SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 16: Tiger Woods of the United States walks to the eighth tee during the third round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

2012 U.S. Open: Webb Simpson Is Your Champion

The U.S. Open was last held at Olympic Club in 1998.

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2012 U.S. Open Prize Money: Webb Simpson Gets Over $1 Million For Win

On Sunday, the 2012 U.S. Open finally came to an end. The difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco provided no end of frustration for many of the world's best golfers, but those headaches were likely mitigated by the hefty payouts that many golfers received.

The biggest check, of course, went to Webb Simpson for winning his first career Grand Slam. Simpson will pocket $1.44 million for the win and the top 15 places in the tournament will all earn six figures. Even the last-place player will take home $16,500 for the tournament. Amateurs, including the breakout star Beau Hossler, will take home no money for playing in the event.

Here are the payouts for the final Top 10 standings in the 2012 U.S. Open:

1 Webb Simpson (+1): $1,440,000
T2 Michael Thompson (+2): $695,916
T2 Graeme McDowell (+2): $695,916
T4 Jason Dufner (+3): $276,841
T4 Padraig Harrington (+3): $276,841
T4 David Toms (+3): $276,841
T4 John Peterson (+3): $276,841
T4 Jim Furyk (+3): $276,841
9 Ernie Els (+4): $200,280
T10 John Senden (+5): $163,594
T10 Kevin Chappell (+5): $163,594
T10 Casey Wittenberg (+5): $163,594
T10 Retief Goosen (+5): $163,594
T10 Lee Westwood (+5): $163,594

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Results: Webb Simpson Takes The Title As Jim Furyk Fades

On Sunday, Webb Simpson captured his first career Grand Slam title as he came from behind and reaped the benefit of a pair of collapses in order to win the 2012 U.S. Open.

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell entered the final round as the co-leaders at 1-under, but the course eventually ate them up, as it ate up almost every golfer over the course of the four-day tournament. While McDowell had a string of bogeys early, Furyk stayed in command and at even par for most of the day to retain his lead. Unfortunately, Furyk's inability to land a single birdie was his undoing. Furyk bogeying two of his final three holes secured the collapse.

Simpson, meanwhile, had a pair of early bogeys but managed to shoot 2-under on the day with a quartet of birdies after the rough front six to finish at 1-over in the tournament. As it turns out, that ended up being enough to take the title.

Tiger Woods entered the day with a fighting chance to take his fourth career U.S. Open title, but went 4-over on his first three holes to officially take himself out of contention.

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U.S. Open Champion 2012: Webb Simpson Your Winner, Tiger Woods Drops Out Of Top 20

Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open after spending a comfortable amount of time in the clubhouse. Simpson came in a few strokes behind going into the final round and looked like he was in deep trouble after bogeying twice early on. But then Simpson birdied three straight holes from the sixth through the eighth holes, then made the crucial birdie on the tenth hole that ended up being the ultimate difference as Jim Furyk stumbled down the stretch and blew the lead.

Tiger Woods had himself a solid Thursday and Friday, but then struggled through the entire weekend and had a +3 on Sunday to fall well behind.

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U.S. Open 2012 Golf Leaderboard: Webb Simpson With Lead In Clubhouse

Webb Simpson now has the lead in the clubhouse in the 2012 U.S. Open. Can he hold onto it?

Simpson started off his round tough. He was +3 going into Sunday's round, then bogeyed the 2nd and 5th holes to go to +5. Simpson then had three straight birdies on the 6th, 7th, and 8th holes. he then added a birdie on the tenth hole. to move up to +1, and that's where he closed after par-ing out the rest of the golf course.

Jim Furyk had the lead for most of the tournament, but made two crucial bogeys on the 13th and the 16th holes to fall one off the lead going into the 18th. Graeme McDowell also had a birdie on the 17th to move within one of the lead going into the final hole.

Full tournament leaderboard can be found here.

