Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Birdies at the final two holes vaulted Thorbjorn Olesen to fourth place at the British Open. It also earned the young Dane a third-round date with his boyhood hero - Tiger Woods. Olesen, 22, says ''he's been my idol for so many years so it's fantastic to have a chance to play with him.'' The 112th-ranked Olesen is one of Europe's rising stars but is in uncharted territory this week - he's playing in only his second major. He says Friday ''I didn't expect to be up there, no. But I knew I had the game for it.'' Olesen's 4-under 66 matched the second best round of day two at Royal Lytham & St. Annes and left him on 5-under 135, five strokes off the lead.
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