2012 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods Tied For Lead, Beau Hossler Dazzles Crowd

The second round of the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club is underway. We'll provide updates below, and you can follow the live leaderboard, or watch live.

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Tiger Woods Holds Off Amateur Beau Hossler To Share Midway Lead At 2012 U.S. Open

Beau Hossler captured everyone's attention on Friday, but Tiger Woods shares the lead halfway through the 2012 U.S. Open.

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2012 U.S. Open: Defending Champion Rory McIlroy Misses Cut

Lost in the furor over Tiger Woods sitting atop the leaderboard at The Olympic Club on the second day of the 2012 U.S. Open on Friday and 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler claiming a lead no amateur had since 1980 was the story of last year's defending champion. One year after ravaging Congressional in a record-breaking U.S. Open victory, Rory McIlroy is headed home after a missed cut.

McIlroy began his tournament with a first-round 77 that left him a full 11 shots off Michael Thompson's pace and in danger of missing the cut, but he had a chance to rally on Friday and keep his tournament alive. Instead, despite starting on the ninth hole and taking on the softer back nine first, McIlroy was unable to get in gear, making two bogeys before his first birdie and five in his first 10 holes.

Steadying his hand on the front nine -- McIlroy played the arduous first six holes in just 2-over on Friday, and birdied the seventh -- wasn't enough, though, as he three-putted the par-3 eighth to turn a birdie try into a bogey that left him with a 73 on Friday and a 10-over mark for the Open. Despite the cut dropping all day, it only reached 8-over; McIlroy's final flailing attempt on the green did him in, more than anything.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012 Leaderboard: Amateur Beau Hossler Takes Lead

Amateur Beau Hossler has taken the lead at the 2012 U.S. Open, adding fuel to the fire of what has become one of the best stories of the sporting year to this point.

The 17-year old high schooler just dropped an eight-foot putt on the first hole of The Olympic Club to take sole possession of the tournament lead at 2-under. Hossler started his round on the course's back nine and is currently playing his 12th hole of the day.

The last amateur to actually win the U.S. Open was Johnny Goodman in 1933. If Hossler can keep his strong play up throughout the weekend, he could join such names as Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, and Western Golf Association namesake Chick Evans.

The last amateur to hold the lead at the U.S. Open was Jim Simons in 1980, who lead after 54 holes.

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2012 U.S. Open Cut Line: Number Should Settle Around 8-Over

If the U.S. Open were to make its cuts now, the line would be drawn 5-over. But the prevailing feeling around the course is that the line will continue to come down; after all, it's still early and there's more high numbers out there than low ones. With the first groupings of the day just coming off the course, there's little red to be found -- a recipe for numbers near double-digits over par.

This is where we stand: Most, including myself, feel the cut line will end up at either 8- or 9-over. With few players under par and nearly everyone falling down the leaderboard, the line should start to move significantly soon. Many players sitting at or around 5-over have yet to tee off, and low numbers are going to be almost impossible this afternoon.

And remember: The 10-shot rule is gone this year. Only the top-60 and ties will continue on to the weekend.

Of note, Casey Martin bogeyed his final hole and is at 9-over for the tournament, right on the projected number. Rory McIlroy is at 10-over, and needed to birdie one of both of his final two holes. Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson, who tee-off at 1:18 local time, also need to battle to stay on the right side of the cut line.

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U.S. Open Golf 2012: Olympic Club Winning The Battle Again On Friday

SAN FRANCISCO -- It's only going to get tougher from here. With the early morning fog gone, the sun is doing its work, baking The Olympic Club to a crisp as the first wave of competitors navigates the site of the U.S. Open. And as of now, the golf course is winning yet again.

At the moment, only eight players are in the red. The lowest in-progress score is 2-under from Nicolas Colsaerts, who worked his way back to even-par for the tournament with three birdies and a bogey on his first 10 holes. With the morning emerging as the best time to post a number at Olympic, it's a bad sign that so few players have been unable to get anything going.

Fairways and greens that were already firm and fast are, at this point, like driveways. And as the sun continues to cover the course, it's only going to get firmer and faster. For players chasing the lead, that means a number right near par should result in movement towards the top of the leaderboard. For those hovering around the cut line, the field should come back to them as the day progresses.

Olympic Club is living up to its billing as an incredibly difficult track, and it's only going to get tougher, both as the day wears on and as the weekend rounds begin.

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The Tiger Woods Experience: Tracking The Roars At The 2012 U.S. Open

An inside the ropes look at Thursday's marquee grouping of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, from the practice range to the final tap-in putts.

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2012 U.S. Open Golf: Friday TV Schedule, Live Updates, Streaming Information And More

Round two of the 2012 U.S. Open gets underway Friday and fans not able to watch live from the Olympic Club will have plenty of options to follow the second-round action.

ESPN and NBC will combine to broadcast 10 hours of round two. The coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET on ESPN. At 9 a.m. ET, the television coverage will shift to NBC until 11 a.m. ET. ESPN will then air the final five hours of coverage from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET.

Fans without a television will also be able to watch some of Friday's action via a live stream. USOpen.com will have a live video stream for two groups in round two. The online stream will begin with coverage of the first marquee group at 4:55 a.m. ET. The live stream will continue with a second marquee group teeing off at 10:18 a.m. ET.

Radio coverage will begin at 7 a.m. ET and is available online and on select smartphones. Fans can also find the full 2012 U.S. Open leaderboard and follow live scoring at USOpen.com.

For all your news and updates in the run up to the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic, visit SB Nation's dedicated golf hub. Be sure to head over to USOpen.com for even more coverage from the event.

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