Rickie Fowler (USA) held the lead for the second day at the U.S. Open, the third major of the season.

Fowler carded eight birdies and six bogeys for a 2-under 68 in the second round of the tournament at the par-70 Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Sunday.

Fowler, who shot an 18-hole U.S. Open record 62 the day before, topped the leaderboard for the second day.

Fowler has five career wins on the PGA Tour. He has finished runner-up at the U.S. Open and the Masters, but has yet to win a major.

Once recognized as the “young gun,” Fowler has been in a bit of a slump. He hasn’t won in more than four years since winning the Phoenix Open in 2019 and will be looking for his first major title in four years at this event.

After carding 10 birdies and two bogeys in the first round to shoot 8-under par, Fowler showed good form in the second round with eight birdies, but unlike the day before, he was unable to push further as he made six bogeys.

One shot behind Fowler in second place is Wyndham Clarke (USA). Clarke won his first career title last month at the Wells Fargo Championship in his 134th start.

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and No. 6 Xander Schauffele (USA) are tied for third at 8-under-par 132.

Shofley, who tied Fowler for the low 18-hole score the day before, carded three birdies and three bogeys to finish at even par.

Dustin Johnson (USA) was the highest finisher for LIV Golf, tying for sixth place at 6-under par 134. Johnson won this event in 2016.

World No. 1 Scott Schauffler (USA) tied for eighth at 5-under par 135.

South Korean players did not fare as well overall. Kim Si-woo (28-CJ Logistics), who finished tied for seventh in the first round, faltered on the day with two birdies and four bogeys.

With a midday total of 1-under par 139, Kim slipped to a tie for 19th place.

Kim Joo-hyung (21-Nike Golf) is in a tie for 39th place with defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick (England) and Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) at 1-over par 141.메이저놀이터

Lim Sung-jae (Korea), 25, is tied for 109th at 6-over par 146, while Lee Kyung-hoon (Korea), 32, missed the cut at 8-over par 148 and tied for 128th.

Veteran Phil Mickelson (USA), who would have completed a career grand slam if he won this event, also missed the cut.

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