The Open Championship: Excitement builds for Tiger Woods' challenge

Anticipation for a second day Woods charge was palpable even on the first tee. The mood there was especially tense following the world number one's disastrous opening shot on Thursday, when he fired it deep into the rough and had to declare an unplayable.

updated: July 19, 2013 18:48 IST
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Gullane, United Kingdom: Some came dressed as tigers, others peered over walls from outside the course, most packed the stands and lined the fairways. There was only one man they had come to see.

Tiger Woods may not be the player he once was but when he is in the hunt at a major, he remains, by far, the biggest draw.

"We're supporting him because he is the best player in the world," Craig Brown, 28, told AFP. "I'm absolutely roasting," said his companion, Jamie Gallacher, 24.

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