The Englishman had a chance for a piece of the third-round lead at the U.S. Open as he lined up his third shot on the par-5 final hole: a 50-yard wedge from the bottom of the hill that led to the green.
It's a nice comeback for Casey after he triple bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on the back nine.
"I wasn't thinking too much about 8 under", he said through an interpreter.
"I'm very excited and very happy with the score", the Japanese star said.
China's Li Haotong, who on Friday became the first player from mainland China to make the cut at a major, bombed out of contention with a 10-over-par 82. "Even just trying to take my medicine was very, very hard. It's a good 8 in the end". 17, 18, 1, 2 and 3 to find his way back to the top before Harman, Fleetwood and Koepka - all of whom shot 70 on Friday - made an afternoon charge.
Amateur Cameron Champ reacts after making a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin June 16, 2017. There was a slight breeze out there, and the greens were receptive if you were in the fairway. But you never really know until you put a card in your hand and you're under the gun little bit. "There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those".
McIlroy started his day on the 10th tee, and he actually flashed improvement on the back nine. Fowler is at No. 9 in the world ranking. He made four birdies over the last six holes to salvage a 71, but he still missed the cut for the second straight year. "But I've enjoyed this experience".
"I'm proud of the way I hung in there today".
Rory McIlroy finished his second round with a string of birdies, however, the world number two also missed the cut.
But three costly bogeys on the back nine left Johnson needing to pick up strokes down the stretch which proved beyond him. McIlroy expressed fondness for Erin Hills despite heading home early. I'll probably just play for sure to get ready for the British. "If the sun stays like it is and the wind keeps baking this golf course out, it's pretty treacherous on the weekend, which is just what I would like, and I think what the rest of the players want to see".
McIlroy has played in only seven tournaments this season and was coming off a layoff resulting from a nagging rib injury. Day, however, said he felt ready to go before flaming out early.
As day two action draws to a close, Fowler has fallen to a share of fifth at six under, alongside compatriots Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes both on 69. Despite the bumpy finish, he's a confident man heading into the weekend.
"With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way".
With the entire field separated by just eight shots after the cut fell at one over, 2015 victor Jordan Spieth had hoped to get himself into contention, but struggled to a 76.
Nearly an inch of rain fell on the course overnight and Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the opening singles at Hazeltine a year ago, was one of many players to take advantage in pursuit of his first major title.