Fore! World’s best golfers make the wrong kind of history on shock U.S. Open leaderboard

• The +1 cut is tied for the lowest in U.S. Open history. The 1990 Open at Medinah also had a cut of one-over. No other U.S. Open has had a cut lower than +3. 

• In addition to DJ, Rory and JDay, three other top-10 players missed the cut (Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren and Jon Rahm), meaning six of the world’s top 10 players won’t be at Erin Hills on Saturday and Sunday. That’s also a record. Extending it a bit, eight of the top 12 are out of the tournament, a group that adds Justin Rose and Adam Scott to the list. 

• Johnson is the eighth defending champion in the last 25 Opens to miss the cut, joining the not-so-illustrious group of Martin Kaymer (2015), Rory McIlroy (2012), Angel Cabrera (2008), Alex Campbell (2006), Retief Goosen (2002), Ernie Els (1995), Lee Janzen (1994) and Tom Kite (1993). DJ managed to get his score to +1 through No. 12 on Friday but closed with bogeys on Nos. 13, 14 and 17 to finish three off the cut line.

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