Tiger Woods has taken sole possession of first place atop the leaderboard at the 2012 U.S. Open with a birdie on the par 3 No. 3 to move up to 2-under overall and 1-under for Friday. He surpassed Day 1 leader Michael Thompson, who is 3-over Friday through five holes, shooting a bogey on No. 11 and a double bogey on No. 12.
Woods is in the midst of a treacherous stretch of holes. If he can maintain 1-under through hole No. 6, he would put himself in a nice position to potentially expand his lead even more. It is still early, but Woods has to be very happy so far.
Woods is now one stroke ahead of Thompson and Jim Furyk in second place. David Toms began the day tied with Woods, but bogeyed his first hole Friday and is now two shots off the lead.