Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott's Second Round of the U.S. Open
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The Big Three on Friday
Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson started on the 10th hole Friday. Woods bogeyed the 10th and 12th before making eagle on the 13th.
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Scott, No. 3 in the world, and Mickelson, No. 2, will play together again on Saturday.
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"I'm only four over par, and a good round tomorrow gets me in it for Sunday, and that's the goal," he said.
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"I didn't get the momentum of the round," Mickelson said.
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"I didn't hit enough fairways today," Mickelson said. "I've got to hit the balls in the fairway. When I do I'm able to play the course effectively. I'm able to make some birdies, make easy pars. When I don't, it's been very tough."
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"All I can tell you is it's sore," Woods said of his knee. "It is what it is. Nothing more, nothing less."
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"I felt that if I played well in the back nine, I could definitely get back to even par for the tournament," Woods said, "and I would be right back in the championship. And all of a sudden I started running them in there from everywhere."
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Adam Scott is also four over par after a second-round 73.
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Mickelson has six bogeys and two birdies to shoot four-over 74.
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Phil Mickelson dropped back to four over par in the second round.
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"This golf course is only going to get harder and more difficult," Woods said. "It doesn't take much, just make a couple of mistakes here and there. This golf course will bite you quick. And you just have to hang in there and stay patient."
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After shooting 38 on his first nine, Woods heated up. He birdied Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 for a five-under 30, one shot off the Open record for nine holes. He is two under for the tournament, one behind the leader, Stuart Appleby.
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He is seven strokes off the lead.
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