Jordan Spieth is the man to beat, holding a two-stroke lead heading into weekend play at The Open. He was pleased the conditions turned out to not be quite as awful as expected. (Tait/Golfweek)
Matt Kuchar was a pleasure to watch and was taking pleasure in the idea of watching the afternoon round. (Shackelford/Golfweek)
Ian Poulter has nothing to lose, as he sees it. (Coffin/GolfChannel.com)
“I’m in a bonus week,” he said Friday after shooting even-par 70 to remain in contention at his beloved Open Championship. “I qualified for The Open. I’m loving it. I really am. This is a massive bonus for me to be in this position. I haven’t played in a major for a little while, and I can’t wait. I’m excited. I’m pumped up.”
Zach Johnson fired an anger-driven 66 in terrible weather. (Herrington/GolfDigest.com)
Rory McIlroy worked himself back into contention with a 68 and restored some strut to his repertoire too. (Wacker/GolfDigest.com)
Sergio Garcia hurt his shoulder taking a swing at gorse. He still shot 69. (Romine/Golfweek)
The HOF GIF from Ryan Lavner:
Kent Bulle appeared on the leaderboard for a while and is enjoying his time away from the Web.com Tour. (Babineau/Golfweek)
The long-knocking Chan Kim is an intriguing story to watch this weekend and beyond. (Romine/Golfweek)
Phil Mickelson missed the cut with flair, he said, and other notables going home for the weekend. (Romine/Golfweek)
Justin Thomas made a theatrical 9 en route to missing the cut. (SkySports.com)
Jon Rahm has no hard feelings toward Lee Westwood questioning a decision to alert the walking referee to a violation, but there's also some smoke here that Rahm feels will go away. (Herrington/Golf World)
There's a betting dispute over Tommy Fleetwood and William Hill is not paying up. (Cowan/ChampNews.com)
Eric Matuszewski talks to Tommy Roy about The Golf Channel/NBC approach, including the split screen breaks we've seen so far.
Some background on Bones and his successful first few days as a broadcaster. (Elling/MorningRead.com)
Henrik Stenson's rental home was burglarized and some of his clothes stolen. (Facey/The Sun)
Stenson spoke about the incident after his round and how he might have been targeted, noting several factors of concern. (Murray/Guardian)
The "Amber" weather alert that halted play for 15 minutes is explained here by the Met Office.
Friday's notes, quotes and shots of the day (Ahern/Golfweek).
They look out for their wildlife here...
Only in Britain.... pic.twitter.com/wtB26ZllqI— John Huggan (@johnhuggan) July 22, 2017
Saturday's hole locations:
TheOpen.com for all of your basic needs.
I'm not sure if it works in the States, but Open radio is a fun way to enjoy the action if you have other tasks to tend to. Inexplicably, the R&A no longer sells radios to spectators.
Golfweek's Live Blog will keep you up to date.
The Guardian's Live Blog will give you the UK perspective.