Having followed a group round the entire course yesterday, I decided to have a fixed position today, so from 3.20pm onwards I sat down in the 18th grandstand and saw the groups come in.
Shot of the day
Angel Cabrera chipped in having missed the green short left in the small gulley that is in between the long rough and putting surface for a round of 72 and one over par total.
A group of enthusiastic Americans made sure they made their appreciation to John Daly known with a massive cheer. The girlfriend of Daly stood by the green also showed her appreciation with her hands clapping above her head while she wore a mini skirt with the same enthusiastic pattern as her fella.
Worst play of the day
Henrik Stenson birdied 17 to take himself to even par for the tournament only for him to hit his 18th tee shot almost sideways towards the 17th green grandstand, his second got him to 50ft short of the green, where he would have hoped to have got up and down, but he managed to take 4 more shots to take him from a top ten spot to joint 13th. A real let down.
Atmospheric moment of the day
Miguel angel Jimenez holed a chip on the front nine for par which caused a huge cheer, and with the sun shining and the dunes visibly full of spectators that could be seen from my vantage point, it sent shivers up my spine.
It was a great 4 hours I spent in the stands watching the players stroll in. The stands that gradually became fuller and fuller will be full from early on tomorrow, when they hope to see the 2009 Open champion hole the winning putt.