Published 3:50 PM ET, Fri July 18, 2014
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Rory McIlroy reacts to a putt on the seventh hole during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. The Northern Irishman leads the field at 12-under-par. Getty Images
Four shots back in second place after day two is Dustin Johnson of the U.S. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
A chasing pack featuring Italy's Francesco Molinari (pictured), Rickie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen and Ryan Moore are tied for third at 6-under-par. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
Also in the mix at 6-under-par is Sergio Garcia of Spain. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
It was a tough day for Tiger Woods who fell away after a promising opening round and only just made the cut. Andrew Redington/Getty Images
A relaxed McIlroy even found time to smile when a pheasant ran across his line on the eighth green. PETER MUHLY/Getty Images