IT was another action-packed day at Royal Troon with the weather playing a major role in deciding who sits where in the leaderboard.
Everyone sitting in the top 10 had had the best of the conditions including Phil Mickelson who leads by one from Henrik Stenson.
Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Keegan Bradley are two further back while defending champion Zach Johnson is five back and 16-1 at Ladbrokes.
You can’t rule out anyone within 10 shots but the likes of Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy would need a sizzling third round. Sergio Garcia, one of my antepost picks, is still in the mix on four under and is 20-1 at 888sport.
Mickelson brought up the first part of my 11-2 threeball double but Justin Thomas followed his 67 with a 77 in wind and rain to beat me up.
Twoballs are easier to predict and the pairings have now been priced up. I’m going for three big guns – Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia.
World No.1 Day has struggled but has a big round in him and should outscore England’s David Howell. McIlroy finished well yesterday and also has a low round in him. He’s up against Kyung-Tae Kim.
Complete the treble with Sergio Garcia who is still in title contention. The Spaniard is up against England’s Andrew “Beef” Johnston whose quickly becoming a cult hero due to his beard and love of cheeseburgers.
All of mine and Ace’s outright bets are still running after all players made the cut.
Mr Fixit’s Twoball Tips
Mr Fixit’s Outright Bets
2.5pts win D Johnson
1.5pts ew Garcia
1.5pts ew Scott
1pt Westwood top English
(13-2, Stan James)
1pt Montgomerie top Scottish
Ace Venturer’s Outright Bets
3pts win Dustin Johnson (William Hill, 9-1)
1.5pts ew Sergio Garcia (Betway, 25-1)
1.5pts ew Henrik Stenson (Coral, 30-1)
1.5pts ew Patrick Reed (888Sport, 70-1)
1.5pts ew Russell Knox (Betfred, 100-1)