Jim Furyk


Jonathan Byrd

shared a one-stroke lead of the PGA Tour's Memorial yesterday after two rounds at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. They were at 7-under-par 137.

Tiger Woods had his worst score in nearly 2 years - a 2-over 74 - and still was only six shots behind.

Furyk hasn't been atop the leaderboard this deep into a tournament since winning the Canadian Open in 2007, his last PGA win.

Mike Weir (69) and Mark Wilson (70) were at 6-under 138.

In other golf news:

* Bernhard Langer took a one-stroke lead after one round of the Champions Tour's Triton Financial Classic in Lakeway, Texas.

* The U.S. Open will return to Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh in 2016, 9 years after it was last played there, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

* Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak and Suzann Pettersen shared the lead after two rounds of the LPGA's State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill.

* Scotland's Richie Ramsay shot a took a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Wales Open. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin made the cut.

* European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie said he will promote golf's bid for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics. Golf was last in the Olympics in St. Louis in 1904.


* Former Arkansas defensive tackle Keith Jackson Jr. was arrested on suspicion of felony drug charges after being found in a Little Rock apartment with marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy.

* Fordham will award football scholarships next year for the first time since 1954, hoping to compete with the top schools in the Football Championship Subdivision.

* Tom Green was fired as the basketball coach at Fairleigh Dickinson after leading the Knights to 407 wins and four NCAA Tournament appearances in a 26-year tenure.

* Dwayne Collins withdrew his name from the NBA draft and will return to the University of Miami for his senior year.

* Forward Brandon Walters will tranfer from Seton Hall after two seasons.

Auto Racing

* NASCAR accused suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield of willfully violating its substance abuse policy and breaching his contract in a court filing, and argued his failed drug test shouldn't be overturned. Mayfield was suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test; it later was reported that he tested positive for amphetamines.

* Auto racing magnate Roger Penske has a tentative agreement to buy the Saturn brand from General Motors.

* Todd Bodine won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. *