US Open: Patrick Reed beats Bryson DeChambeau as Winged Foot fights back golf news

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Take a look back at the best of the action from the second round of the 120th US Open at Winged Foot in New York

Take a look back at the best of the action from the second round of the 120th US Open at Winged Foot in New York

Patrick Reed will start the 120th US Open weekend with a one-stroke lead as Winged Foot bared its teeth on day two in New York.

After 21 players beat the par of 70 in the first round, only Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama got under the card on a brutally difficult Friday that saw Rory McIlroy lose seven shots after a 76, while Tiger Woods missed the cutout from a distance for the second time at this location.

Bryson DeChambeau's 68 was the low round of day two

Bryson DeChambeau’s 68 was the low round of day two

First-round leader Justin Thomas came back into the field with four bogeys in five holes at the start, although he struggled to come back to two under with only the first six completing 36 holes in red numbers.

DeChambeau seemed to have done enough to take the lead halfway through when he shuffled five birdies with as many bogeys before finishing on a positive par five ninth, hammering a 380-yard drive before hitting a corner to six feet and hit the eagle putt.

Second round as it happened

How all the action unfolded as Winged Foot turned out to be a more difficult prospect on day two

His 68 turned out to be the lowest score of the day and set the club’s goal early at three under, a lead he held onto until Reed made his fifth birdie of the round at his last hole to return to a par 70 level.

Reed has followed DeChambeau’s tendency to respond to bogeys with immediate birdies, which he has managed three times at DeChambeau’s four, and two of golf’s most controversial figures will face off in Saturday’s final couple behind Rafa Cabrera Bello. and Harris English.

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Nick Dougherty and Paul McGinley watch through the ups and downs of Patrick Reed’s second round 70 at the US Open

Nick Dougherty and Paul McGinley watch through the ups and downs of Patrick Reed’s second round 70 at the US Open

“I feel great,” Reed said. “I feel ready to go out and get in position for a chance late on Sunday. But I think the most important thing is that I feel like the game is where it needs to be. I just need to tighten up a few points here. or there, but the short game is sharp, and when I play in a place like this, this is what you need.

“I love the grind, I love getting in and I love it when it’s tough, when you have to be creative on all the different golf strokes. And I still love playing with Bryson. It’s kind of one of those things that we go over there, and I think here it’s not really about who you’re playing with because you’re attacking the golf course.

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Patrick Reed reflects on highlights from his 70 second round at the US Open, putting him in a one-shot lead at Winged Foot

Patrick Reed reflects on highlights from his 70 second round at the US Open, putting him in a one-shot lead at Winged Foot

Cabrera Bello produced the exceptional finish on Matchday 2 when he birdied three of his last four holes to put up a commendable 70, a score also tied by the Englishman after clearing two early birdies with a pair of bogeys , then pared his last 11 holes.

Thomas felt Winged Foot’s wrath after daring to shoot 65 in the first round, with the world No.3 managing to open his second effort with three starts before dropping shots at four of the next five, and although ‘he stopped the slide with a birdie at 18, he doubled the first to slide at normal level for the championship.

Justin Thomas got into a fight after a tough start

Justin Thomas got into a fight after a tough start

But he showed a formidable wit to work his way through the mix with a birdie in the third and a 25-foot putt for another in the seventh before two starts concluded a 73-fight, while Jason Kokrak managed three of five. last to complete. the sextet of players under par halfway.

Former Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters took the lead on six under after covering the outside nine on 33, but the Belgian stumbled at home in 41 with six bogeys and finished the day tied with Xander ScHotele (72), Matthew Wolff (74)), Brendon Todd (72) and Matsuyama (69).

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World No.2 Jon Rahm is only five times after tracking birdies in the seventh and eighth with a closing bogey-six in the ninth, his fifth lap fault, while Lee Westwood crashed three after losing four shots over the last three holes in his 76.

Westwood is alongside world number 1 Dustin Johnson (70) and McIlroy, whose dynamic mood after his Thursday 67 looked set to continue when he birdied before the 2011 champion plummeted, with bogeys on the next two followed by a double bogey six on the fourth.

Rory McIlroy made a number of mistakes on day two and lost seven

Rory McIlroy made a number of mistakes on day two and lost seven

McIlroy dropped more shots in the fifth and seventh before stopping the rot with a birdie at nine, to start the inside half with his fifth and sixth bogeys on a scorching Friday.

He would end up limping at home in 76, which left him with seven strokes adrift from Reed, but Woods won’t be around for the weekend after a 77 with two double bogeys in a damaging three-hole stretch, and he lost four strokes in five holes of the first nine before consolation birdies at seven and nine simply brought him down to 10 above par.

Tiger Woods missed the cut by far

Tiger Woods missed the cut by far

With the cup dropping to six plus, PGA Champion Collin Morikawa missed one, while defending champion Gary Woodland won’t get 36 more holes as he closed out of eight, later admitting he was playing under. pain from a hip injury.

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