Johnson remains atop US Open leaderboard

World number six Dustin Johnson topped the leaderboard in the second round of the US Open on Saturday as a double bogey at 18 cost France's Gregory Bourdy a share of the lead.

Dustin Johnson was the joint overnight leader at four-under after completing his 36 holes on Friday.   -  AP

World number six Dustin Johnson topped the leaderboard in the second round of the US Open on Saturday as a double bogey at 18 cost France's Gregory Bourdy a share of the lead. The 126th-ranked Bourdy fired five birdies and holed out from the fairway for an eagle at the par-four 11th. He then moved one clear of Johnson with a birdie at the 14th.

But he bungled the last to fall to two-under through 36 holes, tied for third with Spain's Sergio Garcia and Scott Piercy behind Johnson and surprise overnight leader Andrew Landry.





Landry, ranked 624th in the world, kept his challenge going, shrugging off two bogeys and a double-bogey with three birdies in the last six holes putting him at three-under.

American Jim Furyk, England's Andy Sullivan and American Daniel Summerhays were in the clubhouse on one-under, with reigning British Open champion Zach Johnson one-under on the course after three birdies and a bogey in his first 14 holes.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen had five birdies in his last seven holes - eight birdies overall - in a 65 that put him in a group at even par. But golf's biggest names continued to struggle.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth was four-over through 11 holes. World number one Jason Day was in the clubhouse at five-over, while third-ranked Rory McIlroy was five-over through 12.

Day and McIlroy looked destined to make the cut, but at seven-over Phil Mickelson appeared headed for the exit before the third round teed off on Saturday afternoon.

McIlroy misses cut

A shocking back-nine implosion sent Rory McIlroy reeling out of the US Open on Saturday, the world number three missing the cut at a major for the first time since the 2013 British Open.

The Northern Ireland star, who won the US Open in 2011, was charging early in the second round with four birdies in his first seven holes.

But his bid to bounce back from a seven-over opening effort stalled with a four-putt double-bogey at the par-four third. That was followed by a bogey at the par-three sixth and finally, with his hopes of playing at the weekend in the balance, a double-bogey to cap his round at the ninth.

Teeing off on 10, McIlroy opened with a birdie and picked up shots at 12, 14 and 16.

The 17th may have been a harbinger of things to come. He drove the green of the par-four for a look at eagle, but three-putted for par. At the third, two impressive shots left him 13 feet for birdie, but it was only after four putts that he staggered off the green.

A bogey at the sixth left him on the cut-line as he arrived at the ninth.

McIlroy found a fairway bunker off the tee and needed two shots to get out of it. It was a disappointing exit for the 27-year-old, who displayed solid form in posting his first victory of 2016 at the Irish Open in May.

Oakmont to host US Open again in 2025

Oakmont Country Club, hosting the US Open for a record ninth time this week, will hold the championship again in 2025, the US Golf Association said Saturday.

With the 116th edition of the tournament in full swing, the USGA announced the venues for the 2025 and 2026 championships.

In 2026, the tournament will return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Shinnecock has hosted four US Opens and is already slated to host again in 2018.