US Open golf 2022: second round – live! | U.S. Open


MJ Daffue is this close to extending his lead to four in the difficult 10th. He whistles his second from six feet and tickles the downhill birdie putt towards the cup. But he breaks to the right in the last corner and misses by a few millimeters. He remains at -6, three ahead of a group that now includes Matt Fitzpatrick, who sends a bomb from a drive down 15, then gets stuck four feet to set up his second birdie of the day. Birdie also for Justin Thomas at 17 to return to +1.

-6: Daffue (10)
3: Fitzpatrick (6*), Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen


The struggles of PGA champion Justin Thomas continue. Bogey at 14, then a seriously under-hit ten-foot birdie effort at 16. Just one par and his shoulders collapse. He is +2 overall. So did 2012 champion Webb Simpson, who looked grim on the start of the par-five 14th with a bogey triple eight. He was in one out of every two green bunkers.

Some nice stops by. Viktor Hovland rolls a long birdie putt at 15-for-15, but rolls in the one that comes back. It remains at -2. Meanwhile, leader MJ Daffue, after finding the rough off the tee, steps up to the front of the green, hits an awkward chip from ten feet out, but heads into the tricky downhill right-to-left swing to stay on three of the peloton. at 6!

A carabiner from the 12th tee ended up costing the night’s leader, Adam Hadwin, another shot. Two bogeys in the first three holes for the 34-year-old Canadian, and it could so easily have been three out of three. He has -2. Meanwhile, a careless three-putt bogey for Sam Burns at the 6, and he goes down to -1.

-6: Daffue (8)
3: Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen
-2: Hovland (5*), Fitzpatrick (4*), Hadwin (3*), Buckley, NeSmith, Harman, Wise

Frustration for Adam Hadwin in the 12th. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Relief for all with world number one and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler. He completely cuts a chip at the short par-four 5th. A total lack of commitment, the divot going further than the ball, which comes back in front of Scheffler’s feet anyway. We’ve all been there, and Scheffler’s amateur aberration is costing him a chance. It slips to +1.

MJ Daffue sends a hot second into the thick rough at the back of the par-five 8th. This leaves a delicate step downhill, which he sends well beyond the hole, his ball perhaps one revolution away from falling off the false front and several yards down the fairway. He stops just in time. Two careful putts, and he escapes with par.

Sam Burns sends his drive to the short par-four 5th into thick fescue on a bank to the right of the green. It also has a bunker to navigate, but plenty of green to play on. He whips out a five-foot high lob, which is nothing short of miraculous from where he was, then calmly strokes the birdie putt down the center of the cut. His third bird of the day, and he suddenly becomes a serious part of the conversation at -2.

…so maybe Adam Hadwin’s par 10 street fight was the harbinger of a disjointed day. He drives his tee shot short 11th to the heart of the green, but rolls a thrilling downhill 20ft to sixft and can’t get this one back. All of a sudden, rookie MJ Daffue is three shots ahead at the US Open!

-6: Daffue (7)
3: Hadwin (2*), Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen
-2: Hovland (4*), Fitzpatrick (3*), D Johnson (3*), Buckley, NeSmith, Harman, Wise

Tell yourself who is full of confidence: MJ Daffue, who is it! The 33-year-old South African, playing his first major championship, is 7 short, his ball returning to the false front. But he putts anyway and sends a monster from right to left in the cup! He points a triumphant finger skyward, then clenches his fist, and you’d have a good chance of that yesterday morning!

-6: Daffue (7)
-4: Hadwin (1*)
-3: Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen

Overnight leader Adam Hadwin is out. A ride in the middle of 10. Then a pulled approach in uncomfortable green sand. Suddenly, a JT-style blowout seems a possibility. But with a downhill lie in the bunker and not much green to work with, he splashes ten feet, about the best he can do, then recovers par with a slipping right-to-left putt. A harbinger of a scrappy day or a confidence base for another low round? Let’s see.

Another birdie, this time in a more conventional style, for Viktor Hovland. The green found in the settlement at 13, a 15-footer swooped in. He is at -2 for his round and the championship. Also -2: Matt Fitzpatrick, who rebounds from the reckless shot at 11 by sending his second at 12 from three feet and sealing the deal.

PGA Champion Justin Thomas got off to a bad start this morning. From the cross 10, he fired his approach into the thick rough and ended up running a double bogey six. Then he followed it up with a bogey at 11. Suddenly, one of the pre-tournament favorites had crashed to +2. But a big break on the 13th could have stopped this downward momentum. He overtakes a long birdie putt, but the ball slams the back of the cup, thinks to slash, but slams dunks. Luckily he had that plumb line, because otherwise he was facing a ten-footer coming back. Birdie came out of nowhere, and he’s back at +1.

Some long birdie putts here. Brooks Koepka rakes in a huge swinger left to right from the front of 3, the double winner moving to +2, while Shane Lowry whistles one from the fringe of 10. It’s +1. And from long to big: MJ Daffue finds sand at the edge of the green on the rollable 5th par four, splashes four feet and makes it consecutive birdies. He is the new sole leader of the US Open! Finally a missed short by Matt Fitzpatrick on the 11th, and he goes down to -1.

-5: Daffue (5)
-4: Hadvin
-3: Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen
-2: Buckley, NeSmith, Harman, Wise, Fitzpatrick, Johnson (2*), Rose (1)

Sam Burns is a three-time PGA Tour winner this season, and in terms of recent form, he could be the next rank taxi to smash his major duck. The 25-year-old Louisiana native opens today with a birdie, then adds another after nearly making the second par three. He is well placed at -1. Viktor Hovland may have something to say about that, though, and the Norwegian goes from a thick rough next to 12 to join Burns at -1 after yesterday’s 70.

