2012 U.S. Open Golf: Jim Furyk Blows Lead, Webb Simpson The Champion

Tiger Woods is among those trying to pick up a big win in the second Grand Slam event of the year. The 2012 U.S. Open heads into its final round on Sunday.

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U.S. Open 2012: Mesa Resident Jesse Mueller Finishes Ahead Of Phil Mickelson, Confident For PGA Q School

The Mesa, ASU product has a better finish than the Valley's favorite Sun Devil golfer.

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U.S. Open Prize Money 2012: Webb Simpson Gets The Big Money With Big Win

Webb Simpson took advantage of a late collapse by Jim Furyk in order to walk away with his first career major win on Sunday. The 2012 U.S. Open title went to Simpson, along with $1.44 million in prize money.

While Simpson wins the lion's share of the U.S. Open purse, the top 15 spots in the tournament will all take home a minimum of six figures. Amateurs in the tournament -- including breakout star Beau Hossler -- are not allowed to pocket any money, but will likely view the experience and exposure as invaluable.

Here are the payouts for the final Top 10 standings in the 2012 U.S. Open:

1 Webb Simpson (+1): $1,440,000
T2 Michael Thompson (+2): $695,916
T2 Graeme McDowell (+2): $695,916
T4 Jason Dufner (+3): $276,841
T4 Padraig Harrington (+3): $276,841
T4 David Toms (+3): $276,841
T4 John Peterson (+3): $276,841
T4 Jim Furyk (+3): $276,841
9 Ernie Els (+4): $200,280
T10 John Senden (+5): $163,594
T10 Kevin Chappell (+5): $163,594
T10 Casey Wittenberg (+5): $163,594
T10 Retief Goosen (+5): $163,594
T10 Lee Westwood (+5): $163,594

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U.S. Open 2012 Results: Webb Simpson Wins First Career Major

On Sunday, the 2012 U.S. Open came to an end. When the smoke had finally cleared at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Webb Simpson was the least-maimed victim at the hands of the tricky course. Simpson shot a final round of 2-under to take the U.S. Open title at 1-over. It is the first career Grand Slam win for Simpson.

Jim Furyk entered the final round tied with Graeme McDowell at 1-under for the lead. McDowell fell behind early, but Furyk managed to stay at even par for most of the day and retain his lead. Furyk ultimately faltered, however, including bogeying on two of his final three holes to hand Simpson the victory.

Local boy Phil Mickelson, of course, had a borderline-horrific opening round and was never really in contention from that point on. The same was true of defending champion Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods, who briefly flirted with a share of the lead heading into the third round, went 6-over on his first six holes on Sunday to fall well out of contention.

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2012 U.S. Open Winner: Jim Furyk Fades, Webb Simpson Wins

Jim Furyk looked like he was in great shape to win the 2012 U.S. Open as he held the lead for most of the night. But he started bogeying and couldn't get strokes back. Furyk bogeyed the 6th hole to fall to even par, the 13th hole to fall into a tie with Webb Simpson (already in the clubhouse) for the lead at +1, then had another bogey to fall back a stroke on the 16th, and then botched the 18th hole to fall out of contention. Furyk finished in a tie for fourth place.

Simpson ended up winning this championship thanks to finishing under par in the final round, thanks mainly due to four birdies in five holes on 6, 7, 8 and 10 and finishing with a round of two-under par.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard: Jim Furyk On Top At The Turn, Phil Mickelson Finishes with 78

Jim Furyk has been the most consistent golfer at the 2012 U.S. Open up to this point, and for the moment he stays on top of the leaderboard. His front nine was full of pars, with only one bogey on the round so far. Furyk has no birdies up to this point, but for now it's keeping him solidly in front of the pack. He will have to beat +2 if he wants to win the U.S. Open up to this point, as that's the score of current clubhouse leader courtesy of Michael Thompson.

Things were not easy for Phil Mickelson. He compiled eight bogeys on his final round on 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, and 14 and finished with a 78 on Sunday and is currently situated in a tie for 65th overall.

