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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