British Open 2013: Live Look at Day 2 Leadboard

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IJuly 19, 2013

GULLANE, SCOTLAND - JULY 17:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Jordan Spieth of the United States walk along the fairway ahead of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 17, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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The golf from Muirfield on Friday is going to be must-see action. 

Day 1 of the 2013 Open Championship was certainly lively, with a good mix of stars, youngsters, veterans and unexpected long shots conquering the difficult conditions to find themselves atop the leaderboard. 

On Friday, as those players attempt to repeat that success and others simply try to stay above of the dreaded cut line, the excitement will be taken to another level. 

Here's all the information for Day 2, along with a live, constantly updated look at the leaderboard.


Where: Muirfield Golf Links, Gullane, Scotland

When: Friday, July 19

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN


Live Leaderboard


Day 2 Storylines to Watch

Jordan Spieth's Run at History

Jordan Spieth has had a pretty good week. On Sunday, he hit this shot on No. 18 to force a playoff at the John Deere Classic:

Then, he won the playoff, becoming the first teenager to win on the PGA Tour since 1931, qualifying for the Open Championship and earning his tour card in the process. 

Most would accept that as a pretty productive...I don't know...year, but Spieth is already back looking for more success. 

On Thursday, he dropped in three birdies and one bogey, putting him in a tie with some guys you might have heard ofTiger Woods and Phil Mickelson—in ninth place heading into Day 2.

By the way, the last teenager to win a major was Johnny McDermott in 1911.  


Rory McIlroy's Run at...Not Being a Complete Disappointment

While Spieth has enjoyed an immense streak of success, Rory McIlroy has enjoyed an immense streak of being mediocre. 

McIlroy finished off his 2012 in style, winning the PGA Championship—his second career majorat Kiawah Island, regaining the world No. 1 ranking and setting up some gargantuan expectations for 2013. 

So far, he has fallen extremely short of those expectations. 

Coming into the U.S. Open, he had zero wins in 10 tournaments, including 57th- and 41st-place finishes in his last two. 

But on Thursday, he set a new low for what was an already disappointing season. 

McIlroy shot an eight-over 79—which included a god-awful 42 on the back nine that saw him hit four bogeys and two double bogeys—and now sits in a tie for a 134th place. His putting was, well, Tim Keeney-like, per Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde:

He's going to need some serious magic on Friday if he wants to avoid his fourth major cut since 2010.