At the halfway mark of golf's US Open, homegrown Fowler still leads

>> US Open, Los Angeles Major Golf Tournament – Round 2, June 16, 2023. Rickie Fowler of the USA.

Los Angeles – Halfway through the US Open golf major, American Rickie Fowler is still in the lead. He is one stroke ahead of compatriot Wyndham Clarke in first place.

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Midway through golf's US Open, the home team still leads ; Fowler

Halfway through golf's US Open, the home team still leads ; Fowler

Midway through golf's US Open, Fowler still leads at home

The 34-year-old Fowler, who shot a record 62 in the first round, shot 68 in the second round at Los Angeles Country Club. He made eight birdies, but also six bogeys.

“If you hit it well, it's easy to make birdies here. But as you saw, bogeys are collected here very easily,” Fowler, who has not had a good playing season in recent years and did not qualify for the previous two US Opens, told reporters. /p>

“I haven't felt as good in a tournament as I did here in a long time. Let alone a major. It's still going to be tough here, but I'm looking forward to it,” added Fowler, who leads by one shot over Clark.


Another stroke back are Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and American Xander Schauffele, who, like Fowler, shot a record 62 in the first round and shared the lead with him.

A streak of three consecutive bogeys deprived Schauffele of a better position after the second round. “And I wasn't far from fourth. But I'm playing too well here to let partial setbacks get me down,” he said.

He also saw a hole played in one stroke on the second day of the US Open. Last year's defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick did it on the fifteenth hole. “Nice putt. But then my hand hurt a lot because I kept hitting somebody,” Fitzpatrick said.

French Matthieu Pavon and American Sam Burns holed out in one stroke at the same spot in the first round. It is the second time in the history of the US Open – after 1989, that three so-called “holes in one” were recorded at the tournament.

US Open, a major category golf tournament in Los Angeles (par 70, subsidy of 20 million dollars) – after the 2nd round:

1. Fowler 130 (62+68), 2nd Clark (both USA) 131 (64+67), 3rd McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 132 (65+67) and Schauffele 132 (62+70), 5th English 133 (67+66), 6. Johnson (all USA) 134 (64+70) and Lee (Aust.)134 (69+65).