“Guess what?” he said to Dash, 4. “We get to go home today because Daddy played poorly.”
That is something the third-ranked Day rarely says at a major.
He was a long shot to make the cut on Friday after opening with a 79, his worst score ever in a U.S. Open, and he removed any suspense when he hit a wedge over the green at No. 2 (his 11th hole) and then started hitting his tee shots into the hay.
Day shot a 75 for a two-day total of 10-over 154, ending at 17 the longest active streak of making the cut in the majors. The last time Day missed a cut in a major was the 2012 P.G.A. Championship, just a month after his son was born.
Things did not pan out for Rory McIlroy, either.
McIlroy, the No. 2 player in the world, arrived last Friday having missed the past month to rest a nagging rib injury. He loved Erin Hills, a course with wide…
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