There was plenty of action at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills Friday and many quotes worth repeating. We hope you enjoy the one’s we heard!
Round two concluded with four players tied for the lead at 7-under par.
Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka are all tied at 7-under par.
Best Quotes From Round Two
“I wish I was about five shots better. But, yeah, I’ve enjoyed this experience. It’s been unbelievable. The amount of support that I’ve received every hole I walk up to, every tee box, it’s been unreal. The standing ovation on 18, it’s been really cool.” Steve Stricker
“The conditions coming up. If it were going to be like this, it was going to be difficult to chase that many people down. But some incredible golf the next couple of days, you can make up a significant amount of strokes. You could see somebody with an amazing round come from five plus to win the tournament, if what’s projected weather-wise is still there. You never know.” Jordan Spieth on confidence the last two rounds
“Absolutely. It’s funny, I’ll sign some autographs and kids will be like, dad, who is that? That’s just how it is. I remember when I was a kid and I didn’t know the top 5, one of the top 5 guys in the world wasn’t trying to sign my hat, I was like, hey, dad, who is that? But, yeah. I’m sure. It’s just two rounds of good golf, and hopefully Schauffele is a pretty weird name to remember.” Xander Schauffele on being noticed after first round
“Yesterday, coming off an injury, I was a little anxious going out there. I got off to a good start, but it sort of caught up with me as the round went on. I think the more rounds I can play, I’m hopefully going to get rid of all that stuff and hopefully strip it down to what you saw the last six holes.” Rory McIlroy
“Yeah, it will be good. Played really well. I feel pretty confident. And I’m excited. I’m driving the ball really well.” Brooks Koepka
“Yeah, I felt like — you know, this is a golf course, that I really like this golf course. It sets up really well for me, especially if I’m driving it like I did today. I couldn’t have shot any higher. I couldn’t possibly shoot any higher than I did. I just struggled on the greens. It’s simple.” Dustin Johnson
“I hate just being in the situation where I’ve been in a good spot and maybe let it get away from me a little bit and let some mistakes compound and turn a round that you kind of fight through it and end up being in a decent spot after the day. I’ve been in positions where there’s been a couple that have kind of gone the wrong way and you miss the cut. You look back, and I just grinded it out.
I’m playing the weekend. I have a tee time on Saturday, so it just kind of you learn along the way to never really give up. You never know what one shot’s going to count for.” Rickie Fowler
“I woke up this morning pretty tired. It was a quick turnaround. In the end I probably shouldn’t have gone and hit balls last night, because I came out a little sluggish this morning, just quite — I wasn’t quite on. I’m already fighting an uphill battle what I shot yesterday, knowing I had to shoot something very, very low to get myself back in the tournament. Right now the wind is dying down and it’s going to be easier for the guys in the afternoon, teeing off right now.
Yeah, I don’t know what else to say.” Jason Day