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The 149th Open: Jordan Spieth frustrated by disappointing finish to second round at Royal St George’s
July 16, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen holds a two-shot lead over Collin Morikawa on the midway stage of The Open, with Jordan Spieth three off the tempo after a disappointing end to his second spherical at Royal St George’s.
By Ali Stafford at Royal St George’s
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Jordan Spieth was left disillusioned by missed alternatives throughout a second-round 67 at The Open, dropping the three-time main champion three off the lead.
Jordan Spieth was left pissed off having not taken benefit of the situations and constructed on a quick begin to his second spherical at The Open.
The 2017 Champion was a shot off the lead after the opening day and impressed early in his second spherical at Royal St George’s, birdieing his opening two holes on a low-scoring Friday.
Spieth was 4 beneath for his spherical with six holes to play however struggled over the closing stretch, bogeying the par-four fifteenth and shutting his spherical with three pars to submit a three-under 67, leaving him heading into the weekend three strokes behind midway chief Collin Morikawa.
“I believe that in the present day was the day that might’ve actually been the particular one right here,” Spieth informed Sky Sports activities. “I felt like I had a very low one in me, however I simply did not fairly do it.
“I had a number of putts there in the course of the entrance 9 after which clearly closed one over on the final six. I am in place, however there’s sort of a nasty style in my mouth with what might’ve been.”
The three-time main champion was 4 beneath for his spherical with six holes to play however struggled over the closing stretch, bogeying the par-four fifteenth earlier than closing his spherical with three pars.
“I believe I have to deliver extra meals on the golf course tomorrow,” Spieth later added. “I received actually simply in a bizarre head house, like fatigued there on the thirteenth inexperienced as we had been ready and hitting putts.
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“I simply did not keep targeted like I used to be early within the spherical. Wasn’t very sharp. It is a simple answer for tomorrow. The end on 18 secured a second to final group on Saturday, which is an effective place to be in, however in the present day was a day the place I eyeing a quantity decrease than what I completed at.”
World No 1 Dustin Johnson battled his method again into the event with a five-under 65, with the two-time main winner birdieing his last gap to leap into the group on seven beneath and tied-fourth.
Dustin Johnson was happy together with his efficiency over the primary two days at The Open, with a second-round 65 lifting the world No 1 inside 4 of the midway lead at Royal St George’s.
“I believe it is actually stable and in the present day I clearly made a bunch of birdies and feeling like I used to be actually swinging it nicely,” Johnson informed Sky Sports activities. “A few errors, however apart from that, I used to be simply placing myself in good positions, drove it fairly nicely and hit a number of good iron pictures.””
Brooks Koepka heads into the weekend six off the tempo, having recovered from dropping three pictures in two holes early in his spherical to shut a second-round 66 with three consecutive birdies.
“I believe I forgot about it [the double bogey] in the course of the spherical, however very pissed off with three and 4,” Koepka stated. “You possibly can’t make a double bogey in a serious championship, so fairly pissed off. You possibly can’t make these errors, particularly if you’re that far again.
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“I simply felt like I needed to get again in to the golf event. I used to be so mad at myself at making a psychological mistake, speaking Ricky [Elliott, caddie] into three-wood. Whenever you make a psychological mistake and a poor swing, it is going to be a catastrophe.
“I am okay with making unhealthy swings, however like I stated, if you are going to make a psychological mistake, that is inexcusable. So, I’ve received to play a clear card just about this weekend if I would like an opportunity.”
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