Who is 2016 U.S. Open leader Gregory Bourdy?
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Who is 2016 U.S. Open leader Gregory Bourdy?

Credit: Keith Leventhal/Golf News Net, Cannot Be Used Without Permission
Credit: Keith Leventhal/Golf News Net, Cannot Be Used Without Permission

Gregory Bourdy is lighting up Oakmont Country Club in the second round of the 2016 U.S. Open, threatening 63 and tying Johnny Miller's incredible final round in somewhat similar soggy conditions in 1973.

Of course, that leaves a lot of people wondering just who is Gregory Bourdy. Well, let us give you a little bio and background.


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The Frenchman Bourdy came into the U.S. Open ranked No. 126 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's 25th in the European Tour's Race to Dubai money list, thanks, in large part, to a consistent presence in the top 15. He's finished in the top 15 in his last three European Tour starts, including T-10 at the Irish Open, T-15 at the BMW PGA Championship and T-6 at the Lyoness Open. He has four other top-20 finishes this season on the European Tour, including a runner-up effort in the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa in November 2015 and a tie for fourth in the ISPS Handa Perth International in February.

The 34-year-old has four European Tour wins, with his last coming in 2013 at the now-defunct Wales Open.

As for Bourdy's major championship history, this is his second U.S. Open. He missed the cut at The Olympic Club in 2012. He's never played in the Masters, and played in two PGA Championships, going T-58 in 2010 at Whistling Straits and missed the cut in 2011 at Atlanta Athletic Club. He's played in five Open Championships since 2007 and made the cut in all of them.

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