Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen share the lead for the US Open tied at 5-under after Round 2 came to a close at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The defending champion Jon Rahm and tournament favorite Rory McIlroy sit one shot back at 4-under while World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler leads a pack two strokes back at 3-under.

Adam Hadwin who led after day 1, 2013 U.S. Amateur champion Matt Fitzpatrick, and World. No. 9 Sam Burns all sit three strokes back at 2-under.

Phil Mickelson, making his major debut this year, shot rounds of 78 and 73 to miss the cut altogether at 11-over.

Twice major champion Morikawa fired a four-under-par 66, the day’s lowest round which left him level with little-known qualifier Joel Dahmen (68).

Dahmen missed a 10-foot birdie putt at the last that would have given him the solo lead.

Five of the world’s top 10 players are inside the top 15 and within three strokes of the leaders heading into the weekend. All three of the world’s top three – Scheffler, Rahm, and McIlroy – are within two.

McIlroy is seeking the fifth major championship of his career this week and the first in eight years. The 33-year-old already has two wins so far this season, grabbing the second one last week in Canada.

He enjoyed another day of stellar play shooting 69 on the second day to finish in the 60s for the 14th time in his career at the U.S. Open, becoming the most of all-time by a European player.

Brooks Koepka, who opened the tournament with a 73, finished Friday with a 3-under 67 to make the cut at even par with the two-time US Open winner is seeking his first major win since 2019.

Morikawa already has five PGA Tour victories at just 25 years old, including two major wins with the PGA Championship in 2020 and The Open in 2021.

Dahmen has made the cut at the US Open for the first time which he played in both 2019 and 2020.

The American had remarkably considered skipping the US Open qualifier that would get him into the U.S. Open this week.

Morikawa and Dahmen will tee off together at the US Open for the third round.