The Open: The best stats from round two


All the facts and figures from the second round of The Open at Royal Portrush, including an unwanted first for Tiger and Phil, a new personal record for Fleetwood, and some good news for David Duval. 

This is the first major championship in which Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both played and both missed the cut.

The number of Irishman left in the field (Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell). Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and amateur James Sugrue all missed out.

Before this week, halfway leader Shane Lowry had missed the cut in each of his past four Opens. 

The average score to par on the 14th, making it the hardest hole on the course on day two. It yielded just seven birdies.

Co-leader J.B. Holmes had withdrawn or missed the cut in six of his previous seven starts coming into this week.

Tommy Fleetwood tied his best 36-hole score to par in a major. He enters the weekend inside the top-ten for the fifth time in his last 12 major starts.

Tiger's missed cut was his seventh in his last 13 major starts. It's also just the second time he's missed multiple cuts at majors in the same season.

David Duval might have finished last on 27 over par, but he did play the par-5, 7th ELEVEN shots better than he did on day one. Plus, he finished with a 34 back nine. 

Brooks Koepka enters the weekend in the top-20 for the 12th consecutive time in a major championship.

Rory's round was 14 shots better than yesterday, and included the joint-most birdies (seven) all day. He became just the second player in the last 25 years to shoot 65 or lower in a major and not make the cut. The other was 2003 Open champion Ben Curtis, who went 65-80 at the Open 10 years ago.

A nightmare triple-bogey finish on the 18th meant local favourite Clarke missed the cut by two!

Kevin Streelman tied the joint-lowest round of the day (with Rory, Xander Schauffele and South African Justin Harding) after an opening 77.

Koepka's cumulative score in majors since the start of 2017. That's 37 shots better than any other player in that span; Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are each 32 under par.

The number of players who missed the cut, which fell at one over par. Some of the other big names who made an early exit included Australian duo Marc Leishman (+8) and Adam Scott (+7), Ian Poulter (+7), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (+6), Bryson De Chambeau (+5), Gary Woodland (+3), Hideki Matsuyama (+3) and Jason Day (+2).

The secret to Shane Lowry's success so far? His approach play. He's hit 80.56 per cent of greens in regulation through 36 holes.

Lee Westwood's 67 was only his second bogey-free round from 86 played in The Open. If he wins, he will become the oldest first-time major winner at the age of 46.

The percentage of Open champions over the last 50 years who have been in the top 10 after 36 holes. 

The yardage of the par-4, 5th... which Rory McIlroy somehow managed to drive!

The world ranking of Ashton Turner, who plays on the EuroPro Tour and has earned just $3,478 this year. He scraped through on the number to make the cut.