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Tracker: British Open, Second Round

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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up his ball on the 18th green after his round on the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rory McIlroy and second rounds haven't always gone together like fresh-cut greens and made putts. Friday at the British Open, he'll try to improve his record in that area as he starts the day at Royal Liverpool with a one-shot lead.

He'll likely need another good round to remain atop the leaderboard, with World No. 1 Adam Scott and Tiger Woods among his closest pursuers, as well as Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler – all four among 17 players 3 shots back or less. We'll also keep an eye on the cut line, with is the top 70 and ties.

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