The second round of the 2022 Open Championship – or British Open, as the Americans call it – is being held in St. Andrews, home of golf. The final men’s tournament of the year, this year’s Open promises to be a fast, open affair. There is one favorite (Rory McIlroy) and many critics (Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and others) but there is no escape option.
The 150th Open Championship is cause for celebration, and the return to St. Andrews for the first time in seven years is a milestone in golf history. This could be the last time Tiger Woods plays in St. Andrews, and this could be McIlroy’s best chance to win at the home of golf. Maybe one of the golfers will join the ranks of the immortals, and maybe someone new and unexpected will rise to the challenge and bring home the Claret Jug.
In the first half, Cameron Young led the way with two strokes, scoring eight under perfect conditions early in the morning. McIlroy followed suit, recording another strong opening day in the majors. The traditional wisdom at St. Andrews holds that the eventual winner is within three strokes of the lead on Thursday … but with only three men at that time – McIlroy, Cameron Smith and Robert Dinwiddie – is the Open already over? Let’s hope not. We have a long way to go.
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