Rickie Fowler (USA) reduced two strokes on the second day of this year’s 123rd US Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars) to take the lead by one stroke, taking a step closer to his first major win, which he dreamed of.
In the second round of the tournament held on the 17th (Korean time) at the LA Country Club North Course (par 70, 7423 yards) in Los Angeles, California, USA, Fowler tied 8 birdies and 6 bogeys to hit 2 under par 68, for a median total of 10 under par. Scored 130.
The 10-under par recorded while catching 18 birdies, the highest ever for two days, is the same as the lowest score in the second round of the US Open. Fowler, who won his first career victory at the 2011 Koroong Korea Open, has yet to win a major.
Fowler, who started with a joint lead, finished the first half by exchanging bogies and birdies after catching birdies on the first three holes in a row. In the second half, he could not reduce his number of strokes further as he exchanged bogey for birdie 12 for consecutive bogeys on holes 10 and 11. However, he recorded a birdie on the par 3 15th hole and made up for the bogey with a birdie on the 17th hole, keeping the top of the single leaderboard.
Wyndham Clark (USA), with excellent skills in the second half, tied 4 birdies and 1 bogey, reducing 3 strokes and rising to 2nd place (9 under par). Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), winner of the 2011 US Open, also reduced 3 strokes to start with a tie for the lead and traded 4 bogeys each with a birdie to tie for 3rd place (8 under par) with Zander Shopley (USA) who stopped at even par. .
McIlroy, who is ranked third in the world golf rankings, started the game on the 10th hole, but only in the second half he cut 5 strokes. In the par 3 9th hole, a birdie was added while showing off the sophistication close to a hole-in-one.
Harris English (USA), who hit 4 under par, rose to 5th place (7 under par), and Dustin Johnson (USA), who represents Live Golf, finished in a tie for 6th place (6 under par) with Lee Min-woo (Australia). World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) hit 2 under par and tied for 8th place (5 under par) with Sam Bennett (USA).
Cameron Smith (Australia) of Live Golf is 10th (4 under par), and among Korean players, Si-woo Kim (28) loses 2 strokes with 2 birdies and 4 bogeys, while Bryson Dishambeau (USA) Victor The ranking went down to 19th place (1 under par) with Hoblan (Norway).
Brooks Koepka (USA), who won 5 majors at the PGA Championship last month, only reduced one stroke and was tied for 30th place (even par) with Colin Morikawa and Billy Horshall (USA)스포츠토토.
Kim Joo-hyung (21), who started at the bottom with a 3-over par on the first day, rebounded with 4 birdies, 2 bogeys and 2 under-par to rank 39th (1-over par) with defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick (England) and Sergio Garcia (Spain).
While 64 players who hit 2-over par on both days passed the cut, Lim Seong-jae (6-over par) and Lee Gyeong-hun (8-over par) were eliminated from the cut.
Hole 15 Green Slope
On the other hand, the par 3 15th hole was set very short at 115 yards, and Fitzpatrick succeeded in a hole-in-one. With this, in the first round, he added two hole-in-ones on this hole alone, setting a new record for three hole-in-ones pouring out only on this hole in this tournament.
On the other hand, even though it was a par 3, hole 7 was 299 yards, the second longest of all US Open par 3s, and hole 11 was 297 yards, making it the 4th longest hole in the history of the tournament. This course is a par 70 in length and has three par 3 holes in the first half and two in the second half.