British Open 2013: Live Look at Day 2 Leadboard
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
Live Stream: WatchESPN
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.
Where will Jordan Spieth finish?
Most would accept that as a pretty productive...I don't know...year, but Spieth is already back looking for more success.
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 major—at 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:
While 56-year-old Mark O'Meara is rolling, 24-year-old Rory McIlroy is reeling. Just putted ... into a bunker. He's 4-over and dropping.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) July 18, 2013
He's going to need some serious magic on Friday if he wants to avoid his fourth major cut since 2010.
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