Tiger shoots even-par 71 at British Open

Tiger shoots even-par 71 at British Open

He added: "When we last played The Open here I was just happy to be here".

"I mean, I'm not going to lie", Knox said. He gave it back on Monday. "It would be cool to return the favour".

Rory McIlroy charged up the leaderboard this morning with three birdies and no bogeys on his first 11 holes. "Yesterday was a little more defensive".

"I was looking for a good par on 18, lucked out and got a good lie and made the putt", he said. "The conditions have been fine". I know the rain is coming in tomorrow.

"I've been doing this for years, braces and bandages, it's just that this time it's actually visible". "If I have 22 putts the next three days, I bet I'll have a pretty good shot".

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They were joined by young American Bryson DeChambeau in the practice round. Woods has said this is his best chance to win a major, and given the somewhat diminished expectations of 2018 Tiger, this is about as good an opportunity heading into the weekend as we could reasonably expect.

"You've got the tee times are in there and I was at like 1.30, " he told Golf Australia.

Even as Tiger Woods was piecing together a level round and late starters like Kisner and Jordan Spieth were still on the course, the cut figured to be about 3-over, plus or minus one shot.

"I played better than what the score indicates because I had two 8-irons into both par fives today, and I end up with par on both of those", he said.

"It played a little on the quick side out there this afternoon", Woods said.

Even so, no one could really low. The 31 players who managed to break par were separated by just four shots.

Zach Johnson, the 2015 champion, leads after a second-round 67.

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The back nine was much cleaner.

Even in gentle weather by Scottish standards, Carnoustie served up its usual dose of craziness. But his putt came up just short on the wet, soft greens.

U.S. Open champion, Brooks Koepka, who, along with Dustin Johnson, proclaimed he would hit driver often in an attempt to power past the hard fairway bunkers, went out in 41 and then turned it on and came home in 31 to finish at one-over.

That was as easy as it got for Koepka for the next two hours.

There are five Scottish golfers in The Open field and amateur Sam Locke has the lowest score after Thursday at 1-over. "Definitely didn't shoot myself out of it, which very easily could have happened".

He grew up close to another major championship which awards its victor a Green Jacket instead of the Claret Jug up for grabs this week but as much as he loves the Masters he would take an Open victory without any complaints.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., opened at 2 over.

Carnoustie was not kind to everyone.

Woods pulled the driver back out on the 4th hole, nuked a drive and hit a nice high approach to eight feet. "I hit a lot of fairways".

Day two at the British Open was starkly different than Day one.

"Hoylake is flat. This is not, " Woods said. When you can hit a lot of fairways out here, that's a big key. A couple of my 6-irons went about 240.

"So distance becomes a moot point on a links-style golf course".