Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at 2017 US Open for 2nd Straight Year

Solenn Plantier
Juin 20, 2017

For the first time since the Official World Golf Ranking began in 1986, Nos.

McIlroy worked with his coach Michael Bannon on making a smoother transition from the top of his backswing and although he was three over par after 12 holes, birdies on the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth ended the week on a high.

He three-putted on No. 13.

The world number two hit just five of them to tie for last in the 156-man field in that category on day one, but still made four bogeys on Friday despite hitting 11 of 14 fairways.

He gave Dustin Johnson a good chase in Mexico, finishing one shot behind. "So, it's pretty simple, I just didn't get it in the hole fast enough".

E coli bacteria can cause various forms of illness, most commonly sickness and diarrhoea, but the consequences can be even more severe. Adam Hadwin tied a U.S. Open record with six straight birdies.

"Definitely not U.S. Open-like", Marc Leishman said.

Johnson also missed the cut at the Memorial, so this was the first time since 2013 (Pebble Beach, Riviera) that he has missed the cut in consecutive events.

A 94-year-old spectator has died at the U.S. Open. I feel like I'm playing good.

That's something Day, the No. 3 player in the world, rarely says at a major.

World number three Day, needing a miracle to get back into contention after his opening 79 carded a three-over-par 75, leaving him 10 over and way outside the projected cutline.

He is in strong form and was poised to win two FedEx Cup playoff events past year, losing to great finishes to Dustin Johnson (him again) and Rory McIlroy.

He never would have guessed it.

"I hit the ball better than I did yesterday, I drove it very well and hit a lot of good iron shots, I just didn't make any putts", Johnson said. "And unfortunately, this didn't pan out".

It didn't for McIlroy, either.

Jason Day said he enjoyed the walk at Erin Hills the last two days. If only he had hit the fairways. "I think the more rounds I can play, I'm hopefully going to get rid of all that stuff and hopefully strip it down to what you saw the last six holes". Two holes later, he made the first of five straight birdies.

Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66.

"I showed up for the last six holes, anyway", said McIlroy, who won at Congressional in 2011 with a record 16-under-par total, but is now a combined 55 over par for his other eight US Open appearances. Johnson came in with 73, but that was not almost enough, as he finished at 4-over 148 when 145 or better was needed to advance. He missed almost two months at the start of the year when he was diagnosed with a slight rib fracture, and then the latest break after The Players Championship.

It was the second consecutive US event the Briton has withdrawn from having pulled out of last month's Players Championship in the second round. I don't know what else it was.

His schedule will pick up immediately. He won his only PGA Tour event in the Phoenix Open, but along the way, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and then tied for fourth in the PGA Championship a year ago at Baltusrol.

Hideki Matsuyama had quite a day at Erin Hills. He is long and straight off the tee and an excellent chipper from closely mown areas around the green. He doesn't have all the pressure on him, doesn't have the spotlight on him, but he's very much right in the thick of things. Johnson is said to have texted a message of congratulations to Harman, who in turn thanked Johnson and wrote back, "I wanted no part of you in a playoff". And I think with everything so large, your target is larger and your misses get even more extreme.

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