Brooks Koepka shot a sparkling 7 under 63 in the first round, and halfway through the second round has gotten it down to -10. Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson are the closest behind currently, ranging from -4 to -6. Tiger Woods is +3, hovering around the cut line, but of course all of his shots are still being lovingly covered. They're playing on the brutal Bethpage Black course outside of NYC, which favors long hitters who can keep it in the fairway. The crowds there are sure to be raucous as can be over the weekend. It could end up being a duel between Koepka and Johnson. Still a long way to go but if Koepka pulls off the successful defense of his title, he'll be the first player ever to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship back to back. First ever! Why, why, it might force Commissar Lerner and the rest of the emasculated golf media to cut back their coverage of Woods from 99% of the time to merely 97%, maybe even 96%.