"Yeah, first cut made, too (at the U.S. Open)", Harman said.
T1. Tommy Fleetwood (-7): Fleetwood kicked off the day with a bogey on 1 but bounced back beautifully by finishing 3-under for the rest of the day - including a birdie on the 676-yard 18th hole. They were joined by Harman and Fleetwood, who each had a 70. McIlroy is 6 over for the tournament, 13 shots back of leaders Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey.
That's something Day, the No. 3 player in the world, rarely says at a major.
He finished 27th two years ago and earned a big $64,000 pay day.
"I feel like the golf game's there, I feel like I'm playing good".
Thomas finished in style, and it had nothing to do with his hot pink trousers.
McIlroy, however, who had come into the tournament from an injury layoff after a niggling rib problem, said he was encouraged by his performance.
The Southport-born Fleetwood had five birdies in his round and just two bogeys.
Day, the 2015 PGA champion, pointed to a couple of shortfalls in his game.
"The finish was awesome".
"I think at the end of the day, it's competitive rounds and get the card in my hand", McIlroy said.
He might need one at this rate.
Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented the field with a feast of birdie chances, transforming the leaderboard into a sea of red as dusk fell. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round. His total of 154 equaled his worse two-round total at a major, matching his first two rounds at The Open in 2013.
But he steadied himself with good par saves at the next two holes before holing from 15 feet for birdie at the fourth and, after another scrambled par save at the sixth, he pitched to a foot at the long seventh to set up his second gain. More important, he was happy with how he played Friday and remained optimistic that he could carry that over to the weekend. On Thursday, Koepka told Fox he's now so confident with the driver that he could "Swing as hard as I want".
Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf, only added to a year of low numbers.
The U.S. Open is wide open going into the weekend.
The 21-year-old Kim is charging up the leaderboard in the second round of the U.S. Open.
He missed a five-footer for birdie on his first and then squandered another chance on 11, where he missed a 12-footer. He hammered a chip from just short of the par-5 14th that led to another three-putt bogey. He two-putted for birdie, and he rolled in a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th. There was a slight breeze out there, and the greens were receptive if you were in the fairway. "I took advantage of it the last few days".
But the work is not done.
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.
"This is my first time in contention in a major, so whatever happens I'll be doing my best and seeing how well I can finish", he said.
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