2010 US Open Golf Day Two: Now It Gets Interesting! Fantasy Update Bonus

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJune 18, 2010

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 18:  Ernie Els of South Africa celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 18, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The US Open leaderboard has changed dramatically from Day One.

Ernie Els now stands at minus one and tied for second, along with my fantasy B- players Dustin Johnson and K.J. Choi, who are also at minus one.

As I previously stated, any score under par could win this tournament as the USGA sets this course up for the weekend.

An Open at Pebble usually provides a great test, with long rough and lightning greens.

Tiger Woods sits at plus four and hopes for a run on the weekend. The cut will fall around plus seven.

He is my A-player this week in fantasy and I have to ride it out. His back up Heath Slocum is doing even less. Slocum is at plus five so far.

My C -fantasy player is hanging in at plus three now, after a tough love Friday on the greens at Pebble.

Shaun Micheel led after round one, but we know how first round leaders disappear at Opens.

Other notables contending on the weekend will be leader Graeme McDowell at minus three and Ryo Ishikawa at minus one. Ian Poulter is also at minus one, and looks to break through for a major in a big way.

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Many good players are hanging around plus four to even par, so things could get crazy on Sunday if they stay bunched up this way.

I do not expect McDowell to be there, but someone in the plus 2 or plus 4 area may have a putter come alive and could suddenly be right there.

This is a big time tournament with ultimate conditions, and a bigger name will win this thing.

I'll check in with you Saturday around 3pm for my next fantastic update.

Thanks for watching and may God bless.' Red Skelton'

Thomas[ NFL Mikee] Moreland