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U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard 2012: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods Both Struggle In Final Round

Round 4 of the 2012 U.S. Open continues as Sunday afternoon draws closer to Sunday Evening, and as the leaders begin to make their way to the heart of the course the day is finishing up for others. One of those is Arizona State University grad Phil Mickelson, who had a rough day to cap a rough tournament. Mickelson shot a 78 in Round 4, higher than his opening round 76 and enough to put him 8-over on the day and at +16 overall. He opened the day +8 overall and a strong day might have moved him quite a ways up the board, but the challenging course and the change in the weather proved to be too much.

Elsewhere on the course, Tiger Woods' luck isn't looking much better than Mickelson's was. After starting the day 5-over tiger collected four bogeys and a double bogey in the first six holes, and now stands 5-over through eight and 9-over for the tournament. Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk have both started their round and remain even, both shooting par on the first two holes. It looks to be their tournament to lose, but there's still a good deal of golf left to play.

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U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard 2012: Phil Mickelson Continues To Struggle Through Front 9

Arizona State University grad Phil Mickelson is through the front nine in Round 4 of the 2012 U.S. Open, and he didn't have much more luck than he had in the previous three rounds. Mickelson bogeyed hole number two, as he had in Round 3, and picked up another bogey on hole four, which he had been able to birdie in Round 3. Another pair of birdies on holes six and eight left him 4-over-par through the front nine. Mickelson has struggled all weekend, and it looks like Sunday won't end any different.

Fellow ASU grad Jesse Mueller posted his best round of the week on Sunday, shooting a 71 in Round 4. That leaves him at 13-over for the tournament. Both K.J. Choi and Francesco Molinari are having strong days, though neither are a threat to the overall lead. Choi is 2-under through eight and Moinari 2-under through 11. The leaders have yet to tee off, so the leaderboard still has a lot of action still coming.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday: Does Tiger Woods Have Another Miracle Comeback In Him?

Tiger Woods has made storybook comebacks before, but those were years ago. They were also on much easier courses than the Olympic Club in San Francisco, which is the trickiest course many of the world's best golfers have seen in some time.

As the 2012 U.S. Open enters its final round on Sunday, Woods will be five strokes behind leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell and will be trying to close that gap while navigating a course that has seen him struggle over the past three days. Woods hasn't struggled as much as some others -- Phil Mickelson's name springs to mind -- but he still has an uphill battle ahead of him.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Sunday. All times are Pacific.

9:20 a.m.: Stephen Ames; Joe Ogilvie
9:30 a.m.: Bo Van Pelt; Jason Bohn
9:40 a.m.: Jason Day; Simon Dyson
9:50 a.m.: Jesse Mueller; J.B. Park
10:00 a.m.: Michael Allen; Keegan Bradley
10:10 a.m.: Rod Pampling; Matthew Baldwin
10:20 a.m.: K.T. Kim; Zach Johnson
10:30 a.m.: Davis Love III; Nicholas Thompson
10:40 a.m.: Kevin Streelman; Alistair Presnell
10:50 a.m.: Marc Warren; Morgan Hoffmann
11:00 a.m.: Darron Stiles; Hiroyuki Fujita
11:10 a.m.: Francesco Molinari; Jeff Curl
11:20 a.m.: Rickie Fowler; a-Patrick Cantlay
11:30 a.m.: Ian Poulter; Matteo Manassero
11:40 a.m.: Branden Grace; Phil Mickelson
11:50 a.m.: Bob Estes; Charl Schwartzel
12:00 p.m.: K.J. Choi; Nick Watney
12:10 p.m.: Steve Stricker; Robert Karlsson
12:20 p.m.: Jonathan Byrd; Alex Cejka
12:30 p.m.: a-Jordan Spieth; Angel Cabrera
12:40 p.m.: Steve LeBrun; Hunter Mahan
12:50 p.m.: Raphael Jacquelin; Kevin Na
1:00 p.m.: Scott Langley; Adam Scott
1:10 p.m.: David Toms; Michael Thompson
1:20 p.m.: Aaron Watkins; Charlie Wi
1:30 p.m.: Sergio Garcia; Justin Rose
1:40 p.m.: Padraig Harrington; Hunter Hamrick
1:50 p.m.: Casey Wittenberg; Tiger Woods
2:00 p.m.: Matt Kuchar; Martin Kaymer
2:10 p.m.: Retief Goosen; John Peterson
2:20 p.m.: Jason Dufner; a-Beau Hossler
2:30 p.m.: John Senden; Kevin Chappell
2:40 p.m.: Webb Simpson; Nicolas Colsaerts
2:50 p.m.: Blake Adams; Ernie Els
3:00 p.m.: Lee Westwood; Fredrik Jacobson
3:10 p.m.: Jim Furyk; Graeme McDowell