Adam Hadwin only plays this week as a substitute, having passed qualifying. He takes advantage of the withdrawal of Paul Casey. Four of the other five first-round leaders are also through, with the exception of Rory McIlroy. Very strange. Very refreshing. Could this, however, affect their chances of staying the course over four days? Well, maybe, except MJ Daffue just birdied 4 to join Hadwin in the lead, and Brookline has been known to deliver the odd surprise forward, Francis Ouimet, all that, so you never know!

-4: Daffue (4), Hadwin
-3: Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen


Adam Hadwin leads after his first round of 66 …but Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott, Will Zalatoris, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland and defending champ Jon Rahm are hot on their trail. Here’s what the top of the leaderboard looks like…

-4: Hadvin
-3: Tarren, Lingmerth, McIlroy, Dahmen, Daffue
-2: Buckley, NeSmith, Harman, Wise, Fitzpatrick, Johnson, Rose
-1: Rodgers, Morikawa, Piot, Rahm, Scott, Homa, Zalatoris, Hossler, Hardy, Thomas, Woodland, Kokrak

…and that’s where everyone starts. Let’s go then. It’s on!

From hole 1:
11:45 Sean Crocker, Jediah Morgan (Australia), Taylor Montgomery
11:56 MJ Daffue (Rsa), (a) Maxwell Moldovan, Yannik Paul (Ger)
12:07 Adria Arnaus (Spa), Talor Gooch, Tom Hoge
12:18 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Kevin Na
12:29 Patton Kizzire, Sam Burns, Thomas Pieters (Bel)
12:40 Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith (Australia)
12:51 Corey Conners (Can), (a) Austin Greaser, Luke List
13:02 Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose (Eng), Gary Woodland
13:13 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor), Patrick Reed
13:24 Harris English, Lucas Herbert (Australia), Jason Kokrak
13:35 (a) Ben Lorenz, Davis Shore, Samuel Stevens
13:46 (a) Adrien Dumont (Bel), Daijiro Izumida (Jpn), Sebastian Soederberg (Sweden)
13:57 Brady Calkins, Ryan Gerard, Jesse Mueller
17:30 Hayden Buckley, Fran Quinn, Callum Tarren (Eng)
17:41 (a) Sam Bennett, Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy
17:52 Wil Besseling (Ned), Wyndham Clark, Brandon Matthews
18:03 Si Woo Kim (Horn), Sepp Straka (Aut), David Lingmerth (Swed)
18:14 Victor Perez (Fra), Davis Riley, Scott Stallings
18:25 Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Rory McIlroy (NIrl), Xander Schauffele
18:36 Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Kevin Kisner
18:47 Keegan Bradley, Marc Leishman (Australia), Aaron Wise
18:58 Stewart Cink, Francesco Molinari (Ita), (a) Laird Shepherd (Eng)
19:09 Marcel Schneider (G), Joseph Bramlett, Chan Kim
19:20 Joel Dahmen, Lanto Griffin, Jinichiro Kozuma (Japan)
19:31 (a) Fred Biondi (Bra), Harry Hall (Eng), Chris Gotterup
19:42 Luke Gannon, Chris Naegel, Andrew Beckler

From hole 10:
11:45 Kevin Chappell, Andrew Novak, Chase Seiffert
11:56 Thorbjoern Olesen (Lair), Brian Stuard, Nick Hardy
12:07 Sam Horsfield (Eng), Shaun Norris (Rsa), Cameron Tringale
12:18 Sung Jae Im (Kor), Guillermo Mito Pereira (Chi), Erik van Rooyen (Rsa)
12:29 Tony Finau, Viktor Hovland (Nor), Justin Thomas
12:40 Joo-Hyung Kim (Kor), Min-Woo Lee (Australia), Seamus Power (Irl)
12:51 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson
13:02 Shane Lowry (Irl), Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa)
13:13 Danny Lee (Nzl), (a) Keita Nakajima (Jpn), Nick Taylor (Can)
13:24 (a) Nick Dunlap, Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin (Can)
13:35 Richard Bland (Eng), Ryan Fox (Nzl), Rikuya Hoshino (Jpn)
13:46 Jonas Blixt (Sweden), Bo Hoag, Todd Sinnott (Australia)
13:57 Sean Jacklin (Sco), (a) Charles Reiter, Isaiah Salinda
5:30 PM Matt McCarty, Michael Thorbjornsen (a), Erik Barnes
17:41 Matthew NeSmith, Patrick Rodgers, Travis Vick (one)
17:52 Troy Merritt, William Mouw (a), Andrew Putnam
18:03 Collin Morikawa, James Piot, Jon Rahm (Spa)
18:14 Max Homa, Adam Scott (Australia), Jordan Spieth
18:25 Daniel Berger, Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel
18:36 Sebastian Munoz (Col), Alexander Noren (Sweden), Harold Varner III
18:47 Joaquin Niemann (Chi), Cameron Young, Will Zalatoris
18:58 (a) Stewart Hagestad, Grayson Murray, Adam Schenk
19:09 Branden Grace (Rsa), Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Guido Migliozzi (Ita)
19:20 Beau Hossler, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Kalle Samooja (Finland)
19:31 Richard Mansell (Eng), Roger Sloan (Can), Tomoyasu Sugiyama (Jpn)
19:42 Keith Greene, Benjamin Silverman (Can), (a) Caleb Manuel