ANDREW WILSON has done something that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have failed to do at Royal Portrush - and made the cut at The Open.

The Darlington golfer, who only turned pro six months ago, turned in an outstanding performance in the second round to power up the leaderboard.

Wilson, who started the day on six over, carded a four under 67 to climb to one-over for the tournament – and after making birdie at the 12th it looked at that stage he would be on course to record one of the scores of the day.

The 25-year-old, attached to Rockliffe Hall, made birdie at six of his opening 12 flawless holes to put him on track for a stunning 65 at Royal Portrush.

A couple of bogeys at 13 and 14 saw him drop back down towards the cut line but to have attacked the Dunluce Links in the way he did will fill him with enormous confidence for the weekend.

The multi-time major and Open winner Woods is one of those to have fared worse, and he will not play at the weekend having shot six over.

And McIlroy was unable to come back from his own dreadful first round, failing to make birdie at the last to finish below the cut line.