Jordan Spieth hoping for hair-raising day with Tiger Woods after close shave

23 Juillet, 2018, 09:59 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Spieth's title defense at British Open ends without a bang

Many analysts howled at Woods' ultra-conservative strategy across the early rounds here at big, brawny and brutish Carnoustie. He led the field in driving accuracy but routinely left himself 200-plus yards for his approach shots, relying heavily on some vintage iron play. A tap-in at the par-five 14th lifted him to the top of a Major championship leaderboard for the first time since the second round at the 2013 Masters.

Johnson and Kisner are staying in a house of seven players - five of them major champions - and share the lead at 6-under 136. It was the second straight year that No. 1 and No. 2 in the world missed the cut in a major, and Johnson became the first No. 1 player to miss the cut at the British Open since Luke Donald in 2011. He was four shots behind. Joining them was Tommy Fleetwood, who dropped three shots in two holes on the back nine on his way to a 71.

Xander Schauffele was hacking his way through fescue.

"For a while", McIlroy conceded, "I thought Tiger was going to win".

"Jeez, under those conditions, I would have taken that score today going out", said the Northern Irishman. "I doubt he's been called Zach that many times". "It didn't feel any different". And it's the first time he has had to look over his shoulder at Woods.

Schauffele birdied five, six and seven on his way to a 67, bouncing back from a bogey at the 17th with a birdie at the last to take a share of the lead going into the final day. "I feel really positive for tomorrow, and I'm going to fight for it".

And here is Woods at the halfway point of The Open at 142, even par, but wondering what might have been. He followed it up on 12 with another misadventure in the rough, leading to a momentum-killing bogey. I really did. I hit a lot of good shots.

With the leaders still on the course, Woods' deficit will stretch, but he will be in contention come Sunday.

Disney urged to rehire James Gunn by celebrities and fan petitions
Last year, Selma Blair revealed that she had suffered sexual harassment at the hands of director James Toback. Selma Blair refers to Gunn as "one of the good ones" in her tweet.

At Least 11 People Dead, Dozens Are Injured Following Kabul Bombing
Dostum's return comes amid protests in several provinces across northern Afghanistan - his traditional support base. The Islamic States group's local affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack on its Amaaq News Agency website.

Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with United States useless’
Shortly after Trump's announcement to withdraw, Rouhani threatened to ramp up Iran's enrichment of fissile material. Trump pulled out of an global nuclear deal first brokered in 2015 by then-president Barack Obama.

From there, standing beside the burn, Woods played conservatively to the proper path, then chipped gorgeously over another portion of the winding burn and within saving distance of the hole, closing with a fine par save.

Even Scottish playing partner Russell Knox, who briefly stole the American's thunder with a superb eagle on the 14th, later described his hero Woods as a "mythical" figure. Woods hit 13 greens in regulation and made four birdies.

"We're not there yet", Woods said.

The 29-year-old said: "I didn't hit driver as much today, so I didn't have as much of a chance to hit it offline, but there were still a couple of shots out there that weren't great". Who hasn't? It's kind of a dream come true just to have the opportunity. "You've got to be fearless and aim down the left side and hope it doesn't go left out of bounds or right into the bunkers", he said.

McIlroy remained without a major victory since winning his fourth at the PGA Championship in 2014. "I'm not getting ahead of myself, I'm just in a good position", the 24-year-old Texan told the BBC.

But Woods made the most of his good fortune to make par and added: "It kept me in the fight".

"If I just clean up those two holes and play them the way I'm supposed to play them, I think I'd probably have the best round in the afternoon wave". I'm trying to see the line and trying to roll it over the line.

Tiger Woods is on the move in the British Open, edging to within a stroke of the lead on the front nine. He was surrounded by his usual entourage, but also two new, younger additions to his clan.

Conseillé:

  • 9 people injured in Greektown shooting, shooter dead

    9 people injured in Greektown shooting, shooter dead

    Paramedics tell CityNews the scene encompasses several blocks and a number of victims have sustained significant injuries. She tweeted: "My evening was nice until I heard shooting right out of my place on the Danforth".
    Pitcher in middle of racist-tweet scandal gets standing ovation

    Pitcher in middle of racist-tweet scandal gets standing ovation

    Hader publicly apologized for the tweets after Tuesday's game and before the Brewers' game Friday . Hader took a few warmup tosses before being introduced by the public address announcer.
    Chance of strong to severe storms late this afternoon into tonight

    Chance of strong to severe storms late this afternoon into tonight

    Highs will be slightly cooler but still think we'll be in the low to mid 90s with heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100°. While we could see some development in the evening, we will be monitoring an organized cluster of storms north of the state.
  • 'Equalizer 2′ Beats 'Mamma Mia 2′ at Weekend Box Office

    'Equalizer 2′ Beats 'Mamma Mia 2′ at Weekend Box Office

    Director Antoine Fuqua also made Training Day , which earned Washington a best actor Oscar nod. Here We Go Again, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.
    Francesco Molinari Wins the 2018 Open Championship

    Francesco Molinari Wins the 2018 Open Championship

    It might be because there is so much as stake, despite a legacy from his earlier years that is already in golf's record books. He followed that with a bogey and never caught up. ( Francesco) Molinari is the guy you have got to give a lot of credit to.