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US Open Golf 2012 Leaderboard: Beau Hossler Misses Out On Top Amateur Honors

The U.S. Open amateurs are all done with their final rounds, and Beau Hossler missed out on a golden opportunity to be the top amateur of the round. The future Texas Longhorn straight out of Mission Viejo, California seemed to have a stranglehold on being the best amateur overall when he started the day with an overall score of +3. But Hossler struggled when he actually made it to the course, compiling seven bogeys, three birdies and a double bogey on the 18th to sag off the lead and conceding that honor to current Texas Longhorn Jordan Spieth.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: Jim Furyk Takes Control Of The Lead, Tiger Woods Struggles

Round 4 of the 2012 U.S. Open is underway, and Jim Furyk has taken sole control of the lead. Graeme McDowell, who opened the day tied with Furyk, picked up a bogey on holes three and five to move him to 1-over and in second place. He's joined there by Ernie Els, who picked up a beautiful eagle on hole seven to tie for second.

Tiger Woods had an opportunity as the day opened to advance on the leaders, but that opportunity has been lost. He would have needed to play incredibly well to recover from the 75 he shot on Saturday, and he was unable to do so. He picked up four bogeys and a double bogey in the first six, and though he's settled since then at 5-over for the day and 9-over for the tournament he appears to be out of the running.

Long Beach's Patrick Cantlay, the UCLA Bruin amateur, shot a 72 on the day and finished the tournament at 11-over, leaving him in 41st place. 17 year old Beau Hossler has had a better day, only 2-over through 10.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Struggles Early, Mixed Results For Other Socal Natives

Round 4 of the 2012 U.S. Open is underway, and the leaders are just beginning to tee off. Tiger Woods is struggling early. Long Beach Native and UCLA Bruin Patrick Cantlay has had mixed results through his last round, picking three birdies and a gorgeous eagle throgh 14, but also collecting five bogeys. The eagle came on hole seven on a long drive that caught the bank behind the hole and rolled into place for a clean two on the par four.

Tiger needed to play his absolute best if he wanted to take a run at the lead, and judging by his first three holes it's not going to be his day. He picked up two bogeys on holes one and two and a double bogey on three. On the fourth hole he had a clear shot at a birdie but had a put come up short, forcing him to settle for par. Beau Hossler, the 17 year old who has stunned everyone by hanging in the top ten, has just started out and managed par on the opening hole.

The other leaders are starting to tee off, finishing with Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell at 3:10pm PDT.

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2012 U.S. Open: Live Updates, TV Schedule, Watch Online And More

The Olympic Club in San Francisco will play host to the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell sit atop the leaderboard as the day begins, both at 1-under through their first three rounds and both hoping to capture the title at the second Grand Slam event of the year.

Television coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. PT on NBC with "Live at the U.S. Open" before final round coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. PT. USOpen.com will provide a online stream of the eighth and 18th holes from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT. NBCSports.com will also provide online video coverage begging at 1:00 p.m. PT.

Radio coverage of the final round will begin at 1:00 p.m. PT and is available online and on select smartphones. Fans can also find the full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard and follow live scoring at USOpen.com.

Full tournament leaderboard can be found here.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012 Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday: Tiger Woods Not Quite Out Of It Yet

Tiger Woods was the betting favorite heading into the 2012 U.S. Open and had hopes of capturing a record-tying fourth career title at the prestigious Grand Slam event. Woods enters the final day of play on Sunday five strokes off the lead and no longer the betting favorite to win, but still has an outside chance of pulling off the victory.

While the classic Woods runs of years past may not be common (or even likely) any more, it is more likely that the current leaders could all have disastrous final rounds on the nightmare of a course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, that has been causing the world's best golfers fits.

Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell enter the final round at 1-under and sit tied atop the leaderboard.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. All times are Pacific.

