US Open Golf 2012: Tiger Woods Tied For Lead at Olympic Club After Even-Par Second Eound
Just when this US Open was starting to look like child's play, Tiger Woods led a trio of tested champions who took it back Friday. Woods, another round closer to a serious shot at his 15th major, overcame three straight bogeys on the front nine for an even-par 70. Jim Furyk, nine years removed from his US Open title outside Chicago, plodded his way around Olympic for a 1-under 69. Former PGA champion David Toms kept a steady presence in his round of 70. They were the only three players who remained under par going into the weekend. And they restored some sanity to the toughest test in golf after a brief, stunning moment when 17-year-old Beau Hossler found himself alone in the lead. The kid went 11 holes without making a bogey until he got lost in the thick rough and the trees on the brutal front nine of Olympic and had to settle for a 73. That wasn't the only surprise. — Whitley: McIlroy quiets Tiger talk with string of failures Defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut for the fourth time in his last five tournaments. He set a US Open record last year at Congressional with a 131 through 36 holes. He was 19 shots worse at Olympic, with a 73 giving him a two-day score of 150. "It wasn't the way I wanted to play," he said. Also leaving San Francisco far earlier than anyone expected were Luke Donald, the world's No. 1 player, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson, coming off a win last week at the St. Jude Classic. It doesn't take much at this US Open to <b>...</b>
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