British Open TV Coverage 2013: Complete Times and Listings for Friday

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British Open TV Coverage 2013: Complete Times and Listings for Friday
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The 2013 British Open is underway, with the first round in the books and the second round looming. With certain stars shining and others faltering, there has been no shortage of storylines through one day of action.

The question is, when and where can you watch the second round unfold?

With 26 players at even par or better, the first round created no form of confidence about who would win it all. Instead, we're left wondering what will come of the second round, as the term "front-runner" would be ill-advised at this stage.

Welcome to the British Open, where anything is possible.

 

Date: Friday, July 19

Time: 4 a.m. ET

TV: ESPN

 

First-Round Recap

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The first round of the 2013 Open Championship was nothing short of thrilling, as numerous players flashed the potential to win the year's third major tournament. With a tight race at the top, however, it's hardly fair to label any golfer the favorite at this stage.

Even still, we'd be remiss to ignore how brilliantly Zach Johnson played.

Johnson currently owns the lead after shooting a masterful five-under 66, with Rafael Cabrera-Bello and the legendary Mark O'Meara each shooting four-under 67s. Five other players scored three under and 26 were able to break even or better after the first round of play.

As for the big names, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Angel Cabrera all rest at two-under par, just three strokes off of the lead. Masters champion Adam Scott remains steady at even par after finishing the 2012 tournament in second.

Unfortunately, it wasn't all glory during the opening round. U.S. Open champion Justin Rose finished at four-over par, Vijay Singh shot six-over, and both Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler rest at seven-over.

The true surprise of the day was Rory McIlroy's opening-round 79, which places him at eight-over par. If he's unable to do something extraordinary in the second round, one of the best players in the world could miss the first cut.

There were marvelous highs and devastating lows during the first round, but in the end, we were left wondering one thing—how will these players follow it up in Round 2?

 

Primed and Ready

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It's a tight race toward the top, as countless major champions vie for the same title. Of those players, Dustin Johnson, Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson are all either in the lead or within four strokes.

Plain and simple, the best in the world are primed and ready to add another piece of hardware to their collection.

Johnson, the leader, won the 2007 Masters, but has since been unable to pick up a second title. Mark O'Meara, who is one stroke off of the lead, won the 1998 Open Championship and is no stranger to defying the odds.

Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters, but has never finished better than 23rd at the British Open, thus displaying how much of a wild card this tournament can be.

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In the end, all eyes will be on the trio of Cabrera, Mickelson and Woods. All are multi-time major champions, but of that esteemed group, only Tiger has won the British Open, taking home the title on three separate seasons.

Other players worth noting include Cabrera-Bello, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Brandt Snedeker, as all are within striking distance. At an event that's been as unpredictable as any in the world, it's safe to say that all three have a legitimate opportunity to win big.

Tune in to ESPN starting at 4 a.m. ET to find out who makes his move toward the gold during the second round of The Open Championship

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