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Who's saying what at the British Open

By AFP
media Heading home: Tiger Woods missed the cut at the British Open on six over par AFP

Ireland's Shane Lowry and American J.B. Holmes share the lead of the British Open at the halfway stage on eight-under as 15-time major champion Tiger Woods and pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy failed to make the cut on Friday.

Here, AFP Sport takes a look at some of the best quotes from the second round of the 148th Open at Royal Portrush:

"Started the second season of "The Sinner," opened a bottle of wine, finished a bottle of wine, had a good night's sleep and came out and today was a new day."

-- McIlroy reflects on how he turned a 79 on Thursday into a 65 on Friday to miss the cut by one shot.

"I've just got to go out and do my best, and if that is good enough at the end of the day, we'll have a good night Sunday."

-- Lowry hopes to be having a party with the Claret Jug come Sunday.

"If you're going to wear it, you've got to own it. I feel like I'm owning it."

-- South African Erik van Rooyen, who sits at four-under, on his short-cut trousers.

"I don't think it's a good hole anyway. And it's maybe a bit too harsh if you can't actually move the golf ball when you're more than 7 yards right of the edge of the green. But it is what it is."

-- Tyrrell Hatton after coming unstuck in the rough by the 16th.

"I'd rather have as many shot lead as possible."

-- World number one Brooks Koepka when asked if he would rather lead or chase.

"Dinner. Where we're going on holiday. Whether there's a nail file in the bag."

-- Lee Westwood on what he and his caddie and girlfriend Helen Storey discuss during a round.

"They were so nice and so respectful. The kids were respectful, but that's not always the case when we travel around the world. We hear some rude comments from the kids. I think the adults kind of teach them that."

-- Woods on the reception he received from the crowds in Northern Ireland.

"You ask my 18-month-old son, who's his best buddy, he says Ace, that's the dog. It's nice to have him around."

-- Holmes on life on the road with a dog and a baby.

"I've had more comments than I thought, so maybe I do have a bit too much of a colourful style because I just thought it was normal."

-- Tommy Fleetwood's bold choice of shirt caught the eye as much as his golf.

"You don't really know how you're going to react to the last thing of something. And this one was very sweet and joyful. Tears of joy."

-- 1996 Open champion Tom Lehman reflects on his final appearance at the championship

"The last four years, five or six of us players have stayed in one house. It's a lot of fun. We don't normally do that. There's a lot of good table topics."

-- Jordan Spieth on what makes the Open week special for him.

"We're shouting as it's coming into the crowd and he's just standing watching it. People don't have enough time to react after we shout. It hits Greg, my caddie's, mom. And so I told them how it was."

-- Bob MacIntyre confronted playing partner Kyle Stanley after the American failed to shout fore to warn the crowd of a wayward drive on 17.

 
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