All weekend, Shane Bacon will be out at Congressional, thanks to the fine people at Lexus (buy a Lexus ... and buy Jay one as well!). He will be reporting from the course (on crutches), so check back on both Saturday and Sunday.
BETHESDA, Md. -- We've already said this U.S. Open is about Rory McIlroy and Rory only, but we might as well look at five other guys that have a chance at making a run at the youngster. Here they are ...
Robert Rock -- His story is incredible already, but don't forget this is a guy that won his first European Tour tournament a week ago and is playing some great golf on a course he didn't get to play a single practice round at. Now he's got two rounds under his belt, and at 1-under, he could make a charge if he moves on moving day.
Jason Day -- At 1-over, he has probably played himself too far back of McIlroy, but remember, this is a guy that shot 64 this year at the Masters after an opening 72, so we know he can go low in majors.
Sergio Garcia -- Hey, stop shaking your head at me and closing your browser! Stop it! Sergio has been playing great, and is tied for third right now at 2-under. He could do it! I know he can! Where are you going?!
Zach Johnson -- Also in that group at 2-under, Johnson won't have to worry about stopping his longer approach shots into these greens as the rain has softened them throughout the week. As we've seen, when ZJ is dialed in with his wedges, he's just as likely to go low as any of the long hitters in the field, and it seems he's finding his groove right now.
Y.E. Yang -- Of course you're going to watch the guy in the group with McIlroy, but Yang has shown when he's golfing his ball, he doesn't care who is in the group with him. If Yang posts something around 69 or 70 today, and McIlroy stumbled just a little, we could really be in for a shootout on Sunday.