- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - 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.

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