Johnson, Tiger sit one shot behind British Open leader

Former Coastal Carolina golfer and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson survived an up-and-down second round of the British Open to remain in the hunt for his first major championship at Muirfield (Scotland).

Dustin Johnson, who entered the day at 3-under and two strokes off the lead pace, enters the weekend at 2-under and only one stroke behind leader Miguel Jimenez. Johnson’s roller-coaster round of 72 has him tied for second with five players, including Tiger Woods.

Unlike Thursday’s opening round, when Johnson birdied four of the first eight holes before dropping a few strokes on the back nine, Friday’s round saw him bogey four of the first eight holes, separated by an eagle on No. 5. He added birdies on Nos. 9 and 12 before bogeying No. 15.

Johnson is the only player to finish in the top 15 of the last three British Opens. No other golfer has more than one top-15 finish in that span.

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