clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

British Open 2012: Brandt Snedeker Takes 36-Hole Lead Into Weekend

The only man to ever post a 10-under score after two days at the British Open Championship, 31-year-old Nashville native Brandt Snedeker took full command of the 2012 event with a tournament-low round of 64 on Friday morning.

Despite never making a cut at a British Open in his career, Snedeker holds a one-stroke lead on round one leader Adam Scott, who posted a 3-under 33 on his back nine to card a 67 on Friday. The two talented players will pair together for Saturday's round, which is shaping up to feature plenty of intrigue as former No. 1 Tiger Woods breathes hot on their heels in the second-to-last group.

Woods used a miraculous birdie chip-in from the bunker on the 18th hole to move to 6-under for the tournament in his second round, as he will have 36 holes to make up the four-stroke difference. Woods will be paired with Danish challenger Thorbjorn Olesen on Saturday, after the 22-year-old youngster birdied six of his final 10 holes on Friday to reach 5-under for the championship.

For more 2012 British Open coverage, stay with this StoryStream. For all things golf, be sure to check out SB Nation's golf hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.