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U.S. Open 2013 LIVE UPDATES On Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson In Round 3 At Merion

ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 14:  (L-R) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Tiger Woods of the United States walk up the tenth hole du
ARDMORE, PA - JUNE 14: (L-R) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Tiger Woods of the United States walk up the tenth hole during Round Two of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The sky has cleared and the chase is on at the U.S. Open.

After a rain-soaked first two days at Merion Golf Club, Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel held the lead after two rounds at 1-under. Horschel hit all 18 greens in regulation during his second round en route to the top of the leaderboard, according to Golfweek.

"I wasn't in the zone, I was just focused on what I tried to do," Horschel said of his impressive second round, via The Associated Press. "I didn't know I hit every green until I walked off 18. It's a cool thing."

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Tiger Woods begins the third round tied for 13th at 3-over par. Aside from battling the course and the field, Woods is also playing with an elbow injury. Despite showing visible discomfort, Woods managed to shoot an even-par 70 on Friday. He tees off at 1:56 p.m. EST with Rory McIlroy and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano while Mickelson and Horschel headline the final group at 2:40 p.m. EST.

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Will the co-leaders hold on to their advantage? Will Tiger or Rory be able to close the gap? Or will another contender emerge to tame Merion?

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