McDowell joins Furyk in U.S. Open lead

8:17 PM, Jun 16, 2012   |    comments
2012 US OPEN at San Francisco's Olympic Club.
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San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - The final group in the season's second major will have a pair of former winners battling alongside each other for the third time this week.

Graeme McDowell, the 2010 champ, posted a 2-under 68 on Saturday to join Jim Furyk in the lead after three rounds of the 112th U.S. Open Championship.

Furyk, the 2003 winner, managed an even-par 70 at The Olympic Club to maintain a piece of the lead. The two former champions finished 54 holes at 1-under-par 209.

The duo played alongside each other in the first two rounds this week.

Fredrik Jacobson matched McDowell's 68 to climb into third place at 1-over-par 211.

World No. 3 Lee Westwood matched the low round of the day with his 3-under 67. He moved into a share of fourth place at 2-over-par 212. He stands alongside two-time champion Ernie Els (68), Nicolas Colsaerts (71) and Blake Adams (70).

Three-time champion Tiger Woods struggled to a 5-over 75 to tumble from a share of the lead into a tie for 14th at 4-over-par 214. Woods has never come from behind to win a major.

David Toms, who shared the second-round lead with Furyk and Woods, faltered to a six-over 76 to slide into a share of 18th at plus-5.



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