Led by Jimenez, veterans hold their own at Muirfield

Miguel Angel Jimenez lines up a putt during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield.

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At 49, Miguel Angel Jimenez looks the part of the seasoned veteran at Muirfield. In honor of Jimenez leading the British Open at the 36-hole mark, here’s a look at a few other notable veterans during the first two rounds:

Mark O’Meara, 56, and Tom Lehman, 54: Tied for 24th, easily inside the cut at 3 over. O’Meara started with 67 and fell to 78 Friday, while Lehman did practically the same: 68-77.

Sandy Lyle, 55: Deserves kudos for posting a back-nine 33 on a day when Muirfield was eating most players alive. At 6-over 148, Lyle is tied for 49th.

Fred Couples, 53: Finished right above the 8-over cut line. He posted a second-round 74 to get to 7 over, T-58.

Tom Watson, 63: Won’t make the cut this year. Watson tied for 109th at 11 over.

Nick Faldo, newly 56: Won’t be around for the weekend either. At 15 over, he’s tied for 140th.

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