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Open Championship 2022 Day 2 Recap: Cameron Smith Tops Leaderboard; Tiger Woods Misses Cut

Tiger Woods' struggles at the 2022 Open Championship continued Friday morning as Cameron Smith leads the field at St Andrews heading into the weekend

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It is a battle of Camerons at the top of the 2022 Open Championship leaderboard.

Australian Cameron Smith leads the field at St Andrews at 13-under par through 36 holes of golf. Two strokes off the top spot is American Cameron Young, who had the lead after Thursday's first round.

Young sits alone in second place at 11-under par through 36 holes at the last major golf tournament of the year.

Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland are tied for third at 10-under, while Dustin Johnson is one stroke behind them.

Johnson led the 150th Open Championship momentarily Friday after completing his first 36 holes at St Andrews. It was a familiar spot for the former No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. Johnson, who now plays on the LIV Tour, was the clubhouse leader through two rounds the last time the Open was played at St Andrews in 2015.

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Dustin Johnson of the US watches his shot along the 11th fairway during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday July 15, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport's oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873.

Scottie Scheffler, the current No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, is tied for sixth after finishing 4-under par Friday with Tyrrell Hatton, who is also in sixth place at 8-under par through 36 holes.

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Scottie Scheffler of the US plays a shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday July 15, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport's oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873.

Let’s take a look at other major storylines as the tournament's second round continues at St Andrews: 

Did Tiger Woods miss the cut?

Tiger Woods will not make the cut at the 2022 British Open. Woods finished nine shots off the current cutline, which is set for even par.

He is currently tied for 148th in the field -- better than just eight other golfers.

What is Tiger Woods' score today?

Tiger Woods' score at the 2022 Open Championship was nine-over par through 36 holes at the 2022 Open Championship.

Woods’ double-bogey on the 16th hole cemented that he would not make the cut at this year's British Open.

On Friday, the three-time Open Championship winner converted just one birdie in his second round of play.

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Tiger Woods of the US plays off the 3rd tee during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday July 15, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport's oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873.

What does the 2022 Open Championship leaderboard look like?

Cameron Smith and Cameron Young are currently sitting 1-2 on the leaderboard at St Andrews as Rory McIlroy charges up the ladder with two holes to play in the second round.

Smith's eagle shot on the 14th hole has given him a three-stroke lead -- the largest of the tournament. He also has six birdies on the day, shooting an immaculate 8-under par with four holes left.

Also noteworthy on the British Open leaderboard are Scheffler, Cantlay, Hovland and Matthew Fitzpatrick -- all four are currently ranked inside the top 10 of the world golf rankings.

Talor Gooch, Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay and Sahith Theegala are tied for seventh at 7-under par.

Johnson and Gooch are members of the newly-formed LIV Golf Tour. They're the only two LIV golfers in the top 10 of the British Open leaderboard.

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Did Phil Mickelson miss the cut at the British Open?

Like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson is going to miss the cut at the 2022 Open Championship.

The 2013 Open winner started the day at even par but fell to 6-over par.

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Tyrrell Hatton, of England, plays from the 11th tee during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday July 15, 2022. The Open Championship returns to the home of golf on July 14-17, 2022, to celebrate the 150th edition of the sport's oldest championship, which dates to 1860 and was first played at St. Andrews in 1873.

What is the cut rule at the British Open? Who else missed the cut?

The cut at the Open Championship happens after the first 36 holes are played.

The top 70 golfers make the cut to advance to the third and fourth rounds after the second round of play. If there's a tie at 70th, then those golfers who are tied make the tournament cut.

Besides Woods and Mickelson, other notable golfers who will not be playing this weekend include: defending champion Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Max Homa, Kevin Kisner, Keegan Bradley, Tony Finau, Kevin Na, Seamus Power and Mito Pereira.

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Cameron Young of the United States on the 2nd tee during Day Two of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 15, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland.

Where is St Andrews golf course?

St Andrews, known as “The Home of Golf,” is located in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. 

Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (the R&A) was founded in 1754, making it one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. 

In addition to hosting The Open Championship, the R&A hosts the Amateur Championship, which is known to some as the British Amateur Championship.

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