With Zach Johnson, Angel Cabrera and others faltering down the stretch, Miguel Angel Jimenez is now atop the leaderboard at the Open Championship. Jimenez is in the clubhouse at 3-under after shooting a 71 on Friday.
Johnson and Cabrera led for most of the day, but both have had issues on the back nine. Johnson was in the lead at 5-under after back-to-back birdies at No. 12 and No. 13. He didn't stay there long, however, as he bogeyed No. 14 and doubled No. 15 to drop to 2-under overall. Cabrera was 4-under through 13 holes, but is now 2-under through 16 after back-to-back bogeys at the 14th and 15th.
Phil Mickelson is four strokes off the lead after a double bogey at No. 16. Mickelson hit the green with his tee shot at the Par 3, but went on to four-putt the green.
The double bogey was his second of the day after he started the day with a double at No. 2. Mickelson saved par with a solid putt on No. 18 to finish the round with a 3-over 74. Although he dropped out of the red, Mickelson will still begin the third round within a few strokes of the lead.
Brant Snedeker dropped to 5-over after carding a 8-over 79 in the second round. Snedeker shot a 43 on the back nine, including three double bogeys. Here is a look a snapshot of the current leaderboard and a few notable players.
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