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PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 5: Ernie Els of South Africa hits a tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 5, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Ernie Els will likely head into his British Open title defense on the back of a missed cut after another frustrating round at the Scottish Open left him 10 shots off early second-round leader Chris Doak on Friday. With the Castle Stuart links course there for the taking on another glorious day in the Highlands, Els shot a 2-under 70 to follow his even-par first round. ''I had no idea on these greens - I'm glad I'm leaving,'' Els said. ''I just didn't quite get the run of the course.'' The last Scot to win his home event was Colin Montgomerie in 1999 - but Doak has a chance to end that barren run after shooting a second straight 66 to move to 12 under. Peter Uihlein is a shot adrift in second place after recovering from an early double bogey to shoot a 66. Overnight leader John Parry (8 under) was among the afternoon starters, along with eighth-ranked Phil Mickelson (6 under). Els was a late entrant into the tournament as he sought some links practice ahead of Muirfield - where ...
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