"I clipped it and dumped my ball in the center of the green and tried to make my bogey - but happened to make a putt", said Woods, who salvaged par with a 30-footer. His only birdie of the second round came on 3. It felt nearly as good as the wedge he holed from 95 yards for eagle on No. 11. He failed to take advantage of a few great iron shots on Friday and paid the price with a one-over par, 72. He blasted that out beyond the green and made double bogey. Still, given their affinity for Pebble Beach, neither can be written off just yet. But today was the day I needed to go low. "And I just need to go out and shoot something in the 60s [on Friday] and I'll be in a good spot in the weekend. Rosey proved the golf course could be had".
Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka and Woods carded 69 and 70, respectively, the latter doing it with 11 one-putts. After the 4th hole, he carded exactly one par, going (deep breath): bogey-birdie-birdie-bogey-par-bogey-birdie-bogey-bogey-birdie-birdie-bogey-birdie for a net gain of. zero strokes.
Unless conditions change dramatically, this U.S. Open figures to look a lot more like Brooks Koepka's win at Erin Hills in 2017 (when he finished 16-under) than his victory at Shinnecock Hills a year ago (when he was 1-over). "I was three-under par, had a rough patch, had to scramble, work hard, keep my round together". Bodenhamer said he has played more than 100 rounds at Pebble since the 1970s and that he has never seen the course in better shape.
Woods also had a one-shot lead when he had his opening 65 in 2000, a lead he stretched to six shots after the second round, 10 shots after the third and 15 shots at the end, a record for major championships.
Some players on tour are able to manage their emotions by playing in a sort of zen-like state or, even rarer, they have a truly healthy perspective on the game and themselves.
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Yet, as Thompson drove to the basket in the third, Danny Green contested the dunk attempt, causing an awkward landing by Thompson. He was told that he wouldn't be able to return to the game unless he shoots his free throws.
"It would be I think something that anyone can dream of winning an Open and the U.S. Open".
There was a unsafe scene near the 16th hole at Pebble Beach during the second round of the U.S. Open after four spectators were injured by a runaway golf cart. "They can do whatever they want with from here".
"But you get used to it".
Before Rose got to the course for an afternoon round, Scott Piercy spent ample time at the top of the leaderboard.
Graeme McDowell saw the score when he walked off the 10th green at the start of his round and quipped to his caddie, "All the USGA radios are going off and they're saying, 'Turn off the water - NOW!'"
Rose, 38, won the U.S. Open in 2013 for his only major title to date.
"There's three more days and you don't know how the weather's going to be", he said, "but it seems like they did a heck of a job".