Collin Morikawa makes waves at The Open Championship

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What is the cut line for the Open Championship?

How is the cut line determined? The cut line at 36 holes is the top 70 players plus those tied at the end of that group. DraftKings Nation2021 British Open cut: What is the cut line, how is it determined, who will miss it

Who is favored to win British Open?

2021 British Open odds to win: Jordan Spieth emerges as championship favorite after 65 in Round 1. Louis Oosthuizen is in the top spot on the leaderboard, but Jordan Spieth, who is one stroke off the lead after Thursday's first round, is the new favorite to win the 2021 Open Championship. CBSSports.com2021 British Open odds to win: Jordan Spieth emerges as championship favorite after 65 in Round 1

How many golfers make the cut at the British Open?

British Open cut rules At The Open Championship, the top 70 players on the leaderboard after 36 holes automatically make it through to the third round, plus ties. The British Open follows the same rules as the PGA Championship, making them the two most forgiving of golf's four majors. sportingnews.comBritish Open cut line 2021: Projected cut, rules, updates for Friday's leaderboard

After an extremely fun first day at the 149th Open Championship, the tournament has started to take shape for whatever the next three days have in store at Royal St. George's. Louis Oosthuizen and Jordan Spieth are the new favorites to become Champion Golfer of the Year, but there are myriad storylines to keep an eye on as Friday's second round unfolds.

Bryson DeChambeau is going to have to battle himself and his equipment to make the cut. Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka need to mount significant charges to get in the mix on Saturday in Round 3. And names like Collin Morikawa, Tommy Fleetwood, Webb Simpson, Viktor Hovland, Dustin Johnson and Scottie Scheffler are all lurking just beyond the leaders. Thursday like a table-setter for something fascinating over the next few days, and that begins on Friday as Royal St. George's starts to firm up a bit and we get a substantial leaderboard to muse going into Saturday's Round 3.

It's already been a great Open Championship, let's see how much fun it can be on Friday and beyond as the 149th Open winner begins to emerge. CBS Sports will update this story with scores and highlights from The Open below. Check out the live scores at the top of this story, a more detailed leaderboard, Round 2 tee times and our complete viewer's guide.

Grillo on a heater! Five birdies on the back nine so far and he's -5 for the day and -5 for the championship after a birdie at 17. To this point he and Tony Finau have made some of the biggest moves up the leaderboard.

After the round, Morikawa credits the opportunity to play the Scottish Open as being huge to where he is today. Interestingly enough, Morikawa didn't play well and even decided to change out his irons earlier in the week! Clearly that decision has paid off because once again his iron play was the spark to another magical major round for the young star.

Low rounds in the clubhouse so far on Friday

We wish a speedy recovery to @WillZalatoris, who has withdrawn from The 149th Open due to injury #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/OWmV7EBpci

If a 64 can be disappointing, I suppose Morikawa's was. He had a real chance at 61 and finished bogey-par-par-par. Still, he'll probably lead on Friday night.

Will Zalatoris WD (saw video of putt)

par-par finish for Morikawa, so he falls short of matching the historic 63s but still gives him a three shot lead on the field after 36 holes at his first Open Championship. incredible

Will Zalatoris WD, per Golf Channel's Ryan Lavner.

Waiting for confirmation but Will Zalatoris now listed as a WD from The Open. Didn't look right after hitting this shot out of the hay on 15 yesterday. pic.twitter.com/2hmgQEsvWu

Hatton remains the last man to win a PGA Tour event in the same week he flipped off a water hazard. https://t.co/lQk4y8ov7c

Pair of 63s have been previously shot in Opens at Royal St Georges, both in 1993. Nick Faldo (Rd 2) and Payne Stewart (Rd 4).

Feels like there hasn't been proper excitement around this Morikawa round. Granted, mostly in the middle of the night here in the United States, but it's been truly astounding and one of the better major rounds of the last few years (so far).

so even if Morikawa pars out and finishes with a second round 64, it's still a remarkable 36-hole start for the 24-year old making his first career Open Championship start here at Royal St. George's

Morikawa just misses his birdie try at 16, meaning he'll need a birdie birdie finish to tie Branden Grace for the lowest score in an Open Championship (62)

Morikawa currently leads Mickelson by 21 strokes. That's unbelievable.

