Muirfield becoming a beast at British Open

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of...

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa watches his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the British Open golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland July 19, 2013. (REUTERS)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:47 PM ET

There isn't much nice about Muirfield or this British Open.

In its current rock-hard condition, Muirfield is a world-class golf course, a beige and brutal test of major championship golf and probably not a bad airport.

Former Masters champ Charl Schwartzel said he hit a couple of drives over 400 yards during Friday's second round in which he tied England's Lee Westwood for low score of the day at a paltry 3-under-par 68.

"But it's like hitting down a runway," said Schwartzel.


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