Collin Morikawa now can equal Tiger Woods

Collin Morikawa, double Majors winner, and the unexpected Joel Dahmen, 130th in the world, together occupy the head of the US Open golf, after the second round in Brookline (Massachusetts), despite the pressing of Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm, defending champion.

Collin Morikawa, statements

“So far no one has really managed to escape. But you know what, right now my game is really good. The last few days have given me some confidence for this weekend and I hope I can make a difference one way or another, “said the 25-year-old American, winner of the PGA Championship in 2020 and the British Open the year. last. If he wins tomorrow, Morikawa will become the first player to triumph in three different majors in as many years since Tiger Woods. “I don’t want to talk too much about it. I have to focus on my next day, stick to my game plan and make sure I don’t run out of breath”.

The second round of the US Open 2022 has ended, and like yesterday’s it is extremely struggled, because you can’t get many very low scores. The situation, therefore, is still all in flux. Leading the dances are two: Collin Morikawa, author of the best lap of the day in -4, and Joel Dahmen. The two Americans are in opposite situations: one of the favorites, the other among the least expected. What is certain is the overall -5 of both.

The third position is the prerogative of a mix of big and big surprises. The big names are the winner of a year ago, the Spaniard Jon Rahm, and the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who chase glory with their -4 together with Aaron Wise, Beau Hossler (birdie at 8 and 9) and certainly not predictable Hayden Buckley, 26, from Tennessee who had done literally little or nothing on the PGA Tour this year. The group of eighths is very large, and all stars and stripes. At -3 with world number 1 Scottie Scheffler are Nick Hardy, Matthew NeSmith, Patrick Rodgers and Brian Harman. 13th yesterday’s leader, Canadian Adam Hadwin. Overall, 30 players are able to stay below or in par. Of note is the hole in one to the 6 of the American Cameron Young (but it is not enough to avoid the cut).

One of the two Italians passes the cut, and consequently holds the tricolor leadership in the world rankings. Guido Migliozzi, with the score of +2, is in fact 40th after having finished even with the par. Francesco Molinari, after a good first half and above all a birdie at 8, from the bogey of 9 onwards, drops to a crash, makes +3 of the day and +6 total and, with 97th place, he has to say goodbye to the tournament.

Phil Mickelson’s tournament ends in an indecent way, who does not seem to have benefited from the transition to the Arab LIV Golf: for him +11. But there are two other big guns to leave the scene before the weekend: the Norwegian Viktor Hovland and the English Tommy Fleetwood, both at +7. With +6 the number 6 in the world is also out, the Australian Cameron Smith, while with +4 not even the Spaniard Sergio Garcia is saved.