While there are many other great and popular players on the American team — including Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk — it is up to Woods to become the leader.
Can Tiger win another major? Perhaps, but the possibility can no longer consume our attention.
Will Graeme McDowell, the affable Irishman who won the U.S. Open two years ago at Pebble Beach, hold on? Or will Jim Furyk hold on and continue to play consistent, solid golf? Can Lee Westwood finally put it all together?
Tiger Woods fell behind the pack during the U.S. Open third round at Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Tiger Woods, David Toms and Jim Furyk share a three-way lead going into round three at the 2012 U.S. Open.
Here’s one vote for Tiger Woods remaining in contention through hole No. 72 — and perhaps beyond — to turn this into the most compelling golf drama in years.
After a crazy day of golf that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end, three guys lead the tournament at 1 under, heading into the weekend – Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and David Toms.
When play was called because of darkness, the U.S. had a 6-4 lead. But Europe was ahead in all six matches that got started late in the afternoon.
Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson will start things off for the American team when Ryder Cup play begins Friday morning.
In a FedEx Cup that came down to the final hole Sunday in the Tour Championship, Furyk nearly holed a bunker shot and knocked in the 2 1/2-foot par putt to close with an even-par 70.
Jim Furyk picked a bad time to sleep in. That left PGA Tour officials no choice but to disqualify him from the first of four FedEx Cup playoff events.