Lydia Ko and Danny Lee are both within striking distance of the lead in their respective tournaments as they head into the weekend.
Dealing with tropical-storm-strength winds mixed sporadically with a cold, north, sideways rain in Scotland, Lydia Ko managed to survive day two of the British Open finishing with an even-par round of 71 and is now only two shots off the lead.
Overnight leader Amy Olsen dropped ten shots to be out of contention now after a day where only six players shot under par and Ko showed her return of form has continued and places her perfectly for a tilt at The Open title on Sunday.
“I feel like every competitive round I get in, there’s a bit more confidence that builds in,” Ko said.
“The more times I put myself in contention or in a good position it gives me confidence about my game.
“Sean [Foley] has been trying to get me to swing aggressively and freely and I feel like I hit it better that way.
“Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but you know, I’ve just got to go out there and not worry about it and just believe in myself.”
Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist enters the weekend at 1-under par after a solid round of 70. Ko is tied for 4th with Australian Minjee Lee on 1-over.
Ko will tee off on Sunday morning at 1.22am New Zealand time and coverage begins on Sky Sport 6 at 1am.
Lee Tames TPC Boston
On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Kiwi Danny Lee has put two really good rounds together to be also tied for 4th, 3 shots from the lead after the second round of the US PGA Tour Northern Trust event at TPC Boston.
Lee had 8 birdies in his round of 7-under 64 and sits at 12-under alongside American Harris English and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.
“I’ve been playing good,” Lee said after his round.
“It’s just I’m not really surprised I shot this score today or yesterday.
“My whole team, we knew it was coming any time. And it happened today and yesterday. So I’m really happy to see that result.”
Since the PGA Tour restart, Lee looked to be struggling but he said that he has felt that he wasn’t far off from playing his best golf.
“I was just missing cuts by like one-shot or two-shot,” he said.
“I was never really out of it except Memorial. That place is really, really tough golf course when you’re not on, and I wasn’t on that week.
“I also had a left ankle injury after Workday, so I was struggling with that a little bit. But I was never that far off. Even last week, I didn’t miss a shot, and I only could get 2-under out of it. I missed the cut by one.”
American Dustin Johnson leads the tournament heading into the weekend with 15-under ahead of country-man Scottie Scheffler and Australian Cameron Davis on 13-under.
Danny Lee tees off at 5.40am with coverage of Day 3 from TPC Boston beginning on Sky Sport 6 at 6am on Sunday morning New Zealand time.