Louis Oosthuizen narrowly made the cut in the 140th Open Championship at Royal St. GeorgeÂs in Sandwich, England when he ended the day at two-over-par.
The 2010 Claret Jug winner ended day two with a bogey after having struggled to make fairways in his first two rounds.
Oosthuizen, who won last year by seven shots, went into the 2011 Open Championship looking for composure ÂI want to try and get more consistent,Â he said in an interview on Tuesday.
But Oosthuizen, only the fourth South African to win a Claret Jug, has a driving accuracy of 53.7% on the European Tour this year, and is 170th-ranked player in the statistic.
The winner of the 2011 Africa Open struggled with his front nine on day one and carded bogeys on three, six and eight.
A bogey followed by a birdie on 10 and 11 saw Oosthuizen settle, and he finished the day with one further birdie for a round of two-over-par 72.
On the front nine of day two good putts for par kept Oosthuizen level before until he carded consecutive bogeys on the eighth and ninth, both par-four holes.
After a birdie on 10 Oosthuizen settled, made birdies on 14 and 16 to return his score to one-over, but a bogey on the final hole and the Open de Andalucia winner was back to two-over-par.
ÂI want to win more majors,Â Oosthuizen said on Tuesday, and with this thought he heads into round three, yet a win will be no small task for a man six shots behind the lead.