HOYLAKE, England – A brief look at the second round Friday at the British Open:
LEADING: Rory McIlroy with a 6-under 66 and was at 12-under 132.
TRAILING: Dustin Johnson, with a tournament-best 65, was four shots behind.
STILL PLAYING: Tiger Woods made his only birdie on the last hole for a 77 to make the cut on the number at 2-over 146.
GOING HOME: Lee Westwood, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els and Ian Poulter were among those missing the cut.
ROYAL LIVERPOOL REPEAT: McIlroy's 36-hole score of 132 was the same as Tiger Woods when he won at Royal Liverpool in 2006. Woods had a one-shot lead over Ernie Els in 2006. McIlroy had a four-shot lead over Dustin Johnson.
SATURDAY FORECAST: Because of the severe weather in the forecast, the third round will start on both tees. It's the first two-tee start in Open history.
ROUND OF THE DAY: Dustin Johnson had seven birdies in his round of 65.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Sergio Garcia holed out with a 6-iron on the second hole for eagle. Garcia holed out with a 9-iron in the third round at Royal Liverpool in 2006.
CAPTAIN TOM: Tom Watson broke his own record as the oldest player (64) to make the cut.
NOTEWORTHY: McIlroy has made only one bogey in 36 holes.
QUOTEWORTHY: "Hopefully, I put it to bed today." — Rory McIlroy, on his streak of high scores on Friday.
TEE TIMES (All times EDT): Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari (first tee), 6:01 a.m.; Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rhein Gibson, 6:01 a.m. (10th tee).
TELEVISION (All times EDT): Saturday, 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ESPN.