Key stats from Round 2 at St. Andrews

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Dustin Johnson leads Danny Willett by one after two rounds at St. Andrews. Here are some key stats provided by Golf Channel's editorial research unit.

• Second round resumed at 7 a.m. local time

• Play was suspended at 7:32 a.m. local time due to high winds

• Delay lasted 10 hours, 28 minutes before resumption at 6 p.m. local time

• Only two Open champions at St. Andrews were outside top-3 through 36 holes

• Only two Open champions at St. Andrews were more than four back through 36 holes

• Either Spieth or D. Johnson has led/co-led after every major round in 2015

• Each of last seven major winners held 36-hole lead or co-lead

• Each of last five Open Champions at St. Andrews held share of the 36-hole lead


Dustin Johnson: 134 (10 under); best 36-hole total score of major championship career

• First career 36-hole lead/share in a major championship

• Sixth 36-hole lead of PGA Tour career (won three of previous five)

• Fifth straight major start to be inside top-5 through 36 holes

• Fifth U.S. Open runner-up in modern era to lead following Open thru 36 holes

• Each of previous four players to do so went on to win The Open

• Combined 31 under par in rounds 1-2 of last five major starts (even in rounds 3-4)

• Three PGA Tour events have been shortened to 54 holes due to weather last 10 years

• DJ has won all three of those tournaments (last: 2013 Tournament of Champions)


Jordan Spieth: 5 under; 72 in second round is highest score in any major in 2015

• 37 putts in second round (most in any round of PGA Tour career)

• Five three-putts in second round (most in any round this season)

• Second-most three-putts in round in PGA Tour career

• Was T-16, five shots back through 36 holes last week

• Only three major winners last five years were five strokes or more back after 36 holes

• Only two players since 1895 have won Open at St. Andrews when five back thru 36


• Danny Willett: 10th straight round of par or better at Old Course in competition

• 67.9 scoring average on Old Course last 10 rounds (Dunhill/Open)

• First time in career with consecutive rounds in 60s in the majors

• 66-69; last Englishman to lead after 36 holes was Faldo in 1993

• Best major finish was T-15 in 2013 Open Championship

• Has played holes 1-5 in 5 under through two rounds


Adam Scott: 70-67; four straight rounds under par in Open Championship

• 17th straight cut made in major (longest active streak)

• Combined 24 under in Open Championship since 2012 (best in span)

• 7 under over last 20 holes played (bogey-free during span)

• Last Australian to win Open at St. Andrews: Kel Nagle, 1960


Zach Johnson: 137 (7 under); best 36-hole total score of major championship career

• First time to score under par in both first and second rounds of an Open

• Made just one bogey through first 28 holes of tournament

• Ninth consecutive made cut in Open Championship (longest active streak)

• 10th straight round of par or better overall (38 under in that span)


Marc Warren: 68-69; no Scottish-born player has won Open at St. Andrews since 1921 (Hutchison)

• Best major finish was T-12 in 2013 PGA Championship

• Finished T-4 last week at Scottish Open

• Has played holes 1-7 in 6 under through two rounds


Tiger Woods: 14th missed cut on PGA Tour as a pro (has won 14 majors)

• Second career missed cut in Open Championship (2009)

• First time in career to miss cut in consecutive major starts

• Combined 23 over in last four major rounds played

• Third missed cut on PGA Tour this season (most of career)

• Fifth missed cut last two seasons (had five on PGA Tour from 1997-2009)

• Projected to fall outside top-250 in OWGR next week

• Lowest position since week after 1996 Quad Cities Classic


Phil Mickelson: 72; played last eight holes in 3 over

• Was four back after 36 holes in 2013 Open Championship win


• Oliver Schniederjans: Made cut in U.S. Open, projected to make cut at St. Andrews

• Two amateurs have made cut in both in the same season since 1960 (Woods, Mickelson)