Brandt Snedeker ties 36-hole mark

Updated: July 21, 2012, 3:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday at the Open Championship. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.

Not so fast.

Along came Adam Scott, playing cautiously and picking his spots for three birdies on the back nine to pull within one shot. ...

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