Calmed by soothing winds and hazy sunshine, the 2014 Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake presented no real surprises to its international field of golf’s best.
The wet and wild weather we expect from a British Open was nowhere to be found, leading to a rain of low scores.
Instead, the surprises came in the form of stellar play by a few relative unknowns, wayward play by a two-time majors winner and sheer excellence by a worldwide favorite.
Both are well back of the leader Rory McIlroy, who stands at 12 under par.
Check out the big surprises from Day 2 at Hoylake. They foretell a great weekend to come at the 2014 Open Championship.