Both are 1 under for the day through 14 holes as they tackle the difficult opening six holes. McDowell is 2 under for the tournament and two strokes behind Michael Thompson, who tees off at 3:52 p.m. ET, while Furyk is another stroke behind.
The third member of their group, Sergio Garcia, is hanging tough, as well. He’s even for the day and 3 over for the tournament, which puts him in a tie for 27th right now.
Meanwhile, Blake Adams has birdied four of his last five holes to mover to 2 under for the day and even par for the tournament. He is playing in his first U.S. Open.