SAN FRANCISCO — Webb Simpson got up and down from the tall grass beside the 18th green to post 1 under and take over the clubhouse lead at the U.S. Open.
Simpson had to convert a 3-footer for par to polish off the 68. Minutes later, he owned sole possession of the lead when Jim Furyk bogeyed the 16th hole.
Furyk hit his drive at the tester of a par 5 well left, the ball bouncing off a tree and settling deep in the cypress grove. He chipped out to the fairway and then hit a rescue club about 111 yards short of the pin.
Furyk’s 54-degree wedge, his fourth shot, hit the fringe and spun back. He chipped 4 feet past the hole and made the putt for bogey to drop back to 2 over — the first time he’s been out of the lead all day.
Furyk has two holes remaining, a 510-yard par 5 and a 335-yard par 4. He has yet to make a birdie on Sunday.