9:20 a.m.: Stephen Ames; Joe Ogilvie
9:30 a.m.: Bo Van Pelt; Jason Bohn
9:40 a.m.: Jason Day; Simon Dyson
9:50 a.m.: Jesse Mueller; J.B. Park
10:00 a.m.: Michael Allen; Keegan Bradley
10:10 a.m.: Rod Pampling; Matthew Baldwin
10:20 a.m.: K.T. Kim; Zach Johnson
10:30 a.m.: Davis Love III; Nicholas Thompson
10:40 a.m.: Kevin Streelman; Alistair Presnell
10:50 a.m.: Marc Warren; Morgan Hoffmann
11:00 a.m.: Darron Stiles; Hiroyuki Fujita
11:10 a.m.: Francesco Molinari; Jeff Curl
11:20 a.m.: Rickie Fowler; a-Patrick Cantlay
11:30 a.m.: Ian Poulter; Matteo Manassero
11:40 a.m.: Branden Grace; Phil Mickelson
11:50 a.m.: Bob Estes; Charl Schwartzel
12:00 p.m.: K.J. Choi; Nick Watney
12:10 p.m.: Steve Stricker; Robert Karlsson
12:20 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd; Alex Cejka
12:30 p.m.: a-Jordan Spieth; Angel Cabrera
12:40 p.m.: Steve LeBrun; Hunter Mahan
12:50 p.m.: Raphael Jacquelin; Kevin Na
1:00 p.m.: Scott Langley; Adam Scott
1:10 p.m.: David Toms; Michael Thompson
1:20 p.m.: Aaron Watkins; Charlie Wi
1:30 p.m.: Sergio Garcia; Justin Rose
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington; Hunter Hamrick
1:50 p.m.: Casey Wittenberg; Tiger Woods
2:00 p.m.: Matt Kuchar; Martin Kaymer
2:10 p.m.: Retief Goosen; John Peterson
2:20 p.m.: Jason Dufner; a-Beau Hossler
2:30 p.m.: John Senden; Kevin Chappell
2:40 p.m.: Webb Simpson; Nicolas Colsaerts
2:50 p.m.: Blake Adams; Ernie Els
3:00 p.m.: Lee Westwood; Fredrik Jacobson
3:10 p.m.: Jim Furyk; Graeme McDowell

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Odds: Jim Furyk New Favorite, Tiger Woods Not A Longshot Yet

Tiger Woods had been the betting favorite ever since before the first shot was taken at the 2012 U.S. Open. Sunday's fourth round will mark the first day that the three-time champion has not been the betting favorite in the prestigious Grand Slam event. Of course, falling five strokes off the lead after a 5-oiver third round may have something to do with that.

The new betting favorite is Jim Furyk, with Graeme McDowell close behind. As the fourth round begins, Furyk and McDowell are co-holders of the lead, both sitting atop the leaderboard at 1-under.

Here are the final odds to win the 2012 U.S. Open:

Jim Furyk 9/4
Graeme McDowell 5/2
Lee Westwood 6/1
Tiger Woods 12/1
Fredrik Jacobson 12/1
Ernie Els 15/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 20/1
Jason Dufner 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Blake Adams 40/1
John Senden 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Kevin Chappell 80/1
Retief Goosen 80/1
John Peterson 100/1
Beau Hossler 100/1
Justin Rose 100/1
Sergio Garcia 100/1
Field (all others) 15/1

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U.S. Open Scores And Results 2012: Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell Tied Atop Leaderboard

Tiger Woods kept a respectable distance from the leaders for most of the day on Saturday, but a pair of bogeys late in the back nine saw him fall to 5-over in his third round. Woods now sits in a tie for 14th place at 4-over in the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Woods entered the day in a three-way tie for first place. One of his companions at the top of the leadrboard was Jim Furyk, who still owns a share of the lead heading into Sunday's final round. Furyk was even for the day to remain at 1-under on the tough course, while Graeme McDowell shot a 2-under for the day to join him.

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U.S. Open 2012 Leaderboard: Tiger Woods At 2-Over

In the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Saturday, the golfers are having no more luck getting ahead of the difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Tiger Woods and David Toms entered the day atop the leaderboard along with Jim Furyk, all tied at 1-under. Now Furyk stands alone ... for the moment, at least.

Woods has four bogeys against just one birdie through 13 holes and is at 3-over for the day, sitting in a tie for fifth place along with Ernie Els and Lee Westwood, the latter of whom had one of the better rounds of the day by shooting 3-under.

Toms, meanwhile, has gone 6-over through his first 14 holes and is in a tie for 18th place. Furyk remains the leader at 1-under, making a nifty hazard save on 14 to stay at par for the day.

