British Open second round: Phil Mickelson leads Henrik Stenson by one
Phil Mickelson continued his hot play at the British Open, shooting a two-under 69 in the second round at Royal Troon. At 10 under through 36 holes, he leads Henrik Stenson by one stroke midway through Friday.
"The conditions made it tough -- the rain and then the wind," Mickelson said. "It became obviously more difficult, but I enjoy that challenge."
Stenson finished with the best round of the rainy morning, shooting a six-under 65. He climbed to nine under for the tournament and in sole possession of second place.
Keegan Bradley and Soren Kjeldsen each shot three-under 68s for the round, moving to seven under and tied for third place.
Defending Open champ Zach Johnson was tied for fifth place with Patrick Reed at five under, though Reed still had 14 holes to play.
Dustin Johnson, coming off back-to-back wins at the U.S. Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, shot two-under 69. He is at two under for the tournament, tied with Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy. They will tee off at 9:26 and 9:37 a.m. EST, respectively.
The projected cut is currently at one over, which would eliminate world No. 1 Jason Day. At two over, he will need to string together a solid round when he tees off at 9:26 a.m.
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