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Louis Oosthuizen one shot back as Richard Bland, Russell Henley share US Open lead

Richard Bland and Russell Henley, an unlikely pair of major pace-setters, shared the lead after Friday's second round of the US Open with Louis Oosthuizen one stroke adrift.

2021-06-19 08:56:00 AM

RichardBland and RussellHenley, an unlikely pair of major pace-setters, shared the lead after Friday's second round of the USOpen with Louis57TM one stroke adrift IOLsport

Richard Bland and Russell Henley, an unlikely pair of major pace-setters, shared the lead after Friday's second round of the US Open with Louis Oosthuizen one stroke adrift.

"I'm sure he knows nothing about me too," Henley said.Bland is making only his fourth career major start after missed cuts at the 1998 British Open and 2009 US Open and a share of 22nd at the 2017 British Open. It's only the second American appearance for the Southampton resident.

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A win would let Bland play an event he's only seen on television -- the Masters."There's nothing like the back nine of a Masters," Bland said."If I can keep playing the way I'm playing, maybe next year I might be able to experience it.

"That would be unbelievable. That would be a dream come true."It's an inspirational age-defying tale to rival that of Phil Mickelson, who won the PGA Championship last month at Kiawah Island at age 50 to become the oldest-ever major winner. headtopics.com

Mickelson, trying to complete a career Grand Slam this week, shot 69 to share 30th on 144."I didn't make a run today, but I'm playing well enough to make a run on the weekend," Mickelson said.- Rahm confident -Watson birdied five of his last six holes to shoot 67.

"Just made some putts," Watson said."I thought I played pretty smart."Rahm shot 70 thanks to an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-5 18th."Feeling confident," Rahm said."I hit some beautiful shots."Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau shot 69 to share 13th on 142.

"If I can clean up my iron play and get a little more comfortable with the irons and drivers, I'll have a good chance for this weekend," DeChambeau said.Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy struggled to a 73 to share 21st on 143."I made a couple of mental errors and missed it in the wrong spots," said McIlroy."One-over is still in it. Still feel like I've got a really good chance."

World number one Dustin Johnson shared 30th on 144 after a 73. Read more: IOL News »

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Louis Oosthuizen back in familiar spot at the US OpenPerennial major contender Louis Oosthuizen found himself back in familiar territory, tied for the lead with two holes left when first-round play was halted for the day by darkness at the US Open at Torrey Pines on Thursday.

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Louis Oosthuizen back in familiar spot at the US OpenPerennial major contender Louis Oosthuizen found himself back in familiar territory, tied for the lead with two holes left when first-round play was halted for the day by darkness at the US Open at Torrey Pines on Thursday.

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