Henrik Stenson

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day among big names missing the cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy, Jason Day among big names missing the cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy nearly aced his final hole Friday, striping a 153-yard approach on No. 9 to a hot dog’s length. The closing birdie amounted to whipped cream on a pile of trash.

Playing partner Jason Day finished with a bogey, and the two major champions strolled off together.

“Get ’em next time, boys!” a spectator hollered.

As Day arrived at the Erin Hills scoring area, 4-year-old Dash jumped into his father’s arms.

“Daddy, are we going home?” he asked.

Shockingly enough, the answer was yes.

The world’s No. 2- and No. 3-ranked players, McIlroy and Day, headed home before moving day.

Fellow major champions Danny Willett, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker,...

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