Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Dustin Johnson leads as other falter at US Open at Shinnecock Hills

Dustin Johnson leads as other falter at US Open at Shinnecock Hills

It is his third at the U.S. Open, after missed cuts in 2006 and 2015.

But he would add two more birdies, including a 45-foot putt at the par-three seventh that took its time getting to the hole then teetered in to a massive roar from the crowd.

"I'm not very happy the way I played and the way I putted", said Woods, who also missed the cut three years ago at Chambers Bay. Shinnecock presented a different face as Thursday's gusting wind gave way to morning mist with stretches of wind-driven rain, followed by afternoon sunshine.

He had a quadruple-bogey at the 12th hole in the final round at Augusta National on that occasion.

"You've got to play really good golf if you want to shoot a good score, and I like where par is a good score on every hole, no matter what club you've got in your hand, what hole it is", Johnson said. Expect more player criticism as the day goes on.

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"Look, I don't mean any disrespect", Mickelson said after the round. After his second-round 72 put him at 10 over for the tournament, he didn't make the cut. "My game plan was not to make any 'others, ' and I made three of them".

"So that was pleasing to do as well as I did, especially on that back nine".

Stenson shot 70 to remain in contention.

Mickelson defended his decision to jog after and then hit his missed bogey putt back towards the hole despite the ball still moving and appearing to be heading off the green.

"I didn't feel like I played badly at all", said Johnson, who rated his 77 as the best seven-over round of his career.

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"I've had multiple times where I've wanted to do that", Mickelson said, explaining he preferred the 2-stroke penalty to having to play the ball from off the green.

Mickelson apologized if anyone was offended by his act, even after saying he knew the rules for hitting a ball in motion and was happy to take a two-shot penalty instead of playing a crude version of tennis with his ball going back-and-forth, back-and-forth across the green.

"Thankfully I have managed to play decent tee to green and not get US Open-ed and walk away thinking I am not playing well". A three-time major victor, he missed the cut by one shot and has missed four cuts total in 2018.

Before this week he had missed the cut only once in nine events in 2018.

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If McIlroy had signed off the round with a 76, he would've only been seven shots off the pace and would've still have had a chance of winning with three holes to go.

Johnson didn't have anything that wild, rather more of a slow bleed that began with a shot off a sandy path and three putts on the par-3 second hole for his first double bogey of the championship.

The 14-time major champion was not alone among the big names missing the weekend.

Shinnecock Hills played very hard for many players Saturday, just as it did Thursday.

Defending champion Brooks Koepka made six birdies over his last 11 holes for a 66, matching Tommy Fleetwood for the low round of the tournament.

Johnson his tournament lead into the clubhouse Friday with an incredible score of 4-under par, and at the time Ian Poulter was the only other golfer in the field in red numbers.

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