2010 British Open leaderboard shifting has already begun. The 2010 British Open leaderboard has Louis Oosthuizen leading the pack during round two of play at St. Andrews. With the cut line just about set further down on the 2010 British Open leaderboard, Oosthuizen had taken a five-shot lead over most of the field by the time he went to the clubhouse on Friday. With another impressive round of five-under-par for round two, Oosthuizen finds himself 12-under-par for the tournament. After Rory McIlroy jumped out to a two-shot lead on Thursday, he has come back down to earth with what has to be a frustrating second round for the golfer from Ireland. Now, instead of running away with the 2010 British Open leaderboard, things are getting much more interesting.
For those golfers taking to the St. Andrews course later on Friday, it was pretty obvious that the wind was starting to play a big factor. It looks like the cut line, which is the 70 lowest scores and ties at the 2010 British Open, will be anyone over par. Coming into the 2010 British Open, one wouldn’t have thought that a one-over-par score through two rounds would cut the field in half, especially when only a handful of golfers even finished the 2009 British Open under-par on Sunday. Are we in for more bad weather as we head deeper into the weekend of play? Or, are we still looking at what could be some of the most unbalanced playing conditions from the first group to the last group each day?
One of the biggest jumps on Friday belonged to Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, who shot a five-under-par in a really up-and-down round for him. Jimenez had eight birdies to go along with three bogies during round two, and now sits at five-under-par on the 2010 British Open leaderboard. Someone who might have gotten really lucky on the 2010 British Open leaderboard Friday was Phil Mickelson, who posted a one-under-par 71 to move to an even score for the Open. That puts him right on the cut line, but should keep Mickelson on the positive side, sending him into round three on Saturday with a lot of work in front of him to get back into the leaders.
Heading into Saturday, the main question will be if Louis Oosthuizen has already won the 2010 British Open, or if there is something that the rest of the field will say about his impressive lead. Will Tiger Woods be able to improve upon his middle-of-the-road round two to challenge for the 2010 British Open title? With an extremely late finish on Friday due to suspension of play (wind), it will be very interesting to see if the golfers get tired.