Dustin Johnson is tied with Andrew Landry at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard. D.J. has completed his second round, Andrew has yet to start, as darkness halted play.
D.J. teeing off the last hole today / Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR
D.J. carded a second round -1 under par 69 to tied Andrew at -4 under at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard, in this topsy turvy weather interrupted Major.
D.J. played 36 holes today, but said it was no bother, apart from the putts not dropping;
“I’m in pretty good shape, so the physical part’s no problem.”
“But mentally you’ve got to make sure you stay sharp all day, because you can’t go to sleep on any shot out here.”
“I hit so many good putts today that I thought were going in, and burned the edge or lipped out.”
“That’s just how it goes, these greens are tough.”
“I’m happy with the way everything went today.”
The hardest thing Andrew did today was to get up and shave.
Lee Westwood is in third place at -3 under par, he also never got to play today.
Scott Piercy, and Sergio Garcia, with even par 70 second completed rounds, and Shane Lowry, who has yet to start his second, currently share fourth spot at -2 under par.
Scott mentioned the 36 holes;
“My feet feel like they’re on fire, my calves feel like they’re on fire.”
“The ball striking was really pretty amazing today, I was never really in a lot of trouble.”
“Tomorrow the guys will probably have a little faster greens than we had this afternoon.”
“I think the USGA is going to keep pushing them a little bit. It will be a little firmer, a little faster as long as the weather holds, which it’s supposed to.”
“Any time you’re under par, I think you’re going to be in it.”
Tired old man Sergio finishes up with a 51 ft putt;
“My legs, I’m tired, I’m too old for this.”
Projected cut line is +5 over par, at the moment that number will exclude Justin Rose, +6 with two holes to play, Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler both at +6, but have yet to start the second round.
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, both at +7, they have yet to swing a club in the second round.
I don’t know how the logistics work, but how is it that some players get through 36 holes and others only eighteen.
Good news is there is no more rain in the forecast.