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British Open: OSU product Rickie Fowler tied for 3rd; McIllroy leads

staff reports Modified: July 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm •  Published: July 18, 2014
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photo - Rickie Fowler of the US plays a shot off the 4th tee during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Rickie Fowler of the US plays a shot off the 4th tee during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Former Oklahoma State golfer Rickie Fowler is continuing his blitz of this year's majors.

Fowler enters the weekend in a six-way tie for third place at the British Open at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake, England). Fowler shot his second consecutive round of 69, moving him to 6-under for the tournament, and six shots behind tournament leader Rory McIlroy (-12), who put together twin rounds of 66 on Thursday and Friday.

Dustin Johnson is alone in second place at 8-under.

British Open Leaderboard

Fowler is tied with Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari, Charl Schwartzel, and American Ryan Moore. Fowler has finished in the top five in each major in 2014 (T-5th at Masters, T-2nd at U.S. Open).

Hunter Mahan (OSU) has played his was into the weekend with rounds of 71 and 73 to make par. The projected cut is +2.

University of Oklahoma product Todd Hamilton missed the cut at +8.