Cheat Sheet: What you need to know for Saturday in golf
By Luke Kerr-Dineen
Mahan hunting down the Canadian Open
At the British Open last week, Hunter Mahan shot 68 in the third round and played his way into the final group at Muirfield. This week, he shot an eight-under 64 in the second round, which included six birdies in seven holes.
It's still early, so who knows if he's going to win, but one thing is for sure: Mahan's consistency this season has been pretty breathtaking. In 19 events he's made 16 cuts, finished in the top 25 12 times, and has been in the final group after 54-holes in two consecutive majors. He's still looking for his first win of the season, but if he continues doing what he's doing, he won't be waiting for much longer.
Ball-strikers vs. scramblers at the Senior British Open
There's a mighty brawl unfolding at the Senior British Open this week. Among those in the top 5 after 36-holes is Bernhard Langer, who's averaging 14 greens each round of this tournament, and Gene Sauers, who's averaging 15. They're joined by David Frost, Mark Wiebe and Mark McNulty who are averaging 10, 10.5 and 11 greens respectively. That may sound like a lot, but it's not by tour standards, so what we're about to witness at Royal Birkdale is a case study of scramblers vs. ball-strikers under major championship conditions. Buckle your seat belts.