Another becalmed period in terms of the leading runners and riders at he moment, although Rickie Fowler has just dropped a hot on the 12th after carelessly finding the bunker from the tee.
Fowler is joined on four under by Charl Schwartzel who picks up another birdie on the 10th.
Time, I think, for news of Ian Poulter. The Englishman finished the front nine in a one over par 36 and is two over for the tournament. It could have been much better though if he hadn't carelessly carded a double bogey five on the 9th.
Officially the cut is still projected to discard all those on three over or worse but there's a growing suspicion that those on three over might yet survive into the weekend, albeit by the skin of their teeth. That would be welcome news for Lee Westwood who is, yes you've guessed it, three over!
Rory McIlroy takes full advantage of the generous par five 10th with a birdie four despite finding the rough from the tee. It puts him three shots clear of his pursuers and he's really begin to work up a head of steam while those near him falter.
The 10th really is jolly generous. Japan's Hideki Matsuyama gratefully accepts his birdie gift from the hole that never stops giving and he moves to five under.
Dustin Johnson also fills his boots on the 10th and he's also five under.
Surprise! McIlroy misses a four-footer on the 11th to go 10 under. He smiles as it goes wide of the hole but that was a golden opportunity to ram home his advantage.
And still nothing doing for the Tiger fella. Ten pars on the bounce and at level par for the tournament, he's leaving himself a mountain to climb if he is to get his mitts on the Claret Jug for a fourth time.
Amateur Ashley Chesters has finished his second round and after carding a five over 77 for the day, he's three over overall. Playing on Saturday? Maybe, maybe not.
American Ryan Moore seems intent on gatecrashing the party this year, his birdie on the 17th taking him to the rarefied heights of five under and a share of third place.
Back-to-back birdies on the 10th and 11th take Dustin Johnson to six under and level in Francesco Molinari in second.
A good round so far from Louis Oosthuizen, who's carded three birdies and eight pars to progress without alarm to five under.
Par for McIlroy on the 13th and he doesn't look like dropping a shot at the moment. The onus is on the rest of the field to reel him in rather than waiting passively for him to make a few mistakes.
Fracesco Molinari lands his putt on the 18th to finish with a par and is two under for the day. The Italian is six under for the tournament and despite a couple of wobbles today, he's right in the mix in The Open.
Louis Oosthuizen continues his impressive momentum with a birdie on the 12th and he joins the now five-srtong gaggle of players on six under.
Actually that gaggle is now only four strong as Jim Furyk drops a shot on the 17th.
Still no official news where the cut will be made. 'll let you know as soon as the announcement is made...
Rickie Fowler picks up a shot and he's one of the select few on six under. There are, incidentally, three Americans currently on six under - Fowler, Ryan Moore and Dustin Johnson
Speaking of Americans, it's been a hell of a day so far fr Jimmy Walker. He opened up with three consecutive bogeys and double bogeyed the 7th for good measure but he's also managed to rustle up five birdies and is level par for the day. He's still got five holes to play!
Darren Clarke finishes his round, level par on 72 for a second successive day and we'll be seeing the 2011 champion over the weekend...
Mr McIlroy is determined to make his mark today while the conditions are favourable, notching a birdie on 15 to go to 10 under and four shots clear.
Breaking news of a serious nature. Tiger triple, yes triple, bogeys the 17th! That's bad I'm sure we can all agree and but more importantly leaves him three over for the tournament and in danger of missing the cut!!!
Sergio Garcia is in the clubhouse, finishing off with a birdie on the 18th to go into Day Three with the increasingly fashionable score of six under.
McIlroy saves par on the 16th and with the exception of that bogey on the 1st, there really hasn't been a chink in his armour today.
The Tiger has escaped, sinking his birdie putt on the 18th to take him to two over for the tournament and he's going to make the cut. Woods has never missed two successive cuts in his professional career and it's a proud record he can still boast. *just*