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: TV Schedule, Live Updates, Streaming And More

It's not looking very likely that Phil Mickelson will be able to pull off a victory on Sunday as the 2012 U.S. Open comes to an end. The local boy is sitting at 8-over after three rounds, a full 10 strokes off the lead. That's not the type of deficit that is likely to be overcome at the horrifically difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Television coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. PT on NBC with "Live at the U.S. Open" before final round coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. PT. USOpen.com will provide a online stream of the eighth and 18th holes from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT. NBCSports.com will also provide online video coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT.

Radio coverage of the final round will begin at 1:00 p.m. PT and is available online and on select smartphones. Fans can also find the full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard and follow live scoring at USOpen.com.

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U.S. Open Odds 2012: Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell Favorites On Final Day

The final round of the 2012 U.S. Open will finally tee off on Sunday at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The diabolical course has absolutely eaten up professional golfers and amateurs alike over the first three rounds, including local boy Phil Mickelson, who will enter the fourth and final round on Sunday a whopping eight strokes over par.

The new betting favorites on the final day are co-leaders Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, who are atop the leaderboard at 1-under and hold a two-stroke lead over Fredrik Jacobson. Tiger Woods, who was the betting favorite all the way up through Saturday, is five strokes off the lead and currently holds 12/1 odds against winning.

Here are the final odds to win the 2012 U.S. Open:

Jim Furyk 9/4
Graeme McDowell 5/2
Lee Westwood 6/1
Tiger Woods 12/1
Fredrik Jacobson 12/1
Ernie Els 15/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 20/1
Jason Dufner 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Blake Adams 40/1
John Senden 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Kevin Chappell 80/1
Retief Goosen 80/1
John Peterson 100/1
Beau Hossler 100/1
Justin Rose 100/1
Sergio Garcia 100/1
Field (all others) 15/1

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U.S. Open 2012 Scores And Results: Jim Furyk & Graeme McDowell Atop Leaderboard, Tiger Woods Fades Late

Nothing is over just yet at the 2012 U.S. Open, but the shockingly difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco is certainly living up to its billing ... and then some.

Tiger Woods entered the day in a tie for first place at 1-under. At the end of his third round, Woods is now tied for 14th place at 4-over. A pair of late bogeys on the back nine helped contribute to Woods' woes. Something else to watch for on Sunday: as he was leaving the course following his final hole on Saturday, Woods banged his hand on a cameraman's camera and appeared to injure it, although he claimed that it was fine in an interview a few minutes later.

Your leaders entering the final round will be Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, both at 1-under and holding a two-stroke lead over Fredrik Jacobson. Furyk was even for the day, while McDowell shot an impressive 2-under.

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2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Fades, Lee Westwood Surges

In the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Saturday, Jim Furyk currently stands alone atop the leaderboard at 1-under through 14 holes. Graeme McDowell is close behind at even par after being 1-under through 15 holes, while Fredrik Jacobson and Nicolas Colsaerts are tied for third at 1-over.

Tiger Woods, who came into the day as the leader, along with Furyk and David Toms, has gone 3-over through 14 holes and sits in a tie for fifth place at 2-over, along with Ernie Els and Lee Westwood. Toms, meanwhile, has dropped like a stone after having shot 6-over through his first 15 holes in his third round.

The difficult course at the Olympic Club is getting no easier to tame as Sunday's final round draws closer.

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U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard 2012: Tiger Woods, Four Others Tied For First As Round 3 Develops

Round 3 of the 2012 U.S. Open began with a three way tie at the top of the leaderboard, but thanks to the difficulty of the course at the Olympic, there are now five men tied for first. Frederik Jacobson, Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk all sit in first place at 1-over.

