U.S. Open Round 2 live updates, leaderboard: Thomas Detry surges ...

14 Jun 2024

It's a story as old as a fourth grader, one golf fans know well: Rory McIlroy and The Search for the Elusive Fifth Major. It's in its 10th printing, dating back to 2015 when, after winning the 2014 Open Championship and PGA Championship, McIlroy took aim at the career Grand Slam and a fifth major victory at Augusta.

U.S. Open leaderboard - Figure 1
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Nearly a full decade later, he's still in search of both. That, of course, was the narrative again today as he started the second round of the U.S. Open with a share of the lead. McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay each posted a 5-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over the field.

McIlroy, like plenty of others in the early wave on Friday, just hung in there. He finished with a 2-over 72, thanks to a bogey at the last, which kept him within two shots of the lead as he hit the clubhouse.

Though McIlroy stumbled a bit, Thomas Detry was locked in. He matched Cantlay at 5-under quickly after making the turn thanks to a huge putting day, and then he briefly took the solo lead on his back nine. Bryson DeChambeau remained in the mix after a rollercoaster start, too. He stuck his approach at the 18th right next to the cup for a final birdie, which moved him to 4-under for the week.

Cantlay went off in the afternoon wave. Tiger Woods is in the late wave, too, though he'll need a solid day to make the cut after a rough opening start. The top 60 and ties will make it into the weekend. Scottie Scheffler, who has been nothing short of dominant all season, is looking at his first missed cut in 672 days.

Oh, and Sepp Straka pulled off the first hole-in-one of the week at Pinehurst on Friday morning.

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Fri, June 14, 2024 at 8:28 PM GMT+2

Tiger Woods gains a stroke

It's a birdie for Tiger Woods at No. 4, getting him to 3-over for the tournament. That's huge if Big Cat is going to stick around for the weekend.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 8:12 PM GMT+2

Ludvig Aberg jumps to the top

A birdie at No. 2 has Ludvig Aberg in a tie atop the leaderboard with Patrick Cantlay. As mentioned yesterday, if you don't know Aberg, get to know him because he's going to be a fixture in these things.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:50 PM GMT+2

U.S. Open leaderboard - Figure 2
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This quote from Rory McIlroy sums up Pinehurst No. 2

When asked how the course challenges players, Rory McIlroy had this to say:

"It requires a lot more thought. Even though I hit a great drive on the eighth hole, I had 151 adjust to the hole. I'm trying to land it 146. I can't land it 144 because it's not going to get up there. I can't land it 148 because it's going to go over the back of the green."

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:39 PM GMT+2

Detry falls back

Well, Thomas Detry's solo lead was short-lived. He just bogeyed the par-3 6th, which dropped him back to 5-under the week. Patrick Cantlay, who just teed off, is the co-leader once again.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:34 PM GMT+2

Scottie Scheffler sweating in the clubhouse

Friday was a rough one for the world's top-ranked golfer. He's now at risk of missing the cut for the first time in what feels like forever.

More from Jay Busbee on the ground at Pinehurst:

Click the photo to read more about Scottie Scheffler's rough outing on Friday at Pinehurst. (AP/Matt York)

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:24 PM GMT+2

Tiger Woods is off

Tiger Woods is off and running at Pinehurst. He's starting right around the projected cut line after his 4-over 74 on Thursday.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:22 PM GMT+2

Who is Thomas Detry?

A great explainer on the new solo leader at Pinehurst.

Get to know @TomDetry, the new solo leader @USOpenGolf:

???????? From Brussels, Belgium????️‍♂️ Played college golf at the University of Illinois, earning 2015 Big Ten Player of the Year and winning medalist honors at the 2016 Big Ten Conference Championship⛳️ Broke the world record for… pic.twitter.com/OBnb8HWSqg

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 14, 2024

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:16 PM GMT+2

Leaderboard Update

The morning wave is wrapping up, so here's a look at the leaderboard at Pinehurst:

Leaderboard Update

1. Detry -6 (14*)

2. Cantlay -5

T3. DeChambeau -4 (F)

T3. Åberg -4

T5. McIlroy -3 (F)

T5. Pavon -3

T7. Matsuyama -2 (16*)

T7. Pendrith -2 (14*)

T7. Finau -2

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:11 PM GMT+2

Bryson is in a great spot

He's two shots off the lead now after his second round, but history is on Bryson DeChambeau's side.

