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U.S. Open: Looks like a short week for Ogilvy, Immelman and Toms

June 17, 2011 | 12:26 pm

GOLFFFFFFFFFFFFFF_600 By mid-afternoon at the Congressional Country Club torture chamber, also known by Rory McIlroy as the Bethesda, Md., Pitch and Putt, the cut line appeared to be set at three over par and at least three major champions appeared to have succumbed.

Geoff Ogilvy, former U.S. Open champion, turned in 75-76; Trevor Immelman, former Masters champion, shot 75-74, and David Toms, former PGA champion, reversed that with 74-75.

Two others, both former U.S. Open champions, were right on the cut line, which is the top 60 and ties, plus anybody within 10 shots of the leader -- McIlroy, of course, ruined that. Retief Goosen had 73-73, and Ernie Els, multiple major winner, had started the day four over.


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Photo: Phil Mickelson during second round of the U.S. Open. Credit: Allan Henry / U.S. Presswire.