US Open: Johnson (74-77) Misses Cut At Merion

Jun 13, 2013; Ardmore, PA, USA; Zach Johnson walks to the second hole during the first round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: JD Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


By Grant Burkhardt

Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson finished his tournament by shooting a first-round 74 and a second-round 77 at the U.S. Open. Johnson is 11-over-par, and will miss the cut, which is currently projected at 5-over-par. Johnson finished his 36 holes with 12 bogeys, two double-bogeys and five birdies. He is currently tied for 112th out of 155 players.

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) —Billy Horschel hit every green in regulation on the way to a 3-under 67 and the lead at the US Open. Horschel's 1- under par for the two rounds in just his second try at an Open. He missed the cut as an amateur at Winged Foot in 2006. Horschel's showing at the tough Merion layout is just a continuation of some sharp golf for the 26-year-old. He's posted five top-10 finishes in his last seven events, including his first PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic.

Luke Donald had a six-hole stretch in which he posted five bogeys. But he still managed a 2-over 72 to stand at even par for the 36 holes.

Donald was one of many golfers that had to complete the rain delayed first round early in the day Friday, making for a long day. He bogeyed two of the final five holes to shoot a 68 then headed right back for round two.

Overnight clubhouse leader Phil Mickelson still tops the leaderboard at 2-under par through 10 holes. The five-time Open runner-up bogeyed the first hole and has all pars on his card after that.

Tiger Woods balky left wrist still appears to be giving him problems as he scrambled to stay in contention. The three-time champ salvages a par 70 in the second round to finish 3-over. Woods was seen shaking the wrist during the second round as he kept hitting shots into the penalizing rough.

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