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  1. England's Tommy Fleetwood & Paul Casey joint leaders on -7
  2. American's Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman also share lead
  3. World's top three Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy & Jason Day miss cut
  4. 2013 champion Justin Rose also out
  5. Danny Willett pulls out before second round

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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So what a two days. Big names gone, some Brits doing well and the field wide open. There are 68 players split by eight shots. All to play for.

The report from day two is up as is news of Danny Willett withdrawing from the event. Just go to the BBC Sport homepage anc click 'golf' to see all our content.

Tomorrow night there will again be coverage on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra and we will of course have a live text commentary from around 18:00 BST. We will be ramping it up tomorrow night and will want your tweets in their droves.

So get the rest in and enjoy Saturday morning because the evening is golf and nothing else!

Thanks for your company. Goodnight.

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But for now, take one more look at this. Two Englishmen threatening the US Open:

(All US unless stated)

-7 P Casey (Eng)*, B Harman, T Fleetwood (Eng), B Koepka*

-6 J Lovemark, R Fowler, JB Holmes*

-5 S W Kim (Kor)*, X Schauffele, C Champ (a), B Snedeker*, H Matsuyama (Jpn)

*Tee off from 10th hole, (a) Amateur

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Storms are forecast to skirt Erin Hills on Saturday. They may impact the course, they may just miss...

There are 23 players within four shots of the lead. How's that for a weekend setup?

Dustin Johnson disappears into the darkness...

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Martin Kaymer in the shadows but with hope...

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'A good spot'

Fowler (-6)

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Rickie Fowler reacts to being one off the pace having led overnight: "I got off to a nice start ad played a solid nine. I had a couple of holes sneak from me , I didn't do a whole lot bad.

"I was happy with some of the up and downs to salvage pars coming in. All in all I made a lot of good swings and am still in a good spot for the weekend."

Bogey-bogey-bogey on 11, 12 and 13 hurt him but he's still in there.

Weekend off

Rose, Scott, Schwartzel, Stenson, Pieters, Bubba, Dustin, McIlroy, Rahm, McDowell, Dufner, Day, Horschel....

All gone.

The cut...

The cut will be at one over, so anyone two over or more is gone.

Final leaderboard - day two

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(All US unless stated)

-7 P Casey (Eng)*, B Harman, T Fleetwood (Eng), B Koepka*

-6 J Lovemark, R Fowler, JB Holmes*

-5 S W Kim (Kor)*, X Schauffele, C Champ (a), B Snedeker*, H Matsuyama (Jpn)

*Tee off from 10th hole, (a) Amateur

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And so, how about a leaderboard?

Els (-2)

Ernie Els with a soft touch from the fringe of the green to allow a six inch tap in. A round of par today and he's two under.

Big three home...

Johnson (+4) Spieth (level) Kaymer (-3)

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth will have to come from seven back if he is to return to winning majors. His par at the last cuts a familiar tale as the birdie putt just missed. He's had many of those this week.

Dustin Johnson ends the tournament four over. Now, conversely Martin Kaymer has a nasty putt to stay at four under. He has really messed this hole up and looks set to drop one. It's uphill, it's 15ft or more. The grip is soft, he caresses it and misses. A bogey on a par five... unforgivable.

Spieth (level) Kaymer (-4, both after 17)

"Oh gosh, bite," says Jordan Spieth as he floats his third into the green on 18. Not great, a long way for birdie. Martin Kaymer also has a putt the length of the British Isles to make birdie.

Homeward bound

Rose (+2)

Justin Rose at two over is also going home. A lot of the BBC sport audience like JR. He can put his feet up for the weekend.

Justin Rose
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Poor finish

Z Johnson (+1)

Three dropped shots on his final nine holes ruined Zach Johnson. He makes the cut unlike his namesake but at one over he is eight off the pace. Johnson was three under at one point.

World number one out!

Johnson (+4 after 17)

Dustin Johnson misses the cut.

But I'm still worshiping him because on a 676-yard hole he has just flown the green by 20 yards with his second shot. That's some power.

Dustin Johnson
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Laird (-1)

Martin Laird with that William Wallace fight there. A long putt for par on the final hole and it's in the ground like seed bulb at the Chelsea Flower Show. Scotland man in the hunt.

Rankings - what are they worth?

Spieth (level after 17) Kaymer (-4 after 17) (Johnson +4 after 17)

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Jordan Spieth with the touch of a master carpenter there. Flicking a chip from the back of the 17th green to within a foot.

J.B Holmes is in the clubhouse at six under. A fine round.

Martin Kaymer fist bumps his caddie and why not, birdie on 17 from around 15ft. Three off the lead. Dustin Johnson makes bogey on 17. He will now miss the weekend.

Kaymer (-3 after 16), Johnson (+3 after 16) Spieth (level after 16)

Martin Kaymer will have a look at birdie on 17 after a good approach which runs a little past the flag, it'll just be an outside chance. Jordan Spieth is through the green, his struggles continue. Dustin Johnson is short of the dancefloor and it looks like the cut is coming for him.

Reed (-1 after 17)

Patrick Reed gives one back on 17.

There are a few out there now like Ernie Els (-2), Martin Kaymer (-3) and Scotland's Martin Laird (-2) who know no further damage to their card will see them nicely placed for the weekend. Just a couple of holes to get through gents...

Patrick Reed
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Easy sleeping

Fleetwood (-7)

Tommy Fleetwood tells BBC Sport's Chris Latchem that "a lot of good putts" were a feature of his work as he made it to seven under and a share of the lead.

