The Open 2012


Rory McIlroy falls victim to over-ambition in the Open's second round

Rory McIlroy may not quite yet be, as has been claimed in more excitable quarters, the new Tiger Woods – give it another five or 10 majors, then let's talk – but few would deny the young man is box office. On the first morning of this Open, the old Tiger Woods marched an animated army three deep up and down Lytham. On the second, Rory's roarers went one better; equally devoted, they stood four in line.