US Open 2017: third round – live!

The fairways at Erin Hills are 80 yards wide. But you’ve still got to hit them. Mind that fescue! Here’s a list of big-hitting big names whose radars have been skew-whiff at this week’s US Open, and have thus been packed off home as a result: Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Charl Schwartzel, Thomas Pieters, Bubba Watson, Jon Rahm, Angel Cabrera, the world number three Jason Day, the world number two Rory McIlroy, and the reigning champion and world number one Dustin Johnson.

Meanwhile the relatively short Brian Harman co-leads the tournament at the halfway stage. It’s all very well being able to boom it on the longest track in US Open history, but get out of position and you’ll soon be jiggered. Turns out hitting the ball as hard as you can isn’t the be-all and end-all of golf after all! Who knew?! It’s been marvellous entertainment, watching the world’s best players cleverly plot their way around this fascinating course, and occasionally hacking through the long grass in the futile, hot-faced, weekend style.

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