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Tiger has played excellent golf in this year's Open
Heading into the tournament, some of the world's greatest players figured to be the favorites to take home the Claret Jug.
After two days of intense golf, some of those tournament favorites put themselves in prime position heading into the weekend by making the cut.
The headliner is obviously Tiger Woods, who finished the second day sitting in third place on the leaderboard. Woods was sitting at -6 under par after pulling off a brilliant shot on the 18th green. Facing a difficult chip shot, he turned a potential bogey into a birdie by holing the shot, negating the need for his putter.
He figured to be the preemptive favorite heading into the British Open, but other players have lived up to expectations as well.
Australian Adam Scott had the best round of the day after the first round, posting a score of 64 to lead all players at -6 under par. He kept up his beautiful play by shooting 67 after round two and was second overall with a score of -9 under par.
Meanwhile, former champion Ernie Els kept pace with the rest of the field and finished -3 under par heading into the weekend. He hopes to capture his first major championship since the 2002 British Open.
Masters champion Bubba Watson surged to -3 under par after the first round, but he finished even for the championship with a disappointing second round of 73. He is still in contention to finish among the top ten, if he can catch fire in the final two rounds.
Other favorites did not fare so well. Phil Mickelson shot consecutive rounds of 73 and 78 to finish +11 over par and missed the cut. Sergio Garcia finished one shot away from the cut line at +4 over par, narrowly missing another chance to claim his first major championship.
Rory McIlroy had a roller coaster weekend, finishing the first day -3 under par and only three shots out of the lead. However, his second round was rough and he posted a 75, taking him down to +2 over for the week.
Lee Westwood did make the cut, but he is sitting at +3 over par and is far from contention.