Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday at the Open Championship

The weather has indeed changed today, with some overnight moisture and winds picking up a bit (but not bad by Scottish standards).  This has pushed back against the driving average distances and accuracy with more fairways missed and the average drive about 15 yards shorter.  Steve Marino has moved into the lead at six under while Miguel Angel Jimenez has dropped back to –3.  Tom Watson was at one point +5 for his round today, but has since birdied numbers 9, 11 and 16 to get back to just one over for his round through 16 and one off the leader at –4 for the tournament.  Mark O’Meara blew up to a +7 score today, but may still make the cut at +4 for the tournament.  Mark Calcavecchia is –1 for the day and –4 for the tournament in a tie for second with Tom Watson.  So, some of the over 40 crowd came back to earth on Day 2, but at least a couple are still at the top of the board.  Oh, and Daly?  He’s +2 for the day, even par for the tournament so it looks like he’ll be around for the weekend. 

1 comment:

Michael Burt said...

Watson got it to -5 to share the lead with Marino. Calc is a lonw in second at -4, and five players each are sitting at -3 and -2. If the cut stays where it is currently projected (+4), Tiger will miss playing on the weekend (he is at +5). MB

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