Woods: I’m in the mix for Open victory
Tiger Woods believes he is firmly in the mix to win The Open for the first time in 12 years after recovering from a nightmare start to his second round.
Woods had to do it the hard way on the second day at Carnoustie after bogeys on the second and third – the first of which came when he narrowly missed a group of spectators with his tee shot.
However, the 42-year-old hit back with a pair of consecutive birdies and although he bogeyed the ninth, he picked up further shots at 11 and 14.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 20, 2018
Woods could have finished the day with a birdie, but was forced to settle with a par at the last for a 71. However, that kept him at level par overall, six shots behind co-leaders Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson.
“I could have cleaned up the round just a little bit,” said Woods.
“I got off to not exactly the best start, being two over through three, but I got it back.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 2018
“I played a little bit better yesterday, today wasn’t quite as good, but I finally birdied a par-five so that’s a positive.
“Right now I’m six back. It will be a pretty packed leaderboard, and I’m certainly right there in it.”
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