Key stats on U.S. Open contenders after 36 holes

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Through two rounds, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth are tied for the lead, with Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace one behind. Here's a look at some key stats on the contenders provided by Golf Channel's editorial research unit.

• Jordan Spieth: 67 in second round; sixth straight round under par in majors

• 23 under par through six rounds in major championships in 2015

• Best score through first six major rounds in season in modern era

• Previous best: Ben Hogan, 19 under in 1953 (won Masters and U.S. Open)

• First reigning Masters champ to hold 36-hole lead in U.S. Open since 2004

Phil Mickelson held share of lead that year; finished second

• Spieth would be youngest to win two career majors since Gene Sarazen (1922)

• Last to win Masters and U.S. Open in same season – Woods in 2002

• Spieth is a combined 4 under par on back nine this week through two rounds


• Patrick Reed: First 36-hole lead/share of career in a major championship

• Bogeyed 18th hole to fall into tie at 5 under with Spieth

• Best major finish is a T-22 in this year’s Masters

• Bogeyed three of last six holes in second round

• Zero rounds in 60s in majors entering week (two this week)


• Dustin Johnson: 71 (1 over par) in second round; played last five holes of round in 3 over

• Was combined 13 under in second round of previous three major starts

• Fifth time inside top-3 through 36 holes in major

• Best 36-hole position in U.S. Open career

• Was T-2 through 36 holes at 2010 U.S. Open (finished T-8)


• Branden Grace: 69-67; first time to open major with consecutive rounds under par

• Has never finished better than T-18 in major (2013 Masters)

• Two wins worldwide in 2015 (South Africa, Qatar)