A number of early favorites - Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson – have performed well at the 2011 British Open so far. But others have struggled and are in danger of missing the cut after the second round.
With most players having finishing their second rounds or having already completed them, Lee Westwood is among those currently in danger of missing the cut, at -4. Along with Rory McIlroy, Westwood appeared to be one of the top contenders to win the tournament as it began, so a cut would be a serious disappointment.
Also on the outside looking in right now are Padraig Harrington (+4), Graeme McDowell (+5), Nick Watney (+5), Ian Poulter (+7) and Matt Kuchar (-11). Other big names in trouble include John Daly (+6), Ernie Els (+6) and David Duval (+15).