U.S. Open leaderboard - Figure 3
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Bryson DeChambeau, back-to-back rounds in the 60s to begin a major:

2020 U.S. Open - Won2024 PGA - 2nd2024 U.S. Open

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) June 14, 2024

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:09 PM GMT+2

Thomas Detry takes the lead

He left an eagle putt short, but that set up a very easy birdie look for Thomas Detry at the par-5 5th. He's now the solo leader at the U.S. Open.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 7:04 PM GMT+2

Bryson finishes strong

That was a huge finish for Bryson DeChambeau. He birdied the 18th to finish his 1-under 69, which pushed him into second as he enters the clubhouse.

The afternoon wave is about to tee off, but DeChambeau is just a shot back.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:59 PM GMT+2

Scottie Scheffler likely to miss the cut

Scottie Scheffler just finished with a 4-over 74, which drops him to 5-over on the week. It was his third straight round over par, which is something that hasn't happened since 2020.

If he can't sneak into the weekend with some help from the afternoon wave, he'll miss his first cut in 672 days.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:56 PM GMT+2

Rory McIlroy drops 2 back

Rory just pushed a par putt at the 9th, so he'll finish with a 2-over 72 today. Not great, considering what he posted yesterday, but he's still within two shots of the lead entering the clubhouse.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:49 PM GMT+2

Sam Bairstow's wild recovery

Sam Bairstow fired a 14-over 84 to kick off the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Today, he jumped up 17 shots with his 3-under 67. That matches the largest improvement from Round 1 to Round 2 at the major in the last 40 years.

Make that last 40 years. Hell of a turnaround

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) June 14, 2024

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:43 PM GMT+2

Projected cut line

It's looking like we'll see a 4-over cut line today at Pinehurst.

Datagolf cut line projections @usopengolf (top 60 and ties)

+3, 6.4%+4, 58.9%+5, 34%

Scheffler (thru 15), Fleetwood (thru 15), Hovland (thru 15) current +5

Day (thru 16), Homa (thru 15) current +6

— Kevin Prise (@PGATOURKevin) June 14, 2024

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:19 PM GMT+2

Here comes Detry

That's nine one-putts today for Thomas Detry. He's now matched Patrick Cantlay in the lead at 5-under after an incredible stretch of putting.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:15 PM GMT+2

Bryson DeChambeau's 3D-printed clubs

Not only does he use 3D-printed clubs, but he's named every one of them, too.

Click the photo to read more about what's in Bryson DeChambeau's bag this week at Pinehurst.

Click the photo to read more about Bryson DeChambeau's 3D-printed clubs. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 6:10 PM GMT+2

Scheffler birdie-free?

Not only is he trying to make the weekend, but Scottie Scheffler is still looking for his first birdie today at Pinehurst.

Scottie Scheffler has never had a birdie-free major championship round as a pro.

His only career major round without a birdie came in the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont as an amateur. None through 15 holes today.

— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) June 14, 2024

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 5:53 PM GMT+2

Scottie Scheffler doubles, drops to 5-over

I know Busbee's joking here. I know that. But at this point ...

Does Scottie Scheffler only play better when he has felony charges hanging over his head? My column:

— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) June 14, 2024

Scottie Scheffler just doubled the par-5 5th, and now sits at 5-over. He hasn't missed the cut anywhere since 2022.

Fri, June 14, 2024 at 5:45 PM GMT+2

Viktor Hovland's cut push

It's going to take a bit more, but Viktor Hovland is giving himself a chance to make it into the weekend. He's 5-over now, just outside the projected cutline at 3-over.

Remember, the top 60 and ties make the cut.

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