By Phil Casey, Press Association Sport Golf Correspondent
Published: 21:20 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 21:20 GMT, 1 February 2019
Dustin Johnson surged into the halfway lead as world No 1 Justin Rose suffered a rare missed cut in the inaugural Saudi International.
Johnson carded an eagle and seven birdies to set a new course record of 61 at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, eclipsing the mark of 63 established by Belgium's Thomas Pieters on day one of the £2.6million event.
That left the world No 3 with a three-shot lead over China's Li Haotong and South African Zander Lombard, with Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti and Australia's Scott Hend a shot further back.
World No 1 Justin Rose suffered a rare missed cut at the inaugural Saudi International
Rose came into the week on the back of winning his 10th PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open, but a double bogey on the 16th proved costly as a second round of 72 meant the 38-year-old missed just his second cut since August 2017, a total of 36 events.
'The mistakes I made I felt were due to trying to chase the cut and that doesn't happen if I had putted a bit better the first day,' said Rose, whose last early exit from a regular European Tour event was in Hong Kong in December 2011.
'I actually played really nicely day one. Today I felt not as good, but I think the mistakes were more because I was behind the eight-ball trying to get into