US Open 2017: Paul Casey makes 5 straight birdies to stay in hunt
By Dan McDonald
Paul Casey's birdie run is over, but the Englishman worked his way back from a four-stroke deficit and into a share of the lead at the U.S. Open.
Casey birdied five straight holes before a 32-foot putt for birdie No. 6 strayed a foot left of the hole at the par-4 fourth. He tapped in for par. Casey is tied with Rickie Fowler at 7 under for the lead.
Casey's birdie run comes on the heels of Adam Hadwin's performance on Thursday, when he tied the U.S. Open record for most consecutive birdies at 6.
It was this beautiful 3-iron on the 515-yard, par-4 3rd (his 12th hole of the day) that set Casey up for the birdie which gave him a share of the lead.
It's a nice comeback for Casey after he triple bogeyed the par-5 14th and shot 38 on the back nine.
Fowler tees off his second round in the afternoon.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.