He has recovered from that, and is now in a really good position to win. The golf community still does not know how Billy Horschel will respond to pressure, and Phil Mickelson is coming off just an average second round. With his good second round, Rose might have the best shot of any to take home the trophy.
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One of the biggest surprises of the tournament has been ChengTsung Pan. The amateur golfer from the University of Washington entered the back nine of the second round two-under, but quickly lost whatever mojo he had.
Pan hit bogeys on the 14th and 15th hole, and then hit a double bogey on No. 17. He is currently five shots off the lead.
Great par save from here on 18 for Pan. Last five holes were tough but he'll be ready to go again this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/kXjPLQ4fYg
U.S. Opens have not been kind to Poulter, as he has not yet recorded a top-10 finish. His previous best finish was 12th place in 2006.
But the golfer is showing resiliency after his Masters disaster, and despite the rough finish on the last few holes of the second round, Poulter is in fine position to make a real charge at winning the tournament.