Edgerton’s Steve Stricker was cruising along Royal Troon in Scotland on Friday, logging par after par in the wind and the rain. He finished with 17 of them; however, the one that was missing may have cost him a chance at the Claret Jug.
Stricker hit two errant tee shots, and after hacking through the high grass, carded a quadruple bogey eight on the 15th hole. It dropped him from four under to even par for the tournament, and from a tie for sixth place to a tie for 27th.
The 49-year old Stricker is playing in his first major of the year and at the Open for the first time since 2013.
He opened with a four-under 67 on Thursday, and is now ten shots back of leader Phil Mickelson heading into Saturday’s third round, which is already underway. Stricker hit the links course at 6:15 AM CT.
Meanwhile, Mequon’s Jordan Niebrugge went five-over 76 on Friday and missed the cut by two strokes with a 36 hole total of plus six.
Niebrugge tied for sixth at the 2015 Open Championship, winning the silver medal as the low amateur.
Weekend television coverage can be found on NBC.