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U.S. Open Golf 2012 Leaderboard: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson Lost In Tiger Woods's Wake

The 2012 U.S. Open has been about Tiger Woods since before it started, but that sort of thing is inevitable in American golf circa 2012, in- or outside the Olympic Club. But now that he's one of the only golfers left under par (-1) following a Round 2 69) on a course that's been absolutely brutal to these pros—leaving fellow stars Phil Mickelson (+7) and Bubba Watson (who missed the cut Friday) in his wake—it's unavoidable: This is Tiger Woods's tournament to lose, and really his tournament in general; whatever happens will be filtered through golf's lone superstar's experience. Jim Furyk and David Toms are tied for the lead, but they'll be hard-pressed to make casual golf fans notice it.

Rory McIlroy and top-ranked Luke Donald, who shot a 79, also missed the cut. Meanwhile, St. Louis golfer Scott Langley came back from a rough first round to sneak in under the cut, finishing ahead of Mickelson and earning his second full tournament in as many U.S. Open appearances.

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