US OPEN 2017: The best stats from Rounds 1 and 2

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The 117th US Open at Erin Hills has already proved to be a multiple record-breaking venue thanks to being a course that has rewarded some players with low scores and others with their worst ever appearances. 

Scoring records

In round one, the tone seemed to be set. A record number of 44 players finished under par for the first time in the tournament's history - obliterating the previous record (39) of players under par after round 1 of the US Open, set in Medinah in 1990. 

Rickie Fowler carded the best opening round to par (seven-under 65) at the US Open since Jack Nicklaus and Tom Wieskopf in 1980. 

Following on from Fowler's success, both Hideki Matsuyama and Chez Reavie finished their second rounds with a pair of 65s - making it the first US Open in history with three players to post seven-under-par rounds in the same tournament. And we're only on day two! 

As Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood share the spot at the top, they also etch their names in the history books. This is the first time four-players have shared the lead after the second-round of the US Open since 1974.

If Paul Casey wins the US Open, he will become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2000 to win the tournament with a triple bogey on his card. 

Making/ Not Making The Cut

But records haven't just been broken in the top half of the draw. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day all missed the cut at the second major of the year, making it the first time the top three players in Order of Golf World Rankings have missed the cut since those rankings were introduced in 1986. 

This is the 10th straight year that at least one amateur has made the cut. Amateur Cameron Champ lies tied for 8th at five-under-par while fellow amateur Scottie Scheffler (-1) had a 69 and a 74. 

And they weren't the only ones to ensure history by making the cut. With his level par 144 combined score, Haotong Li has become the first player from the People‚Äôs Republic of China to have ever made the cut at the US Open.

Meanwhile, five former US Open champions made the cut: Martin Kaymer (-3), Ernie Els (-2), Jordan Spieth (E), Jim Furyk (E) and Webb Simpson (+1) 

Six more didn't: Justin Rose (+2), Lucas Glover (+2), Dustin Johnson (+4), Rory Mcilroy (+5), Angel Cabrera (+5), Graeme McDowell (+5)

The Best Stats On The Course

The course itself was the longest in US Open and major championship history during round one, with Erin Hills measuring an astonishing 7845 yards during the opening round. 

In total, seven players managed to hit all 14 fairways in either round one or round two at the US Open this year. Alexander Levy and Hideto Tanihara managed the feat in Round 1, while Bill Haas, Yusaku Miyazato, Haotong Li, Louis Oosthuizen and Kevin Chappell kept their clean sheets during round 2. 

Of the four leaders, Brian Harman and Brooks Koepka share the best stats when it comes to keeping it on the fairway. Each player has hit 25/28 fairways, while both Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood have hit 23/28. 

Brooks Koepka, Bill Haas and Stewart Cink share the lead in greens in regulation at 83.3 percent (30-for-36).

Marc Leishman leads the way in putting stats, carding 52 in total and averaging 1.44 putts, which is significantly less than the 1.68 field average.