Planet Golf — 19 June 2015 by GW staff and news services
Total Consciousness: U.S. Open Day 2

7:36 pm Friday: After a terrific sand approach, Reed birdies 16 for a one-stroke lead. – BS

7:25 pm Friday: Three-way tie at 5-under, Dustin, Reed and morning-round leader Spieth. – BS

6:32 pm Friday: Reed, eagle on the drivable 12th, ties Johnson at 7-under. – BS

6:02 pm Friday: The gap narrows as Johnson bogeys the 12th hole, the easiest on the course. He leads Spieth by just one. – JS

5:26 pm Friday: Reed did it again. Putting his drive into the waste area on the ninth, he yells the F-word. Put that one on FOX. After his ‘shit’ earlier in the round, why put a mike anywhere near him? – BS

5:22 pm Friday: All tied – Johnson/Reed, 6-under. – BS

5:12 pm Friday: Dustin drops one at No. 9. One-shot lead. Reed is on the green on the par-5 ninth in two. He’s looking at a birdie and a possible tie. – BS

5:01 pm Friday: A two-stroke swing and a sole leader. Dustin Johnson birdies No. 8, his second in a row, while one hole behind, Reed bogeys No. 7. Johnson is 7-under while Reed slips back into a two-way tie for second at 5-under. – BS

4:40 pm Friday: Patrick Reed hit his ball in the rough on No. 7. As it was heading there, the FOX microphones picked up his saying, ‘shit.’ The audio feed was muted and Greg Norman immediately said he didn’t mean to say that. He did, actually. We all do. – BS

4:09 pm Friday: Mickelson is fading. He just missed a 10-foot on 18 and is 2-over for the day. – BS

4:06 pm Friday: Patrick Reed, the 15th ranked player in the world but flying under the radar here, has taken the lead. After a great approach on No. 4, he slips in a 8-foot birdie and is 6-under. – BS

2:00 pm Friday: Aussie Jason Day fell down on his final hole, the par-3 ninth, and needed medical attention. It was determined that he was light-headed. Despite dropping to one knee twice, he still finished the hole with a bogey and is 2-under for the tournament. “I turned around and he was laying down there,” Jordan Spieth said. “All I heard was that it was dizziness.” Follow Australian Greg Norman, part of the FOX broadcast team, briefly spoke with Day, who told him, “I’ve got vertigo. I’ll be OK.” – BS

10:51 am Friday: Double bogey for Spieth. He falls one behind the leaders, 4-under at his turn. -BS

10:45 am Friday: Spieth is hacking down par-5 18th. From the left rough, he muffs it into the right rough/waste area. He has to get up and down from 120 yards out to an undulating green just to maintain his 6-under lead. – BS

10:33 am Friday: As we join the early round in progress, we have a new leader and a new chaser. Jordan Spieth is 4-under after eight holes and is leading the U.S. Open by a shot at 6-under. Also racing through the field is J.B. Holmes, also 4-under for the day. He is through 10 holes and is four behind Spieth at -2. – Bob Sherwin

 

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