Open Golf: Tiger Woods stays solid on day two

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The 14-time Major champion lies on two-under-par after the second day at Muirfield

World number one Tiger Woods is perfectly placed heading into the weekend after a level-par second round.

The American rolled in a lovely birdie putt at 18 to complete a round that included birdies at the 3rd and the 5th, as well as bogeys at the 4th, 8th and 11th. He also made magnificent par saves at the 10th, 14th and 18th to stay at two-under-par for the tournament.

“It was difficult out there today,” said Woods. “The wind obviously is a completely different direction than it was yesterday. On top of that we’ve had quite a bit of moisture on the greens overnight.
[I hope to] just continue plodding along. Just continue being patient, putting the ball in the right spots and trying… “It obviously changed a lot as we were playing along. Our last four holes – our last five holes, it got awfully quick.”

Woods also admitted he was pleased with his form over the first two days and is hoping for more of the same over the weekend.

“[I hope to] just continue plodding along. Just continue being patient, putting the ball in the right spots and trying – we’re not going to get a lot of opportunities out there, but when I have, I’ve been able to capitalize, and hopefully I can continue doing that.

“I’m not going to win every Major I play in, but certainly I can try and put myself there. If I give myself enough opportunities, I’ll get my share, and I think I have so far in my career.”

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