British Open 2013 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Day 2 at Muirfield

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British Open 2013 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers from Day 2 at Muirfield
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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club did what it could to slow down Muirfield during the second day of the 2013 British Open, but the course still claimed its fair share of scalps for a second straight day.

And like Thursday, the majority of the injured played late in the day. Less than half of the 20 players who began the second round in red numbers remain there heading into the weekend, and only a handful of golfers actually managed to improve upon their Thursday performances.

To be sure, for the second straight day the star of the Open Championship is the host course itself.

That said, there remain some very recognizable faces at the top of the leaderboard heading into Saturday's third round, including 36-hole leader Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is three under. The Spaniard, however, is being chased by likes of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Angel Cabrera, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. All told, there are 24 golfers within five shots of the lead.

Friday's cut moved all the way to eight over, but it still claimed some significant names, headlined by Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Camilo Villegas, who bogeyed the final hole to miss by a shot.

Here are the biggest winners and losers from Friday. Some have momentum heading into the weekend, while others are licking their wounds and happy to have just survived another brutal day at Muirfield.

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