Four share lead at US Open

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And this week, another new venue - Erin Hills - has so far been nothing short of spectacular in its U.S. Open debut. "There's a lot of different ways to play it".

There are 23 golfers within four shots of the lead and 42 players under par. Jamie Lovemark and J.B.

A rattled Casey immediately added another bogey to extend his miserable run before hitting the turbo-charger and firing off five consecutive birdies.

Also starting strong was Justin Thomas with tap-in birdies on his opening two holes to reach 4 under. He was coasting along Friday, playing par golf and hanging out at the top of the leaderboard.

"I played very well today, and I felt very comfortable", Fleetwood said. Yeah, it was a bit of a roller coaster.

He clawed that back with a birdie on the 12th, draining a six-foot putt but was soon in trouble on the 13th, three-putting for bogey.

"If I don't three-putt, I shoot even (par)".

Unlike in 2014 Fowler has put himself into contention from the off and will hope that his maturity will help end his wait for a first major success. Amateur Scottie Scheffler began the third round at 1-under and fought his way into the thick of things at Erin Hills but a disastrous triple at the final hole left him at 2-under for the tournament, which is still in it with everything that's going on and is the low amateur for the moment after Cameron Champ started his day with two bogeys and a double through his first eight holes.

"I'm definitely disappointed I'm not playing the weekend, but there is a lot I can take out of it".

The 39-year-old was only able to move his fourth shot a matter of inches in heavy rough over the back of the green on the par five, before hacking out sideways and taking three putts from just off the green.

Friday wasn't almost as favorable for the world's three-top ranked players, none of whom will move onto the weekend.

None of the top 18 players on the leaderboard have won a major championship before and stars such as world number two Rory McIlroy and Australia s Jason Day both missed the cut.

The bogey save on 18 certainly changed his day.

The players were in a big hole to start the second round on Friday - McIlroy struggled to 78 in the opening round, and Day 79 - and there would be no miracle comebacks.

McIlroy took some solace from his final six holes, four of which he birdied.

McIlroy meanwhile - who earlier in the week had advised players unable to hit the fairways to "pack their bags" - was left at five over par after a second-round 71.

The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 PGA Championship, just a month after his son was born.

"I was a little anxious going out there", McIlroy said.

"When I saw it was about seven feet away I knew maybe we had a chance of history". "So it's pretty simple".

Day, who also is playing Travelers next week, gathered his wife, Ellie, and son, Dash, and made plans to head home to OH the soonest that they could.

The rounds of the day were turned in by Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie, who equaled Fowler's 65 on Thursday. Local sheriff's deputies and rescue workers were called to the grandstand by the No. 6 hole, where the man was reported not to have a pulse or be breathing. No foul play is expected, according to local authorities.