Woods, Dustin Johnson One Shot off the Lead Heading Into the Weekend

It was another windy and dry day and Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland as the leader board started to look more like a U.S. Open than a British Open.

With the greens and fairways dried out and running fast and firm for the second straight day, Tiger Woods went out in the morning wave of golfers and shot an even par 71 to stay at 2-under for the tournament. The Jupiter Island resident, who started the day three shots back, struggled around the greens most of the day as they continued to dry out even more. Playing the back nine at one over par for the day, Woods made a difficult birdie putt on the tough 18th hole to get back to even par on the day.

The Claret Jug, handed out to the champion of the British Open. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The Claret Jug, handed out to the champion of the British Open. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

While Woods shot two strokes higher than in round one, the results were better on day two. Woods opened the day up three shots behind round one leader Zach Johnson. As he remained steady, shooting even par, the rest of the field struggled even more as most of the afternoon wave of golfers failed to match or break par. Woods now enters this weekend in a tie for second and only one shot back of the 36 hole leader Miguel Angle Jimenez.

Joining Woods at 2-under heading into the weekend is Loxahatchee River resident Dustin Johnson. Like Woods, Johnson struggled to get anything going on day two firing a one-over par 72. The bright spot of the day for Johnson was an eagle on the par 5 fifth hole. It was his second eagle in as many rounds in the tournament.

While most golfers failed to break par on the day, a few golfers did manage to get in the red with a couple of neighbors sharing the low score of the day. Old Palm residents Lee Westwood and Charl Schwartzel both shot rounds of 68 to get back into contention heading into the weekend. For Westwood, the 3-under round puts him just one shot back of the leader and in a tie with Woods and Johnson while Schwartzel’s round moves in into a tie for 11th and four shots back.

For complete coverage of the British Open including a full leader board, visit www.theopen.com.

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