By Mark Kanz
For the first time since 1986, all three of the world’s top golfers have missed the cut in a major event at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, northwest of Milwaukee. Defending Open champ Dustin Johnson missed the cut by three shots sending the top-ranked player packing after just two days. Number two-ranked Rory McIlroy missed the cut by four strokes despite birdieing four of the final six holes Friday. Crowd favorite Steve Stricker from Madison and Mequon’s Jordan Niebrugge both are one over par for the tournament but barely made the field for the weekend. Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka top the no-name leaderboard at seven under. First round leader Rickie Fowler is a shot back to start the weekend.