U.S.Open @ Olympic, third round, two at the top. Furyk and G Mac. June 16 2012

      There are now only two competitors under par after the third round of the U.S. Open at Olympic Club, Jim Furyk is still doggedly there, he is tied at the top with Graeme McDowell. Jim and Graeme are past champions, and know how to grind out a decent score on a difficult track. Jim Furyk had his usual workman like round of even par 70 for his tournament total of -1 under par, while G-Mac recorded a -2 under par round of 68 to equal Jim's 54 hole total. Graeme thinks just about anybody could still win, he said; "It’s wide open." Seeking another crown

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Alone in third position is  Fredrik Jacobson, of Sweden, with his third round score of -2 under par elevating him up the leaderboard, finishing at +1 over par. One of the best rounds of the day came from Lee Westwood, he shot a three under par 67, which could easily have been better, a couple of missed putts cost him dear. Lee is only now three shots off the pace at +2 over par, he is joined on that score by a former champion Ernie Els. Another good round tomorrow and Lee Westwood could be there at the end. Westy's week?

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They share that tied for fourth spot with Blake Adams, and Belgium's big hitting Nicolas Colsaerts. Tiger Woods is tied 14th, after a lackluster third round of +5 over par, 75.  He will need an extraordinary round tomorrow if he is to contend the title, unless steady Jim Furyk falls over and gives him a hand. I think another par round for Jim tomorrow will see him lift the trophy. But someone could come up with a magical round, will be interesting to watch the jousting for position on Sunday. The course will be set up to be extra tough, as if it wasn't hard enough already.