Williams on song, Langer unstoppable

Chris Williams shot 70 on Friday at the Senior Open Championship to share second place with Colin Montgomerie, but the pair were left seven shots adrift of an unmatchable Bernhard Langer.


“We expect something like that from people like Langer who's played great golf,” said Williams. “Even as a senior golfer he's cleaned up in America a bit, but I think just to be around these guys is going to be exciting."


The Durbanite flies an English flag, but spent many of his best years on the Sunshine Tour. His round on Friday contained two birdies and two bogeys, but it was a hole-out from the fairway at the 11th that made his highlight reel.


“Things weren't working out the way I wanted to, but it was just going along steadily and I was playing well and it was 120‑yard little wedge shot in a cross‑wind, and went I think second or third bounce in the hole. So I was very happy with that.  Got the Back nine going, and I started to swing a little freer,” he said.


Playing a different game was Langer (pictured right), who made his sixth birdie of the day at the 18th to walk off with a Friday 66. He looked unstoppable at 11-under-par halfway through the week at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.


“Playing good golf is a lot of fun on a great golf course, you know, one that is really challenging.  You really have to think.  Every shot can grab you, and you know, one poor shot can cost you two or three, so you gotta be very careful, very smart and then hopefully execute properly and hit the right shots and then you've still gotta make a few putts,” the German said.


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