Morikawa can get it back on No. 16 after a great tee shot. He'll have about 12-15 feet for ANOTHER birdie.

Leish 😳 pic.twitter.com/MnpOStahuo

Morikawa bogeys No. 15 after missing a 6-foot (or so) putt, and the 61 watch is over. Still, he's probably going to lead at the end of the day as long as he pars in.

Xander currently +2, and Data Golf says there's a 90% chance the cut line is either E or +1.

All eyes on one man 👀 @collin_morikawa #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/N9ZGquTkiE

After a not-great drive on No. 15, Morikawwa will have to get up and down for par and preserve his potential 61. Par in for a 63.

This time yesterday, Morikawa was 40-1 to win The Open. He's currently 2-1.

Striding ahead #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/Zx6xa4iX4d

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Golf is not meant to be fair – that's why I love St George's

The Times 16 July, 2021 - 12:01pm

More than any other of the ten courses on the Open rota, Royal St George’s divides opinions. Some players dislike its blind shots and the uneven bounces delivered by its fairways, the most recent being Brooks Koepka who described it as “not my favourite of the rotation” courses. Many of the spectators who sloshed their way across the fields from Sandwich railway station to attend the 2011 Open do not hold it high in their affections either.

Access and egress have always been an issue for this course on the coast of Kent. The surrounding roads are narrow and the streets of Sandwich, many built centuries ago, bend more than a dog’s hind leg. In 2011, extra trains that had 12 carriages were put on

US Open: Louis Oosthuizen confirms he is a major player after posting 64 at Sandwich

Daily Mail 16 July, 2021 - 12:01pm

By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail

The nearly man is back in the thick of the action.

In fairness, though, Louis Oosthuizen has rarely been out of contention in majors this year. Following runners-up finishes at the US Open and US PGA, the South African made an impressive start in his bid to go one better, with his opening round of 64 providing a perfect example of the patience required to thrive on this unforgiving course.

Oosthuizen’s playing partners looked as though they would have benefitted from his instruction for long periods of a blustery opening day, with defending champion Shane Lowry and US Open winner Jon Rahm both labouring in rounds of one over par.

Louis Oosthuizen is proving his major worth after posting a superb 64 at Sandwich, Kent

‘I don’t think they played poorly but on this course if you get out of position on the tee you won’t get many opportunities for birdies,’ was Oosthuizen’s charitable verdict.

The South African was forced to bide his time, beginning with seven pars before birdies at eight and nine sparked a charge which saw him finish the back nine in only 31 strokes.

When he scrambled to avoid a bogey at the last, it was the only time he looked at all troubled.

His six under par is Oosthuizen’s lowest ever score in a major and one shot better than his opening round when he won the Claret Jug in 2010.

The 38-year-old South African has been the perennial bridesmaid with recent close efforts

It certainly sets him up well for a tilt at emulating what remains his only major win.

Oosthuizen has become something of a perennial bridesmaid since that unexpected triumph at St Andrews when he was ranked 54th in the world.

He has two subsequent runners-up spots at the US Open and US PGA and one apiece at the Open and US Masters. But even competing for major titles again represents considerable progress following a slump in which he went almost three years without a tour win between 2015 and 2018.

The 38-year-old attributes his recent improvement to refocusing on his putting and keeping faith in a Ping Voss putter, rather than repeatedly changing.

‘I have a bag of putters that I’m going to throw in the river one day,’ he said on Thursday. ‘I used to change my putter regularly but that’s no way to get consistency.

However, a patient mindset could give him the momentum to win his second major title

‘In my mind this was the perfect round. I don’t think I made many mistakes and took advantage of some opportunities. I know from experience that in major championships you have to show patience.’

Oosthuizen insists there are no mental scars from his recent run of near-misses. Getting the better of Rahm so comprehensively on the opening day will certainly have boosted his confidence after the Spaniard beat him by a single stroke at Torrey Pines last month.

‘It depends if you lost it or someone else won it,’ said Oosthuizen when he considered the psychological toll of finishing second.

‘In the last two tournaments I think I just lost to a better golfer. You have to forget about it and go again.’

The serial silver medallist will resume on Friday with his eyes set firmly on securing that silver jug again. 

