After shooting a terrific first round 65 Bernhard Langer followed that up today with a second round 66. And with that Langer leads at the Senior British Open by seven strokes heading into the weekend.
What’s most impressive about Langer’s 11-under is that not only has he been incredible after two rounds, but only eight golfers are under par. Scoring is not easy, but Langer has made it look easy after two rounds.
“I played very aggressive and smart today,” Langer, who was the British Open champion in 2010 when the British Open took place at Carnoustie. “I missed a couple of opportunities early on, but I’ve very pleased overall. Playing good golf on a great course is a lot of fun. But you have to be very careful, very smart and hopefully execute properly.”
Colin Montgomerie, who won the Senior PGA Championship and Senior U.S. Open this year, is tied for second along with Chris G. Williams at 4-under par. Pedro Linhart sits in solo 4th place at 3-under par.
Tom Watson had a great second round as he shot a bogey-free 5-under to get him to 2-under for the tournament and nine strokes behind Langer. Bob Tway took a couple of steps back playing the second round at 2-over par and sits tied with Watson at 2-under.
Rick Gibson and Barry Lane are the final two golfers that are under par for the tournament thus far.
Tom Pernice Jr. had the low round of the day as he shot a 7-under to get him back to even for the tournament. Pernice Jr. sits tied for 9th along with Fred Couples and Bruce Vaughan.
The most interesting golfer in the world Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 2-under round to get him to a tie for 12th along with seven other golfers who are +1 for the tournament.
Langer is looking to replicate what Rory McIlroy did last week go wire-to-wire and just run away with the British Open championship. All in all, it’s looking really, really good for Langer. It’s tough to envision anybody catching Langer. But, we’ll see, you just never know.