Tiger Woods has been consistent, shooting a three-under 67 in both rounds so far. While he actually lost a stroke on the leader today, he is in striking position at four strokes back heading into the weekend.
Thanks to a great chip-in on 18 to end his day, Tiger is closing in on the leaders.
Woods is an experienced veteran, which is why he is considered a winner and not a loser.
The two players ahead of him, Adam Scott and Brandt Snedeker, are inexperienced, which could cost them over the weekend.
Snedeker is in the lead, but he is in unfamiliar territory, as this is the first time he hasn't been cut at the Open Championship. While Scott did finish tied for eighth in 2006, he has been struggling in recent years.
Tiger has the ability to leapfrog both men for another Major Championship, and he has to be considered a winner going into the weekend, seeing as he is in sole possession of third place.