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Notes: Steve Stricker among group taking aim at US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. — Billy Horschel isn’t the only player near the lead looking for his first major championship, and Phil Mickelson has plenty of company from those who want to win their first US Open.

All five players who were tied for second at the conclusion of play on Friday, one shot behind Horschel and Mickelson, have never won a major. Four of the five – Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Justin Rose, and Ian Poulter — have top-five major finishes in their career. Now they’re looking for that breakthrough.

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