(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk are tied after 54 holes for the lead headed into the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open.
McDowell finished with a 4-foot birder putt that gave him a 2-under 68 while Furyk had key bunker saves and an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th for a 70, which made him the only player who has yet to have a round over par.
But McDowell realizes that there is still one more round left and a ton of talent behind him and Furyk.
"Looking at the leaderboard, you've got to look down as far as the guys at 3 or 4 (over) as having a realistic chance of winning this tournament," McDowell said.
Tiger Woods will have some work to do if he is to catch those two. Woods fell out of the lead with two bogeys in the first three holes and was unable to make a birdie on the stretch of holes that the course allows players to make up ground, finishing with a 75.
"It was just a tough day on the greens, and most of the day, I just kept getting that half-number, right in between clubs all day," said Woods, who was either well long or short on his approach shots.
Fredrik Jacobson is two shots back of the leaders, finishing with a 68.
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