Let’s talk Golf. Billy Horschel made three birdies and hit 18 greens in regulation on Friday. That’s a pretty good recipe for success. Phil Mickelson made only one birdie, but it came after the horn sounded and as the sun set.
Mickelson (72) and and Horschel (67) share the clubhouse lead in the incomplete second round of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.
They are at 1-under 139 overall. “I wasn’t expecting birdie there,” Mickelson said of his putt at the last hole. “It’s a very difficult hole.
Horschel missed the cut in his only previous U.S. Open, 2006, but recently won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic.Three of the game’s top players still chasing that first major championship are one shot back and in the hunt. Luke Donald (72), Justin Rose (69) and Steve Stricker (69) were in the clubhouse at even par.
Rose managed to get his round finished after the horn had sounded, meaning he won’t have to be back at the course early Saturday.
“When you’re up at the top end of the leaderboard, you know you’re going to have a late tee time,” he said. “It’s hard to start at 7:30 in the morning and wait until 1 or 2 to play. That lying in in the morning is going to feel very good.”