Robert Rock of England has the 36 hole lead in the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland.
Robert carded a second round -7 under 63 to lead the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at the half-way stage, and at -13 under par will take a two stroke advantage into the week-end.
Robert said his long range putting was good today;
“If you can do that when you don’t feel quite as good, that’s something.”
“That gave me a bit of hope because I know generally, four days, I don’t get four days of everything feeling great.”
“I generally have three days of feeling great and one iffy one. I hope this was the iffy one; it might not be, but I’m used to that sort of scenario happening over four days.”
“I’m pleased that I managed to turn out a good score and had some things go my way to help me do that.”
“Not dropping shots makes you feel like you’re playing proper golf, smart golf and your bad shots aren’t really bad. My short game is kind of healthy at the moment. You need two, really, to save par. Yesterday I only missed one green and I chipped in and that was pretty cool.”
“Today wasn’t obviously as good tee-to-green but I did make some good up-and-downs, and my long putting has been good, which this type of golf demands, really.”
“I have a lot of 40- and 50-foot putts, when you’re in the fairway or you don’t hit a great approach shot, you put it on the front edge or back edge and you lag those up and two-putt is what you’re after. So far, so good.”
“If I play another two good rounds, I shouldn’t be too far away. But if some guys shoot, I don’t know, same sort of scores, they will be tough to catch.”
Sharing second place at -11 under were Jens Dantorp, Sweden, -5 under 65 today, and Tyrrell Hatton, England with his -6 under 64 second round.
Tyrrell was happy with his bogey free round today;
“If I can play like that and score that well, then that’s obviously really good.”
“So I’ll take a bit of confidence from that and hopefully have a good weekend.”
Phil Mickelson missed the cut, not a good look for the upcoming match against Tiger Woods.