Only 11 players finished under par in the second round of the 2013 British Open as Muirfield Golf Club lived up to its tough reputation on Friday. Lee Westwood led the way in round two by shooting three under par to get to two under for the tournament and just one stroke off the leader, Miguel Angel Jiminez.
After a superb first-round that saw him alone atop the leader board at five under, Zach Johnson was overcome by Muirfield on Friday and fell to sixth after shooting four over in the second round. He wasn’t the only early leader to fall: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson began Friday under par and finished above even, which doesn’t bode well for Saturday’s forecast of thunderstorms.
Tiger Woods had another interesting outing after rallying to finish two-under in round one. The second round saw him start off hot and then cool off quickly before rallying once again to finish even for the round. So while the cuts and new pairings are being made, Woods sits comfortably tied for second with the likes of Westwood and Dustin Johnson.
The questionable conditions and dreadful weather forecast should shape up for an interesting round three on Saturday. Stay tuned for the latest on the 2013 British Open.