Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama shot his second straight even-par 70 on Friday to make the lower on the U.S. Open and sit 5 strokes off the leaders on the Nation Membership in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen of america share the lead at 5-under par whereas Matsuyama is in a tie for twenty fourth with six others. The opposite six Japanese within the subject didn’t make the 3-over lower line.
Matsuyama carded two birdies and two bogeys, with the 30-year-old dropping a shot on the second gap and making back-to-back birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 earlier than a bogey on the thirteenth put him again the place he began.
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits his second shot out of the tough on the fifth gap in the course of the second spherical of the U.S. Open golf match on June 17, 2022, on the Nation Membership in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Kyodo)
“It was a disjointed spherical. The putts aren’t getting into (as I anticipate them to) however aren’t too dangerous both.” mentioned Matsuyama, who had an opportunity to complete the spherical on a excessive however missed quick birdie putts on every of the ultimate two holes. “It will be okay in the event that they drop within the last rounds.”
“I am not that far off the lead. It isn’t a nasty place to be in and I will be doing my finest to chop the deficit even by a shot.”
Reigning champion Jon Rahm of Spain is in a five-way tie for third, joined at 4-under by 2011 winner Rory McIlroy of Northern Eire. Scottie Scheffler, winner of the Masters in April, is a shot additional again.
Of the Japanese, Satoshi Kodaira shot a 71 on Friday however missed the weekend with a 5-over two-round complete. Rikuya Hoshino and beginner Keita Nakajima had been 8-over, whereas Daijiro Izumida, Tomoyasu Sugiyama and Jinichiro Kozuma had been additional down the leaderboard, all with double-figure scores over par for the match.
Golf: Matsuyama off to strong begin at U.S. Open, 4 photographs off lead