13 holes gone for Hunter Mahan and his card's got one bogey and a dozen pars. Just what the doctor ordered.
After the madness on the third hole when Luke Donald slapped his ball into a female spectator on the bank, Rickie Fowler comes to close to whacking someone in the sitting gallery at the 17th. Mr Tango is unhappy and tries to chomp on his club as one lad in the stand gets up and reveals he's caught the ball...well played sir.
Birdie putt for Rose at 15......ooohhhh and it just rolls past. While Day battles back to save par on the 16th.
Fab comeback with the putter as Mickelson saves par on the 14th. How crucial could that be?
The sun has now got his hat on at Merion as Mickelson prepares to tee off at 15..."c'mon baby. c'mon baby go go go".....that's a whopper from Leftie. Rose up next on the 16th and his ball lands nicely on the front of the green...but then rolls back. Par will be tough.
We're officially into the business end of the 113th US Open. How do you see this going?
Fist pumped and Jason Day holes another corker to save par. +2.