65 at the Open is one thing. Following it up with 66 makes him one of the top few players in the World and he is a big win or a little more maturity away from being #1. I don’t care what he does on the weekend, he is on his way. The only thing a weekend collapse will do is delay the inevitable. He is going to be #1.
I hope he does it this week because another fumble will hurt him mentally and it might take a while to recover.
I have never played in The US Open, but I have played courses and conditions that tough in tournament play (separately) and I can’t explain how good that is to shoot 11 under for two days.
For the rest of the field it would be like a bunch of 10 handicaps watching their 10 handicap buddy throwing 72-72 at them at their local club tournament while they are busy playing great and shooting 81s.