Louis Oosthuizen makes a little noise at US Open

As for scoring drama - well, this was one time he may have wished he didn't know where he stood.

A 94-year-old spectator has died at the U.S. Open.

"It's going to be a really cool day for someone tomorrow", said Fowler, who has come agonisingly close to notching his first major title finishing in the top five of all four majors in 2014 including a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.

With the top 60 and ties qualifying for the final rounds at Erin Hills, the cut appeared set to fall at one or two over par as the afternoon wave started their second rounds. "I did the work, looked at the golf course, made sure that I could actually play and visualize the golf course. I really believe that". "I'm looking forward to my shot at it".

"This week I've been working with my coach, just sitting there and thinking, all right, let's go out and try to make a good golf swing and try to make a good putt". Early in the round, when the wind was up, the 9th was playing as the toughest hole on the course - tougher than the 249-yard par-3 6th, tougher even than the 525-yard (!) par-4 10th. He had five three-putts over the two days (Jordan Spieth, playing in his group, had none) and averaged 2.0 putts on the 24 greens he hit in regulation (that's 0.23 higher than his average this year, which only ranks 177th). Lovemark shot his second straight 3-under 69 on Friday to pull within a shot of the lead.

At least he'll have plenty of company at the airport.

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are trying to make up ground at the U.S. Open - not on the leader, but on the cut line.

"If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us", Johnson said. Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way.

Fowler will be among the later starters along with defending champion Dustin Johnson, who opened defence of his crown with shaky three-over 75 and will need to mount a charge to make the cut. He won his only PGA Tour event in the Phoenix Open, but along the way, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and then tied for fourth in the PGA Championship previous year at Baltusrol.

The cut was at 1-over 145, tying a U.S. Open record set in 1990 at Medinah.

The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state. A run of 26 consecutive holes without a bogey ended when he rammed his long birdie putt on No. 9 about 12 feet by the hole and narrowly missed the par putt.

Louis Oosthuizen is making the biggest move the morning in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

He made bogey there and dropped another shot at the third to slip to third last on nine-over and out of the event before those late birdies at the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth smartened up the scorecard.

"With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way". "I had to hit it all". "Then clawed all the way back and actually picked up one more to the good by the time we were finished". Johnson said Thomas' 20-footer began with the player rolling the putt about 6-8 inches backwards, then watching it turn and trickle toward the hole.

Champ said a practice round with former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen and four-times major victor McIlroy on Monday helped his confidence. But I can't do that yet because I haven't figured out the other part.