posted on Jun, 15 2003 @ 11:05 AM
Tiger Woods' grip on his one remaining major is hanging by a thread after a day he will want to forget at Olympia Fields near Chicago.
In the lowest-scoring United States Open in history Woods had his highest score as a professional in the event - a five-over-par 75 that dropped him
from three behind to 11 adrift and from fifth place to 24th.
Jim Furyk now leads at 10 under par, breaking the championship record 54-hole total by three when he finished with a 30-foot putt for a 67.
During the round - three times, in fact - Furyk also became just the third player in US Open history to reach 10 under.
Australian Stephen Leaney, a European tour regular, lies second, thanks in part to three closing bogeys from Vijay Singh 24 hours after he shot a
major championship record-equalling 63.
Those mistakes sent Singh down into a tie for third with Nick Price on five under.