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Stricker makes 27 consecutive cut in a PGA major event

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -

The U.S. Open cut sliced off some huge names.
   Gone are Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. Headed home are Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Martin Kaymer and Jon Rahm.
   Throw in some other major tournament winners such as Keegan Bradley, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els.
   Shinnecock Hills beat them all.
   Woods, McIlroy, Spieth and Day had little chance of sticking around after first-round struggles. In his first U.S. Open since 2015, Woods shot 78-72.
   McIlroy was even worse on Thursday with an 80. He came in with an even-par 70, not nearly enough.
   Spieth rallied from a first-round 78 with four straight birdies on his back nine, then bogeyed his final two holes to wind up at 9 over -- and done.
   Day also didn't get into the mix from the outset, shooting 79-73.

Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills.
   Johnson dropped only one shot Friday morning in wind and two hours of light rain that made the course play even longer. He made a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh hole for a 3-under 67.
   In perfect scoring conditions in the afternoon, no one could catch him.
   Ian Poulter was one shot behind until a triple bogey on his second-to-last hole. Charley Hoffman was under par until a bogey on his final hole.
   Johnson was at 4-under 136, four shots ahead of Hoffman and Scott Piercy.
   The weekend will not include Tiger Woods, who shot 72 to miss the cut for the fifth time in his last eight majors. Jordan Spieth joined him with a bogey-bogey finish to miss the cut by one shot.

Edgerton native, Steve Stricker made the cut at +8. This cut was Stricker's 27 consecutive cut made in a PGA major dating back to 2009.
 

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