McIlroy, Morikawa make cut in Abu Dhabi

(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rory McIlroy rolled in a 6-foot birdie putt at the last and was set to join Collin Morikawa in making the cut on the number in a brutal second round at the Abu Dhabi Championship that brought some of the world's best golfers to their knees Friday.

Gusts of up to 40 mph (64 kph) off the coastline of the Persian Gulf caused havoc at Yas Links, with just five of the 93 players who completed their round shooting under par in conditions typically associated with the British Open.

Scott Jamieson ended the day where he started it - in the lead - despite a 2-over 74 that was 11 shots worse than he hit on Thursday. Viktor Hovland remained in second place, still a stroke off the lead, after also shooting 74.

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