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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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2012 U.S. Open Golf, Tiger Woods: Woods "Absolutely" More Comfortable With Swing

Tiger Woods has yet to tee off in Round 3 of the 2012 US Open, but based on an interview he gave following Round 2 he's feeling good about his chances. When asked if he was more comfortable with his swing, more trusting of it than he had been in a while, he responded "Absolutely." Asked about his evolution and growth coming out of his year of injuries, he had this to say:

Well last year it was a tough year, battling those injuries. It's hard to get any repetitions and hard to get my momentum when I can't practice.

So the end of last year was big for me for Freddie giving me the nod and believing in me and putting me out there. That helped a lot. I played really well down in Oz and carried that over into the world challenge and then this year I've played I think really well in spurts and then I finally put it together at Bay Hill, lost it there for a little bit, and then put it together at Memorial.

But I think it's a little bit better than what I had at Bay Hill. I'm able to shape the ball better with better trajectory control than I did at Bay Hill. And that's one of the reasons why I was so excited how I played at Memorial, and how I described it to you guys afterwards.

Woods scored a 69 in Round 1 and a 70 in Round 2, and is currently tied for the lead with Jim Furyk and David Toms, all at 1-under. It's been four years since Tiger has won at a Major, and a win on a course as tough as the Olympic would go a long way in assuring people that he's really regained his form.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: Socal Amateur Patrick Cantlay Improves In Round 3

Round 3 of the 2012 U.S. Open is underway, and UCLA rising junior Patrick Cantlay has shot his best score yet. The world's top ranked amateur shot a 71, an improvement on the 72 he posted in Round 2 and the 76 he posted in Round 1. Cantlay had an up and down day, picking up bogeys on holes 4, 9, 11, 14 and 17, but managing to pick up birdies on holes 7, 8, 10 and 18. Holes seven and 17 showcase what a mixed day it was for the young man; on seven he managed to birdie a hole he had bogeyed in both previous rounds, and on 17 a hole that was a birdie in the two previous rounds became a bogey. He may have improved on his previous scores but it didn't help him much in the standings, as he is currently tied for 58th at 9-over.

The leaders have yet to tee off, and things at the top of the leaderboard remain where they were at the close of Round 2: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, and David Toms are all tied for first at 1-under.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday: Tiger Woods Will Look To Break Away On Saturday

On perhaps the toughest course that the U.S. Open has ever seen, the most popular golfer in the world will enter the third round of the Grand Slam event on Saturday tied for first place.

Tiger Woods had another solid round on Friday, finishing even and remaining at 1-under. Woods will start Saturday atop the leaderboard along with Jim Furyk and David Toms. They hold a two-stroke lead over a trio of golfers who sit at 1-over through two rounds.

UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay fared better than many in his second round, coming in at 2-over on the day. He is now at 8-over, but is tied for 59th place alongside other big names like Rickie Fowler, among others. Cantlay just managed to miss the cut and is still in the running.

The third round begins at 9:15 a.m. PT on Saturday. Complete tee times for Saturday can be found below. All times are Pacific.

9:15 a.m.: Kevin Streelman, Bo Van Pelt
9:25 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Patrick Cantlay
9:35 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Steve LeBrun
9:45 a.m.: Jesse Mueller, Rickie Fowler
9:55 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Jordan Spieth
10:05 a.m.: Casey Wittenberg, Nicholas Thompson
10:15 a.m.: Jeff Curl, Simon Dyson
10:25 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Bob Estes
10:35 a.m.: Rod Pampling, Davis Love III
10:45 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Zach Johnson
10:55 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Alex Cejka
11:05 a.m.: K.T. Kim, Keegan Bradley
11:15 a.m.: Adam Scott, Hiroyuki Fujita
11:25 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Scott Langley
11:35 a.m.: Darron Stiles, Jason Day
11:45 a.m.: Morgan Hoffmann, Marc Warren
11:55 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Branden Grace
12:15 p.m.: Kevin Na, Jason Bohn
12:25 p.m.: Kevin Chappell, Matteo Manassero
12:35 p.m.: Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer
12:45 p.m.: Lee Westwood, John Senden
12:55 p.m.: Hunter Hamrick, Michael Allen
12:05 p.m.: Alistair Presnell, Padraig Harrington
1:15 p.m.: J.B. Park, Steve Stricker
1:25 p.m.: Ernie Els, Justin Rose
1:35 p.m.: Nick Watney, Sergio Garcia
1:45 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Frederick Jacobson
1:55 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Charl Schwartzel
2:05 p.m.: Raphael Jacquelin, Beau Hossler
2:15 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar
2:25 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Aaron Watkins
2:35 p.m.: Blake Adams, Michael Thompson
2:45 p.m.: Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts
2:55 p.m.: John Peterson, David Toms
3:05 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Odds: Tiger Woods Is Oddsmakers' Favorite

Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms. These three world-class golfers share a common score at the top of the leaderboard in the 2012 U.S. Open. Entering the third round on Saturday, all three men sit at 1-under. They are only golfers to be under par after two days of play on the diabolical Olympic Club course in San Francisco.

UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay is still in the running, having made the cut as an amateur, but predictably is not one of the oddsmakers' favorites to win the tournament. Woods, who entered the tournament as the betting favorite to win, remains in that spot after two full rounds as he guns for his record-tying fourth career win in the U.S. Open.

Here are the current top odds on who will win the 2012 U.S. Open:

Tiger Woods - 5/4
Jim Furyk - 5/1
David Toms - 10/1
Graeme McDowell - 14/1
Nicolas Colsaerts - 25/1
Matt Kuchar - 22/1
Jason Dufner - 33/1
Hunter Mahan - 28/1
Charl Schwartzel - 33/1
Lee Westwood - 33/1
K.J. Choi - 40/1
Justin Rose - 50/1

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2012 U.S. Open: Live Updates, TV Schedule, Watch Online And More

The third round of the 2012 U.S. Open will tee off on Saturday afternoon from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Tiger Woods is one of three golfers tied atop the leaderboard at 1-under, more or less ensuring that the second Grand Slam event of the year will have plenty of eyeballs tuning in to watch over the next two days. If you're wondering when the coverage begins on Saturday, you're in luck; I'm about to tell you.

NBC will broadcast six hours of round-three coverage Saturday, beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT with "Live from the U.S. Open," a pregame show sure to be full of in-depth analysis. Live third-round coverage will begin at 1:00 p.m. PT.

In addition to the television broadcast, fans will also be able to watch some of the action online via a stream at USOpen.com. A live stream of the eighth and 18th holes will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.

Radio coverage will begin at 4 p.m. ET and is available online and on select smartphones. Fans can also find the full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard and follow live scoring at USOpen.com.

Full tournament leaderboard can be found here.

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U.S. Open Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Tied For Lead Following Second Round

Tiger Woods is currently tied for the lead at the 2012 U.S. Open at one-under par. Woods shot an even par-70 in the second round after shooting -1 on Thursday, tying him with David Toms and Jim Furyk at the top of the leaderboard. Four players are tied for second place at +1, including Michael Thompson, who had a miserable day while shooting five-over par after starting the day -4.

The story of the second round was Beau Hossler. Just 17 years old and a soon-to-be senior in high school, Hossler led the field for a few holes on the back-nine. It appears the nerves caught up to him a bit, though, as he ended the day at +3.

Phil Mickelson is at +7 for the tournament through two rounds. Masters winner Bubba Watson is nine-over and appears to be out of the running to make the projected cut of +8.

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U.S. Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Rallies Back Into 3rd After Bogeying 5, 6, and 7

Tiger Woods started out the day on a roll at the 2012 U.S. Open Championship, taking sole possession of first place atop the leaderboard early in the afternoon after sinking a birdie on the par-3 No. 3 hole. That had pushed him to 2-under overall and 1-under for Friday and into the lead past Day 1 leader Michael Thompson, but that lead would be short-lived.

Woods would go on to bogey three straight holes - the 5th, 6th, and 7th, to drop out of the lead and into a tie for fourth place after nine holes. Many believed he may implode at that point, but after a birdie on 10, he sits at +1 for the day and E on the tournament, behind held at the beautiful Olympic Club in San Francisco. Now in sole possession of third, he trails leaders Beau Hossler - who at 17 years old is -1 through 12, Jim Furyk, at -1 through 2 rounds, and now sits in front of John Peterson, and Nicolas Colsaerts, Graeme McDowell, and Michael Thompson, who all finished the day +1 overall.

