Friday from the U.S. Open: LACC bites, Rickie hangs on, Rory sits pretty

The week rolls on at the U.S. Open thanks to our great friends at B.Draddy (use promo code SGS30 for 30 percent off). We’re at the midpoint and Andy and Brendan discuss all the action from Friday at LACC, where the sun came out and scores leveled out a bit after a bunch of hot takes about low scores. The challenging fan experience is a separate matter, especially with the lack of juice around some critical spots on the course. Then they get to the 36-hole leader, Rickie Fowler, and do a little contender-pretender for the lovable fan favorite. They discuss Rory’s sterling round and the concept of “good” bogeys at a place with a bunch of half-pars. They run through some of the chasers on a course that could yield a deep comeback. Brooksy’s comments on the course are also noted as one of the few complaints, however mild. The MC disappointments take on the tumble of Justin Thomas, with questions about a coaching change. They close with a couple horror stories about the TV switchover to Law & Order with kids in the room.