Open Golf: The best quotes from the second round

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What they said on day two

Mark O’Meara (67-78): I think the golf course is — look, my opinion, I think it’s fine. I think this is a Major championship, this is the way it should play. I don’t think it’s unfair. I said that on Thursday. I still don’t think it’s unfair.

Tom Lehman (68-77): There’s only one pin out there that I see getting really nasty and that’s No. 15. It’s a really tough spot. It’s downwind, and I hit a wedge that almost went in the hole and just trickled off to the right and ended up going in the bunker and I made 6. 

Greame McDowell (75-71):  I’m very happy to be in here for the weekend.  It’s not like me to make a cut, so I’m pretty happy with that. I only win when I make cuts, apparently, so get your money on me now!  It’s tough to see the leaders getting beyond 4 or 5 under par. Literally anything a little under par could win at this point.  After today, I’d imagine they can sort of let the hand break off and let the golf course accelerate away from us. 

Adam Scott (71-72): You have to be careful if you’re getting aggressive. I think you’ve just got to be patient and wait for the right numbers to show up on your shots into the greens. It’s just so hard to force it or be cute. You pay a big price if you make a mistake. 

Henrik Stenson (70-70): I’m up here and playing in a big tournament again. I think I’ve got the experience to do well in these championships. Tough conditions is something that I enjoy and suits my game, as well. I might still look for a bit more confidence and a bit more trust in my long game. I feel like I’ve been a bit wishy-washy these two days. But at times I’ve hit some nice ones and committed to some good shots,

Padraig Harrington (73-75): +6 certainly has a chance of making the cut. Five would have been okay, I think. 6 is going to have to sit here all day and wait to the last man. 

Miguel Angel Jimenez (68-71):  The fun does not mean you have biggest smile and start laughing all day. Fun is when you enjoy what you’re doing. I play golf and I enjoy it.

Sir Nick Faldo (79-78): This is where it started with the Opens. Maybe this is the right place to end it.  I came up here Sunday morning, like the good old days, as if I was trying to win, played lots of practice rounds. I played with Ernie, played with Rosie, Stenson, so that was fun. I’m delighted I did it.

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