SAN FRANCISCO — The Olympic Club remained a difficult proposition for the world’s best golfers on Friday during the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and David Toms share the lead at -1 after two rounds. Graeme McDowell and first-round leader Michael Thompson, who backed up his Thursday 66 with a 75 on Friday, headline a group of players two shots back at +1.
Furyk and Woods will play together in the final pairing on Saturday.
17-year-old Beau Hossler was the story for much of Friday afternoon, getting to two-under and into the lead before fading down the stretch. The amateur finished at +3 through two rounds.
Notables to miss the cut include Masters champion Bubba Watson, world number-one Luke Donald and last year’s U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy. Phil Mickelson birdied the 18th to get back to +7 on the tournament and will stick around to play the weekend.