Tiger 10 Back, Weir Shoots 64 at US Open

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
Amateur Drew Weaver, right, discusses his tee shot on the 13th hole with his caddie in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2009. Play was suspended on Thursday because of inclement weather.    (Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods couldn't get off the course fast enough. Mike Weir, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, and Phil Mickelson were among those at the US Open and thrilled they didn't have to leave until it was too dark to continue. Despite a double bogey on his back nine, Weir closed with back-to-back birdies for a 6-under 64, giving him a two-shot lead over Peter Hanson of Sweden and the lowest score in the US Open in 6 years.

When a day that lasted just under 13 hours finally ended, Glover was atop the leaderboard at 6-under par through 13 holes, one shot ahead of Barnes, and 10 shots clear of Woods, who completed a 74 in the sloppy morning for his worst start in a major in 3 years. Sunshine made a cameo today at Bethpage Black, enough to dry the fairways and keep the greens soft. Periods of rain are forecast again for tomorrow.