Tiger Woods had spectators upstanding all round the 18th green when he brilliantly holeda bunker shot to move to six under par on day two of the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
Woods was in a class of his own when compared to Europeans Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose and displaying once again why he’s in possession of 14 Major Championship victories.
Woods also rolled in a birdie gem at 16 to post his second straight three under par 67 on the Lancashire links gem.
And while those watching were impressed by Woods’ golfing skills at the last, the American played down the bunker shot just immediately right of the flagstick.
“It wasn’t lying so bad and it wasn’t as hard as it may have looked,” said Woods.
“I was on the upslope of the bunker and I could take out that steepness coming off the bunker and land the ball on the flat.
“So I just threw it up there, and I played about a cup outside the left and it landed on my spot and rolled right in.
“But overall I am very pleased at where I’m at. We’re at the halfway point and I’m right there in the mix. With the weather that’s forecasted for Sunday and tomorrow, it’s going to be a good weekend.”
Woods now heads into the third round trailing four shots behind fellow American Brandt Snedeker (64) at 10-under par and Australia’s Adam Scott (67) on nine under.