Thongchai Jaidee Stays on Course at British Open

World No. 34 Thongchai Jaidee, whose best British Open outing was a tied 13th finish in 2009, said he must continue to play smart golf if he is to inch his way up the leaderboard.

updated: July 18, 2014 22:26 IST
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Thongchai Jaidee Bends British Open
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee lines up a putt on the 7th green during his second round, on day two of the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, north west England on July 18, 2014.


Hoylake, United Kingdom: Asian Tour star Thongchai Jaidee survived blustery winds to shoot a second straight even par 72 at the British Open on Friday.

The 44-year-old Thai got off to a stunning start with three birdies in his first five holes at Royal Liverpool before his charge veered slightly off course as the famed links course finally bared its teeth. (Also read: McIlroy keeps lead as wind gets up at British Open)

Thongchai dropped five bogeys against two more birdies for a two-day total of 144 in the year's third major to lie alongside the likes of title holder Phil Mickelson five shots off the lead.

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