Round two of The British Open saw the weather come in late in the day and the cut line get moved because of it. At one point the cut line was at +3 and when you looked back up it moved to +5 in like 2 minutes.
Jordan Spieth has the lead at -6 after shooting 1 under par. Given the conditions this was one of the greatest rounds played over the last 2 days. Spieth could have really had his round go south on him in a hurry on 10 after laying up his tee shot into a fairway bunker, wedging out and then missing the green from 140 yards chipped in for his par. If he goes on to become the Champion Golfer of the Year on Sunday that may be the shot that we see propelled him to victory.
After his round Spieth even said he felt bad making a 4 on 10. He said nothing about that hole said anything about a par.
To get to -6 Spieth made a great eagle on 15. He miss hit a three wood to 25 feet and made the putt. This was a huge putt to get the lead back to 2 strokes.
Right behind Spieth is Matt Kuchar at -4 and Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter at -3. Kuchar played thru most of the good weather only having to deal with the elements on his closing couple of holes.
Rory McIlroy teed off early and shot 68 to get himself into contention. He was +4 through 4 holes in his first round and is now sitting at -1. At one point on Thursday his caddy questioned who he was caddying for and what Rory was doing out there. There may have been a four letter word in there but it worked and Rory got out of his own way and played great the rest of the way. This may be what he needed to kick start 2017 into getting a win.
Dads Say So it is great to see Jordan Spieth a top the leaderboard after two rounds. If he were to win this week he would be 3/4 of the way to the career grand slam. There are a lot of great players lurking right behind him that could play great over the weekend and get the win as well. This is going to be a great weekend to watch a lot of morning golf on TV.