Tiger Woods battles for lead at U.S. Open

June 16, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tiger Woods has regained a share of the U.S. Open lead.

Woods birdied three of five holes to move into a tie with clubhouse leader Jim Furyk at 1 under with four holes to play in a wild second round Friday.

Furyk carded a 1-under 69 in the morning.

No player on the course had a red number.

Woods held a one-shot lead earlier in the round before three straight bogeys sent him tumbling down the leaderboard. That's when 17-year-old qualifier Beau Hossler made birdie putts on two of three holes to briefly take the lead before dropping three shots on two holes, including a double on the par-4 fourth with a tee shot that landed between towering trees.