Tiger ready to plod on at US Open
Tiger Woods declared himself happy with his swing after taking a share of the lead of the US Open in San Francisco on Friday.
The 14-time major winner has not tasted glory at one of the top events for four years since he triumphed in the same tournament at Torrey Pines. Woods is joined on one-under-par at the half way stage by fellow Americans Jim Furyk and David Toms although the 36-year-old seems to have ruled out running away with it over the weekend. He said after a second round of 70: "That was not easy. It got dried out and the wind was swirling a little bit. "It was really, really tough and I just had to stay as patient as possible. I think I'm in a good spot. This tournament, you just keep plodding along. "You're just playing for a lot of pars. This is not a tournament where we have to make a bunch of birdies. "It's been a very long time since my swing felt this good - don't forget I went through all of last year hurt and hadn't been able to practise. "Now it's becoming more consistent, day-in and day-out." Woods' cause has been helped by the failure to make the cut of reigning champion Rory McIlroy and also world number one Luke Donald.