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Matthias Schmid makes History | The 149th Open

The Open 16 July, 2021 - 11:04am

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Spieth and Oosthuizen catch up with Morikawa at The Open

Daily Mail 16 July, 2021 - 02:01am

By Sam Blitz and Carl Markham, Pa

Jordan Spieth tied level with fellow American Collin Morikawa, with the chasing pack playing catch up on the World No 4 after his sensational round on the second day of the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's.

Day two got underway on Friday with South African Oosthuizen beginning on six under but Morikawa - who, despite being the world No 4 and a major champion, is making his debut in the event and only his second tournament on European soil after last week's Scottish Open - looked at home under brightening skies and softening winds at the Sandwich links. 

Seven birdies in his first 14 holes catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard at 10 under, three better than first-round leader and 2010 champion Oosthuizen, out later in the day, and Daniel Van Tonder, who was then the clubhouse leader.

Colin Morikawa stole the show with a round of 64 to join the leading pack at The Open 

The 24-year-old stormed into a three-shot lead ahead of the chasing pack in Kent on Friday 

However, Spieth - who is enjoying a welcome renaissance in Sandwich - tied level on nine under par with his countryman after 12 holes on Friday afternoon. 

Morikawa won the 2020 US PGA on his debut in that event, however his form in Scotland - where he finished joint-71st with just one sub-70 round - gave no hint of what was to play out on Friday.

Morikawa covered the front nine in 31, the highlight being a brilliant approach to 18 inches at the par-four ninth, and back-to-back birdies at 11 and 12 opened up a gap at the top of the leaderboard. 

Leader Oosthuizen will tee off just before 3pm BST alongside Shane Lowry and pre-tournament favourite John Rahm, with Thursday night's main chasers Jordan Spieth and Brian Harman resuming their bids from three under half an hour before.  

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen was the clubhouse leader on day one after an impressive 64

Both Oosthuizen and Spieth have put themselves in excellent opening positions to replicate their respective 2010 and 2017 Open victories.   

There were other players who needed to make significant moves just to ensure they made the cut for the weekend.

Rory McIlroy began at level par only to bogey his first two holes and although he clawed one back with a birdie at the fourth there was still plenty of work to do.

A cloudier but still bright day of golf awaits those still to compete in Sandwich, Kent and also for the 32,000 spectators who are allowed to attend The Open.

Jordan Spieth also dazzled the Open crowd once again and is one shot behind Oosthuizen

Meanwhile, rivals Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are still to finish, with their second rounds starting at 1pm and 2.30pm respectively.

DeChambeau, who was playing alongside Spieth, struggled to overpower the course and ended Thursday's opening round one over par. 

The American was a frustrated figure on day one of the Open and criticised his own club supplier Cobra after Thursday's play. 

He said: 'The driver sucks. It's not a good face for me and we're still trying to figure out how to make good on the mishits. I'm living on the razor's edge.

Once again, 32,000 spectators will attend day two of The Open at Kent's Royal St George's  

'It's a golf course that's pretty short, so when I hit the driver and it doesn't go on the fairway, if it's not in the first cut, it's in the hay. It's tough for me to get it on to the green and control that.' 

Cobra responded by calling DeChambeau's comments 'stupid' and claiming 'it’s very rare where he’s happy'. 

Koepka, whose long-running feud with DeChambeau dominated the pre-tournament coverage, finished yesterday's play two shots ahead after producing a round of 69.  

06:35 Daniel Croft (Eng), Aaron Rai (Eng), Paul Waring (Eng)

06:46 Christoffer Bring (Den)*, Jazz Janewattananond (Tha), Daniel van Tonder (SA)

06:57 Matthias Schmid (Ger)*, Brendan Steele (US), Harold Varner III (US)

07:08 Jaco Ahlers (SA), Troy Merritt (US), Adam Long (US)

07:19 Jason Day (Aus), Joost Luiten (Ned), Johannes Veerman (US)

07:30 John Catlin (US), Romain Langasque (Fra), Aaron Pike (Aus)

07:41 Sam Forgan (Eng), Padraig Harrington (Ire), Brad Kennedy (Aus)

07:52 Tony Finau (US), Adam Hadwin (Can), Billy Horschel (US)

08:03 Patrick Cantlay (US), Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Ryan Fox (NZ)

