Woods, who was considered one of the favorites heading into this year's U.S. Open, failed to make the cut for the weekend portion of the event.
"Shoot something in the 60s tomorrow, and I'll be just fine", Woods said.
Finau is tied with Daniel Berger, Johnson and defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka at 3-over par 213.
He did indeed not play badly in a respectable 2-over-par 72 on Friday, but the damage had been done with an opening 78 that included a demoralising triple-bogey at the first hole.
Three-time major victor Jordan Spieth, his bid to make the cut after an opening 78 also slowed by a double-bogey, reeled off four birdies in a row starting at the 13th but closed with back-to-back bogeys in a 71 for 149 - missing the cut by a stroke.
The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Phil Mickelson tied for fourth and tied for second in his two previous U.S. Opens at Shinnecock Hills.
"There were a couple times where I had a couple of bad iron shots, but every time I felt like I was able to save par, at least give myself a really good look at par", he said. More than 50 golfers, meanwhile, are 10-over par or worse.
"You were seeing shots that were well played and not rewarded", said Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA. After a chunked chip and a battle with the fescue, he walked off with triple bogey.
"I'm not very happy the way I played and the way I putted". It'll be the surreal image of Mickelson jogging to get behind a ball rolling down a hill, having made the decision to wilfully break one of the simplest Rules of Golf: you can not hit a moving ball. "Love it." The marquee group-featuring Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas-is off early this morning, 8 a.m. Traffic has continued to be the talk of the tournament because of the hours-long commutes that spectators, tournament staff and even players are having to endure.
Australia's two biggest names, Scott and Day, both missed the cut at the US Open for a second consecutive year. I just took two shots and moved on because I didn't want to keep hitting it. But then again, I think they're going to let these greens firm out a little bit. "Haven't won a major yet, but I believe in my game", he said.
"I don't mean disrespect by anybody", Mickelson said at the clubhouse, "I know it's a two-shot penalty and at that time I just didn't feel like going back and forth and hitting the same shot over". So does Rose, who overcame an eight-shot deficit against Johnson in the final round in Shanghai last fall at the HSBC Champions.
McIlroy also missed the cut, but the Northern Irishman had already accepted his fate, unlike Spieth, who made a brilliant comeback with four straight birdies from the 13th hole, only to bogey the final two. Mickelson said, "I have not putted well, my speed has been off".
The shadows were lengthening, the crowds thinning in the early evening at the U.S. Open.
"Yesterday I just wish I could have maybe just had one day to prepare for something like that". "I'm not saying it's going to, but it could". Overall, the U.S. Open has been Johnson's best major over his career.