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5 Storylines: Dustin Johnson leads the U.S. Open after 36 holes

The second day of play at the U.S. Open is in the books. And Dustin Johnson is the leader at 4-under par through 36 holes. Andrew Landry also stands at 4-under but has only played 18 holes due to the weather days which marred day one.

The leaders after two days.

Here are 5 storylines.

1. Dustin Johnson went bogey-free during the morning, in his first round.

Dustin Johnson played 18 holes without a bogey, the only player to do so in the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont, where his 3-under-par 67 left him one off the lead held by Andrew Landry. It was the third straight time that Johnson finished a U.S. Open opening round with a score in the 60s and it will be the ninth consecutive U.S. Open round in which he is among the top six players. ESPN

2. Co-leader Landry played only one hole today.

Andrew Landry needed only one shot Friday to set an Oakmont record and lead the U.S. Open in a rain-delayed opening round that lasted more than 32 hours. Dustin Johnson needed only one round to get right back in the mix. Landry warmed up by hitting about 50 putts, then finished his round with a 10-foot birdie for a 4-under 66, giving him a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson. It was the lowest opening round in 10 majors at Oakmont, breaking the mark of Ben Hogan in the 1953 U.S. Open and Tom Watson in the 1978 PGA Championship.USA Today

3. Justin Thomas has had a wild second round, to say the least

4. The tournament favorites of McIlroy, Day and Spieth struggled.

While the 624th-ranked player in the world sat atop the leaderboard, Oakmont had its way in Round 1 with not just Day, but Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, as the Big Three delivered The Big Thud. Day, Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the world’s No. 1-, 2- and 3-ranked players, respectively, completed Round 1 in a combined 15-over par – Day at +6, Spieth at +2 and McIlroy at +7. Of the three, only Spieth remains within shouting distance of leader Andrew Landry at 4-under.Yahoo!

5. A starless broadcast for much of the first two days.

It’s never good for the audience when the weather leaves some of the biggest stars completely out of view for whole days at a time. That’s what we got these last two days. Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and world No. 1 Jason Day never even had to show up on Thursday and on Friday. Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler cleaned up only a few holes just after breakfast and then went home for the day. -SB Nation

The Putt of the Day

Sergio with a 50 foot bomb.

Bunker Shot of the Day

Justin Thomas holes it from the sand.

Vine of the Day

Spencer Levin loses it.

Instagram of the Day

A salute to DJ!

36 hole leader DJ #usopen

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