British Open 2012: What to Expect from Tiger Woods and Other Notables on Day 2
After an exciting day of golf at the Open Championship, Adam Scott is the leader at six-under par.
Scott had the opportunity to shoot a 62, but a bogey on the last shot ended his hopes of establishing a new record in major championship history.
Tiger Woods had a solid three-under par day, as did Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker and a host of other players.
Zach Johnson and Paul Lawrie are at five-under par, and Brandt Snedeker is at four-under after a stellar round.
Luke Donald struggled a bit, which lead to an even par 70, while Phil Mickelson fired a subpar three-over 73.
Given that Friday's weather conditions will be pretty similar to Thursday's, I'll try and predict how the top stars will do in their second rounds.
Tiger Woods- Tiger is currently at three-under-par, and by no means out of this championship yet. I think he'll be able to post a similar number on Friday, and get to five or six-under par. If he hits the ball as well as he did today, then expect him to have plenty of birdie looks.
Adam Scott- I think that Adam Scott will struggle a bit. It's continuously been said that it is hard to follow a good round with another good round. If that is the case, then Scott is probably going to shoot a one to two-under par round. His ball striking and putting were absolutely perfect today, so let's see how his game holds up on Friday.
Rory McIlroy- Rory McIlroy is also at three-under par, and is looking to end his minor slump with a solid finish at Royal Lytham. So far, he has been solid, sticking to his game plan and making some birdies. If he's not affected by the weather tomorrow, then expect him to shoot another three or two-under par round on Friday.
Luke Donald- After a mediocre first round, Donald is at even par for the championship. He needs to go low on Friday, but I think he'll shoot two-under par at the most. That should make the cut, but if the leaders continue to advance, he won't be contending.
Lee Westwood- Lee Westwood has a lot of ground to make up. He's currently at three-over par and is in danger of missing the cut. He'll need at least a three-under par round to make it to the weekend, and he will probably do it. He started out strong in his first round, so if he can build up some momentum on Friday and make a few birdies early, he'll be right in the mix.
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