdie for Spieth, too, as he dribbles a 60-footer from the back of the green to four feet, and tidies up. He’s played the back nine in 33 shots; he’s -2. Tiger has to settle for par, and he’s turning in 35. He’s -2. Meanwhile on 1, Molinari wedges from 100 yards to six feet, and that’s yet another up and down for par. This is getting daft now, which explains why he enjoys a bit of a giggle with Brooks Koepka’s caddie. He remains at -3.
Written by Scott Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2019/jun/14/us-open-2019-second-round-live under the title “US Open 2019: second round – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.