The racy course at the Olympic Club had begun to take its toll â€“ at one point on Saturday it had the entire field under control, till Furyk birdied the 11th hole to slip back under par. Furyk completed an even par round of 70 to retain a share of the lead at one under 209. Graeme McDowell, US Open champion two years ago, was 1 over on Friday. He made three birdies on the home stretch including one at the 18th to snatch a share in the lead. But the story of the day was about the course taming Tiger Woods and taming him back into the pack. Woods bogeyed four of his first eight holes, and even though he made a birdie before making the turn he could never quite recover from the difficult start in the third round of the US Open Championship in San Fransisco.
Tiger slipped to four over 214, after bogeys on 16 and 18 left him with much work to do on Sunday, if he were to chase down that elusive 15th major title. The American has never won a major title when he wasnâ€™t leading at the end of the third round. He will have to emulate the feat of Lee Janzen who overturned a five stroke deficit to clinch the US Open in 1998 when it was held at the same venue. "It was frustrating," said Woods. "I struggled on the greens quite a bit - they looked quick, but they putted slow; it was just one of those days where I was right in between clubs on about every single shot,â€ before adding, â€œ"I'm definitely still in the ball game. I'm only five back and that's certainly doable on this golf course for sure."