Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa is cruising along at the top of The Open leaderboard after 36 holes at Royal St. Georges Golf Club in England.
Louis had a second round -5 under par 65 and will take a two shot lead into the week-end with a -11 under par tournament total, setting a new Open Championship low score record for 36 holes;
“I only heard that when I walked in, I was not aware of what it was but to have any record at The Open is always very special.”
“I think I have really played good the last two days and today we got lucky the last nine holes. It was as good weather as you can get playing this course and all of us took advantage.”
“Right now I think where my game is at, I just need to put myself in position, and this year is the best I’ve been putting, and I just need to hit greens and give myself any opportunities for birdies.”
“If the weather stays like that we can definitely expect a few birdies.”
“It’s a good leaderboard so I need to play good golf this weekend.”
“Around this golf course, a lot of things can happen. I don’t think you want to think too much of it on a links course until you get to that 18th green and hopefully you have a lead.”
Collin Morikawa, USA, is in second place with one of the low rounds of the day -6 under par 64, giving him a total of -9 under par.
A change of irons made the difference;
“I changed to the TaylorMade P7MC’s strictly because I couldn’t find the center of the face.”
“I was hitting these iron shots last week that I just normally don’t and my swing felt good, but it was a huge learning opportunity.”
“Last week I wanted to win, but I came out of it learning a lot more, and thankfully it helped for this week.”
Jordan Spieth, also from the USA holds third place at -8 under par, a second round -3 under par 67 keeping him in touch with the leader. Jordan also has new irons for this tournament, Titleist T100’s;
“First thing you noticed is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron. You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it.”
“Just very simple, stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity-back.”
“I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron, to be honest.”
Three notables missing the cut, made at +1 over par were Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed and Jason Day.