British Open | Sun is out and scoring is low at Old Course

by | Jul 15, 2022 | Sports

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):———2:20 p.m.The sun is finally out, the scoring is low and some big names have climbed onto the leaderboard at the British Open.Adam Scott took most advantage of the softer conditions caused by early-morning rain at the Old Course, shooting 7-under 65 to move two shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson.Top-ranked Scottie Scheffler shot a second straight 68 and is a stroke behind Johnson at 8 under overall alongside Tyrrell Hatton. Hatton and Sergio Garcia had 66s.Among the afternoon starters, Cameron Smith opened with three straight birdies and Garrick Higgo started with four in a row.Cameron Young was the overnight leader after a 64, but bogeyed No. 1 in his second round.———1:20 p.m.Dustin Johnson has made another great start to a British Open at St. Andrews.The 36-hole leader at the last Open at the home of golf in 2015 took the clubhouse lead midway through the second round with a 5-under 67.The former No. 1 two-putted for birdie at No. 18 to overtake first-round leader Cameron Young, who was about to tee off in his second round.Tiger Woods looks certain to miss the weekend in what could be his final Open at the Old Course, though, after losing further ground. He was 1 over after 11 holes, and tied for 148th in the 156-man field at 7 over.———1 p …

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