PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot.
If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open.
Woodland brought his power game to the majors once again, shooting 6-under 65 to head into the weekend at 9 under and with a two-shot lead over Justin Rose.
The 65 matched the record for a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach — a number previously shot by Rose on Thursday, and Tiger Woods 19 years ago.
For Woodland, the feat appeared virtually undoable as he lined up