South African Louis OOsthuizen reaffirmed his lead in the British Open golf after signing a 65 (5 under par), over Royal St George’s GC (Sandwich, Kent) in a second day in which the Spanish Jon Rahm, world number two, was recovered from his bad start with an impeccable lap (-6) that brings you closer to the noble zone of the classification.
Rahm is alive. This Friday, with an exhibition at the height of his world ranking, he was once again among the contenders to win the Claret Jar.
It did not start well. He chained 5 pairs in a row in the first holes and the ghosts of the opening round began to appear. However, with millimeter precision on the approach, he scored two birdies in a row on the sixth and on the seventh hole that started the Spanish recital.
Rahm made up for the 9th hole, whose bunker cut short its course on Thursday, with a birdie. And in the second round, he completed his roster with three straight birdies at 13, 14 and 15, to close his record at 64 and climb to twelfth position, 6 hits behind the leader.
The Basque had the opportunity to break the lap record on the English course (-7), currently held by Sir Nick Faldo and Rayne Stewarts, but missed his birdie putt on the 18th hole.
Louis Oosthuizen left another sublime performance. He delivered a card of 4 birdies and a spectacular eagle on the 14th hole of par 5, only marred by a bogey. The South African remains the leader, two strokes behind the American Collin Morikawa, who joined the fight for his second ‘big’ with another 64 (-6).
In the third position rides the American Jordan Spieth, who lowered his credentials of the first round with a 67 (-3) that leaves him to 3 of the head (-8).