The Open Championship 2013 Schedule: When and Where to Catch Round 2 Action

Ben SnowballContributor IJuly 19, 2013

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 18:  Lee Westwood of England hits a shot on the 15th fairway during the first round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 18, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Day 2 in major golf championships is cut day—when the field is split in two.

The Open Championship at Muirfield remains nicely poised after 18 holes, but it’s not enough to put together a good round in isolation; three more are required for anyone seeking to lift the Claret Jug come Sunday.

As the day progresses, the clubhouse slowly becomes a dwelling for nervous professionals, each hoping his score is enough to progress as his rivals continue around the course.

The dreaded cut will divide the tournament down the middle, with half the players plotting their bid for Open glory whilst the others face the prospect of a quiet weekend wondering what might have been.

The weather has been kind to the players so far and hasn’t thrown up the billowing winds and driving rain that links courses are often renowned for. The conditions aren’t expected to be particularly challenging on Friday, either.

With so much at stake, here’s all the information U.K. and U.S. viewers need to not miss the action.


U.K. Viewers

Watch: BBC Two

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. BST

Stream: BBC Online (available to TV Licence holders only) 

Live streaming is also available on the BBC Sport website, and TV viewers can access a host of extra coverage options via the Red Button.


U.S. Viewers

Watch: ESPN

When: 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

Stream: ESPN Player (requires subscription) 

Live coverage is also available on ESPN Mobile TV. Highlights show The Open Championship Today directly follows the Open coverage on ESPN, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m ET.

With favourite Tiger Woods teeing off at 9.44 a.m. BST (4:44 a.m. ET) and Thursday's early pace-setter Zach Johnson getting underway at 3:07 p.m. BST (10:07 a.m. ET), it’ll be a long day for fans trying to keep abreast of all the action.

Expect plenty of nervous glances up to the scoreboard as those out on the course do the required arithmetic to see if they need to play safe or gamble to beat the cut. Day 2 promises to be very exciting indeed.