OAKMONT, Pa. – The latest from the U.S. Open golf championship (all times local):
Jim Furyk is back in the mix at the U.S. Open. The 2003 champion and two-time runner up finished off a 2-under 68 early Saturday morning and 1 under for the tournament to pull within three shots of leaders Dustin Johnson and Andrew Landry.
The 46-year-old Furyk underwent wrist surgery in February and arrived at Oakmont still searching for his form since his return at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, making the cut twice in his first four events. Paired with former champions Ernie Els and Angel Cabrera, Furyk avoided major trouble at the venerable course in the western Pennsylvania hills.
Furyk posted five birdies against three bogeys in his second round and should be well positioned as the tournament scrambles to get back on schedule following heavy rains on Thursday that created a logjam.
Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, shot a 31 over his final nine holes of the second round on his way to posting a 5-under 65. That's the best of the tournament so far and left Oosthuizen at even par.
Jason Day, the world's top-ranked golfer, completed a 1-under 69 and is at 5 over through two rounds.
Landry, whose 4-under 66 put him in the lead after the soggy first round, remained tied with Johnson atop the leaderboard early in his second round at rapidly drying out Oakmont.