David Toms, who began the day as part of the three way tie, has struggled significantly and is 5-over through six holes, including a double bogey on hole six. Arizona State University grad Phil Mickelson finished up earlier in the day, shooting only 1-over for the day but 8-over for the tournament. Lee Westwood, Webb Simpson and Kevin Chapell have both had strong days and sit just outside the lead at 3-over. In fact, there are 26 men within four strokes of the lead, meaning that as Round 3 continues it's still anyone's tournament.

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U.S. Open Golf Leaderboard 2012: Phil Mickelson 8-Over Overall After Round 3

Phil Mickelson's Round 3 has concluded, and he has posted a 71, echoing his Round 2 score. The Arizona State University graduate has struggled in the 2012 U.S. Open, and finds himself on the back half of the leaderboard, tied for 43rd at 8-over.

Mickelson picked up an early bogey on the second hole, but was able to recover with a birdie on hole four. Hole six brought another bogey, as it had in Round 2. A birdie on 12 evened things out again. In Round 2 hole 18 had saved Mickelson from the cut line, but it was not so kind to him in Round 3. He picked up a late bogey on the final hole, leaving him at 1-over on the day.

Elsewhere on the leaderboard, the three men tied for first, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms are set to tee off in a moment. Fourth place Michael Thompson is off to a good start with a birdie on hole one, but with those three in front of him he'll need more than that if he wants to move up the board.

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2012 U.S. Open, Leaderboard Update: Phil Mickelson Struggling In Third Round

Phil Mickelson just barely made the cut at the 2012 U.S. Open on Friday, giving him a chance to make a big run on the final 36 holes towards the top of the leaderboard. Mickelson, who played his college golf at Arizona State University, has not played well in the early going of the third round. Through seven holes he's at one-over for the day, dropping to +8 overall for the tournament.

Mickelson bogeyed the second hole and sixth hole, both of which were par-fours. He did manage to birdie No. 4 on three shots. Lefty is now through seven holes on the day.

Two of the tournament leaders, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, will tee off at 6:05 p.m. ET this evening. That's 3:05 p.m. in Arizona. The other leader at -1 overall, David Toms, will start his day at 5:55 ET.

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U.S. Open Odds 2012: Tiger Woods Remains The Favorite

The field keeps narrowing at the 2012 U.S. Open and the oddsmakers keep honing in on their favorites to win. Phil Mickelson is nowhere to be found near the top of the current odds to win, which should make sense, as he is nowhere near the top of the leaderboard.

When Saturday's third round begins at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Tiger Woods will still be the odds-on favorite to win his fourth U.S. Open title. Woods will start the day in a tie for first place at 1-under, along with Jim Furyk and David Toms. Not surprisingly, Furyk and Toms are right behind Woods as the favorites to win the tournament.

Here are the current top odds on who will win the 2012 U.S. Open:

Tiger Woods - 5/4
Jim Furyk - 5/1
David Toms - 10/1
Graeme McDowell - 14/1
Nicolas Colsaerts - 25/1
Matt Kuchar - 22/1
Jason Dufner - 33/1
Hunter Mahan - 28/1
Charl Schwartzel - 33/1
Lee Westwood - 33/1
K.J. Choi - 40/1
Justin Rose - 50/1

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: TV Schedule, Live Updates, Streaming And More

The third round of the 2012 U.S. Open begins on Saturday. Phil Mickelson will begin the day in quite a deep hole. He was 1-over on the fantastically difficult course on Friday, bringing his total score to 7-over in the Grand Slam event. While Mickelson would need to pull off a borderline-historic comeback in order to climb back into the tournament, he is not entirely out of the running for the title as of yet. He has plenty of work to do in order to catch up to the leaders at 1-under, including three-time U.S. Open winner Tiger Woods.

NBC will broadcast six hours of round-three coverage Saturday, beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT with "Live from the U.S. Open," a pregame show sure to be full of in-depth analysis. Live third-round coverage will begin at 1:00 p.m. PT.

In addition to the television broadcast, fans will also be able to watch some of the action online via a stream at USOpen.com. A live stream of the eighth and 18th holes will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT.

