Brandt Snedeker has proclaimed his game "boring golf." But, there is nothing boring about 10-under par and the top of the leaderboard. Snedeker followed his opening round 66 with a six-under 64 on Friday to grab headlines, nods and quips of, "who is this young American."
The Tennessee native made a bunch of long putts on his way to the top of the leaderboard. Putts over 20 feet on one, six and 11 led him to become the only player since Tiger Woods (2000) to navigate 36 holes in bogey-free fashion.
Snedeker grew up on the slow public course greens in Tennessee. His ability to get it around Royal Lytham from tee to green is remarkable, but maybe more impressive is his comfort on the greens.
His previous three Open Championships resulted in three missed cuts. Not this year.