US Open 2017: Paul Casey makes 5 straight birdies to stay in hunt

By Dan McDonald
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US Open 2017: Paul Casey makes 5 straight birdies to stay in hunt

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.

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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.
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