The Open 2012 diary
OPEN debutant Anirban Lahiri, who made the cut comfortably with a level-par total, has been so focused for the first two rounds he has not been concentrating on other scores. The same cannot be said for his father, however, who Lahiri described as “a golfaholic”.
“He and my manager were having a beer last night and jabbing with each other that they’re both screen refreshers because they just want to know what the score is, even if it’s been updated two seconds ago,” said the 25-year-old, who booked his place in International final qualifying in Asia.
“When we got back late last night the first thing he did was open up his laptop. I told him ‘Dad, just don’t tell me what’s going on. I just want to go out there and keep doing my thing – you can read all you like but just keep it to yourself’.”
Lahiri, who went on a 10-day meditation course in Hyderabad in January and continues to practise, added: “I want to stick to my game plan and I don’t want to let how others are playing affect me. Not until Saturday afternoon. Hopefully I’ll look up and see where I am.”
HEAVY overnight rain caused a few issues on the course, not least in some bunkers which had large pools of water and so posed even more of a hazard. “I didn’t take relief and hit the shot from the water. I felt like I took a shower,” said Japan’s Toshinori Muto.
FORMER Open champion Mark Calcavecchia said he was pleased to make the cut for two reasons after moving to one under with a second-round 68.
“I wanted to play all four days here and not have to sit around until Thursday at Turnberry. Now I’ll have something to do this weekend” said the 52-year-old American, who is playing in the Senior Open Championship next week.
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