2018 U.S. Open live blog: Dustin Johnson (-4) builds lead after Friday 67

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2018 U.S. Open live blog: Dustin Johnson (-4) builds lead after Friday 67

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2018 U.S. Open live blog: Dustin Johnson (-4) builds lead after Friday 67

The U.S. Open continues at Shinnecock Hills!

Second-round play is here Friday in New York. We will be tracking the action. Follow along below…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern and represent Friday

  • TELEVISION: FS1 (10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); Fox (4:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • ONLINE STREAMING: USOpen.com, Featured Group 1 (7:58 a.m.-6:30 p.m.); USOpen.com, Featured Group 2 (7:25 a.m.-6:30 p.m.); Featured Holes Nos. 7, 9 and 11 (8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.)
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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U.S. Open Tracker

UPDATE No. 20 (7:46 p.m. ET): Here’s the group of big names (well, Tiger too) who are going home early…

UPDATE No. 19 (7:44 p.m. ET): Dustin Johnson will enter Saturday with a four-shot lead. Here’s the top 10 leaderboard as we finish up Friday…

UPDATE No. 18 (6:45 p.m. ET): Welp, a tough finish for Poults.

Bogey-triple and he fires a 72 and sits at 1 over. Brooks Koepka also is 1 over after a Friday 66.

And what heartbreak for Jordan Spieth. He birdied four straight from 13-16 to get to 7 over and seemingly by a miracle make the cut. But then he finishes bogey-bogey to drop to 9 over. With the cut 8 over and very likely to stay there, Spieth is likely heading home early. What a disappointment.

Phil Mickelson fires a 69 to climb to 6 over, so he’s here for the weekend. But Tiger Woods (10 over), Rory McIlroy (10 over) and Jason Day (12 over) are other big names who will miss the cut.

UPDATE No. 17 (6:10 p.m. ET): Ian Poulter is now one back!

A birdie at the seventh moves him to 3 under. Look out, Dustin!

UPDATE No. 16 (5:58 p.m. ET): Jordan Spieth birdies 13, 14 and 15 to move to 8 over and now he’s right on the cutline. What a fight!

UPDATE No. 15 (5:20 p.m. ET): Brooks Koepka has birdied five of his last seven holes to get back to 2 over.

All of a sudden, he’s gone from fighting the cut to a tie for eighth! Quite a run from the defending champion, who is now 3 under for his round with four to play.

UPDATE No. 14 (3:45 p.m. ET): We have the current top of the leaderboard below.

Here is the current situation for big names not up there: Justin Thomas (+4 through 18, T-15), Patrick Reed (+4 through 7, T-15), Phil Mickelson (+8 through 7, T-65), Jordan Spieth (+8 through 7, T-65), Tiger Woods (+10 through 18, T-91), Jason Day (+10 through 9, T-91), Rory McIlroy (+12 through 7, T-107). (The top 60 and ties make the cut.)

UPDATE No. 13 (2:45 p.m. ET): Here’s a recap of Tiger Woods’ round.

He finishes birdie-birdie to shoot 2-over 72. A great conclusion, but he’ll likely be just north of the cutline at 10 over overall.

UPDATE No. 12 (1:55 p.m. ET): It’s a 3-under 67 for Dustin Johnson, who is in at 4-under 136.

He was three shots ahead when he reached the clubhouse. It’s now a four-shot lead after Ian Poulter bogeys his opening hole to fall to Even par.

That’s right, DJ is the only player under par.

UPDATE No. 11 (12:55 p.m. ET): Tommy Fleetwood birdies the par-4 ninth and that’s a 4-under 66!

A great round that rockets him to T-4 at 1over. It’s easily the round of the week so far.

UPDATE No. 10 (12:35 p.m. ET): This is starting to get into runaway territory.

DJ drains a 45-footer for birdie at the par-3 seventh to move to 4 under. That’s 3 under for the round (tied for the best of the day) and he now leads by three. He’s six ahead of anyone in the morning wave.

UPDATE No. 9 (12:15 p.m. ET): Here comes Tommy Fleetwood!

The Englishman is 3 under on his round through 16 on his round and now 2 over for the tournament. He has the best round on the course and could be in the clubhouse soon with the low round of the week to date.

UPDATE No. 8 (11:50 a.m. ET): Dustin Johnson birdies No. 4 to move to 3 under and two ahead again!

His 2 under is one of just four sub-par rounds going on the course right now. Nope has posted a sub-par round today in the clubhouse.

UPDATE No. 7 (11:20 a.m. ET): Dustin Johnson bogeys No. 10 (his first) and then pars the second.

He’s still in the solo lead at 2 under, though. There are just three players under par overall, with Scott Piercy and Ian Poulter (both 1 under) starting later today. Russell Henley birdies No. 5 (his 14th) to move to Even par.

UPDATE No. 6 (11 a.m. ET): Russell Henley gets caught up in the fescue  on the par-4 third, taking three to get out of there on the way to a triple bogey.

He plummets from 2 under to 1 over. Here’s some more on that…

UPDATE No. 5 (10 a.m. ET): Dustin Johnson drains a 10-footer for birdie at the par-5 16th (his seventh) and he’s back into the solo lead at 3 under.

Henley is 2 under. Piercy and Poulter (who tee off later) are 1 under. So just four players under par at the moment.

UPDATE No. 4 (9:30 a.m. ET): Here’s your current leaderboard.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello is making a move today…

UPDATE No. 3 (8:30 a.m. ET): Well, that lead is gone.

Henley bogeys No. 14 and Johnson birdies No. 11. That puts the pair in a tie for the lead at 2 under.

UPDATE No. 2 (8:05 a.m. ET): Henley continues to take charge. A birdie at the 12th moves him to 3 under overall and two clear of the field. He has since parred No. 13 to remain in that spot.

The rest of the field better watch out!

UPDATE No. 1 (7:20 a.m. ET): Round 2 action has commenced, and we already have a new solo leader.

Russell Henley birdies the 10th (his opening hole) to move to 2 under and into a one-shot lead.

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