Just two rounds into the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills and it already looks like a history making golf tournament.
Four players have a share of the US Open lead at 7-under par through 36 holes; Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman, Englishmen Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood.
And none of them have ever won a major before.
In fact none of the top-18 players on the leaderboard, all within three shots of the lead have won a major before.
One of these 18 players is Australian Marc Leishman. The boy from Warnambool overcame two early bogeys to post a solid even par round and give himself another chance at a major.
US Open highlights courtesy of the PGA of Australia:
And as Erin Hills opens up some good scoring to these majorless golfers at the top of the leaderboard, it’s somehow managed to chew and spit out some of the best in the game.
For the first time since the overall world golf rankings came into effect in 1986, the top-3 golfers in the world have all missed the cut.
Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory McIlroy (+5) and Jason Day (+10) will not be playing on the weekend.
And for the first time since Jason Day turned professional in 2010, (h/t Ben Everill) we won’t see Day or Adam Scott over the weekend at a major.
Scott looked in control through nine holes after getting up and down for birdie at the 18th hole (his 9th) but it all started to unravel one shot later as his drive found the deep fescue and a double-bogey resulted. Scott eventually missed the cut by two shows at 3-over-par.
The Australian highlights from round 2 of the US Open, courtesy of the PGA of Australia: