US Open Glance
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
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
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.