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U.S. Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Graeme McDowell Moves Into 2nd Place on Friday

Birdies remain a rarity so far at the 2012 U.S. open as the Olympic Club's Lakes course is taking it's toll on the competitors. One man currently finding succes though is Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, who carded back-to-back birdies on his front nine to move himself into second place by himself behind tournament leader Michael Thompson.

The 2010 U.S. open champ started his day out with a bogey on his opening hole, No. 9, but got it right back with a birdie on No. 10. Another bogey on No. 12 pushed him back to even par, but managed to card birdies on the par-3 15th and par-5 16th to put him one shot ahead of Tiger Woods at 2-under for the week.

Woods and Thompson are still a few hours from teeing off, 1:18 and 12:52 p.m. PT respectfully, so any ground McDowell can make this morning will be a plus as scoring conditions are likely to get harder as the day goes on.

Full tournament leaderboard can be found here.

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2012 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson Amongst Olympic Club 'Victims'

Only a few hours into the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open and the Olympic Club's Lakes course is playing harder than many had expected heading into the week. Or maybe it's playing just the way the USGA had wanted, almost torturously.

Here's a closer look at some of the pros who have really struggled so far this week:

Rory McIlroy: +9 thru seven holes

Luke Donald: +9 thru seven holes

Bubba Watson: +8 tees off at 1:18

Louis Oosthuizen: +8 thru three holes

Zach Johnson: +7 tees off at 1:25

Adam Scott: +6 tees of at 1:47

Phil Mickelson: +6 tees off at 1:18

These guys are going to have to get it together if they want to be around for the weekend, but it's not looking too good at this point.

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2012 U.S. Open: Live Updates, TV Schedule, Watch Online And More

Golf becomes more exciting, compelling and fun to watch when Tiger Woods is in the hunt for a major championship. One round down at the U.S. Open in San Francisco, and Tiger Woods is in second place on the leaderboard with a score of -1. Sports fans will not want to miss this year's U.S. Open.

Here are score updates and tee times for golfers with Bay Area connections:

  • Tiger Woods: -1, 1:18 p.m. PT Tee Time with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson
  • Patrick Cantlay: +6, 1:14 p.m. PT Tee Time with Jonathan Byrd and Kyle Stanley
  • Beau Hossler: E, 12:30 p.m. PT Tee Time with Scott Langley and Steve LeBrun
  • Kevin Chappell, +4, 9:05 a.m. PT Tee Time with Alex Cejka and Blake Adams
TV Coverage: ESPN, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT
Online Stream: ESPN3.com, 8:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. PT
Live Updates: U.S. Open official website, video, leaderboard and live updates

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U.S. Open 2012 Scores: Tiger Woods Tied For Second At -1

Tiger Woods is off to his best start in a major in quite some time. Woods managed to weather the storm at the US Olympic Club and finish with one of the few rounds under par. Woods had only two bogeys as opposed to three birdies, giving him a solid -1 on a golf course which has allowed up to this point only seven players to go under par.

Woods currently trails Michael Thompson, who finished with a strong round of -4. But you have to figure he's in the best overall position to make a charge and get on top of the leaderboard going into the weekend, putting him in a position he's generally been comfortable with in winning major tournaments.

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2012 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods Moves To 2-Under Par

It's starting to look like the Tiger Woods that we all have come to know in the majors is coming to life once again now that he has strung a pair of birdies together to move to 2-under for the tournament, only one shot off the lead at the 112th U.S. Open at the Lakes Course of the Olympic Club.

After a bogey on the par-4 14th, his fifth hole of his day, Tiger got it right back on the par-5 17th to move back ot even par, than he started to get it going. A pair of perfect shots set up a short birdie for Tiger on the par-4 fourth, then he masterfully dunked a 45-foot put on the fifth to move to 2-under, shaking his head in disbelief with a smile on his face.

Although there is a lot of golf left to be played, it's already starting to look like it's Tiger's week.

