Dustin Johnson carried his good form into the US Open and took advantage of the best playing conditions to reach four under par after two rounds.
He is tied for the lead with fellow American Andrew Landry who just needed one putt to complete his first round at the 2016 US Open but holed it for birdie to card a superb 66.
England’s Lee Westwood was just one shot back, finishing his opening round by making birdies on his final two holes.
Ireland’s Shane Lowry was a further shot back but the trio have to wait until Saturday morning before starting their second rounds.
After matching Westwood’s 67, Johnson went straight back out onto the course and looked to in good control of his game carding two birdies and just the one bogey at the 1st.
Scott Piercy and Sergio Garcia were two others who will have been glad to get two rounds under their belt and sit two shots off the lead on -2.
Three-time European Tour winner Andy Sullivan also made a move in his second round, getting to one under alongside Jim Furyk and Daniel Summerhays.
English qualifier Lee Slattery is another who will be pleased with his work so far firing a 68 in his second to reach level par and share of 14th place.
Darkness brought an end to Adam Scott ad Louis Oosthuizen’s second rounds with the pair level and one over respectively through 15 holes.
Rory McIlroy has it all to do in his second round and will surely have to shoot under par if he is to make the cut after a disastrous 77. McIlroy is two shots worse than the projected cut mark of +5 – the current score of world number one Jason Day.
Defending champion Jordan Spieth is fairing a little better on +2 after his first round.
All second rounds are due to be completed on Saturday morning with the third round kicking off in the afternoon.
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