Justin Rose remains in contention at the Open Championship after some impressive chipping

Chips aren't down for Rose at Open Championships

Chips aren't down for Rose at Open Championships

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Hampshire's Justin Rose produced stunning back-to-back chips-ins during his second round at the Open Championships at Hoylake to leave himself well in contention going into the weekend.

He shot a confident round of 70 that takes him to two-under for the championship. 

Rose, who is aiming for a hat-trick of tournament wins after victory at the Scottish Open and the Quicken Loans National, navigated tricky morning conditions at Royal Liverpool to leave him well placed.

The 33-year-old started his round with six straight pars before a wayward tee shot on the 7th led to his first dropped shot of the day.

However, he responded in brilliant fashion by chipping in on the par three 9th and then sinking a monster putt to record a three shot swing in two holes.

The only negative on the back nine was when Rose found trouble off the tee, forcing him to take a drop and subsequently take a bogey on the 14th. But a birdie on the 18th was the perfect way to finish a solid round in blustery conditions that kept him right up with the main contenders.  

The US Open Champion looks well placed for the weekend given the fact conditions are expected to worsen during the afternoon. 

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6:30pm Fri 18 Jul 14

one in the crowd says...

The weather here in Hoylake has been sweltering and the atmosphere is superb.
Looks like the British Open attendance record set here in Hoylake in 2006
( 230,000 ) is going to be broken yet again.

Liverpool hosts two world's most luxurious cruise ships during weekend heatwave

Passengers on five star Prinsendam and Celebrity Infinity get chance to visit Golf Open
Liverpool will host two of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners this weekend giving passengers the chance to visit the Golf Open for the first time.
Holland America Line’s five star MS Prinsendam, 39,000 gross tons, with 740 cosseted passengers was due to arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal today at 7am on her annual round - UK cruise (originating) in the Netherlands and will leave at 4pm.
MS Celebrity Infinity, also on a round - UK cruise (but from Harwich), will make the second of her four summer calls at the Cruise Terminal, arriving at 7am, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool greeting passengers at 9am.
For the first time the 91,000 gross ton liner will stay overnight, departing on Sunday at 5pm. Before that there will be a seven minute fireworks display tomorrow night at 10.45pm.
The overnight stay is specifically so that Infinity’s 2,170 passengers can enjoy a prolonged visit to the Golf Open at Royal Liverpool Club, Hoylake.
The Cruise Terminal is pushing out the boat on Princes Parade with a “pop-up 19th hole” of fake grass, flag and giant golfers, as actors put on a street theatre show to get passengers and spectators in the mood, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm.
On Sunday, the comedy waiters’ street theatre will take to this temporary waterfront green to provide further amusement at the same times.
The astonishing water jet powered surfer Jay St John “Jet Pack Jay” will perform off Princes Parade at noon, 2pm, and 5.30pm; and on Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm.
The weather here in Hoylake has been sweltering and the atmosphere is superb. Looks like the British Open attendance record set here in Hoylake in 2006 ( 230,000 ) is going to be broken yet again. Liverpool hosts two world's most luxurious cruise ships during weekend heatwave Passengers on five star Prinsendam and Celebrity Infinity get chance to visit Golf Open Liverpool will host two of the world’s most luxurious cruise liners this weekend giving passengers the chance to visit the Golf Open for the first time. Holland America Line’s five star MS Prinsendam, 39,000 gross tons, with 740 cosseted passengers was due to arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal today at 7am on her annual round - UK cruise (originating) in the Netherlands and will leave at 4pm. MS Celebrity Infinity, also on a round - UK cruise (but from Harwich), will make the second of her four summer calls at the Cruise Terminal, arriving at 7am, with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool greeting passengers at 9am. For the first time the 91,000 gross ton liner will stay overnight, departing on Sunday at 5pm. Before that there will be a seven minute fireworks display tomorrow night at 10.45pm. The overnight stay is specifically so that Infinity’s 2,170 passengers can enjoy a prolonged visit to the Golf Open at Royal Liverpool Club, Hoylake. The Cruise Terminal is pushing out the boat on Princes Parade with a “pop-up 19th hole” of fake grass, flag and giant golfers, as actors put on a street theatre show to get passengers and spectators in the mood, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. On Sunday, the comedy waiters’ street theatre will take to this temporary waterfront green to provide further amusement at the same times. The astonishing water jet powered surfer Jay St John “Jet Pack Jay” will perform off Princes Parade at noon, 2pm, and 5.30pm; and on Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm. one in the crowd
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