Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open

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Those wide-as-a-highway fairways.

Leading scorers after three rounds of the US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin.

With Johnson, McIlroy and Day misfiring, it was left to a clutch of unheralded players to dominate the upper reaches of the leaderboard.

Rory McIIroy has missed the cut for the second year running at the US Open, despite a fast finish to his second round at Erin Hills.

Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship up the road at Whistling Straits, had to birdie his last hole Thursday to break 80.

But while some tweets started intimating that it was unfair, the good shots were being rewarded.

Reed shot a 7-under 65 in the third round of the U.S. Open, equaling the low total of the tournament.

Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of U.S. Open newcomers.

Scheffler is three shots back of the lead on a jam-packed leaderboard. My timing was just a little bit off.

"I was a little anxious starting out yesterday and it caught up to me".

"Not every day you enjoy a round of golf with an eight on the card, but I'm a pretty happy man", said Casey.

"I put it in the wrong places".

Asked if he would have been able to recover from such a mistake earlier in his career, Casey added: "In my good seasons, yes, but there have been times when I struggled, so probably not!" Erin Hills must have felt like another planet, not the same state. Jason Day made two triple bogeys and closed with a birdie to avoid the indignity of shooting 80.

It wasn't the only one.

Four bogeys dropped him to two over par as he stood on the 15th tee - and two more wild drives on that hole on the 17 led to two double bogeys, destroying any hopes of a winning return after a second lay-off with a troublesome rib injury.

But laying back short of the fairway bunkers means a much longer approach, while successfully taking them on leaves you with more of a blind approach to an undulating green.

"It's weird", he said.

"All Jimmy (caddie Jimmy Johnson) and I were trying to do is give ourselves a best chance to make a four".

Nor did McIlroy, though it must have been tempting.

Day and McIlroy, just to name a few, might not make it that far.

Angelica Sanchez of Fox 6 reported the spectator died near hole No. 6.

"It really isn't about the score", he said. "Just have to try to go out tomorrow and rectify those".

Day meanwhile was left sliding towards an early exit after a calamitous seven-over-par 79. It doesn't appear that the draw is going to be pivotal and it doesn't look like today's morning starters are going to steal a march on those drawn in the afternoon so it's not something we need to get hung up on. McIlroy is 6 over for the tournament, 13 shots back of leaders Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey. "Even though it's very disappointing to not be here on the weekend, I think these last two rounds will serve me well going into the summer".

Getting to the weekend might feel like a victory all by itself.

"I'd love to have another one of those", Thomas said.

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