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Johnson leads, Woods lurking, everyone trying to cope with perilous test at sunny Muirfield

Another sunny day along the Scottish coast. Another perilous test on the links of Muirfield.

Zach Johnson heads into the second round of the British Open with a one-shot lead Friday, the first time he's been atop the leaderboard at any major since he rallied to win the Masters six years ago. He opened with a 5-under 66.

The weather has been unseasonably warm and dry, the fearsome wind not much more than a gentle breeze. It's expected to stay that way through the weekend. Even so, there weren't many chances for going low, not on a course that is more brown than green, with pin conditions that some players complained were downright unfair.

First-round surprise Mark O'Meara has tumbled off the leaderboard after making two bogeys and a double-bogey.