Open is hard to stomach for Faldo

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"I felt lousy as last night's dinner decided to go south," he said. "I was not expecting 70 at all as I was on about 50% power. So I am really pleased. "I was always going to battle on, though. "It is the Open and I have a couple of weeks off after it, so I am draining the energy batteries to the limit."

Faldo admitted the days of winning the Open have gone. "Fifteen years ago I was in the flow," he said. "I was just here to play golf and nothing else. "There were no problems I had to think about. "Everything was easy. There wasn't a problem. "Now I have got to think about it. Mentally I am shot. "But I am out there playing because I still love it. You just want to hit the best possible shot." end