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Morikawa would have harboured high hopes of heading into the weekend at Royal St Georges on top of the leaderboard after defying his absence of Open experience to fire a seven-birdie 64 to set the early clubhouse target at nine under par.Last years PGA champion was 3 shots clear of the field when he signed his card, but Oosthuizen flourished in the afternoon session under clear blue skies and with precious little wind to contend with, adding a 65 to his opening 64 to become the first gamer in Open history to shoot 129 over the first 2 rounds. 2:53 Nick Dougherty and Andrew Coltart review Collin Morikawas second round at The 149th Open, where he threatened numerous records on his way to a six-under 64 Nick Dougherty and Andrew Coltart evaluation Collin Morikawas second round at The 149th Open, where he threatened numerous records on his method to a six-under 64 At 6 under for the day, Oosthuizen needed one more birdie to match the course record of 63, but discovering the deep bunker at the 16th led to his first dropped shot of the Championship, and he did well to prevent another at 17 prior to a rock-solid par at the last ensured his place in history as the first player to break 130 midway through an Open.” To have any record at the Open, or part of any record at the Open is constantly extremely unique,” said Oosthuizen, 6 times a runner-up in majors, consisting of two this year. Jiggers remarkable Open ace Jonathan Thomson lit up The Open on day 2 with an experience hole-in-one at the 16th Oosthuizen, whose rating of 129 was just one short of Koepkas all-time significant record, is determined to remain grounded and avoid thoughts of running away with the title as he did at St Andrews in 2010, where he cruised to a seven-shot triumph. 2:31 Jordan Spieth was left disappointed by missed out on opportunities during a second-round 67 at The Open, dropping the three-time significant champion three off the lead Jordan Spieth was left disappointed by missed chances throughout a second-round 67 at The Open, dropping the three-time significant champion 3 off the lead Morikawas very first tournament on European soil at the Scottish Open last week offered him with vital feedback on how to manage his method around a links course, and a change of equipment set-up gained huge benefits as he raced to 10 under with his seventh birdie of the round at the 14th.

Louis Oosthuizen broke The Open scoring record with his halfway rating of 129.

Louis Oosthuizen met the difficulty of debutant Collin Morikawa with a record-breaking performance earning the South African a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of The 149th Open.
Morikawa would have harboured high hopes of heading into the weekend at Royal St Georges on top of the leaderboard after defying his lack of Open experience to fire a seven-birdie 64 to set the early clubhouse target at 9 under par.Last years PGA champ was three shots clear of the field when he signed his card, however Oosthuizen succeeded in the afternoon session under clear blue skies and with precious little wind to compete with, including a 65 to his opening 64 to end up being the first player in Open history to shoot 129 over the very first 2 rounds. 2:53 Nick Dougherty and Andrew Coltart evaluation Collin Morikawas 2nd round at The 149th Open, where he threatened numerous records on his method to a six-under 64 Nick Dougherty and Andrew Coltart evaluation Collin Morikawas 2nd round at The 149th Open, where he threatened several records on his method to a six-under 64 At six under for the day, Oosthuizen required one more birdie to match the course record of 63, however finding the deep bunker at the 16th led to his first dropped shot of the Championship, and he did well to avoid another at 17 before a rock-solid par at the last guaranteed his location in history as the first gamer to break 130 midway through an Open. 2:31 Jordan Spieth was left dissatisfied by missed opportunities throughout a second-round 67 at The Open, dropping the three-time major champion 3 off the lead Jordan Spieth was left disappointed by missed out on opportunities throughout a second-round 67 at The Open, dropping the three-time major champion 3 off the lead Morikawas first competition on European soil at the Scottish Open last week offered him with critical feedback on how to manage his way around a links course, and a change of equipment set-up enjoyed big benefits as he raced to 10 under with his seventh birdie of the round at the 14th.

By Keith Jackson at Royal St Georges.
Last Updated: 16/07/21 8:47 pm.

Louis Oosthuizen ended up being the first gamer in Open history to break 130 for 36 holes as a 65 lifted him 2 shots clear of debutant Collin Morikawa on a second day of low scoring at Royal St Georges.

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