Gary Woodland has the 36-hole lead in the U.S. Open, the second time in his last four majors he’s been ahead at the halfway point.
It’s really no lead at all. This U.S. Open is just getting started.
Woodland was two shots ahead of Justin Rose going into the third round, with the leaders not teeing off until 5:45 p.m. EDT so the broadcast can be in prime time in the eastern United States.
Woodland was at 9-under 133, the lowest 36-hole score for a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He had a one-shot lead last summer at Bellerive in the PGA Championship, which Brooks Koepka won.
Koepka was five shots behind in his bid for a record-tying third straight U.S. Open, and his fifth major in his last nine tries. Tiger Woods was nine back.
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