DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer

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June 17, 2012
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Furyk, McDowell share the lead as Tiger tumbles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk, a pair of U.S. Open champions, managed to beat par at The Olympic Club.

Tiger Woods simply got battered.

In the 33 times he has started a round atop the leaderboard at a major, Woods never had a tougher struggle with par than Saturday at the U.S. Open - a 5-over 75 that made his uphill climb to the majestic clubhouse overlooking San Francisco feel a lot longer.

Thanks to late birdies by McDowell and Furyk, it won't get any easier Sunday.

McDowell showed the kind of fight that won him …

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