All eyes are on Tiger
The Olympic Club in San Francisco has not been kind to the participants of the 2012 US Open.
Everyone from defending champion, Rory McIlroy, to this year's Masters champion, Bubba Watson, is struggling.
Well, technically, not everyone.
At the time of this writing, four players are under par, including betting favorite Tiger Woods.
Another seven players are currently at even par, but the drop off is quite steep from there. The majority of the field is sandwiched between three-over and 12-over with outside "contenders" hanging around at plus-one and plus-two, as well as a few completely players hopelessly out of contention, ranging from 14-over to 22-over.
(For a full leaderboard you can check out USOpen.com.)
Things are setting up for a mighty interesting weekend. There are still a number of players yet to tee off today, and with the temperament of this course, literally anything can happen.
The only way to believe it all is to see it all.
Here's the latest look at this weekend's TV coverage as well as where to catch it online.
Watch (TV): NBC
Saturday: 1-7 PM ET
Sunday: 1-7 PM ET
Watch (Online): USOpen.com
Saturday: Holes 8 & 18: 1-7 PM ET
Sunday: Holes 8 & 18: 1-7 PM ET
If Tiger Woods continues to strike the ball the way he did in Round 1, it is only a matter of time before he catches, passes and dominates this field.
Will Tiger Be Victorious This Weekend?
At times yesterday we saw Tiger go super conservative with iron play, but he's one of only four players under par. His putter started working, and the more success he has early today will make finding a rhythm that much easier.
We know what it's like when Tiger catches fire, and Michael Thompson, the leader after day one, is going to be in for the ride of his life.
And today's only Friday.
It be hard for some to come to grips with, but Woods is in prime position to truly dominate the field at the 2012 US Open.
We could see Tiger pull away and put the field behind him before Saturday's third round is even over.