    Chelsea Interested In Signing Martial From Manchester United

    However Martial's teammate Ander Herrera has urged the 2015 Golden Boy victor to stay put at Old Trafford and prove his potential. Jose Mourinho has warned Anthony Martial that he should not be expecting to leave Manchester United this summer.
  • G20 finance ministers in STARK warning

    The meeting came a day after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all $500 billion Chinese exports to the US. Finance ministers and representatives from G-20 nations met in Buenos Aires this week to discuss the global economy.
    Un enfant de trois ans attaqué à l'acide — Grande-Bretagne

    Un enfant de trois ans attaqué à l'acide — Grande-Bretagne

    Au cours de ces dernières années, le Royaume-Uni, en particulier à Londres, fait face à une hausse des attaques à l'acide . A la suite de ce drame, un homme de 39 ans a été arrêté et placé en garde à vue.
    Scientists Discovered Ten New Moons of Jupiter, Which Include A Wrong Driver

    Scientists Discovered Ten New Moons of Jupiter, Which Include A Wrong Driver

    The astronomers were looking for Planet X, an unknown massive planet at the fringes of the Solar System, according the the school. So we think they are intermediate between rocky asteroids and icy comets. "So they're probably half ice and half rock".
  • Trump ready to put tariffs on $500B of Chinese imports, report

    Trump ready to put tariffs on $500B of Chinese imports, report

    In congressional testimony this week, though, he expressed concern about Trump's confrontational trade policies. President Donald Trump broke a multi-decade tradition by weighing in on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.
    Red Sox showing interest in Tigers RHP Mike Fiers

    Red Sox showing interest in Tigers RHP Mike Fiers

    Nicholas Castellanos followed with a one-out grounder to third, and Goodrum was retired in a rundown between third and home. That was part of a rebuilding effort in which the Tigers would later trade Justin Verlander, Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler.

    Francesco Molinari Wins the British Open

    The pair's 72-hole total of 282 was good enough for top-20 finishes, but not good enough to contend for the Claret Jug. Xander Schauffele was also fine until carding bogey, bogey, double-bogey on the fifth, sixth, and seventh holes.


Populaire

French investigators raid home of French President Macron's bodyguard
Les Republicans party leader Laurent Wauquiez said the government was "trying to hide a matter of state". Benalla, who is not a police officer, was only supposed to be accompanying the police as an observer.

Trump says Carter Page documents show DoJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled courts
Whole sections in the application - detailing the FBI's justification for believing Page was a Russian agent - are blacked out. Donald Trump's former foreign policy adviser Carter Page says claims he worked on Russia's behalf are "ridiculous".

'Trade war to produce only losers,’ French minister warns US
President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 9, 2017. FILE - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters outside the White House, May 21, 2018, in Washington.

Everton in talks over deal worth up to £50m for Richarlison
Everton are in adavanced talks with Watford to secure a deal for Brazilian winger Richarlison worth up to £40 million. Richarlison arrived at The Hornets in August 2017 from Fluminense for £11.5m after starring in the Under-20 World Cup.

Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit
Many Brexit or "Leave" campaigners feel they are losing ground to voices questioning the meaning of the 2016 vote. They will also receive an update on negotiations from the European Commission's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier.

A's signal playoff hopes with reported trade for Mets closer Jeurys Familia
In return for trading its closer, NY will receive third base prospect Will Toffey and 26-year-old relief pitcher Bobby Wahl . Oakland's duo of Lou Trevino and Blake Treinen was already one of the best back-end tandems in baseball.

Last surviving member of murdered Amazonian tribe caught on camera
It believes encroachment and attacks by farmers and loggers that began in the 1980s decimated the man's tribe. Funai employee Altair Algayer said: "He is very well, hunting, maintaining some plantations of papaya, corn".

Mnuchin: US open to removing Russian aluminum producer from sanctions list
Lagarde said growth in the country would "stabilize in the last quarter of 2018" with a "gradual recovery in 2019 and 2020". He said: "Combating terrorist financing is obviously a critical focus of the US Treasury and the Trump administration".

Moscon booted from Tour after altercation with rider
Brailsford apologized to both Gesbert and Team Fortuneo-Samsic, and said that Moscon is "disappointed in his behavior". A statement from race organisers said Moscon had been disqualified for "particularly serious aggression".

Saudi oil exports to drop by about 100000bpd in August: Opec governor
Prices also received a boost after OPEC's largest oil producer, Saudi Arabia, said it would temper its exports next month. As per Goldman Sachs, unpredictable policy from the US government is increasing volatility in the oil and fuel markets.