Sport US Open day two: Richard Bland stays strong as Hideki Matsuyama’s belt gives up
'Not standing for it!' Richard Madeley blasts Dr Hilary in row over lockdown lifting delay
RICHARD MADELEY hit out at Dr Hilary Jones on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday as the pair clashed over the possible delay to lifting lockdown restrictions on June 21.Susanna began: "The newspapers this morning are reporting that Chris Whitty and Patrick Valance, what did you call them Richard?"
Richard Bland continued his rich and surprising vein of form to become the oldest player in tournament history to share the lead at the halfway stage of the US Open.
Bland, who won his first European Tour title at the 478th attempt last month, added a second round of 67 to his opening 70 at Torrey Pines for a five-under-par total of 137.
That looked set to be eclipsed when Russell Henley birdied his penultimate hole of the day to move to six under, but the American then three-putted the last from 18 feet.
Last year’s runner-up Matthew Wolff and former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen were a shot off the pace, with pre-tournament favourite Jon Rahm and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson on three under.
Richard Madeley's GMB cue interrupts Laura Tobin in clumsy gaffe
Viewers also took to social media complain about constant 'coughing and spluttering' from the TV stalwart and guests on the show's panelBut, GMB suffered a clumsy gaffe on Monday as Richard Madeley's off-air cue suddenly interrupted Laura Tobin's weather report.
Tweet of the day
— Brian Wacker (@brianwacker1)
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama suffered a “wardrobe malfunction” during the second round.
Quote of the day
Quote of the week fromwhen asked about his Birdies for Rhinos headcover: “Two things I can’t stand is three-putting and animal cruelty.”
— Phil Casey (@pcaseysafc)
Richard Bland gave a great answer when asked about his Birdies for Rhinos headcover.
Shot of the day
Way to use the hill to your advantage,! ????
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf)
South Africa’s Branden Grace made a brilliant eagle on the par-four second.
Round of the day
What a round✍️
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The 48-year-old leads the U.S Open.|
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour)
Playing in just the fourth major of his career, Richard Bland carded a superb 67 to share the halfway lead.
Statistic of the day
Phil Mickelson world ranking at Kiawah Island: 115
Richard Bland world ranking this week: 115
My Sky Sports colleaguewith that one
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf)
One for fans of Richard Bland and coincidences – the 48-year-old came into the week with the same ranking as Phil Mickelson had before winning the US PGA.
The par-five 18th played the easiest for the second day in succession, yielding four eagles and 58 birdies to play to an average of 4.591.
The par-three 11th was again the toughest hole, just four players making birdie, 58 making bogey, eight making a double bogey and two carding a triple bogey. That led to an average of 3.490.
Golf-Oosthuizen in three-way tie for U.S. Open lead .
Golf-Oosthuizen in three-way tie for U.S. Open leadSAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - Perennial major contender Louis Oosthuizen sank a monster eagle putt at the final hole to vault into a three-way tie for the lead after the third round at the U.S. Open on Saturday.