Start The Engraving

Going into Saturday, I think you can pretty much assume that Tiger will win this 2012 US Open. He’s probably practicing his fist pumps in front of the mirror at this very moment.

There are some sneaky good guys within a couple of shots of the lead: Jim Furyk and David Toms are tied for first, but I Furyk has been in a couple of years worth of slump. Toms is a fine player, but I don’t see him staring down Tiger.

Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel, KJ Choi are at +3. Any of these would need the round of their lives on Saturday to have an impact.

The +4s also have some guys who, with career rounds could get back into it: Nick Watney, Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington.

I don’t see it, though. This one is Tiger’s. If he’s still in the lead Saturday night, there won’t be any reason to watch on Sunday.

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