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The Open: 2nd Round Notes

Weather: Mostly sunny. High of 68. Wind NE 10-12 mph, with gusts to 22 mph.

36-hole cut: 75 professionals and two amateurs at 1-over 141 from a field of 148 professionals and eight amateurs


Second-Round Leaderboard

Louis Oosthuizen                     64-65—129 (-11)

Collin Morikawa                       67-64—131 (-9)

Jordan Spieth                          65-67—132 (-8)

Dylan Frittelli                           66-67—133 (-7)

Dustin Johnson                       68-65—133 (-7)

Scottie Scheffler                      67-66—133 (-7)                     


Things to Know

  • 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen (129) records the lowest 36-hole score in The Open Championship history and the second-lowest in major championship history
  • Two of the five 36-hole scores of 131 or better in tournament history have come this week (129/Oosthuizen, 131/Collin Morikawa)
  • All five of Oosthuizen’s 36-hole leads/co-leads on the PGA TOUR have either come in majors or THE PLAYERS Championship (1-for-4 to date)
  • Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm, who have combined to win 11 majors since the start of the 2015 season, all enter the third round within six strokes of the lead


Second-Round Lead Notes

48         Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win The Open Championship (since 1892)

              (most recent: Jordan Spieth/2017)

8            Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win during the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season

              (most recent: Phil Mickelson/PGA Championship)


Louis Oosthuizen (1st/-11)

Winner of the 2010 Open Championship


Entering the week


38 (October 19, 1982) 

FedExCup: 13

OWGR: 13

Starts at The Open Championship: 13

Wins at The Open Championship: 1

Top-10s at The Open Championship: 2

Major championship starts: 50

Major championship wins: 1

Major championship runner-ups: 6

Career PGA TOUR starts: 200

Career PGA TOUR wins: 1

Career PGA TOUR top-10s: 40

PGA TOUR starts in 2020-21: 16

PGA TOUR wins in 2020-21: 0

PGA TOUR top-10s in 2020-21: 6


Collin Morikawa (2nd/-9)

2020 PGA Championship winner

·                Records a second-round 64, his second career score of 64 or better in a major championship and first since the final round of his victory at the 2020 PGA Championship (64)

·                Only player with multiple scores of 64 or better in majors since the start of the 2019 season

·                Ties the fourth-lowest 36-hole score in the history of The Open Championship

·                Making tournament debut and won the PGA Championship in his first appearance (2020); no player has ever won two different majors in his first attempt

·                Four-time PGA TOUR winner (2019 Barracuda Championship, 2020 Workday Charity Open, 2020 PGA Championship, 2021 World Golf Championships-Workday Championship)


Additional player notes

·                Three-time major champion and 2017 Open Championship winner Jordan Spieth cards a second-round 67 and a 36-hole total of 132; marks his second-lowest 36-hole score in a major championship (130/2015 Masters Tournament)

·                World No. 1 and 2020 Masters Tournament winner Dustin Johnson records a 5-under 65 and enters the third round T4; Johnson finished T2 at The Open in 2011 at Royal St. George’s, his best result in 11 prior starts at the event

·                Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka (T12/-5) cards a 66, his second-lowest score in 24 rounds at The Open; best result at the event: T4/2019

·                2021 U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm shoots 64 to move to T12 (-5); last player to win back-to-back majors: Jordan Spieth, 2015 (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open)

·                Defending champion Shane Lowry stands T17 after a second-round 65; last player to successfully defend his title at The Open: Padraig Harrington, 2008

·                Amateurs to make the cut: Matthias Schmid (T40/-1), Yuxin Lin (T65/+1)

·                Will Zalatoris withdrew before the round due to a wrist injury


Bogey-free rounds

R1 (6): Louis Oosthuizen (64), Stewart Cink (66), Benjamin Hebert (66), Jack Senior (67), Justin Rose (67), Paul Casey (68)

R2 (5): Jon Rahm (64), Matthias Schmid (65), Adam Scott (66), Daniel Berger (67), Poom Saksansin (68)

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