Saturday, 27 September 2008

Second round cleaned up, some big boys head home.

Darren Clarke had to pick up four shots in six holes this morning to make the cut. As I checked the leaderboard this morning, he had made three birdies on 13, 14 and 17. Unfortunately he couldn't complete a miraculous recovery, par on the 18th left him agonisingly one shot short.

Silver lining -He can head off to be at his son Conor's eighth birthday party tonight. (Great name, Conor)

Nick Dougherty had an absolute disaster to crash to 5 over. One under at the 15th hole, he bogeyed 16 and 17 to miss out. He was still on course to make the cut but made a complete hash of the final hole, a quadruple bogey 8 took him two shots outside the cut mark.

Silver lining - He can head off now to Scotland to prepare for his defence of his Dunhill Links title.

Colin Montgomerie also went out at the halfway stage, his 69 was not enough to repair the damage of his first round 81.

Silver Lining - Monty didn't have to come back this morning as he was finished yesterday. Nice lie in for him...

The delays with the fog that have hit the tournament mean the leaders will probably only get half their third round completed today, 27 holes or so for them tomorrow is likely.

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