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British Open leaderboard 2015: Adam Scott surges into contention, Phil Mickelson falters late

Following a weather delay early, a few players were able to take advantage of good scoring conditions.

Adam Scott spent most of the first round at the 2015 British Open hovering around even par. He was even on his round heading into No. 16 before finishing with two birdies on his last three holes. He picked up the second round right where he left off on Thursday. Scott carded a bogey-free 5-under 67 to vault up the leaderboard and into contention.

Scott now sits at 7-under for the tournament and is two strokes behind leader Danny Willett. He didn't draw much attention on Thursday, while the focus was on Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and others who went low. But a 7-under stretch over his last 21 holes has Scott firmly in the mix heading into the weekend. He benefited some from an early tee time. The best scoring conditions of the day came right after play resumed. Wind gusts have picked up some since then, and could make it a challenge for the afternoon wave to go low.

Scott has been knocking on the door at the British Open the last three years finishing second, tied for third and tied for fifth in that stretch. He's been so close to taking home the Claret Jug and appears to be in contending form once again. He hasn't had much success at St. Andrews during his career with a missed cut, a 34th place and a T27 finish. He currently sits tied for second and will likely be among the final groups on Saturday.

Like Scott, Phil Mickelson began the second round at 2-under and just like Scott, it looked like Lefty was making a strong surge up the leaderboard. He made the turn at 4-under for the tournament and added a birdie at No. 10 to dip to 5-under. Then, his round unraveled. A double-bogey at No. 11 put a damper on his round. He got a stroke back at No. 13 but bogeys at No. 15 and No. 18 dropped him to even for the round.

Mickelson's bogey at No. 18 was especially bad because it is playing as the easiest hole in the second round. In fact, Mickelson is the only player to drop a shot on the hole on Friday. Of the 60 players to play the hole thus far, more than half (35) came away with birdie. Mickelson may have birdied, but his short game let him down. His approach shot had too much spin and came back all the way off the green. He later missed a short par putt to finish with a disappointing bogey.

Here is a snapshot of the current leaderboard. For a live leaderboard, head over to

