Old guard takes back the major from a teenager

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Old guard takes back the major from a teenager

A trio of champions trump the 17-year-old at Olympic
Jim Furyk found himself with a share of the Day 2 lead at 1-under at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. “Plod, I think, is a good word,” Furyk said. “You take what the course gives you and play the best you can from there.”
Steady as she goes, Tiger Woods struggled on the 17th at the tough Olympic Club in San Francisco, but he’s in a three-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard after two days, just two rounds from winning his 15th major championship.
“Whoever wins this golf tournament is going to be a great champion, somebody that’s probably won events before, that can handle the emotions and can handle the adversity in a U.S. Open, and somebody with experience,” said David Toms, who qualifies and shares the lead at the halway point.
Amateur Beau Hossler held the lead Friday at the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, then stumbled at the major, but he’s at 3-over par, just four shots back of the leaders.
U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO – A quick look Friday at the second round of the U.S. Open on The Olympic Club’s 7,170-yard, par-70 Lake Course:
Leading: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms at 1 under. Furyk had a 1-under 69 in the second round, and Woods and Toms shot 70.
Just behind: A quartet of players, including former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell and first-round leader Michael Thompson, are at 1-over 141.
Defending champ: Rory McIlroy won’t be around for the weekend after following up his 77 with a 73.
World No. 1: Neither will Luke Donald, who followed his 79 with 72.
Who else got cut?: Among the 91 players who carded 9 over or worse were Grand Slam champions Bubba Watson (Masters), Lucas Glover (U.S. Open) Louis Oosthuizen (British Open) and 14-year-old amateur Andy Zhang.
Notable: The par-5 16th hole, which at 670 yards in the first round was the longest ever in a U.S. Open, was shortened to 609 yards Friday. It was the second toughest hole a day earlier, yielding just six birdies. At the shorter length, it ranked eighth and gave up 16 birdies.
Quoteable: “Well, that was not easy,” Woods said.
Television: 2-8 p.m. (Mountain) today, KOBF, KUSA.
Associated Press

Old guard takes back the major from a teenager

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Jim Furyk found himself with a share of the Day 2 lead at 1-under at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. “Plod, I think, is a good word,” Furyk said. “You take what the course gives you and play the best you can from there.”
GLF
Steady as she goes, Tiger Woods struggled on the 17th at the tough Olympic Club in San Francisco, but he’s in a three-way tie atop the U.S. Open leaderboard after two days, just two rounds from winning his 15th major championship.
GLF
“Whoever wins this golf tournament is going to be a great champion, somebody that’s probably won events before, that can handle the emotions and can handle the adversity in a U.S. Open, and somebody with experience,” said David Toms, who qualifies and shares the lead at the halway point.
GLF
Amateur Beau Hossler held the lead Friday at the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, then stumbled at the major, but he’s at 3-over par, just four shots back of the leaders.
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