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McIlroy was asked about his comments about the fescue afterward.
She said he had just taken off on his second flight of the day when he decided it was too windy and attempted to return to an airstrip.
"We have 60 yards [of width in the fairways]".
"I was a couple over early, but I hit some good shots, made a couple putts and next thing you know I got it back on par".
Throughout the day, the 22-year-old was running hot, although he managed to play his second nine in even-par to shoot 76.
First, he shot 59 in January.
"I have to be a little bit more aggressive and try shoot a low score", Day said.
The Englishman said watching Fowler take apart the 7,845-yard links-style layout helped him read some of the putts, capitalize on hole locations and confirm the game plan he already had set up with his caddie.
Before the tournament began, four-times major victor McIlroy, one of the game's best drivers of the ball, had spoken about how eager he was to attack the long, links-styled, rolling farmland course off the tee.
"Dear Kevin, Don't hit in the rough". At the time, it seemed more likely to be coming from Rahm's ears. "I just didn't hit it into them". "I can tell you nobody at this table got caught up".
He was shaken by none of it.
Then, after laying a touch further back than his playing partners at the short second, he played a attractive low spinning wedge form 50 yards that bit hard and stopped two feet from the hole en route to his sixth birdie of the day. He pushed his score to 5 under, 2 strokes off Rickie Fowler's absurd pace, before finally finding the fescue on his 16th hole of the day.
"Found some pretty awkward looks out there", Day said. "But physically, I wasn't great. Kind of easier said than done".
"That's definitely been something that's been nice to have on days where you're not exactly on and just understanding and freeing yourself up because you know if you might miss something, okay, I'll just get it up-and-down". And fairways are generous. "But most people don't like to read". Unlike McIlroy and Spieth and other elite players, though, he has never experienced the mixed sense of delight and relief that comes with winning one. Harms maintained that Na never meant to criticize the USGA or the setup of the course. He's in good position to make the weekend, which means father and son will walk together in the final round of the U.S. Open on, that's right, Father's Day.
Hadwin becomes just the third golfer to string together six birdies at a U.S. Open, joining George Burns (1982) and Andy Dillard (1992), who both accomplished the feat at Pebble Beach.
McIlroy hit only 5 of 14 fairways.
"I feel fine, I was hacking around in the rough and didn't feel the injury one bit".
He didn't hit Na, either. Let's see if his countryman, McGregor, can do a little better than that in August.