Place Player Score Thru/Tee Time
1 Danny Willett -9 F
T2 Marc Warren -7 F
T2 Zach Johnson -7 F
T2 Adam Scott -7 F
T2 Robert Streb -7 10
T2 Dustin Johnson -7 2
T2 Jason Day -7 1
8 Paul Lawrie -6 2
T9 Steven Bowditch -5 F
T9 Anirban Lahiri -5 F
T9 Geoff Ogilvy -5 F
T9 Justin Rose -5 F
T9 David Lingmerth -5 10
T9 Anthony Wall -5 9
T9 Retief Goosen -5 8
T9 Charl Schwartzel -5 4
T9 Jordan Spieth -5 2
T9 Louis Oosthuizen -5 1
T19 David Howell -4 1:43 p.m.
T19 Russell Henley -4 F
T19 Jimmy Walker -4 F
T19 Brett Rumford -4 14
T19 Paul Dunne -4 12
T19 Jordan Niebrugge -4 9
T19 Webb Simpson -4 6
T26 Padraig Harrington -3 F
T26 Martin Kaymer -3 F
T26 Branden Grace -3 F
T26 Paul Casey -3 F
T26 Greg Owen -3 13
T26 Luke Donald -3 7
T26 Romain Langasque -3 3
T33 Stewart Cink -2 1:32 p.m.
T33 Greg Chalmers -2 1:43 p.m.
T33 Tyrrell Hatton -2 2:05 p.m.
T33 Paul Kinnear -2 2:05 p.m.
T33 David Lipsky -2 F
T33 Cameron Tringale -2 F
T33 Gary Woodland -2 F
T33 Phil Mickelson -2 F
T33 James Morrison -2 16
T33 Graham DeLaet -2 11
T33 Matt Jones -2 10
T33 Kevin Na -2 9
T33 Ernie Els -2 5
T33 Sergio Garcia -2 3
T33 Patrick Reed -2 3
T33 Hideki Matsuyama -2 2
T49 Brooks Koepka -1 1:21 p.m.
T49 Scott Arnold -1 2:05 p.m.
T49 Richie Ramsay -1 F
T49 Thongchai Jaidee -1 F
T49 Francesco Molinari -1 F
T49 Jamie Donaldson -1 F
T49 Henrik Stenson -1 F
T49 Rickie Fowler -1 F
T49 Ashley Chesters -1 17
T49 Sandy Lyle -1 9
T49 Hunter Mahan -1 8
T49 Carl Pettersson -1 7
T49 Ross Fisher -1 7
T49 Brendon Todd -1 4
T49 Ryan Palmer -1 2
T64 John Senden E 1:21 p.m.
T64 David Duval E 1:32 p.m.
T64 Eddie Pepperell E 1:54 p.m.
T64 Ryan Fox E 2:27 p.m.
T64 Thomas Aiken E F
T64 Ben Martin E F
T64 Rafael Cabrera Bello E F
T64 Jason Dufner E F
T64 Bernd Wiesberger E F
T64 Mark O'Meara E F
T64 Bernhard Langer E F
T64 Matt Kuchar E F
T64 Jim Furyk E F
T64 Harris English E 17
T64 Andy Sullivan E 17
T64 Marc Leishman E 17
T64 Marcus Fraser E 14
T64 Rikard Karlberg E 13
T64 Russell Knox E 11
T64 Alexander Levy E 10
T64 Billy Horschel E 6
T64 Ollie Schniederjans E 6
T64 Lee Westwood E 3
T64 Kevin Kisner E 2
Projected Cut
T88 Marcel Siem +1 F
T88 Pablo Larrazabal +1 F
T88 John Daly +1 F
T88 Tommy Fleetwood +1 F
T88 Pelle Edberg +1 15
T88 Shane Lowry +1 8
T88 Graeme McDowell +1 6
T88 J.B. Holmes +1 4
T88 Shinji Tomimura +1 4
T88 Bubba Watson +1 4
T88 Darren Clarke +1 3
T88 Matteo Manassero +1 3
T100 Ben Curtis +2 1:32 p.m.
T100 David Hearn +2 1:54 p.m.
T100 Scott Hend +2 2:27 p.m.
T100 Jonathan Moore +2 2:27 p.m.
T100 Jonas Blixt +2 F
T100 Stephen Gallacher +2 F
T100 Hiroyuki Fujita +2 F
T100 Daniel Berger +2 15
T100 Brian Harman +2 11
T100 Joost Luiten +2 10
T100 Byeong-Hun An +2 9
T100 Victor Dubuisson +2 6
T100 Brandt Snedeker +2 5
T100 Ian Poulter +2 4
T114 Tadahiro Takayama +3 1:21 p.m.
T114 Mikko Ilonen +3 1:43 p.m.
T114 Adam Bland +3 2:16 p.m.
T114 Danny Lee +3 F
T114 George Coetzee +3 F
T114 Ryan Moore +3 F
T114 Keegan Bradley +3 F
T114 Mark Young +3 15
T114 Tom Gillis +3 14
T114 Todd Hamilton +3 12
T124 Raphael Jacquelin +4 1:54 p.m.
T124 Daniel Brooks +4 2:16 p.m.
T124 Jaco Van Zyl +4 F
T124 Soren Kjeldsen +4 F
T124 Miguel Jimenez +4 F
T124 Tom Lehman +4 F
T124 Yuta Ikeda +4 F
T124 Kiradech Aphibarnrat +4 17
T124 Romain Wattel +4 16
T124 Taichi Teshima +4 13
T124 Thomas Bjorn +4 13
T124 Matt Every +4 10
T124 Tiger Woods +4 1
T137 Gary Boyd +5 2:16 p.m.
T137 Morgan Hoffmann +5 F
T137 Hiroshi Iwata +5 F
T137 Bill Haas +5 F
T137 Koumei Oda +5 17
T137 Alister Balcombe +5 14
T137 James Hahn +5 12
T137 Charley Hoffman +5 9
T137 Kevin Streelman +5 8
T137 Tom Watson +5 5
T147 WC Liang +6 F
T147 Gunn Yang +6 F
T147 Justin Leonard +6 F
T147 Edoardo Molinari +6 16
T147 Scott Strange +6 14
T147 Robert Dinwiddie +6 13
153 Rod Pampling +8 13
154 Nick Faldo +10 F
T155 Mark Calcavecchia +11 F
T155 Ben Taylor +11 14