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  1. Spieth in contention, D Johnson leads on -6
  2. Cut: +4
  3. Tiger Woods misses cut on +16
  4. McIlroy (+3) and Mickelson (+3) out on course

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By Mike Henson and Peter Scrivener

All times stated are UK

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An eventful day for Monty who went from the best-placed Briton to looking like he was set for an early return ticket home.

A bogey on the last has sent him to five over. The cut was projected at four over. But with the top 60 and ties making the weekend five over will make it.

So he will ride again tomorrow, and so will we.

We go again to bring you all the news from Chambers Bay, this time with added BBC Radio 5 live commentary.

See you there.

Henrik Stenson signs off on an underwhelming four-over round to finish only one under overall.

Meanwhile Colin Mongomerie is backed right up to the wall. The Scot is four over. Those on five over look set to miss out.

He is on that crazily-steep par three ninth.

Latest scores

-5 Spieth (US) F, Reed (US) F, -4 Grace (SA) F, D Johnson (US) F -3: Luiten (Ned) F, Finau (US) F, Summerhays (US) F, Martin (US) F

Selected others +1 P Casey (Eng) F: +2 Westwood (Eng) F; Rose (Eng) F; +3: Mickelson (US) F +4 Donald (Eng) F,McIlroy (NI) F, Montgomerie (Sco) 17, +5 Poulter (Eng) F +16 Woods (US) F

Projected cut: +5

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The ball pauses on the edge, looked down the manhole and decided it didn't want to get subterranean.

Patrick Reed had to put up with a bogey on the last - but he still has a share of the lead to look at.

Jordan Speight and Dustin Johnson are also at the top of the pops.

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed headed to the seaside on the last. No time for that, there is a halfway stage lead to wrap up.

Up and out to the green a very faint chance of a birdie. Deep consultation with the caddy, but what does he know? The ball dribbles into no man's land. Still work to do.

McIlroy slips to +4

Rory McIlroy's teasing round - hinting at a revival, posturing for a charge - has crashed and burned with three dropped shots in the final two holes.

After the double bogey on 17, comes a bogey on 18, leaving him high, dry and handsome on four over.

He is just one shot the right side of the cut-off line as it stands.

Johnson back to -3

Dustin Johnson's creaky final few holes culminates in a bogey on 18. He left a fair few shots out that and could be clear of the rest.

As it is, three bogies in the last four holes leave him four under par and one over for today. He is two shots off Patrick Reed and one behind Jordan Spieth on the leaderboard.

McIlroy slips to +3

Rory McIlroy lines up a shot
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Never mind the wheels, the wingmirrors, axel and engine have dropped out off Rory McIlroy's round on 17.

The Northern Irishman had chiselled and clawed his way back to a decent score over a matter of hours, and has now chucked it in the bin in minutes.

A three-putt back from that heavy-handed second shot means he cards a double-bogey five on 17.

He is a distant three over overall.

Day update

A further update on Jason Day, who collapsed on the ninth hole earlier today,from his agent Bud Martin: "Jason was diagnosed to have suffered from Benign Positional Vertigo. He was treated locally by Dr. Robert Stoecker and Dr. Charles Souliere and is resting comfortably.

"His condition is being monitored closely and he is hopeful he will be able to compete this weekend in the final rounds of the US Open. He wants to thank all who treated him at the Franciscan Medical Group and thank all of the fans and friends who have reached out to he and his family."

Reed moves into sole lead at -6

Patrick Reed is still dead-eyed and zoomed in on the prize though.

The American taps in his birdie putt on 16 and marches off to the two final holes with a seven-under lead to lord over everyone else in the field.

Rory McIlroy watches after his shot
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Rory McIlroy's hands are heavy as lead on 17, clumping the ball almost through the back of the green.

He has given himself loads to do here. A good 15 yards to make up on the return trip.

Concentration is fraying among these last starters.

At the top of the leaderboard, it is Patrick Reed who is the coming force.

He feathers a delicious second shot up to within four feet on 16 just as Dustin Johnson yanks his drive right on the last.