Radio coverage will begin at 4 p.m. ET and is available online and on select smartphones. Fans can also find the full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard and follow live scoring at USOpen.com.

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2012 U.S. Open Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday: Phil Mickelson Has His Work Cut Out For Him

Phil Mickelson got himself into quite a deep hole right away in the first two rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open. While Mickelson managed to just avoid missing the cut, the notoriously difficult course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco simply ate him up, along with a host of other big-name golfers. Heading into Saturday's third round, Mickelson is at 7-over and is chasing a trio of golfers atop the leaderboard at 1-under, including Tiger Woods.

The field has narrowed considerably as many of the world's best golfers found themselves utterly unable to solve the Grand Slam course. That course will get even more difficult in the third and fourth rounds.

The third round begins at 9:15 a.m. PT on Saturday. Complete tee times for Saturday can be found below. All times are Pacific.

9:15 a.m.: Kevin Streelman, Bo Van Pelt
9:25 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Patrick Cantlay
9:35 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Steve LeBrun
9:45 a.m.: Jesse Mueller, Rickie Fowler
9:55 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, Jordan Spieth
10:05 a.m.: Casey Wittenberg, Nicholas Thompson
10:15 a.m.: Jeff Curl, Simon Dyson
10:25 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Bob Estes
10:35 a.m.: Rod Pampling, Davis Love III
10:45 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Zach Johnson
10:55 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Alex Cejka
11:05 a.m.: K.T. Kim, Keegan Bradley
11:15 a.m.: Adam Scott, Hiroyuki Fujita
11:25 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Scott Langley
11:35 a.m.: Darron Stiles, Jason Day
11:45 a.m.: Morgan Hoffmann, Marc Warren
11:55 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Webb Simpson
12:05 p.m.: Retief Goosen, Branden Grace
12:15 p.m.: Kevin Na, Jason Bohn
12:25 p.m.: Kevin Chappell, Matteo Manassero
12:35 p.m.: Ian Poulter, Martin Kaymer
12:45 p.m.: Lee Westwood, John Senden
12:55 p.m.: Hunter Hamrick, Michael Allen
12:05 p.m.: Alistair Presnell, Padraig Harrington
1:15 p.m.: J.B. Park, Steve Stricker
1:25 p.m.: Ernie Els, Justin Rose
1:35 p.m.: Nick Watney, Sergio Garcia
1:45 p.m.: Charlie Wi, Frederick Jacobson
1:55 p.m.: K.J. Choi, Charl Schwartzel
2:05 p.m.: Raphael Jacquelin, Beau Hossler
2:15 p.m.: Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar
2:25 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, Aaron Watkins
2:35 p.m.: Blake Adams, Michael Thompson
2:45 p.m.: Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts
2:55 p.m.: John Peterson, David Toms
3:05 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk

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2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard Update: Phil Mickelson Cutting The Cut Close

The second day of the 2012 U.S. Open is wrapping up after a wild afternoon of 18 holes for the world's best players. The state of Arizona has quite a few connections to this year's event, but none are more notable than Phil Mickelson. Unfortunately for the Arizona St. Sun Devil, he is expected to be right around the projected cut line of +7 or +8.

Mickelson shot six-over par on Thursday and followed that by shooting one-over on Friday, leaving him at +7 through 36 holes. The cut as of 6:20 p.m. MST is +8 so there's reason for hope, but it will all depend on how things shake out in the next hour or so.

The story of the day was 17-year-old Beau Hossler, who was atop the leaderboard for parts of the afternoon. He bogeyed three holes late though, moving him to +3 for the tournament. Tiger Woods shot an even par-70 on Friday after being one-unde on Thursday, tying him for the lead with David Toms and Jim Furyk.

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2012 U.S. Open, Leaderboard Update: Graeme McDowell Surges Into 2nd Place

The 2012 U.S. Open is getting tougher and tougher, proven by the scores getting higher and higher as the tournament continues. And as birdies remain a rarity on the Lakes course at the moment, a few players are finding their way, including Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell. The 2010 U.S. open champ carded back-to-back birdies on his front nine to move himself into second place by himself behind tournament leader Michael Thompson, who is yet to tee off this Friday.