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U.S. Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Brandon Grace Charges Ahead, Tiger Woods Staying Steady

Scoring at the 2012 U.S. Open has been just what many had expected, very difficult, though a few players have poked through, led by Brandon Grace sitting at 3-under, while a slew of players remain right behind them including Tiger Woods.

Asdie from Na and Grace, six other players find themselves in red numbers at the moment, though more than half the field is yet to tee of still.

Tiger Woods has been steady on his front nine, carding a lone bogey on the par-4 14th as well as a birdie on the par-5 17th, currently sitting at even par for he tournament. His playing partners have not fared as well though as Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson have stumbled hard out of the gate, both firing 4-over on their first nine of the tournament.

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2012 US Open: Live Updates, TV Schedule, Watch Online And More

The conditions are prime for some high scoring at the incredibly difficult Olympic Club in this year's U.S. Open, but can the players keep their numbers in the red? You'll just have to watch and find out.

Here is everything you need to know to watch and enjoy Thursday's action at the U.S. Open on a number of different platforms:

TV coverage (ET): 12-3 p.m. on ESPN, 3-5 p.m. on NBC, 5-10 p.m. on ESPN

Live audio (ET): ESPNRadio.com, 1-7 p.m.; ESPNRadio.com exclusive hour from 7-8 p.m.

Live internet video: (via ESPN3): Marquee group 1 (on ESPN3); Marquee group 2 (on usopen.com); ESPN TV simulcast on WatchESPN; 8th/18th hole video feed on ESPN3; Live coverage in Spanish

GolfCast: ESPN.com's Michael Collins brings you his live analysis starting at 11 a.m. ET

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2012 US Open: Tee Times And Groupings For Thursday

The 2012 U.S. Open is ready to get underway at the illustrious Olympic Club. The toughest test of golf may be it's toughest ever as the Lakes Course is ready to keep scores as close to par as possible, and maybe even above it.

The marquee pairing of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, teeing off No. 9 at 10:33 a.m. ET, while defending champion Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and Luke Donald tee off at 4:33 p.m. ET off the first tee.

Below are the complete pairings for the first day of the tournament. All Times ET.

Thursday, No. 1 tee
Starting time (ET), players
10:15 a.m.: Scott Langley, Steve Lebrun, Beau Hossler (a)
10:26 a.m.: Jason Bohn, Raphael Jacquelin, J. B. Park
10:37 a.m.: Michael Thompson, Colt Knost, Steve Marino
10:48 a.m.: Brendan Jones, George Coetzee, Gregory Bourdy
10:59 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay (a), Jonathan Byrd, Kyle Stanley
11:10 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson
11:21 a.m.: Andy Zhang (a), Hiroyuki Fujita, Mark Wilson
11:32 a.m.: Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson
11:43 a.m.: Tim Clark, Toru Taniguchi, Rod Pampling
11:54 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Bo Van Pelt, Peter Hanson
12:05 p.m.: D. A. Points, Dong-Hwan Lee, Kevin Streelman
12:16 p.m.: Edward Loar, Paul Claxton, Alistair Presnell
12:27 p.m.: Mark McCormick, Nick Sherwood (a), Cole Howard
Thursday, No. 9 tee
Starting time (ET), players
10 a.m.: Shane Bertsch, Martin Flores, Tommy Biershenk
10:11 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Matthew Baldwin, Matt Bettencourt
10:22 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Kevin Na, Branden Grace
10:33 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson
10:44 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Stephen Ames, Tim Herron
10:55 a.m.: Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, David Toms
11:06 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III
11:17 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Bob Estes, Robert Rock
11:28 a.m.: K. J. Choi, Y. E. Yang, K. T. Kim
11:39 a.m.: Fredrik Jacobson, Robert Garrigus, Alexander Noren
11:50 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Sang-Moon Bae, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:01 p.m.: Marc Warren, Anthony Summers, Michael Allen
12:12 p.m.: Hunter Hamrick, Tim Weinhart, Scott Smith
Thursday, No. 1 tee
Starting time (ET), players
3:45 p.m.: Casey Martin, Cameron Wilson (a), Dennis Miller
3:56 p.m.: Jim Herman, William Lunde, David Mathis
4:07 p.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Charlie Wi, Simon Dyson
4:18 p.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Gary Woodland, John Senden
4:29 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood
4:40 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell
4:51 p.m.: Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover
5:02 p.m.: Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera
5:13 p.m.: Martin Laird, Ben Crane, Anders Hansen
5:24 p.m.: Matteo Manassero, Aaron Baddeley, Miguel Angel Jimenez
5:35 p.m.: Brian Harman, Spencer Levin, Mikko Ilonen
5:46 p.m.: Brice Garnett, Justin Hicks, Jesse Mueller
5:57 p.m.: Brian Rowell, Alberto Sanchez (a), Brian Gaffney
Thursday, No. 9 tee
Starting time (ET), players
3:30 p.m.: John Peterson, Morgan Hoffmann, Aaron Watkins
3:41 p.m.: Jeff Curl, Nicholas Thompson, Casey Wittenberg
3:52 p.m.: Soren Kjeldsen, Chez Reavie, Peter Lawrie
4:03 p.m.: Michael Campbell, Olin Browne, Joe Durant
4:14 p.m.: Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Jordan Spieth
4:25 p.m.: Martin Kaymer, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose
4:36 p.m.: Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar
4:47 p.m.: Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner
4:58 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa, Dustin Johnson
5:09 p.m.: Hunter Haas, Tadahiro Takayama, Lee Slattery
5:20 p.m.: Alex Cejka, Kevin Chappell, Blake Adams
5:31 p.m.: James Hahn, Darron Stiles, Roberto Castro
5:42 p.m.: Brooks Koepka (a), Kyle Thompson, Samuel Osborne

