Two-time champion Greg Chalmers has awakened (again) and leads heading into Australian Open weekend play. Martin Blake has the full story and details on lurkers McIlroy, Spieth, Scott, et. al. There are 16 players within five shots of the lead.
Speaking of Spieth, the first round leader didn't sound too thrilled to have his ball stepped on for the third timet his year, prompting a drop into a bad lie. Mark Hayes with his story.
Two of Chalmers' closest pursuers are Todd Sinnott and Geoff Drakeford, Aussies who hit it a mile. Mike Clayton has tracked their progress and tells us about the two bombers who will be chasing the shorter-hitting Chalmers.
While the course isn't nearly as compelling as the sandbelt golf we saw last week, the leaderboard and diverse set of characters should help. As should the Open Championship qualifying, which gives three spots to the leading players not already exempt into The Open. You can follow that thanks to the official website's use of Open logos next to those already exempt.
Golf Channel shows the weekend rounds live starting at 8 pm. ET.