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June 13, 2008
Charles Howell's start to his second round of the US Open is one that most every weekend golfer can relate to. Howell opened his round with six straight bogeys, before making par on the final three holes on the front side. He has added two more bogeys on the back, pretty much ensuring that he will be heading home to Florida after today.
First round co-leader Kevin Streelman didn't have quite that poor a start but he did make a triple bogey on the third hole and a double bogey on the sixth, leaving him 5 over after six holes.
Generally scoring conditions are better in the morning than in the afternoon, but no one in the morning group is doing much, leading me to believe that the course is playing much more difficult and that the USGA must have put out some much tougher pins for today's round. it will be interesting to see what the afternoon groups do, especially when you throw in bumpier greens. It could be that par could be the leading score by the end of today.