PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Matt Kuchar and Kevin Na caught Zach Johnson at 8 under par, setting up a three-way tie for the lead after two rounds at the Players Championship.
Kuchar shot a second-round 68, while Na had 69. The trio leads Harris English by one stroke, with five others at 6 under.
Tiger Woods (68) broke 70 on tour for the first time in two months, and is at 2 under. He'll be paired in the third round with Vermont native Keegan Bradley (70), who birdied his last two holes and shot 32 on the back nine.
3 p.m.: Zach Johnson continues to lead the Players Championship, shooting a 66 in the second round at TPC Sawgrass. He's up one on Harris English (67) as wind and a challenging course are making scoring conditions difficult, threatening to claim many big names.
Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els, Davis Love, and Lucas Glover will all miss the cut. Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Hunter Mahan are all currently on the wrong side of the cut line as they continue with their second rounds. If all get sent home, it will take a large chunk of the firepower out of the PGA Tour's marquee event.
Luke Donald (69), Lee Westwood (70), and Phil Mickelson (71) are among those who will make the cut, with Donald and Westwood at 3 under, Mickelson at 2 under.
Johnson's best finish in the Players is a tie for eighth, but he'll likely be sleeping on the second-round lead and in the final twosome tomorrow. His 66 pushed him to 8 under.
Ian Poulter, who shared the first-round lead with Martin Laird, is 4 over on his round through eight holes to fall back to 3 under. Laird, who led for most of the morning, finished bogey/double bogey/bogey to shoot 73. He's part of a large group at 6 under, currently tied for third.
1 p.m.: It's looking more and more likely that Rory McIlroy will miss the cut at the Players Championship. He's 3 over for the day and the tournament, which puts him three shots behind the projected cutline. He has only two holes left in his round.
McIlroy, who reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the world rankings on Monday, has missed the cut in both previous Players, and hasn't been particularly fond of TPC Sawgrass. Another missed cut won't help those feelings.
Zach Johnson is the new leader, getting to 9 under par and jumping in front by two shots thanks to two water balls from Martin Laird. Johnson is playing the 17th hole, and is 7 under on his round after opening with 70.
Laird, the first-round co-leader after a 65, got it to 10 under through 15 holes, but then ran into trouble. He pushed his second shot to the par-5 16th into the water, then hit his tee shot on the 17th short and right, also finding the lake. He had to hole a 12-footer from the fringe just to save double bogey, but it dropped him into a tie for second with Ian Poulter, who has an afternoon tee time.
Phil Mickelson, paired with McIlroy, is even for the day and 1 under overall, playing the eighth hole, his 17th of the day. He won't be able to make any more mistakes if he wants to play the weekend.
10 a.m.: Martin Laird has played eight holes and is 1 under par, good enough for a one-shot lead during the early stages of the second round at the Players Championship.
Laird, tied with Ian Poulter after both opened with 65, birdied the par-5 second, bogeyed the short fourth, then birdied No. 5. He's 8 under, one clear of Poulter, who won't start his second round until 1:39 p.m.
Charlie Wi has the best round going. He's 5 under through 10, and coupled with his first-round 71, sits joint third at 6 under. Jonathan Byrd (eight holes) and Bill Haas (seven) are both 2 under on the day and also 6 under. Blake Adams has an afternoon tee time.
Of the big names off early in the second round, Luke Donald eagled the par-5 16th to reach 3 under for the day and overall. He's paired with Luke Westwood, who is also 3 under overall after two birdies this morning.
Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are also paired together, and both are even par through six holes.
Tiger Woods, Keegan Bradley, and James Driscoll all have afternoon tee times. Woods is trying to avoid missing back-to-back cuts for the first time in his career.