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US Open: GMac in pole position as Tiger fades

by Sean Goff | June 17, 2012
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Graeme McDowell heads Paddy Power’s online US Open betting to lift his second Major in three years.

The 32-yearold from Northern Ireland with the American accent is tied for top spot with Jim Furyk ahead of today’s final round .

McDowell, who shot a two-under-apr 68 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on Saturday, is trying to give the province their third win in a row after his success at Pebble Beach in 2010 and Rory McIlroy’s victory last year at Congressional.

American Jim Furyk, a former US Open winner in 2003, shot an even par 70 to tie with Gmac and is two shots clear of Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobsen.

Britain’s Lee Westwood (67) came with a late rattle to put himself into contention for the final day and is tied for third with veteran South African Ernie Els (70) American Blake Adams (70) and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (71).

But the story of Saturday’s ‘moving day’ was Tiger Woods collapse from first to 14th place. Woods is now five shots behind and must do what he has never done before in a Major – come from behind on the final day.

Ireland’s Padraig Harrinton is tied for 18th on five-over-par and will be hoping to propel himself up the leaderboard to secure a Top 10 finish.

McDoweel and Furyk are the last pairing out on Sunday night at 11.10pm (BST) just after Westwood and Jacobsen at 11pm.

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