08:14 Marc Leishman (Aus), Francesco Molinari (Ita), Matt Wallace (Eng)

08:25 Corey Conners (Can), Collin Morikawa (US), Sebastian Munoz (Col)

08:36 Sam Bairstow (Eng)*, Keith Mitchell (US), Jason Scrivener (Aus)

08:47 Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Benjamin Hebert (Fra), Charley Hoffman (US)

09:03 Keegan Bradley (US), Rafael Cabrera (Spa), Richard T Lee (Can)

09:14 Carlos Ortiz (Mex), Matthias Schwab (Aut), Brendon Todd (US)

09:25 Russell Henley (US), Shaun Norris (SA), Webb Simpson (US)

09:36 Daniel Hillier (NZ), Matt Jones (Aus), Marcel Siem (Ger)

09:47 Tyrrell Hatton (Eng), Kevin Kisner (US), Phil Mickelson (US)

09:58 Rickie Fowler (US), Robert MacIntyre (Sco), Xander Schauffele (US)

10:09 Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Adam Scott (Aus), Justin Thomas (US)

10:20 Rory McIlroy (NI), Patrick Reed (US), Cameron Smith (Aus)

10:31 Max Homa (US), Matt Kuchar (US), Henrik Stenson (Swe)

10:42 Ben Hutchinson (Eng), Ryosuke Kinoshita (Jpn), Antoine Rozner (Fra)

10:53 Kurt Kitayama (US), Deyen Lawson (Aus), Poom Saksansin (Tha)

11:04 Ricardo Celia (Col), Yuki Inamori (Jpn), Jimmy Walker (US)

11:15 Rikard Karlberg (Swe), Ryutaro Nagano (Jpn), Nicholas Poppleton (Eng)

11:36 Marcus Armitage (Eng), Richard Bland (Eng), Andy Sullivan (Eng)

11:47 Justin Harding (SA), Chan Kim (US), Haotong Li (Chn)

11:58 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa), Abel Gallegos (Arg)*, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (Fra)

12:09 Richard Mansell (Eng), Alexander Noren (Swe), JC Ritchie (SA)

12:20 Dean Burmester (SA), Laird Shepherd (Eng)*, Danny Willett (Eng)

12:31 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (SA), Sam Horsfield (Eng), Min-Woo Lee (Aus)

12:42 Viktor Hovland (Nor), Ryan Palmer (US), Thomas Detry (Bel)

12:53 Abraham Ancer (Mex), Paul Casey (Eng), Ian Poulter (Eng)

13:04 Garrick Higgo (SA), Brooks Koepka (US), Jason Kokrak (US)

13:15 Daniel Berger (US), Joel Dahmen (US), Joaquin Niemann (Chi)

13:26 Darren Clarke (NI), Joe Long (Eng)*, Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)

13:37 Marcus Kinhult (Swe), Chris Kirk (US), Jack Senior (Eng)

13:48 Talor Gooch (US), Chengtsung Pan (Tai), Jonathan Thomson (Eng)

14:04 Ernie Els (SA), Cole Hammer (US)*, Gary Woodland (US)

14:15 Sam Burns (US), Jorge Campillo (Spa), Lucas Herbert (Aus)

14:26 Bryson DeChambeau (US), Branden Grace (SA), Jordan Spieth (US)

14:37 Brian Harman (US), Mackenzie Hughes (Can), Dylan Frittelli (SA)

14:48 Guido Migliozzi (Ita), Victor Perez (Fra), Kevin Streelman (US)

14:59 Shane Lowry (Ire), Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Jon Rahm (Spa)

15:10 Stewart Cink (US), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Lee Westwood (Eng)

15:21 Dustin Johnson (US), Justin Rose (Eng), Will Zalatoris (US)

15:32 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Yuxin Lin (Chn)*, Scottie Scheffler (US)

15:43 Harris English (US), Chez Reavie (US), Erik van Rooyen (SA)

15:54 Byeong-Hun An (Kor), Lucas Glover (US), Brandt Snedeker (US)

16:05 Takumi Kanaya (Jpn), Marcel Schneider (Ger), Cameron Tringale (US)

16:16 Lanto Griffin (US), Rikuya Hoshino (Jpn), Connor Worsdall (Eng)

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