Billy Horschel isn’t the only player near the lead looking for his first major championship, and Phil Mickelson has plenty company from those who want to win their first US Open.
All five players who were tied for second at the conclusion of play on Friday, one shot behind Horschel and Mickelson, have never won a major. Four of the five – Luke Donald, Steve Stricker, Justin Rose, and Ian Poulter – have top-five major finishes in their career. Now they’re looking for that breakthrough.
“I’m excited to be in contention and have a chance,” said Donald. “Hopefully, I can throw a good one in tomorrow and really be in the mix come Sunday.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.