Alex Cejka shot 5-under 67 Friday at TPC Sawgrass to take the clubhouse lead at 11 under. The cut line, meanwhile, is currently even par.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia (-1), Vijay Singh (-1), Tiger Woods (-1) and Ernie Els (+1) are all among the afternoon groups.
Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy went out early and are trying to hang on for the chance at a weekend rally.
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