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That was Adam Hadwin's Friday at Erin Hills, where a double bogey at the penultimate hole dropped him off the first page of the U.S. Open leaderboard after two very good days.

Both players liked the course but put their performance down to a lack of execution. But he missed a pair of 10-foot birdie chances in that stretch, and one of the birdies he made was a two-putt from 20 feet on the par-5 seventh. You know, I've got four weeks off now. A rattled Casey added another bogey at the 15th to extend his miserable run before hitting the turbo-charger and firing off five consecutive birdies.

Fowler only had a one-shot lead over Paul Casey, who started eagle-birdie, and Xander Schauffele, a rookie on the PGA Tour who is playing his first major championship.

Sixty-eight players made the cut, with former champion Webb Simpson, former Masters and British Open victor Zach Johnson and former PGA champion Keegan Bradley all making it on the number.

On Friday, with Erin Hills beginning to firm up following early week rainstorms, the USGA chose to tuck some of the pins into tight spots after a fairly uncharacteristic U.S. Open opening round.

The U.S. Open is known for putting a premium on par, even as the USGA tries to convince golf fans that it's not preoccupied with par.

Dustin Johnson of the United States walks across the 18th hole during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills on June 16, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin.

The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 1974, back when the names were more familiar for a major - Raymond Floyd, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Hale Irwin, who went on to win his first major.

No fewer than 44 players ducked under par in the first round, and as the second round unfolded on Friday, the 7,839-yard layout continued to give up birdies freely.

However the 39-year-old world No. 14 unfurled a sequence of five straight birdies to haul himself back up the leaderboard, carding a one-under-par 71 to finish the day at seven under.

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"I saw some positives there on the back nine coming in and hopefully I can take them to the Travelers (Championship) next week".

"Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man".

It marked the first time since the world rankings were created in 1986 that the top three ranked players in the world missed the cut at a US Open.

Day shot a 75 for a two-day total of 10-over 154, ending at 17 the longest active streak of making the cut in the majors.

The player who turned the US Open into a soap opera of sorts the previous two years won't be around for the weekend this time.

However, the Englishman then produced a stunning comeback, picking up shots at five successive holes from the 17th to return to seven under.

"I was hoping and praying if I could get the same kind of conditions, and hoping and praying I would be half as good as Rickie Fowler".

McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home".

Paul Casey and Rory McIlroy provided quite the contrast here on the second day of the 117 US Open. "So I did a really good job of staying present, staying focused on the next shot".

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