McDowell started his day out with a bogey on his opening hole, No. 9, but got it right back with a birdie on No. 10. Another bogey on No. 12 pushed him back to even par, but managed to card birdies on the par-3 15th and par-5 16th to put him one shot ahead of Tiger Woods at 2-under for the week.

Woods and Thompson are still a few hours from teeing off, 1:18 and 12:52 p.m. PT respectfully, so any ground McDowell can make this morning will be a plus as scoring conditions are likely to get harder as the day goes on.

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2012 U.S. Open: Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy Amongst Olympic Club 'Victims'

The Olympic Club's Lakes course has been playing just as hard as many believed it would heading into the week if not more, claiming a number of the world's best golfers early in the 2012 U.S. Open. Here's a closer look at some of those who have really struggled so far this week:

Rory McIlroy: +9 thru seven holes

Luke Donald: +9 thru seven holes

Bubba Watson: +8 tees off at 1:18

Louis Oosthuizen: +8 thru three holes

Zach Johnson: +7 tees off at 1:25

Adam Scott: +6 tees of at 1:47

Phil Mickelson: +6 tees off at 1:18

These guys are going to have to get it together if they want to be around for the weekend, hopefully a high cut line will aid a few of them in their quest for a paycheck.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: TV Schedule, Live Updates, Streaming And More

Day two of the U.S. Open kicks off on Friday morning. Michael Thompson is at -4 and is atop the leaderboard after round one. All eyes, however, are on Tiger Woods who shot a -1, which makes him tied with four other golfers for second place.

Here's an update on golfers with Arizona connections:

  • Phil Mickelson: +6, 1:18 p.m. PT Tee Time with Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson
  • Jim Furyk: E, 7:55 a.m. PT Tee Time with Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell
  • Aaron Baddeley: +5, 8:39 a.m. PT Tee Time with Matteo Manassero and Miguel Angel Jimenez
  • Robert Garrigus: +2, 2:25 p.m. PT Tee Time with Fredrik Jacobson and Alex Noren
TV Coverage: ESPN, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT
Online Stream: ESPN3.com, 8:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. PT
Live Updates: U.S. Open official website, video, leaderboard and live updates

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2012 U.S. Open Leaderboard Update: Jim Furyk at -1, Phil Mickelson In Dire Straits At +6

Phil Mickelson is in trouble. He had a bad first round and seemed to wilt in the face of another Tiger Woods onslaught. With one birdie and seven bogeys in his first round at the US Olympic Club, Lefty will have work to do

Mickelson bogeyed the 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th and 16th holes (with his lone birdie coming on 13). He hit only eight of 18 greens in regulation and found the fairway only seven times in 14 tries. Not good stats for a guy who hopes to have any shot of winning the U.S. Open.

Honestly, none of the Arizona golfers seem to be in good shape other than Jim Furyk, who is having a good first round so far halfway through at -1. Aaron Baddeley and Robert Garrigus have had solid rounds as well at +2. All the other golfers with Arizona connections are at +5 or over. Yikes. Crazy golf course.

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2012 U.S. Open, Leaderboard Update: Tiger Woods Charging, Moves To 1-Under

Tiger Woods is starting to look like the Tiger of old after moving into red numbers for the first time this week at the 2012 U.S. Open, striking fear into the hearts of the rest of the field at the Olympic Club.

Tiger began his day on the back nine, firing an even par 36 after a bogey on the 14th and birdie on the 17th. He then moved on to the difficult front side, where after staying the course through the first three holes, sank a solid birdie putt on the par-4 fourth to join the eight other competitors sitting under par, currently led by Michael Thompson. He followed that up with a 45 foot birdie on the next hole to move to 2-under, but unfortunately gave another shot back on the sixth after finding the greenside bunker.

Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson, Tiger's playing partners in the first two rounds, have gotten out of the gate horribly as Lefty sits at 6-over and Bubba 8-over through the first 13 holes of the day.

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2012 U.S. Open: Brandon Grace Leads At 3-Under, Tiger Woods At Even Par

The 2012 U.S. Open has been playing as it was billed, as one of the toughest tests of golf. A few players have poked through the par barrier, led by Brandon Grace sitting at 3-under, while a slew of players remain right behind them including Tiger Woods and Davis Love III.

