After 36 holes at The Country Club in Brookline, Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen are tied for the 36-hole lead at five-under-par in the US Open 2022.
They will play in the last group at 3.45 p.m. local time, followed by Rahm/Buckley at 3.34 p.m. and McIlroy/Wise at 3.23 p.m. On a Saturday at the US Open 2022, a lot can happen, especially with a leaderboard as crowded as this one. On a colder, windier day at The Country Club, things may become intriguing with a mix of great stars and lesser-known ones. After a USGA rules officer denied him clearance from a drain in the middle of the fairway, Justin Thomas was furious. His ball was just inches away from the drain.
US Open 2022 Leaderboard Is Packed
If the drain was interfering with his posture or swing line, he would have been given relief. Following his shot being chunked, Thomas colorfully vented his fury. The US Open 2022 host’s course was already playing much harder through the early Saturday wave than it had the previous two days, so Hideki Matsuyama’s 2nd shot into the quick par-4 5th hole struck the flag on a rebound and rolled all the way back into the greenside bunker felt like adding insult to injury.
Matsuyama rose from the sand and returned to the green, but the harm had already been done. What could have been a birdie to move him into the red digits became an unlucky bogey, putting him at 1-over. On Saturday, Xander Schauffele is not the only member of his squad who will try to rally. Stefan, his father, and the instructor is back at The Country Club after being stung by a hornet on the top lip. In the windy circumstances, maybe not the stinger he had in mind.