By Larry GLicken

Time could be on the side of 52-year-old former Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia who went out today and posted a score of  2 under par  68 to put himself in contention in the 141st Open Championship.  Calcavecchia is no stranger to links style golf proving he can still contend at age 52. Mark went out in his second round and started off his day with a birdie on the first hole. Calcavecchia then would birdie holes 3 and seven before making his first bogey on the eighth hole, the same hole he made bogey on in his first round.

Calcavecchia would make another birdie on hole number 11 then reel off 6 straight pars before making bogey at the 18th hole. Calcavecchia is now tied for thirteenth place at one under par for the championship.

Since winning the Open Championship in 1989 Calcavecchia has missed the cut five times and his best finish was a tie for tenth in 1997. The oldest winner of the British open was Old Tom Morris who won in 1867 when he was 46 years and 99 days old.  If Calcavecchia could make a move over the weekend, who knows what could happen. Calcavecchia looks like he likes putting on these greens and if he can get a little more confidence he may make thing interesting.

 

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