The Open 2018: Rory McIlroy hits back at Butch Harmon 'robotic' remarks

Lawrence Kim
July 20, 2018

An approaching storm kicked up wind, and with it Tiger's scores. "No one's going to argue with him - he did it like at Hoylake, and he was able to win there".

A birdie on the first hole was just the start he needed. It could have been worse but he made par on the first Par-5 hole after hitting his driver OB.

"You get to places like Augusta National, where it's just a big ballpark, and the golf course outgrows you, unfortunately", Woods continued.

Kisner's best score in three previous trips to the British Open was a 69 in the final round past year at Royal Birkdale.

Tony Finau defied all odds in April after collecting T10 at the Masters after dislocating his ankle during the Par-3 Contest.

Woods has not finished in the top-10 at a major tournament since 2013.

Zach Johnson, the 2015 champion, leads after a second-round 67.

As if on cue, Woods' game started looking more familiar, too. His conservative game plan kept the big numbers off of his card and his hopes for a fourth title intact for at least one more round.

Finau, who now resides in Lehi, started his round at 3:31 a.m. MDT and made a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole after reaching the green in regulation from a fairway pot bunker. Woods felt much better after applying the tape and went about his preparation for his round, welcome news for a player whose recent career was derailed by back injuries. He's out in the rain tomorrow morning, so we'll see what that brings!

Jordan Spieth put his nightmare first-round finish at The Open down to a combination of a "brain fart" and falling back to the type of golf he is trying to steer himself away from as he seeks to regain his best form.

He grew up close to another major championship which awards its victor a Green Jacket instead of the Claret Jug up for grabs this week but as much as he loves the Masters he would take an Open victory without any complaints.

A bogey on the 10th slowed his charge and although he responded with a long birdie on 11 he lipped-out a three-footer for par on the 13th and surrendered another shot at the 15th after another visit to a sand trap. I believe fantasy gamers are in exactly the same boat.

Spieth shows incredible guts to save par at the eighth hole.

Unsurprisingly, there were zero bogey-free rounds.

The 18th has been called the scariest on The Open rota and is arguably the toughest finishing stretch in all championship golf.

Enjoy the rest of Day 2, everyone. Andres Romero is in front at the time of filing, as he opened with a 65 (-7). An 8-iron on the par-5 14th that went straight into a pot bunker with a fried egg lie.

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