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Ernie Els rallies into contention with 68

Updated: June 16, 2012, 10:34 PM ET
By Farrell Evans

SAN FRANCISCO -- With a chip-in eagle from off the green at the par-5 17th hole, two-time U.S. Open champion Ernie Els jumped to 2-over par for the tournament. The 42-year-old South African finished with a 2-under-par 68 on Saturday at the Olympic Club.

"I'm in a much better mood now than I was on the sixth tee," Els said after his round. "This afternoon I was 3 over for the round, 7 over for the event. So to come back and play the last 12 holes in 5 under is quite amazing, and obviously ...

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