Glover, Clarke in front after Friday of Open Championship

#1 Luke Donald is among the many notables cut after the second day of the Open Championship.

American Lucas Glover and yet another Northern Irishman, this time Darren Clarke, are tied for the 2011 Open Championship lead from Royal St. Georges after Friday. Clarke’s countryman, Graeme McDowell, was another notable golfer who was cut after posting a poor round of 77, which dropped him to 5 over par for the tournament. The cut line was +3. Other players missing the cut include Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, and Lee Westwood. It’s safe to say that anyone has a chance going into “moving day”, Saturday, where the leaders are only 7 shots ahead of the man in last place still playing going into the weekend. Thomas Bjorn shot a 72 to move into a tie for 3rd place. Bjorn, of Denmark, struggled a bit more on Friday, and Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 1-over 71. Rory McIlroy shot an even par 70, and continued his struggles on the putting green, missing several short birdie attempts. Nonetheless, the 2011 US Open champion still has a very good shot to catch the co-leaders on Saturday and Sunday. Tom Watson created a roar from the gallery when he got a hole-in-one on the sixth hole. He stands at 2-over par, barely making the cut, and still has a chance to win this tournament, which is wide open.

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