Asdie from Na and Grace, six other players find themselves in red numbers at the moment, though more than half the field is yet to tee of still. But all eyes are on TIger Woods, who began the day very well.

Woods was steady on his front nine today, carding a lone bogey on the par-4 14th as well as a birdie on the par-5 17th to currently leave himself at even par for he tournament. His playing partners have not fared as well though as Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson have stumbled hard out of the gate, both firing 4-over on their first nine of the tournament.

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US Open Golf 2012: TV Schedule, Live Updates, Streaming And More

After Rory McIlroy shattered the record books at Congressional last year, the USGA has ensured that the conditions at the Olympic Club this year will be fierce for all the competitors. Should be some must see TV this Thursday!

Here is everything you need to know to watch and enjoy Thursday's action at the U.S. Open on a number of different platforms:

TV coverage (ET): 12-3 p.m. on ESPN, 3-5 p.m. on NBC, 5-10 p.m. on ESPN

Live audio (ET): ESPNRadio.com, 1-7 p.m.; ESPNRadio.com exclusive hour from 7-8 p.m.

Live internet video (via ESPN3): Marquee group 1 (on ESPN3); Marquee group 2 (on usopen.com); ESPN TV simulcast on WatchESPN; 8th/18th hole video feed on ESPN3; Live coverage in Spanish

GolfCast: ESPN.com's Michael Collins brings you his live analysis starting at 11 a.m. ET

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2012 US Open: Tee Times And Pairings For Thursday

The Olympic Club is prepped and ready to go as the 112th U.S. Open gets underway Thursday morning in beautiful San Francisco. The historic Lakes Course has all it's claws sharpened and at the ready as the players will be in for a very tough week of golf to take home the championship.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, teeing off No. 9 at 10:33 a.m. ET, while defending champion Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and Luke Donald tee off at 4:33 p.m. ET off the first tee.

Below are the complete pairings for the first day of the tournament. All Times ET.

Thursday, No. 1 tee
Starting time (ET), players
10:15 a.m.: Scott Langley, Steve Lebrun, Beau Hossler (a)
10:26 a.m.: Jason Bohn, Raphael Jacquelin, J. B. Park
10:37 a.m.: Michael Thompson, Colt Knost, Steve Marino
10:48 a.m.: Brendan Jones, George Coetzee, Gregory Bourdy
10:59 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay (a), Jonathan Byrd, Kyle Stanley
11:10 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson
11:21 a.m.: Andy Zhang (a), Hiroyuki Fujita, Mark Wilson
11:32 a.m.: Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson
11:43 a.m.: Tim Clark, Toru Taniguchi, Rod Pampling
11:54 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Bo Van Pelt, Peter Hanson
12:05 p.m.: D. A. Points, Dong-Hwan Lee, Kevin Streelman
12:16 p.m.: Edward Loar, Paul Claxton, Alistair Presnell
12:27 p.m.: Mark McCormick, Nick Sherwood (a), Cole Howard
Thursday, No. 9 tee
Starting time (ET), players
10 a.m.: Shane Bertsch, Martin Flores, Tommy Biershenk
10:11 a.m.: Scott Piercy, Matthew Baldwin, Matt Bettencourt
10:22 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Kevin Na, Branden Grace
10:33 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson
10:44 a.m.: Joe Ogilvie, Stephen Ames, Tim Herron
10:55 a.m.: Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, David Toms
11:06 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III
11:17 a.m.: Robert Karlsson, Bob Estes, Robert Rock
11:28 a.m.: K. J. Choi, Y. E. Yang, K. T. Kim
11:39 a.m.: Fredrik Jacobson, Robert Garrigus, Alexander Noren
11:50 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Sang-Moon Bae, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
12:01 p.m.: Marc Warren, Anthony Summers, Michael Allen
12:12 p.m.: Hunter Hamrick, Tim Weinhart, Scott Smith
Thursday, No. 1 tee
Starting time (ET), players
3:45 p.m.: Casey Martin, Cameron Wilson (a), Dennis Miller
3:56 p.m.: Jim Herman, William Lunde, David Mathis
4:07 p.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Charlie Wi, Simon Dyson
4:18 p.m.: Alvaro Quiros, Gary Woodland, John Senden
4:29 p.m.: Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood
4:40 p.m.: Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell
4:51 p.m.: Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover
5:02 p.m.: Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy, Angel Cabrera
5:13 p.m.: Martin Laird, Ben Crane, Anders Hansen
5:24 p.m.: Matteo Manassero, Aaron Baddeley, Miguel Angel Jimenez
5:35 p.m.: Brian Harman, Spencer Levin, Mikko Ilonen
5:46 p.m.: Brice Garnett, Justin Hicks, Jesse Mueller
5:57 p.m.: Brian Rowell, Alberto Sanchez (a), Brian Gaffney
Thursday, No. 9 tee
Starting time (ET), players
3:30 p.m.: John Peterson, Morgan Hoffmann, Aaron Watkins
3:41 p.m.: Jeff Curl, Nicholas Thompson, Casey Wittenberg
3:52 p.m.: Soren Kjeldsen, Chez Reavie, Peter Lawrie
4:03 p.m.: Michael Campbell, Olin Browne, Joe Durant
4:14 p.m.: Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Jordan Spieth
4:25 p.m.: Martin Kaymer, Hunter Mahan, Justin Rose
4:36 p.m.: Steve Stricker, Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar
4:47 p.m.: Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner
4:58 p.m.: Rickie Fowler, Ryo Ishikawa, Dustin Johnson
5:09 p.m.: Hunter Haas, Tadahiro Takayama, Lee Slattery
5:20 p.m.: Alex Cejka, Kevin Chappell, Blake Adams
5:31 p.m.: James Hahn, Darron Stiles, Roberto Castro
5:42 p.m.: Brooks Koepka (a), Kyle Thompson, Samuel Osborne

