Pebble Beach, Calif. – Justin Rose was not too concerned about the two bad vibrations that slowed his momentum on Friday at the US Open. He had too many great pairs that kept him at the top of the leaderboard when he finished his second round at Pebble Beach.
Rose, leading as many as four shots among early starters, had to settle for one under 70 years old, who is sending him in good shape over the weekend to pursue another US open title. He finished two shots ahead of Aaron Wise, who had the same amount of good and evil for 71.
Louis Ostwieizen, who left Friday afternoon with Rory McIlroy, Ricky Fowler and others, became the first number to get in one shot from the leader.
Tiger Woods was seven shots behind, and it looked like more.
Woods made a little bird on his second hole, and then missed the rest of the day. Outside of his lonely birdies from 10 feet to 11, he did not strike longer than 5 feet.
Double acting champion Brooks Coepka started slowly and finished with two late birds for another 69. He was three shots behind in his application to fit the 114-year-old report with the third direct discovery of the United States.
“There's nothing to worry about right now,” says Rose. “If you are alone in front, one behind, then you can play a lot of golf.” But this is the perfect place after two days.
For a while it seemed that it could be even better.
The conditions were about the same as in the first round, with a slight wind and cool clouds, so thick that condensation felt like a light mist. Rose started slowly, even dropped his club when the 12-foot bird soldered the edge of the cup, his fifth in a row, to start the round.
In the tournament, he reached 8 feet lower with a bold 7-iron by 3 feet for a bird for a couple of 4 seconds. He was four shots ahead, and his shot at tee No. 3 left him only 85 yards from the front pin.
And then it turned out.
Rose did not reach the green and had to climb on equal terms. Then it was torn between the driver or the iron from the fourth tee, and did not calm down and did not hit the edge of the cliff with an iron plant in the ice.
This led to a frightening, and all this remained until the end.
“I felt like a third hole, I lost a little momentum,” said Rose. “Great opportunity there. It was a definite opportunity for the birds, and then she was in danger at number 4. A bit of concentration failure there. ”
But he did not lose sight of the good, and this was much, especially at par. The biggest two were his last two holes, when Rose went up and down due to changeable roughness, except for the eighth green, and 50 feet back up the slope on the ninth green, to end with a good note.
“I made one shot along the way,” said Jordan Sleeps after his round of seven birdies. a golf course for two rounds, maybe ever.
This is high praise from Spieth, who received his share of short-game shows.
Spight had a wonderful ghost for the second day in a row. After hitting the rock and into the Pacific on the 8th place, and then saving the denomination from the deep unevenness behind the greens in the first round, he had real problems on the 4th second. From the fairway bunker his ball hit the rake, which was not visible on the tall grass. The ball bounced into the air and drowned in the grass, so that the fat Spith could only crack.
From 162 yards he reached 8 feet and forced the jab to flee from the scarecrow.
Meanwhile, Koepka was hiding. He was even for his round until he reached the front green on the sixth par-5 for the two-stroke bird, and then he went behind the back pin at the 109-yard seventh hole for the 4-foot bird.
“I feel great. I'm excited. I have a chance. That's all you can ask for, ”Koepka said. “I just need to do a few hits. Sometimes the hole just has to open. If I can start well tomorrow, I will have the feeling that the hole is opening, it can be fun. ”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.