Rory McIlroy suffered a catastrophe, but on his way to Super 69, he recovered from one of the best double bogeys of his career and is the clubhouse leader at the US Open at Brookline. It remained right behind Collin Morikawa.
British Open Champion Morikawa, the 2020 PGA Champion, won 5 birdies with 4 under 66 to set the clubhouse goal at 5 under, aiming for Round 3 of the Career Grand Slam.
From defending champion Jon Rahm (67) and Mississippi qualifying Hayden Buckley (68) when McIlroy rolled on a birdie putt on the 12th, 14th and 16th and joined the chaser with a 4-under par in the second round. Californian 69 led by Shot.
Bidding for his first major win in eight years, the four-time major champion sliced his approach into a deep fescue and required three hacks to put the ball on the green, at 496 yards. I flirted with a disaster that could destroy the tournament in the third.
He left 30 feet for a double bogey and involved it for a 6 that must have felt like a birdie.
Ulsterman then used his power to make a birdie in 5th place at 305 yards and drive within 30 feet of the hole.
Third in the world, 6th at 165 yards, returned the shot with a 3-putt bogey and hit the first putt 10 feet away.
However, he showed elasticity with a chip and putt birdie on par 5/8 and turned 1 over 36, but he quickly dropped a difficult shot at 504 yards, 10th on par 4.
However, Putter was McIlroy’s friend this week, and he rolled 30 feet for Birdie on the 12th to return to 2 under for the tournament and finished powerfully.
Holywood’s star had plenty of room, and he counted 14th at 616 yards, reduced his 350-yard drive and 260-yard long irons to 60 feet, and then made a grand decision on a few-inch rug putt. ..
Returning to that day’s level, McIlroy returned to 3rd place in the championship with 3 unders.
He burned the edge from 20 feet on the 15th and caught the lip, but rolled at 8 feet for a par on short 16 and knocked in 10 feet for another birdie on the 17th to turn red that day. I did.
Regarding his double bogey save, he said: I knew that there were many 5th and 8th chances in Back Nine.
“I kept telling myself that I had a chance, and I was really proud to be able to keep it substandard. I wasn’t in a hurry and did nothing stupid. ..
“I was trying to make a birdie on the 18th and join the final group, but I’m very happy with my position. After a tough start, I’m back in good shape today, so I’m very happy.”
World No. 1 and Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler, alongside qualifiers Nick Hardy (68), Australia’s Matthew NESMITH (69) and Patrick Rodgers (68), are just two under 3 at 67. was.
Britain’s Matt Fitzpatrick (70), USA’s Sam Berns (70), and Canada’s Adam Hudwin (72), the leader of the first round, were just three shots behind Morikawa with two unders.
However, Shane Lowry is set to miss a shot over the weekend after finishing at +4.