Woods trying to make up ground at Open

Tiger Woods during Round 2 of the British Open.


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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – When you’re arguably the greatest front-runner in professional golf history, the first order of business is a fast start.

Not exactly mission accomplished for Tiger Woods here at the British Open.

Continuing a trend that has dominated at all of his tournaments since his self-imposed exile, Woods (67-73) sits eight behind Louis Oosthuizen at the 36-hole point of the proceedings at the Old Course. As big a gap as that is, it’s actually closer than what he has dealt with thus far in 2010.

In his first tournament of the year, the Masters, Woods trailed by just two after two rounds. But in six tournaments since, he’s been an average of 10.1 shots behind the leader through 36 holes. The closest he’s been is seven back at the U.S. Open.

This could be considered noteworthy, of course, because Woods has never come from behind through 54 holes to win a major championship.

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