GULLANE, Scotland (AP) -- Shigeki Maruyama can putt, and he's mastered the fade and draw.
He also draws the laughs.
Playing with Tiger Woods on Friday for the second straight day in the British Open, the 32-year-old Japanese player shot his second consecutive 68 -- the same as Woods -- to leave him at 6-under par with a five-way share of the lead and two strokes ahead of the world's No. 1 golfer.
"I very happy, but it may not last too long," Maruyama said. "If I make a bogey and he (Woods) makes a birdie that will be it. But I am happy to be beating him after two days after playing with him. But golf is a four-day sport."
Maruyama topped Woods by two shots in the first round on Thursday. Last month at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, he played two rounds with Tiger and beat him in one and matched his score in the other.
Four rounds with Tiger this year and no losses.
Maruyama speaks English and does most of his interviews in Japanese. No matter the language, he's an entertainer with an expressive face.
"Sometimes I do show my anger like going to the woods and kicking some trees or something," he said. "But I do it in a way no one will notice"
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