Darren Clarke suffers nightmare round to crash out of US Open at Chambers Bay

Darren Clarke  hits out of the bunker on the 10th hole
Darren Clarke hits out of the bunker on the 10th hole
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Darren Clarke crashed out of the US Open at the halfway stage following another horror round at Chambers Bay.

In the build-up to the second major of the year Clarke warned that the links style course had the potential to make the world’s top players “look stupid”.

The Ryder Cup captain became one of its victims over two torturous days of golf.

Following an opening round of 77 on Thursday, the Ulsterman could only manage a 10-over-par score of 80 to plummet to the bottom of the leaderboard on 17 over.

Tiger Woods – a 14-time major winner – was positioned one place above Clarke on 16-over-par.

Woods carded a second round of six-over-par to also miss the cut.

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell were two of the late starters on Friday night.