etvfutures.com
etvfutures.com June 23, 2017


Johnson, McIlroy and Day miss US Open cut

18 June 2017, 12:12 | Sandy Nunez

Free bottled water to be given to US Open spectators after E coli traces found

Free bottled water to be given to US Open spectators after E coli traces found

While McIlroy and former world number one Jason Day missed the cut, amateur Cameron Champ - who turned 22 on Thursday - and Xander Schauffele were unlikely contenders on five under par, alongside Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim.

AP photo Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on No. 5 during the first round of the U.S. Open Thursday at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

The four players tied for the lead - Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Savannah native Brian Harman - created the largest 36-hole logjam in 43 years at the U.S. Open.

Day never had a chance, following his career-worst 79 in a U.S. Open with a 75.

Amateur Cameron Champ is on an identical score after another under-par round for the 22-year-old, while Si Woo Kim, Xander Schauffele and Brandt Snedeker are also two shots back and well placed.

The last six majors have crowned first-time champions and that trend looks poised to continue at Erin Hills where you have to look way down the leaderboard to 19th before finding a major victor in U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain.

Fowler will be among the later starters along with defending champion Dustin Johnson, who opened defence of his crown with shaky three-over 75 and will need to mount a charge to make the cut.

But the world's top three missed the cut - the first time that has happened at a major since the rankings began in 1986.

But under sunny skies on Thursday, Erin Hills looked more friend than foe with 44 golfers breaking par to set a record for the opening round of a U.S. Open.

McIlroy spent all day in the knee-high fescue and shot 78, his worst US Open score.

White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller
Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. Sessions told senators on Tuesday that he'd recused himself because he was part of Trump's campaign.


Fowler finished in the top 5 in all four majors in 2014, and it appeared that would be his springboard to the next level.

"I saw some positives there on the back nine coming in and hopefully I can take them to the Travelers (tournament) next week", he said. Some of the world's top-ranked players and pre-tournament favourites look poised to miss the cut. "I took advantage of it the last few days". "I really haven't been hitting the ball well as of late".

For players like Jordan Spieth (73) and Johnson, it was a matter of not making enough putts.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia meanwhile was lurking five off the lead after a two-under-par 70.

Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament.

However, plenty of others were firmly in contention at the start of the penultimate day; only eight shots separated the leaders from those who made the cut on the bubble.

"I couldn't have shot any higher", Johnson said.

McIlroy entered the U.S. Open having not competed since last month's Players.

Rory McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who could not hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home". 16 (getting an awkward bunker shot up and down) and 17 (where he cooked his second from the rough over the green) just to make some pars and give himself some momentum to hold onto heading into the weekend.



Other News

Trending Now

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can sometimes be too nice - Silvestre
Meanwhile, The Sun report that Monaco may charge £120m for wonderkid Mbappe, who has also been linked with interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United .

Murray wins in straight sets
With some exquisite returning and acutely angled groundstrokes, Murray raced through the final set and into the fourth round. The left-hander blasted 31 winners as he took just 93 minutes to dismiss Uruguayan 22nd seed Pablo Cuevas 6-2 6-2 6-3.

A little longer for final North Carolina budget to go public
House Democrats will take another look at a Senate-approved spending plan next week as a way to end a two-year budget stalemate. "We are still discussing some differences that we have", Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County told reporters.

Cosby judge declares mistrial as jury deadlocks again
She spent almost seven hours on the stand over the course of two days telling her side of the story for the first time. Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault and face up to 10 years for each charge.

Katy Perry Reaches Record 100M Twitter Followers
The Perry that is fully present and awake now, she said, is working to confront those issues. Twitter celebrated the major milestone with a video of some of her tweets over the years.

Ex-UFC champion hospitalized after truck collides with moving train
This afternoon, UFC czar Dana White announced that Hughes was involved in a collision with a moving train near his home in IL . It's not clear exactly what state he is in, but his family is headed to meet him, per White .

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win
Phil Kessel an American hero, signing a baby... "And, obviously, that will be our goal and that will be our expectation". Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: "and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever".

Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy
Responding to a question about Durant's first win in the NBA Finals , James said , "Well I'm not happy he won his first". But as we all know, the Spurs just don't give a hoot about ratings or, for that matter, media attention of any kind.

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation
In one memo , Comey said Trump tried to direct him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . ABC News reported that Mr Rosenstein has told colleagues privately that he may have to step aside from the investigation.

IOS 11 allows one device to easily share WiFi with others
Users can allow certain contacts to get through so "you have the peace of mind that you can get contacted", Federighi said. Your beta testing could prevent a major problem or a minor bug from appearing in the final iOS 11 release for your device.