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Jul
15
2011

Round 2 British Open: Everybody left has a shot. (Mickelson, Watson, Mcilory still in it)

Who says there can’t be an exciting major without you know who. 71 golfers made the cut at the British Open and every single one of them can still win this year’s third major. Only 7 shots separate the entire field at the Halfway point. That’s right not one player remaining should think they are out of this thing.

Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland and former Clemson golfer Lucas Golfer lead the way at 4 under, but check out some of the players lurking not far behind.

There is reigning PGA champion Germany’s Martin Kaymer at -3. There is reigning Master’s champion Charl Schwartzel at -2. U.S Open Winner Rory Mcilory is just 4 back at Even tied with Sergio Garcia.

You’ve got wily veterans in contention like Americans Tom Lehman and Davis Love III coming in at two under. Phil Mickelson at one under is in as good a position heading into the weekend of the British Open as he’s ever been. Only 3 back Mickelson is in great shape to claim a Claret Jug, but who isn’t at the moment? By the way I think you’ll see Mickelson in contention all weekend.

You even have a 61 old year old in striking distance. That would be 5-Time British Open Champion Tom Watson a mere 6 shots back at +2. Don’t think this guy can’t win it? Just 2 years ago he came within an eye lash of winning this event. This can happen I’m serious. The weather is expected to be awful this weekend, with heavy wind and rain. Let Watson get out early ahead of the leaders shoot one under or even and he’ll be right in the thick of it Sunday.

I can’t even begin to think about who might be the favorite to win it. The tournament is so wide open at this point, and the weather will certainly play a role in the finish. It should be a wild fun to watch weekend. Well maybe not for the players…

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