If you missed any of the second round from Hoylake I live blogged the entire thing on Friday. Rory kept running away and Tiger almost missed the cut and there was plenty of other quirky action from the course.
Enjoy the stats, GIFs, tweets, and more.
3:04 p.m. -- Okay that's it for me today. Thanks to everybody for reading. Rory alone and chasing history this weekend. Should be awesome.
2:15 p.m. -- Tiger thinks he has a chance on the weekend and I have no idea why. He's 12 back with zero people behind him.
1:57 p.m. -- Tiger made the cut by making a six-foot putt at No. 18 for birdie. Yay?
1:50 p.m. -- Yeah, this stat is a joke.
For me, the most special Tiger stat? 10 MC's so far and 14 Major wins so far in his career. Who else has fewer missed cuts than Majors!— Peter Kostis (@peterjkostis) July 18, 2014
1:47 p.m. -- High drama on ESPN right now as Tiger needs to get up and down over a bunker to guarantee a made cut.
1:32 p.m. -- Yes, yes it is.
I do believe this is officially "Eff It Mode." #tiger— Adam Fonseca (@AdamFonsecaB9N) July 18, 2014
1:26 p.m. -- Tiger is a zoo on No. 17 and he might be on the cut line when he goes to No. 18. Uh oh.
1:19 p.m. -- DJ is chasing iron shots so that's awesome. Also, Tom will be the only Watson to play the weekend this year.
12:59 p.m. -- A Dustin Johnson-Rory McIlroy final group would be immense. They average about 690 off the tee combined.
12:32 p.m. -- This happened.
Golf commentating: "He can pound on it as well as anybody. He can lean that shaft and keep 'er down." That's a real quote.— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) July 18, 2014
12:18 p.m. -- Rory missed a putt which is pretty nuts. ESPN must have paid him to keep things close.
11:50 a.m. -- This is Martin Kaymer's caddie. Kaymer played in the morning.
Very frustrating watching the golf now. Looks like a different golf course this afternoon.— Craig Connelly (@theweeman77) July 18, 2014
11:49 a.m. -- Rory out in 33 and he's averaging 346 off the tee which is all of the LOLs. I'm getting lunch.
11:32 a.m. -- Rory is strutting around so hard right now. It'll be hard to think this thing isn't over if he shoots something crazy like a 67 today.
11:18 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy is rolling right now. Is this about to turn into Kiawah (and Congressional) East (or farther East)?
10:56 a.m. -- I think if Rory goes 70 or better today he wins.
10:51 a.m. -- We just got our first "one yard!" out of Tiger this tournament. Weee!
10:35 a.m. -- Bubba Watson is back at it saying he doesn't care about what the media writes about him. I don't really believe that.
10:16 a.m. -- Yeahhh, he's going to need this one at some point:
Might be time for Tiger to break out that Jordan-esq fadeaway he was talking about. I'm seeing a lot of awkward missed dunks at the moment.— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) July 18, 2014
9:51 a.m. -- Well this is awesome.
Phil said he tried to console Ernie after hitting spectator: "You can't worry about that. I do that all the time.'' Da-dum. "Didn't help.'— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) July 18, 2014
9:50 a.m. -- Mike Tirico: "No matter what [Mickelson] finds a way to make you believe that he believes."
9:47 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy bogeys the first, Tiger bogeys the second, Sergio bogeys the third. Weeeeee!
9:21 a.m. -- Tiger opens with double bogey. Nice.
9:18 a.m. -- This is the coolest (h/t Adam Sarson):
9:14 a.m. -- Good start for Big Cat.
When Tiger is aiming right at you pic.twitter.com/8vdP1VQ1vr— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) July 18, 2014
9:07 a.m. -- There is so much happening right now. Tiger yanked his drive off No. 1, Sergio holed out for eagle on No. 2. I need more coffee.
8:59 a.m. -- Mickelson just shot a 70. I have no idea how.
8:45 a.m. -- This made me laugh.
Peter Alliss says "white trousers...dangerous." Especially for those of us who have been mainlining coffee since 4am.— Chris Chaney (@Wrong_Fairway) July 18, 2014
8:30 a.m. -- What in the hell?
8:27 a.m. -- I'm pretty surprised at Adam Scott being 3 over. Not that he can't rebound over the final few holes but I thought he'd be up near the top of the leaderboard after the second day.
8:03 a.m. -- What'd he say? No idea, don't even care.
7:57 a.m. -- Pretty strong.
Ashley Chesters is all about claret jugs. I typed that with a straight face. #liar— Steve Elling (@EllingYelling) July 18, 2014
7:51 a.m. -- We've never had a great Rory-Tiger duel, have we? How awesome would that be this year?
7:32 a.m. -- I thought this was pretty fun to look at. Will try to do it again later on.
7:25 a.m. -- Will there be a 30 for 30 on where Ted Scott is buried in England or will HBO handle those duties?
7:23 a.m. -- Rory has a chance to Kaymer this tournament with, say, a 67 or 68 today. Sort of hope that doesn't happen.
7:18 a.m. -- Justin Rose has chipped in twice already. For that I give you this.
6:58 a.m. -- It's just one big Phil show at the British Open right now. Watch Bones' reaction to Phil's driver idea. By the way, I could wake up to a Phil round every day.
6:39 a.m. -- Lefty is all over the yard right now. Just hit one way out of bounds on the par-5 10th then took another off the tee box and is about to make par after a filthy second shot (or fourth shot).
Here's where Phil just hit one - pic.twitter.com/pFQedbBGGk— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) July 18, 2014
6:04 a.m. -- Speaking of Phil, here he is almost making an American (two straight eagles):
6:02 a.m. -- Phil Mickelson in his interview with Tom Rinaldi: "[I told Bones] I'm going to get you the Claret Jug and we're going to drink out of it tonight. Now...I say that a lot...but I was pretty determined."
Phil is the best.
5:51 a.m. -- Not sure if the #TourSauce thing has made its way to this blog yet but this is a pretty great definition of it:
5:49 a.m. -- Phil is locked in right now. Could he get to 4 under early and into a late Saturday tee time?
5:44 a.m. -- Justin Rose just hands around, doesn't he? He'll be 5 under on Saturday at lunch and we'll all be like "what in the world.."
5:29 a.m. -- Andy North just called the rough "mature gorse" because why not, me and three other people are the only people watching.
5:26 a.m. -- Lefty almost pumped on in from the thick stuff early on. Would have been back-to-back eagles or as we call it on Twitter, the "American."
4:54 a.m. -- Can you bet on Jason Day withdrawing? I hope he doesn't but man, that thumb.
4:51 a.m. -- There are worse things, I guess, to wake up to than Adam Scott in a sweater two shots off the British Open lead stroking seven irons into the English wind.