2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: Tough Course Challenges Golfers, Five Way Tie For First Develops

The three way tie in for first place at the 2012 U.S. Open has developed into a five way tie for first place as the course at the Olympic continues to frustrate golfers.

Jim Furyk had sole posession of the lead for a little while, by virtue of his ability to hold at 1-over while Tiger Woods and David Toms were struggling. All three men picked up a bogey on the opening hole, with Woods adding another on hole three and Toms adding two more on holes three and five. Hole five is what wound up costing Furyk the lead, as he too picked up a bogey. As things currently stand, Frederik Jacobson, Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk all sit in first place at 1-over.

UCLA rising junior and Long Beach native Patrick Cantlay finished up earlier in the day, shooting a 71 to settle into a tie for 48th place.

Toms is 5-over for the day through six holes and is fading fast. Lee Westwood and Kevin Chapell are both 2-under for the day and are well within striking distance of the lead. In fact, with 26 players less than 5 strokes off the lead it's anyone's tournament at this point. A live leaderboard can be found here.

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