Tiger triumphs after tantrum and gives himself a big chance of victory at Lytham
20:39 GMT, 20 July 2012
Tiger Woods's Open looks set for lift-off after Friday's 67, which finished with a chip in from a bunker on the 18th.
But his round wasn’t without controversy after he complained of fans taking photographs on the front nine and was then heard uttering an obscenity on the 11th tee.
In the hunt: Woods walks to the 11th tee during his second round
The three-time Open champion heads into today’s round in third position on six under par. But he was chastised by a spectator after uttering the words 'm****r f****r' after pushing his drive into the rough on the par-five 11th.
Unhappy: Woods reacts to a poor shot on the seventh hole
With young children present on the crowded tee, one fan was heard to say as Woods headed down the fairway: ‘That’s charming with children around.’
Friday's incident was not picked up by TV but was witnessed by Sportsmail.
Earlier in the round, Woods had
become annoyed by spectators taking photos on their phones, something
that they are expressly forbidden to do.
terms of his golf, the bogey Woods eventually made on the 11th was the
only one of an otherwise excellent round in the best of the conditions.
his round, the 36-year-old said: 'I’m right there in the mix and it’s
going to be a great weekend. I am very pleased with where I am.'