The Open 2023 LIVE: Second round golf leaderboard as Tommy Fleetwood chases Brian Harman

The Open 2023: Bogey start for defending champion

Clark -3 (1), Schauffele -1 (1), Smith +2 (1)

Not the start Cam Smith would have wanted after a bogey five at the first moves him to +2. He’s playing alongside Xander Schauffele and Wyndham Clark who sit at -1 and -3 respectively.

The Open 2023: Birdie for McIlroy at the last

McIlroy -1 (70), Rahm +2 (70), Rose +6 (74)

A slightly awkward third shot for Rory as his second shot comes to rest left of the green with bunkers between him and the green. Nicely done, though, by the Northern Irishman who gets it to eight feet before nursing in a birdie putt to finish. -1 is some way off Harman but he’s by no means out of it and has been some way off his ball-striking best so far.

It’s an infuriating lip-out at the last for Rahm who makes bogey to end at +2. It’s also a one-under-par round but Rahm looks far from pleased and who could blame him? It’s been nowhere near his high standards and he’ll need a monster weekend to trouble the leaders.

Rose signs off with a par but at +6, his tournament will be over.

The Open 2023: Day starting fast

Spieth -3 (4), Day -1 (4), Fitzpatrick +1 (4)

Spieth rolls in a solid par putt to continue his good start to the round. He’s joined in the red by Jason Day after the Aussie’s good birdie on the third.

The Open 2023: Back-to-back bogeys for Homa

Homa -1 (17), Hatton -2 (17), Morikawa +5 (17)

No doubt, more frustration for Homa who gives away another shot having flailed left with his tee shot into the 17th. Back to -1 for American heading up the last.

Hatton makes his par as does Morikawa, who at +5, needs at least a birdie on the 18th to have some chance of making the weekend.

The Open 2023: Fleetwood underway

Fleetwood -5 (1), Scheffler E (1), Scott +1 (1)

Well, here he is. Tommy lad, approaches the first tee to a warm reception from his home crowd. He left the grounds yesterday with a share of the lead but now he tees off five strokes behind Brian Harman after the American’s scintillating round earlier in the day. Fleetwood will want to make a dent into that lead but can’t get too aggressive and face giving away any more of an advantage.

It’s a solid par at the first for him with his playing partner, Adam Scott, missing a good chance for birdie.

Scottie? Well, it’s the same as usual for him as of late. More putting woes as the world number one sees a five-foot putt slide past the hole. An opening bogey for him.

The Open 2023: Final hole birdie for Hovland

Hovland E (72), Finau +6 (75), Thomas +11 (71)

A battling round comes to an end for Victor Hovland with a welcome birdie on the final hole. A one-over-par round of 72 leaves him at even par for the tournament but in tricky morning conditions, that’s a more than solid effort from the Norwegian.

There will be disappointment for Tony Finau who ended with three bogeys in his last four to sit at +6 – that will be an early flight home for him and his fellow countrymen, Justin Thomas. Ironically, after his shocking round of 81 yesterday, the two-time major champion shot the best round in this group with an even-par 71.

The Open 2023: Bogey for Homa

Homa -2 (16), Hatton -2 (16)

Just two pars since the fifth hole for Homa now as he can’t quite scramble from the back of the 16th green to save par. He drops back to -2 alongside his playing partner, Tyrell Hatton, who makes par.

The Open 2023: Back-to-back birdies for Rahm

McIlroy E (17), Rahm +1 (17), Rose +6 (17)

Well, the best shot of the day into 17 has already been won by Travis Smyth after his earlier hole-in-one but there won’t be many better than Rahm’s approach off the tee which settles 7 feet from the hole. The Spaniard knocks it in for his second successive birdie and barring a disaster on 18, he should now safely make the weekend.

Rory ends up in the semi-rough out to the left but does well to get up and down to save par. Rose, too, makes par but looks likely to miss the cut regardless.

The Open 2023: Early birdie for Spieth

Spieth -3 (2), Day E (2), Fitzpatrick +1 (2)

Some of the afternoon wave are getting underway and the first of those is Jordan Spieth, Jason Day at Matt Fitzpatrick. Day kicked us off with a birdie at the first but it’s Spieth who makes the most of the second with a huge drive and a chip to set up a birdie three. Up to -3 now for the former Open champion.

The Open 2023: Pars for Rory and Rahm

McIlroy E (16), Rahm +2 (16), Rose +6 (16)

High into the sky with the iron from the fairway for Rory and safely aboard the green. It’s a lengthy left-to-right look for birdie but it just misses on the high side. It races by a bit too much for his liking but it’s in for par.

Rahm’s second trickles into the bunker and it’s another sandy scramble required for the Spaniard. He’s got work to do to save his par but knocks it in comfortably to stay at +2

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