Casey goes top then crashes down U.S. Open leaderboard

Through Steve Keating2nd round lead at the U.S. Open, Paul Casey crashed down the leaderboard with a triple bogey because the Erin Hills format confirmed its teeth on Friday.

Casey and other early starters have been greeted By Means Of more challenging conditions than these they faced in the opening round as winds picked up across the links-style format making the longest course in U.S. Open history play even longer.

Playing the back nine first, Casey fast joined American overnight leader Rickie Fowler on the prime of the leaderboard at seven-below with an early birdie on the Eleventh.

But The Englishman’s stay on the high was brief-lived, giving the stroke right again with a bogey at the subsequent gap adopted By Using a surprising triple bogey at par-five 14th.

The Englishman found himself in bother when he flew his approach out of tough over the fairway into the deep fescue and wanted five extra strokes to get within the cup.

A rattled Casey added any other bogey at the 15th to increase his depressing run earlier than hitting again with birdies at 17 and 18.

Young American Xander Schauffele, who had began the day alongside Casey in joint 2nd, held regular in the toughening stipulations reeling off 4 pars prior to carding his first birdie of the day at the fifth to join Fowler at the prime.

It used to be additionally easy crusing for Kim Si-Woo as the South Korean completed his first nine with back-to-again birdies at 17 and 18 and stormed during the turn with a 3rd consecutive birdie to get to six-beneath, one back of the co-leaders.

Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira was once making the most important transfer of the day, opening with again-to-again birdies and including two extra at Eleven and 12 to reach three-beneath for the championship, four again of the pacesetters.

Newly branded because the “final test in golf”, the U.S. Open has long been famed for its sturdiness and Erin Hills was once anticipated so as to add to that hard-man reputation.

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

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

(Editing With The Aid Of Larry Fine)

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