U.S. Open Day 2

Submitted by NowTameInThe603 on June 15th, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Day 2 of the US OPEN

 

Dustin Johnson (-3) currently leads as 1 of 3 under par so far(it was 4 entering today). Winds were brutal yesterday which helped facilitate the high scores.

 

Notables:

Woods +8 

Fowler +3

Spieth +8

Mickelson +7

Rory +10

Comments

MichiganFan1984

June 15th, 2018 at 12:44 PM ^

If he finished 2nd at the Honda, then fair enough I stand corrected. I’m a big fantasy golf guy and we don’t start our season until March Madness ends. Any golf tournament before that is kind of irrelevant imo, but nonetheless if true, fair enough. No, they are obviously not done. They are in a slump and at some point will win some big ones again. They will probably never be as good as Tiger was, but he is just no longer good. The media and people who refuse to see how bad he is overall now are the only ones pumping him up. Nobody fears him, which was part of his dominance. He can’t putt, he is embarrassed by his scandal, he knows people think he is a bad guy, he can’t get away with cheating (PEDS) anymore and he’s old. 

carolina blue

June 15th, 2018 at 12:47 PM ^

That is one scorching hot take. Two weeks ago he was #1 or #2 in every statistical category but putting. Yes, his putter has sucked the last few weeks, but He is not done. Just because he hasn’t finished top 5 or whatever doesn’t mean he hasn’t played well. 

I’m sure you thought Jack Nicklaus wasnt notable when he was playing in the open those multiple times he retired. It was just the media hyping him up. No one really wanted to watch the greatest to ever play. And no one really wants to watch Tiger, by far the greatest player of the last 20-25 years and easily the second best player ever in addition to having an inarguable massive effect on the game itself. 

MichiganFan1984

June 15th, 2018 at 12:58 PM ^

You failed to address all the reasons I said he’s done but whatever. I don’t think he’ll ever win another major again. Too many good players and he has too many issues as I laid out above. Also, I believe once he realizes he won’t win another major he will be gone from golf. He won’t play on the Senior Tour. I feel bad for him to be honest, but it is what it is. 

Harbaugh's Lef…

June 15th, 2018 at 12:07 PM ^

I don't watch golf and I don't really know much about any one that isn't mentioned by the OP. With that said, I'd rather see Dustin Johnson do well than anyone else as his father in law is The Great One after all!

MGoBlue-querque

June 15th, 2018 at 12:50 PM ^

I am legitimately bummed The Cat isn't having a better Open. I was hoping he'd make the weekend and be in a spot to challenge on Sunday.  There's just a different level of excitement and electricity when he's in contention for a major...

DJ is having a great tourney so far and looks to be in the driver's seat. 

Can't wait to crack open a beer or four on Sunday (Father's Day too!) and watch the final round.

bacon1431

June 15th, 2018 at 8:51 PM ^

Can’t stand Speith’s excuse making after every single hole (though to be fair, we wouldn’t have to hear it if he wasn’t mic’d a lot). So I was happy to see him choke a short putt on the last hole to miss the cut. 

Anybody see Poulter look like one of us out there on one of his last holes? Scolded a bunker shot 20 yards past the green into some dry rough, duffed his next shot right into some tall grass, left his chip short of the green. Tripled the hole. 

Kevin14

June 15th, 2018 at 11:14 PM ^

Admittedly, I don't read many golf posts, but I always thought Speith's commentary was well-regarded.  I personally love hearing it after his shots.  He had what appeared to be a bad shot today out of the sand and immediately said "that was about the best I could have expected from that spot."  I was surprised, as I thought he would be frustrated with it.  Cool insight.