Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh exited early, as did many other big names, including multiple Major winners Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, after the completion of the second round at the US Open.
Lahiri (73-78) and Jeev (76-79) had to play 36 holes on a long and tough day on Friday and then waited to see how the scores would go yesterday, when the second round ended.
At 11-over and 15-over, they were unlikely to make the cut and so it was when the second round ended. The cut fell at six-over and it took with it as victims the likes of multiple Major winners Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, former US Open winner, Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen among others.
It marked the second straight time that Lahiri, whose best result this season has been tied Second at Hero Indian Open and tied sixth at Dean and Deluca Invitational, had missed the cut at the US Open, the only Major where he has failed to make the final two rounds.
As for Jeev, it was only the second time in five appearances that he had missed the cut in US Open.
Meanwhile, the third round also started yesterday but could not be completed. Shane Lowry had moved into clubhouse lead at five-under and he had four more holes to play. He was two clear of surprise first round leader Andrew Landry, who has five to play.
Dustin Johnson, the second round leader, had dropped to two-under with five to play. Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia were also at two-under with three and four holes to play respectively.
Earlier, Landry closed with two birdies in his second round to stay right in the frame. He was, however, one behind Johnson (67-69), who has 11 top-10 finishes in Majors. After 36 holes, Scott Piercy, Sergio Garcia, Gregory Bourdy and Shane Lowry were all tied tied third at two-under.