US Open 2022: Colin Morikawa and Joel Dahmin sit atop a crowded leaderboard en route to the weekend

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Round three of the US Open at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts, is set to begin on Saturday morning, and the tight leaderboard should lead to a fun weekend for golf lovers.

Colin Morikawa and Joel Dahmin sitting in Top leaderboardtied 5 under for the championship, followed by 21 players within four shots of the lead.

American Joel Dahmin plays his shot from an eighth tee during the second round of the 122nd US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
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Morikawa, looking for his third win at a major golf tournament, scored 66 on Friday, sinking five birds with just one bogeyman that day.

The win at The Country Club will be for Morikawa First win at the US Openand would put him within reach of the Masters Championship by winning all four major golf tournaments.

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“I never put an age on [the career Slam]. I didn’t really think about it. “I just wanted to win golf tournaments, win major tournaments, and compete against the best in the world, and thankfully, I was able to make it,” Morikawa said, according to Yahoo Sports.

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Dahman — an unknown relative — shot 68 in the second round, entering the weekend ahead of big names like Rory McIlroy, John Ram, and Scotty Scheffler.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks on from the 14th green during the second round of the 122nd US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy looks on from the 14th green during the second round of the 122nd US Open at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
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Dahmin is the ultimate underdog, surviving a cancer diagnosis in his twenties, and securing a spot in the US Open via the finalists.

“I’ve always tried to be myself,” Dhmn He said in twilight on Friday. “My junior year here, it wasn’t me. I was trying to become a professional golfer, which is not what I am, per se. I like to be quieter and I like to have more fun, and I have my best friends by my side at GNU, which is a lot of fun It’s fun to be around.

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He continued, “It’s kind of weird how we are ourselves and put it in a place that’s open to everyone, it’s kind of loving.” “It’s great to have people rooting for you.”

Colin Morikawa of the United States plays his shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2022 USOpen Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.

Colin Morikawa of the United States plays his shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the 2022 USOpen Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.
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Schaeffler, the world’s number one golfer and 2022 Masters tournament winner, scored 67 on Friday to put himself close to two shots from the leader. McIlroy and Ram are both 4-unders, and one linebacker for Morikawa and Dahmen.

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“I think it’s a testament to the health and condition of this game,” Ram said of the leaderboard after his Friday tour via ESPN. “It’s really amazing to see Rory back in action – it’s not like he’s ever gone anywhere. Scotty obviously does what he’s been doing all year, Colin does what he always does, and I do what I always try to do, like okay.” It’s fun for all of us because we all want to compete against the best and beat the best.”

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