Li was our over par after 11 holes when a thunderstorm halted play on Friday afternoon at Bellerive.
Woods, at 8-under, will enter the day four shots behind leader Brooks Koepka with just four players between himself and the reigning U.S. Open champion.
Resuming his weather-delayed round on the 12th hole Saturday, the Lehi resident made two more birdies and two bogeys to finish.
Seeking to add a second major title to his 2013 Masters triumph, Scott will tee off in the last group at the year's final major alongside two-time US Open victor Koepka.
The two Utah club professionals in the field each ended up at 5 over par, missing the cut. Round One leader Gary Woodland shot a four under par 66 to get to 10 under for the tournament and hold on to the lead.More news: Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used Racial Slurs in White House
Still, it would be wrong to dwell on the odd aberration on a day when Woods gave the largest crowds seen at a major in recent memory a day they will never forget.
At the 10th, Woods found the right rough and pitched to eight feet then made a tension-packed putt to rescue par, a right fist-pump showing his joy at avoiding a third consecutive bogey on the hole.
Woods moved inside the top-10 with five birdies in his first eight holes, as Rory McIlroy slipped further out of contention with an erratic one-over 71. He won in the penultimate group at the U.S. Open each of the last two years.
He turned in 31, his lowest nine holes in a major championship since he began 2012's The Open at Royal Lytham with 31.
"Yeah, could have been a little bit closer", he said, "but I got a shot going into tomorrow".More news: Cam Jordan calls Donald Trump a 'Goober' for anthem tweets
US-based Aussie Craig Hocknull is one over to sit +3 through 12 holes, while Cameron Smith is square through seven and four over, both chasing a projected even-par cut line. Watching Finau make all those birdies, Furyk "didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head", Finau said. "So I just got to be a little more aware of and make the adjustments better than I did today".
Ten years removed from his 14th and most recent major title, he displayed shades of his pre-back surgery greatness with a near-flawless front nine on the rain-soaked layout. His first par of the round didn't come until after the turn. "But you just feel like you can have lots of chances".
If truth be told it was a small miracle that he managed to play his last six holes in two under par despite hitting one green, for a 67.
"Obviously things haven't been going well for me this year".
He won't get to No. 1 in the world with a victory on Sunday, but he'll certainly make a statement that will be impossible for anyone to ignore.More news: Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry