Friday, June 14, 2013

Merion Shows Its Teeth

by Roz Roberts III

Michael Thompson's Friday at the US Open started off great but as the wind picked up, the East Course at Merion Golf Course chewed up and spit out many of the world's best golfers.  Unfortunately, Michael was in that group.

The day started well when Michael finished the last 9 holes of his first round at just 1 over par.  At the time he was solidly inside the top 20.  After a brief delay, Michael started his second round and after a chip in birdie on hole #3 he had reached even par and was tied for 7th.  From that point on however, Michael's round was a struggle.  He went four over par over the next three holes.  As the round continued he was unable to find any more birdies and he recorded five more bogeys including bogeys at the final three holes.  Michael had difficulty finding greens in regulation where he hit just 17 of 36.  Michael is 9 over for the tournament which has him tied for 87th.

Similar to yesterday, the afternoon golfers were unable to finish their second rounds so the cut is not finalized but it is projected to fall at +8.

Michael was not alone in posting a high score this morning.  Other top notch golfers had similar experiences.  Players like Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell, Keegam Bradley, and Zach Johnson will also miss the cut.

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