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Day 2 of US Open begins with Tiger Woods, others chasing leader Michael Thompson

Tiger Woods takes a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Thursday, June 14, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 15, 2012 - 10:25 AM

SAN FRANCISCO - Day 2 of the U.S. Open has begun with 155 players all chasing leader Michael Thompson.

Especially Tiger Woods.

The 14-time major champion began Friday three strokes behind Thompson and tied with four others in second at 1 under. Woods and Thompson both have afternoon tee times.

Calm and cool conditions under a thin layer of fog already burning off gave The Olympic Club a majestic backdrop of San Francisco's steep hills when the first groups teed off shortly after 7 a.m. It could be the last time most players enjoy the serene setting.

The U.S. Golf Association decided this year to eliminate the 10-shot rule in making the cut. Starting at this year's championship, the cut will be the top 60 and ties.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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