After a first round full of surprises and a frustrating 18th hole for several players, the second round of the 2023 British Open is underway at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.
Three golfers begin Friday on top of the leaderboard, but the headliner on Thursday was amateur Christo Lamprecht, who is one of the leaders in the final major tournament of 2023. Starting the second round in a tie for first with Lamprecht are Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Emiliano Grillo of Argentina. Weather conditions for the morning could also be worse than the first round, making it a challenging day as players look to make the cut.
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How to watch 2023 Open Championship
Coverage will start Friday at 1:30 a.m. ET on the Peacock streaming service. USA Network will have live TV coverage at 4 a.m. until 3 p.m., with Peacock resuming coverage until 4 p.m.
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What is the weather forecast for Friday?
It was a mostly dry start to the tournament, but Friday isn’t as promising with a few light-to-moderate showers likely to occur in the morning before it gets sunny in the afternoon. Temperatures are expected to be around the same as Thursday, and winds gusts around 15 mph could begin in the morning and continue to increase in the afternoon.
PGA Championship tee times, groupings for Friday
The action will begin early in the U.S., with the first round teeing off at 1:35 a.m. ET. Tee times will roll through 11:16 a.m., with 11-minute intervals in between groups.
- 1:35 a.m.: Rasmus Højgaard, Matthew Southgate, Alex Fitzpatrick
- 1:46 a.m.: Daniel Hillier, Kyung Nam Kang, Kensei Hirata
- 1:57 a.m.: Callum Shinkwin, Kazuki Higa, Michael Kim
- 2:08 a.m.: Zack Fischer, Taichi Kho, Kyle Barker
- 2:19 a.m.: Brendon Todd, Romain Langasque, Travis Smyth
- 2:30 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Adrian Otaegui, Alexander Bjork
- 2:41 a.m.: Min Woo Lee, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Harrison Crowe (a)
- 2:52 a.m.: Corey Conners, Billy Horschel, Alex Noren
- 3:03 a.m.: Tom Kim, Tom Hoge, Abraham Ancer
- 3:14 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Matt Wallace, David Micheluzzi
- 3:25 a.m.: Sahith Theegala, Emiliano Grillo, Dustin Johnson
- 3:36 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Denny McCarthy, Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira (a)
- 3:47 a.m.: Brian Harman, Thriston Lawrence, Thomas Detry
- 4:03 a.m.: John Daly, Taylor Moore, Danny Willett
- 4:14 a.m.: David Lingmerth, Ben Griffin, Ockie Strydom
- 4:25 a.m.: Adri Arnaus, Ewen Ferguson, Keita Nakajima
- 4:36 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann
- 4:47 a.m.: Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau, Justin Thomas
- 4:58 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose
- 5:09 a.m.: Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, Tyrrell Hatton
- 5:20 a.m.: Phil Mickelson, Nick Taylor, Adam Schenk
- 5:31 a.m.: Nacho Elvira, Marc Warren, Alejandro Cañizares
- 5:42 a.m.: Guido Migliozzi, Oliver Wilson, Connor McKinney
- 5:53 a.m.: Kalle Samooja, Shubhankar Sharma, Gunner Wiebe
- 6:04 a.m.: Jorge Campillo, Brandon Robinson Thompson, Michael Stewart
- 6:15 a.m.: Hurly Long, Seungsu Han, Marco Penge
- 6:36 a.m.: Matthew Jordan, Richie Ramsay, Branden Grace
- 6:47 a.m.: Russell Henley, Jazz Janewattananond, Graeme Robertson (a)
- 6:58 a.m.: Ryan Fox, Lucas Herbert, Byeong Hun An
- 7:09 a.m.: Rikuya Hoshino, Charl Schwartzel, Alex Maguire (a)
- 7:20 a.m.: Adrian Meronk, Pablo Larrazabal, Hiroshi Iwata
- 7:31 a.m.: Patrick Reed, Connor Syme, Jose Luis Ballester Barrio (a)
- 7:42 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Victor Perez, Thomas Pieters
- 7:53 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Joost Luiten, Christo Lamprecht (a)
- 8:04 a.m.: Stewart Cink, JT Poston, Trey Mullinax
- 8:15 a.m.: Henrik Stenson, Harris English, Andrew Putnam
- 8:26 a.m.: Scott Stallings, Jordan Smith, Thorbjorn Olesen
- 8:37 a.m.: Ernie Els, Kurt Kitayama, Takumi Kanaya
- 8:48 a.m.: Sam Burns, Sepp Straka, Chris Kirk
- 9:04 a.m.: Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jason Day
- 9:15 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Seamus Power, Talor Gooch
- 9:26 a.m.: KH Lee, Davis Riley, Taiga Semikawa
- 9:37 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama
- 9:48 a.m.: Scottie Scheffler, Tommy Fleetwood, Adam Scott
- 9:59 a.m.: Cameron Smith, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark
- 10:10 a.m.: Shane Lowry, Rickie Fowler, Robert MacIntyre
- 10:21 a.m.: Cameron Young, Si Woo Kim, Bryson DeChambeau
- 10:32 a.m.: Nicolai Højgaard, Bio Kim, Kazuki Yasumori
- 10:43 a.m.: Dan Bradbury, Oliver Farr, Haydn Barron
- 10:54 a.m.: Marcel Siem, Martin Rohwer, Tiger Christensen (a)
- 11:05 a.m.: Lee Hodges, Antoine Rozner, Richard Bland
- 11:16 a.m.: Yannik Paul, Sami Välimäki, Laurie Canter
Who is Christo Lamprecht?
The surprise of the first round, Christo Lamprecht had only two bogeys in his first round as he propelled his way toward to the top of the leaderboard at 5-under-par.
A senior golfer at Georgia Tech, the South Africa native is one of the tallest players in the tournament at 6-foot-8. The 22-year-old is believed to be the tallest golfer in Georgia Tech history.
He qualified for The Open after winning the Amateur Championship last month and has had a successful amateur career as he led the International Team to beat Team USA at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup. At this year’s Arnold Palmer Cup, he lost three of four matches as Team USA won.
No matter how Lamprecht fares in England, it won’t be the last time you see him at a major; because of his Amateur Championship win, he qualified for the 2024 Masters and 2024 U.S. Open.
18th proving difficult closing hole at Royal Liverpool
Taichi Kho was in one of the greenside bunkers on Royal Liverpool’s closing par 5 in two shots Thursday during the first round of the 2023 Open Championship.
It took him eight shots (with a penalty stroke in there) to get the ball in the cup. Nearly pin high in two shots, eight more before he was walking off the green.
The 18th at Royal Liverpool is proving to be one of the more difficult closing holes in recent major championship history, and it looks as if it could provide a huge swing down the stretch on Sunday.
Kho wasn’t spared, carding a 10.
–Cameron Jourdan, Golfweek
Players will compete for record purse at 2023 Open Championship
The R&A announced the prize money payouts for the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, July 19-23, where the 2023 Champion Golfer of the Year will receive the highest earnings in championship history.
The man who hoists the Claret Jug at the end of the week will walk away with $3 million, while second ($1,708,000) and third ($1,095,000) will each clear seven figures, as well. The total purse will be $16.5 million, an 18% increase from 2022. – Adam Woodard, Golfweek