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2012 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson Loves Pairing With Tiger Woods

There was nothing quite like the rivalry that emerged between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson over the last decade. The world's two best golfers, going at it every few weekend at the most beautiful golf courses in the world. While the two veterans haven't been as successful these last few years, everyone has been buzzing about Mickelson and Woods being paired together for the 2012 U.S. Open.

Some figured Mickelson would not be too happy about the attention that comes with playing alongside Tiger, but that is far from the case. Carl Steward of Mercury News has the latest report:

"Fabulous," Mickelson said (of being paired with Woods). "I'll tell you why. First of all, I get excited to play with Tiger. I love it. He gets the best out of me. Second is, the one player I'm most concerned about if I play my best golf who I feel may have a chance to beat me is Tiger."

Mickelson certainly has strong recent evidence to suggest he gets up to play alongside Woods. They were paired together for the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and Mickelson played one of the best rounds of his life, an 8-under 64 that propelled him to a runaway victory.

Early in his career, Mickelson took regular thrashings from Woods whenever they were paired or in contention together. But over the last half decade, Mickelson has had the upper hand.

"When we first started playing, I don't know what it was exactly, but I didn't play my best when we were paired together," Mickelson said. "The last five years or so, I've been able to focus clearly when we play, I've been able to enjoy the challenge of playing with him, and I always enjoy his company."

All eyes will be on the tournament this weekend as these two fan-favorites battle for the title. Phil and Tiger were both given high odds to bring home the championship, and you know it's going to be a media zoo with these two playing together. Golf doesn't get much better than this, folks.

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US Open 2012: Local Product Jesse Mueller Joins ASU Alum Phil Mickelson In 1st US Open, Going To Go And Compete

Jesse Mueller, who went to high school in Mesa and college at ASU, qualified for the US Open for the first time the hard way. He spoke to SB Nation Arizona.

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2012 US Open Golf: Tricky Course Plays Host To Grand Slam Event

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be among those trying to pick up a big win in the second Grand Slam event of the year. The 2012 U.S. Open begins on Thursday.

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U.S. Open 2012 Odds: Phil Mickelson Best Bet Among Arizona Golfers

Can Phil Mickelson win his first major in over two years at the 2012 U.S. Open? Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer and Tim Clark also have good odds to win as well.

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