McDowell, Furyk co-lead U.S. Open through 54 holes


Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell were grouped together for the first two days of the 112th U.S. Open. They'll play together in the final group on Sunday at The Olympic Club.

Furyk and McDowell share the lead at 1 under after three rounds of the U.S. Open. Furyk shot even-par 70, while McDowell shot 68 to join the 2003 U.S. Open winner as the only two players under par for the championship.

McDowell is seeking his second U.S. Open title in three years, winning in 2010 at Pebble Beach. The Ulsterman is seeking a third consecutive U.S. Open win for Northern Ireland.

Tiger Woods, playing alongside Furyk on Saturday, shot 5-over 75 to fall five shots behind the lead duo at 4-over-par. Woods has never won a major championship when he does not have at least a share of the lead after 54 holes.

Fredrik Jacobson (68) is at 1 over par and alone in third place.

World No. 3 Lee Westwood, two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els, Blake Adams and Nicolas Colsaerts are in a tie for fourth at 2-over-par.

Beau Hossler, 17, shot 70 on Saturday to remain at 3-over-par. He is tied for eighth place with five other players.