Exclusive hold of the lead is surely in the post already.

Latest scores

-5 Spieth (US) F, Reed (US) 15, D Johnson (US) 17-4 Grace (SA) F. -3: Luiten (Ned) F, Finau (US) F, Summerhays (US) F, Martin (US) F

Selected others +1 P Casey (Eng) F: McIlroy (NI) 16 +2 Westwood (Eng) F; Rose (Eng) F; +3: Montgomerie (Sco) 15, Mickelson (US) F +4 Donald (Eng) F, +5 Poulter (Eng) F +16 Woods (US) F

Projected cut: +5

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Johnson & Reed back to +5

Dustin Johnson plays a shot

Within moments of each other, the joint leaders Dustin Johnson and Patrick Reed both slip back into the clutches of the clubhouse leader Jordan Spieth.

Their dropped shots on 17 and 15 respectively means it is a three way carve-up at the top of the leaderboard.

McIlroy stays on +1

Rory McIlroy zinged his drive on the par-four 16, but he misses with his birdie putt and stays in positive figures.

Meanwhile a train clatters through on the tracks adjacent to the green.

Not Hammer's time

Cole Hammer reacts after his drive
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Fifteen-year-old Cole Hammer is in the last group out on the course.

The third-youngest player ever to compete at the US Open, and so far it has been a learning experience at best for the Houston-based amateur.

He is nine over for today after a triple -bogey seven on 11.

Chambers Bay
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Putt wobbling all over a sun-baked rough-cut green?

Having to change into your

spikes in a tent because the clubhouse is too small?

Well, world's best golfers take a look at the view and a deep breath. This is not a bad office from which to do a well paid job.

Mickelson move up to +3

Phil Mickelson is scrapping for his life. He emerges from the eighth green - his penultimate hole - with a birdie two.

That shunts him up to three over and puts him the right side of the projected cut. The dream lives. For now.

Reed backs to -6

This field has its own centre of gravity, sucking the leaders back towards the rest and preventing them from getting clear.

Patrick Reed also ships a stroke on the tricky 12th. He is into a share of the lead with Dustin Johnson.

Reed leads on -7

Patrick Reed celebrates
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Yep, that is right. Patrick Reed is alone in the cockpit after Dustin Johnson prods a putt right of the hole on the right on 15.

That one never looked like renewing acquaintances with the cup.

Latest scores

-7: Reed (US) 12 -6: D Johnson (US) 13, -5 Spieth (US) F -4 Grace (SA) F. -3: Luiten (Ned) F, Finau (US) F, Summerhays (US) F, Martin (US) F

Selected others +1 P Casey (Eng) F: +2 Westwood (Eng) F; Rose (Eng) F; McIlroy (NI) 13 +3: Montgomerie (Sco) 12+4 Donald (Eng) F, Mickelson (US) 16 +5 Poulter (Eng) F +16 Woods (US) F

Projected cut: +5

For a full leaderboard,

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McIlroy saves par on 13

Rory McIlroy with a par that feels like a birdie or better.

He looked like he was on the hook on 13 after a horrible drive put him in the rough. But a fine recovery up and down - the second half a nerveless putt downhill - means the eagle he picked up on the previous hole is unscathed.

Mickelson to +4 and outside cut

Phil Mickelson in the rough

Phil Mickelson's wait for a first US Open title will stretch out for to at least a 26th year as it stands.

The six-time runner-up has chalked up a second straight bogey - dropping a shot at seven - to slip to four over and outside the projected cut.

He has two more holes to haul himself, coughing and spluttering into the weekend.

Rory McIlroy is in a world of pain on 13.

A punt out of the rough followed by an undercooked third leave him with an a very difficult up-and-down from below the level of the green just to make bogey...

Reed to -7 and share of lead

Patrick Reed
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Say what you want about him, and plenty do, but Patrick Reed is brimful of fighting spirit and self-belief.

He knocks in an eagle putt on 12 and is back into a share of the lead.

