For the second consecutive day American Jim Furyk has the lead at the United States Open. This time however he is sharing the lead with only one golfer instead of two.
Furyk, the 2003 United States Open champion, shot an even par seventy on Saturday to match his round one score on Thursday. He is tied for the lead with Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, the 2010 United States Open champion, who shot a 2-under par 68.
The third round was definitely moving day. Household names in the golf world such as Ernie Els and Lee Westwood moved up, while round two co-leaders Tiger Woods and David Toms moved down. Westwood shot a 67 and Els shot a 68 to move into contention for the lead. They are tied for fourth place at +2 and are three strokes back of Furyk and McDowell. Woods meanwhile moved down from first to fourteenth after a +5 on Saturday, while Toms dropped to eighteenth after shooting a 76.
In third place at +1 is Sweden’s Frederik Jacobson, who is trying to become the first Swedish male to win a Major Golf Championship. He is at +1. Sweden has had its fair share of success on the LPGA Tour in years past as Annika Sorenstam won ten major titles, Anna Nordqvist won the 2009 LPGA Championship, Liselotte Neumann won the 1988 United States Women’s Open, and Helen Alfredsson won the 1993 Kraft Nabisco Championship.