"Early on I hit a couple of bad drives and one bad iron," he says. " I had to focus on my rhythm a bit and slow things down. I just had to keep focusing and as I got into the round it felt more natural. I didn't have to think too much coming in."

Fleetwood says he can't ever stay up past 9pm as he gets so tired out there. He'll sleep easy tonight.


(All US unless stated)

-7 B Koepka*, P Casey (Eng)*, B Harman, T Fleetwood (Eng)

-6 R Fowler, J Lovemark, JB Holmes*

-5 X Schauffele, S W Kim (Kor)*, C Champ (a), B Snedeker*, H Matsuyama (Jpn)

-4 B Steele, B Haas, M Leishman (Aus)*, H English*, C Reavie*, C Hoffman

-3 W McGirt, R Henley*, S Garcia (Spa)*, B Wiesberger (Aut), M Kaymer (Ger)

-2 S Kodairia (Jpn), A Johnston (Eng)*, A Hadwin (Can), J Thomas*, J Randolph*, Y Miyazato (Jpn), T Aiken (SA), D Lingmerth (Swe)*, M Laird (Sco)*, E Els (SA)*

Selected others: -1 E Pepperell (Eng)*, M Fitzpatrick (Eng), Patrick Reed E, Jordan Spieth, L Oosthuizen (SA)*, Lee Westwood (Eng), +2,J Rose (Eng)*, Richie Ramsey (Sco), +3, Henrik Stenson (Swe), D Johnson

*Tee off from 10th hole, (a) Amateur

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Johnson (+3 after 16)

It is looking very much like this will be the first time since 1986 - when world rankings began - that the top three in the world missed the cut at a major.

Now that is remarkable. Erin Hills claims big names like FA Cup third round Saturday in the old days.

Dustin is the only man who can save himself.

Johnson, McIlroy and Day

Johnston (-2)

Keep your eyes peeled for the early question. Beef took it well...

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Holmes (-6 after 17)

Only J.B Holmes can realistically tie the lead overnight now as he strolls to the ninth tee, his last hole. The par three can be attacked at just 153 yards.

Dustin Johnson

Koepka misses

Koepka (-7)

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Brooks Koepka, this putt on his last hole will give him an overnight lead at the halfway stage. The tee shot deserves to be finished off. Around four feet or so... pulls it.

It's a four-way share as we stand. Cracking stuff this.

For the record...

Matsuyama (-5)

This then for a round of eight under, a mark which will equal a US Open record. Hideki Matsuyama lit up the front nine and has kept some momentum at least. It comes down to 12ft uphill. Dribbles it... no. He ends the day five under overall.

Right back in it. Drama coming on nine...

Hideki Matsuyama

End of the day for Rickie...

Fowler (-6)

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler puffs his cheeks out at the end of a day I guess he will file under 'frustrating'.

His birdie look on the 18th doesn't threaten and it's fair to say that round got away from him a tad. He's one off the pace but could be two if Brooks Koepka drops in his putt on his final hole.

Hideki Matsuayam to putt for birdie and a share of a US Open record next...

Yardage Brook...

Koepka (-7 after 17)

Brooks Koepka's final hole is the par-three ninth. It's 153 yards downhill and is ball lands dead in line with the flag and stops. Now that is how you judge distance. Maybe six feet for birdie and the lead overnight.


Holmes (-6 after 16)

J.B Holmes has not won a tournament since 2015 but he has some momentum here. His long putt on his 16th hole has no right to drop, no right at all. But it does. One off the pace. There is a lot going on here.

Good luck picking a winner.

Over to you, DJ...

Johnson (+3 after 14)

Since World Ranking began in 1986, there has never been a major where world nos 1, 2 & 3 all missed the cut. DJ (+3) last line of defense.

Dustin Johnson in big trouble here. We are nearing a landmark...

Oh Tommy boy!

Fleetwood (-7)

What a finish by Tommy Fleetwood as he conquers the bug par five. His ball does a lap of the cup before dropping underground. Off comes the cap and with it the relief pours from him. A fine day and he co-leads the US Open.

Tommy Fleetwood
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Record in sight...

Fleetwood (-6 after 17) Matsuyama (-5 after 17)

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Hideki Matsuyama tees up on 18, just the 676 yards this one. If he makes birdie he equals the lowest round at a US Open.

Up ahead on the same hole Tommy Fleetwood floats his approach in nicely and he's within range there. About the length of an average family car from the cup and that putt is for birdie and to tie the lead.

Stat attack

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BBC Radio 5 live at Erin Hills

Brian Harman is co-leader and left-handed..

"The US Open is the only major that a lefty has never won"

Brian Harman
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Big save Rickie!

Fowler (-6 after 17) Koepka (-7 after 16)

Rickie Fowler gets up and down admirably on 17. The putt of six feet was exactly what you don't want when things are going against you but he dropped it in there.

He has one hole left, Brooks Koepka has two but he's on the front nine. Tees it up on eight and lands it around 320 yards up the fairway. Kaboom.

Erin Thrills...

James Peacock

BBC Radio 5 live at Erin Hills

A quick look around Erin Hills shows the line of people hunting refreshments. A beef burger will set you back between £6 and £7. A hot dog comes in cheaper oddly, I've never understood that one.


And if you wish you could sit and take in action on the range while scoffing it. That looks pretty sweet to me...


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