"Pick up another shot over his final six holes and Rory McIlroy will be at level par at the halfway stage. A great platform for a challenge with 36 holes to play and a fair wind behind him. He could, he just might, be involved in the Sunday shakedown."

Woah, hold your horses. There are a lot of ifs and buts in there and that is even before McIlroy fades his drive off the 13th tee, wide of the 105-yard landing strip and into the rough.

Reed back to -5, McIlroy to +1

Rory McIlroy smiles whilst walking with his caddie
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Did the leaderboard move for you? It did for me.

Patrick Reed is straight back on the horse, teasing in a birdie putt on the 10th to return to -5 and a share of second.

Meanwhile Rory McIlroy finally sinks a putt for an eagle two on the 12th. That is him moving on up to +1.

Fun and games

Want to get an idea of the big-dipper greens at Chambers Bay?

This video, on

Ian Poulter's Facebook page, is for you. The Englishman turns a one-foot putt into a three-footer via a 450-foot detour up and down a huge slope behind the hole

Reed back to -4

Patrick Reed had sole ownership of the lead an hour or so ago, but has come off the boil since. His third bogey in four holes takes him out to four under and only, only, a share of third.

Mickelson slips to +3

Phil Mickelson looks on
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Phil Mickelson very nearly saves his skin with a marathon putt on the sixth, but it runs around the rim and stays out.

He is rapidly heading the wrong way.

Projected cut now at +4

Luke Donald in action earlier in the day
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The projected cut has gone out from three over to four over.

That means a reprieve for England's Luke Donald and Spanish sea dog Miguel Angel Jimenez as well.

Jordan Spieth is aiming to become only the sixth person in history to land

both the Masters and the US Open crown in the same year.

The other five are none too shabby either: Craig Wood in 1941, Ben Hogan 1953, Arnold Palmer 1960, Jack Nicklaus 1972 and Tiger Woods in 2002.

Johnson to -7 and two-shot lead

Dustin Johnson slides his birdie putt right down the gullet of the 11th hole.

His advantage over the field and nearest challengers Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth is up to two shots.

A red, white and blue look to the leaderboard and it is nothing to do with the Union Jack.

Eight of the top 12 are American.

Mickelson stays at +2

Ol' Lefty Phil Mickelson would surely be the most popular winner with the local punters up in the Pacific North West.

The American five-time Major winner has a birdie putt at the par-four fifth. But again it undercooked. He stays two over with four holes left on his card.

Reed back to -5

Rory McIlroy reacts
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Patrick Reed drops back with a bogey on the ninth, to leave Dustin Johnson alone at the top of the leaderboard.

Rory McIlory goes limp-wristed over an uphill birdie putt on the 10th green. "Not up, not in." And that is neither. The whole field have been struggling with that putt. Give it some welly lads.

Stenson back to -4

Henrik Stenson marks his arrival on the front nine (he started on hole 10) with a birdie four.

The Swede is back to four under and a share of fourth place with South Africa Branden Grace


Sergio Garcia hits a shot out of the bunker
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Apparently Sergio Garcia is copping a bit of heat from some of the spectators after his less-than-complimentary comments about the greens yesterday.

He said they were "as bad as they look" after the first round. And they do look like your local municipal links after the greenkeeper mixed-up the weedkiller wrong.

"If my problem is saying what everyone thinks but they don't have the guts to say it, then I'm guilty of that for sure," added Garcia yesterday.

The Spaniard is two over for the round, putting him two over overall.

Reed into share of lead at -6

Patrick Reed comes off the eighth green - like some sort of

Escher drawing, all deceptive slopes and red herrings - with a birdie.

Dustin Johnson has a chance to immediately re-establish his lead on the ninth, but his own birdie putt lacks legs.

Dustin Johnson

Nothing like the spontaneous expression of joy and fraternal love that is a high-five is there?

McIlroy still on +3

Rory McIlroy has a 10-foot birdie putt after safely making it down onto the dancefloor from the elevated tee on the par-three ninth.

Nothing is dropping for him today though. The ball stays north and his score stays on the high side as well.