Gary Woodland carded a two-under-par 69 to be 11 under through 54 holes, one stroke ahead of world number four Justin Rose on Saturday.
Former world number one Tiger Woods battled to an even-par score in round three on Saturday.
Former world number one and Masters champion Tiger Woods battled from the first hole at Pebble Beach on Saturday.
Gary Woodland is looking to consolidate his lead in round three at Pebble Beach, where the stars are looming.
Tiger Woods needed a strong start at the U.S. Open on Saturday but was one over at the turn after two birdies and three bogeys.
Tiger Woods was left agitated after a forgettable end to his second round at Pebble Beach on Friday.
Gary Woodland posted a bogey-free, six-under 65 to take sole possession of the lead after 36 holes on Friday.
Having started the day with the slenderest of leads, Justin Rose stretched his advantage at Pebble Beach.
Tiger Woods missed an early birdie opportunity but nevertheless made up ground on leader Justin Rose early on day two of the U.S. Open.
Tiger Woods shot a first-round 70 and the former world number one left the course in good spirits on Thursday.