For a day, the US Open at Winged Foot offered a good chunk of players some recourse from what they would have expected. The course played easier than most had imagined, and that allowed many to set under par scores on Thursday. Friday, though, was a totally different story in round 2.
Six players now sit at below par following 36 holes, which is 15 players less than what had managed to do so after the opening round. Patrick Reed continues to pace the field, sitting at -4. Bryson DeChambeau is a shot off his pace while three others are at -2 and one player is at -1. To put into perspective how difficult it was on Friday, both Dustin Johnson and Daniel Berger shot even par and still managed to move up 49 positions on the leaderboard. It’s best not to count them out just yet, as we are just getting started.