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He is making his third start at the U.S. Open, with missed cuts in both previous starts in 2012 (77-72) and 2015 (69-79).

Yet for comparison's sake, at the Masters in April, four of the final top 10 players on the leaderboard had previously won a major championship, and that didn't include the newest member of the Green Jacket club, Sergio Garcia.

Co-leaders Paul Casey (71), Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka (all 70) are at seven-under.

With driving accuracy and precision into the greens, McGirt is in the mix for another top-25 finish in a major championship.

Fleetwood had been tied for the lead after birdies on the first, eighth, 12th, 14th and 15th, only to bogey the last after following up a poor pitch by putting his birdie attempt off the green.

Grouped with Russell Henley, McGirt tees off this morning at 1:50 p.m.

The top 60 and ties make the cut at the U.S. Open.

The third round of the U.S. Open is underway.

Casey made a snowman - a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 14th - and still broke par with a 71.

However, the Englishman then produced a stunning comeback, picking up shots at five successive holes from the 17th to return to seven under. Schauffele went 26 consecutive holes without a bogey until he rammed his long birdie putt on No. 9 about 12 feet by the hole and narrowly missed the par putt.

"I couldn't have shot any higher", Johnson said.

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"It's not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card", Casey said.

"It was nice. You don't get many rounds at the US Open that are stress-free".

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are trying to make up ground at the U.S. Open - not on the leader, but on the cut line. 1, 2 and 3 all missed the cut in a major. "Pitchers have good days and bad days and I took an L today".

McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough.

On a crowded leaderboard, American amateur Cameron Champ - who turned 22 on Thursday - and Xander Schauffele were unlikely contenders on five under par alongside Matsuyama, Players Championship victor Si Woo Kim and Brandt Snedeker. It's just that you've got to keep it in the short grass, out of that fescue, don't make any bogies.

He was not the only big name to miss the cut as Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, world number two and three respectively, also crashed out.

Fowler started brightly and moved from his starting seven under to nine under at one stage of his second round, while fellow Ryder Cup star Koepka also managed to get to nine under par.

Casey did his part to set the pace, even after his triple bogey. Because of that you can go out and play some great golf but you have a bunch of guys out there that can play some good golf as well. He two-putted for birdie, and he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th. "Even just trying to take my medicine was very, very hard". He set the target early under warm sunshine, and even as the wind tapered in the afternoon, no one finished with a better score.

Paul Casey plays his shot from the 12th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills.

But while Casey was relieved after his gutsy fightback, it was back at the drawing board for McIlroy and Day after their disappointing exits. Day had no answers. I executed 18. I hit five good shots and tapped in for a 6 (on the par-5). "And I just unfortunately didn't execute".

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