US Open Round 2

Congratulations to Ricky Barnes who has the lowest 36 hole score on record for the 109 years of the US Open. Some are now calling the course a pushover, I would beg differ and believe that Mr. Barnes has earned his place in history, he is there in the books now regardless. He shot 67/65 for a 132.

Alone in 2nd place is Lucas Glover 1 shot back shooting 69/64 for a 133, and also alone in 3rd is Mike Weir shooting 64/70 for a 134. The trio of Peter Hansen, David Duval and Azuma Yana are T4 with 137’s to their credit. Five players are T7 to round out the top 10; those are Lee Westwood, Todd Hamilton, Ross Fisher, Sean O’Hair and Nick Taylor who are all at 138.

Phil Mickelson is at even par T12, Tiger Woods is T34 at +3; the cut fell at +4 and includes exactly 60 players. Normally it is the low 60 and ties and anyone within 10 shots of the lead, but due to Ricky Barnes tremendous play it just turned out that exactly 60 players made the cut. Some of the big names left out are Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, David Toms, Matt Kuchar, Miguel Angel Jiminez, Boo Weekley, Nick Watney and Zach Johnson. Freddy Funk who nearly withdrew from this year’s competition due to pain in his surgically repaired right knee birdied the final hole to make the cut on the number.

Tournament officials seem to be doing everything in their power to end the tournament on Sunday with a 7:30 start and all but 21 have players have at least started the 3rd round. They will be playing from the front nine and the back nine at the same time. So if the weather cooperates they should be able to finish.

Stat leaders who survived the cut: Driving Distance Angel Cabrera and Andres Romero are tied at exactly 300 yards, 5 players are at 100% in Driving Accuracy those being Molinari, Mahan, Choi, Mayfair & Mclardy, and 6 players are at 100% in GIR those being Stricker, Goosen, Mahan, Holmes, Cabrera and Mayfair. Of course those are incomplete as some players haven’t started their 3rd round and Choi for instance has only played 1 hole in the 3rd but he is officially listed at 100% in driving accuracy.

Sources: USOpen.com, NBC Sports, The Golf Channel

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2 Responses to “US Open Round 2”

  1. Dorin says:

    Weather forces yet again another delay. The course is scheduled to open to spectators at 11 and play to resume at 12. USGA officials are saying they will start the 4th round today as soon as possible according to the web site at usopen.com, AP however is already reporting a Monday finish which is likely at this point. The original plan was not to regroup for the 4th round and to continue play from the front and back at the same time. That could have put the winner at 9 instead of 18 when he completed his round. Rain is in the forecast in Farmingdale everyday through Thursday, it was however expected to be slight on Monday. I hate to see a major called prematurely and to my knowledge that hasn’t been reported yet, but with the weather the way it is it could be a real possibility.

  2. Wow. Another fascinating leaderboard. That’s not a lot of rounds in the 60s. Hardly a pushover course.

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