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U.S. Open 2012: Tiger Woods Not Feeling Pressure From Majors Drought

Tiger Woods has seen it all on the golf course, and while his play in recent years isn't nearly what it used to be, it appears that the world's former No. 1 player is regaining his form on the course. Woods has 14 major championships to his name thus far and is still young enough to make a run, but he is getting up there a bit in age.

Some believe that Tiger has been pressing lately to try and get over his losing streak at the world's toughest courses, although Woods denied that after a practice round at the U.S. Open.

Here is Jeff Shain of the Chicago Tribune with the latest:

Unless Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open this week, it will be a full four years since he captured his last major title.

And even if Woods does lift the trophy Sunday at the Olympic Club, he doesn't think it will relieve him of any scrutiny.

"It will still be, 'You're not to 18 yet,' or 'When will you get to 19?' " Woods said Tuesday, taking questions from reporters after his practice round.

"It's always something with you guys. I've dealt with that my entire career, ever since I was an amateur and all the way through to professional golf. It hasn't changed."

Woods turned to a former rival on the course for how players can make their careers last longer.

"It can be done. We can play for a very long time," Woods said. "Guys are extending their careers and playing for a lot longer than they used to. Most of the guys used to shut it down in their early 40s. But look at Vijay (Singh) - he won (22) events in his 40s alone."

All eyes will be on Tiger this weekend in the Bay Area -- his win two weekends ago truly reminded us just how well he can captivate a crowd on Sunday afternoon -- and a win would certainly get the critics off his back.

We'll all get to see Woods in action on Thursday morning as the 2012 U.S. Open begins at Olympic. Will this finally be the elusive 15th major championship of his career?

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Odds: Tiger Woods Odds-On Favorite To Win

According to VegasInsider, Tiger Woods is favored to win the 2012 US Open. Woods is currently posting 6:1 odds to win the whole deal, with Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald right behind at 12:1.

Woods is probably the favorite for no other reason than his name is Tiger Woods and everyone who doesn't know the slightest thing about golf but loves to gamble will probably be laying their stakes in on Woods. It doesn't make him a good bet at all this weekend, unless you are super-confident that Woods has regained his mojo after winning his first tournament in years.

Of the Los Angeles golfers, Rickie Fowler comes in with the second best odds, posting in at 25:1 (tied for seventh overall). Hunter Mahan is next at 30:1 (tied for tenth place overall). Your longshots are Patrick Cantlay (200:1), Kevin Chappell (250:1), and Olin Browne (300:1). Those are probably all automatically better bets, because it's not Tiger Woods you're laying six-to-one odds on.

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2012 US Open Tee Times And Pairings: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Paired In First Round

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