Five to Watch: Second Round
We have a look at the five players to look out for during the second round of The Open at St Andrews.
Robert Streb (66 in round one)
He stunned everyone by setting the early clubhouse target in round one despite having little to no links experience whatsoever.
In theory, the Kansas City native has no hope of keeping it going for another three days, especially with the conditions set to worsen, but he revealed that he's had Tom Watson's ear in practice and he is in superb form on the PGA Tour with five top 20 finishes in his last six starts, including two top fives.
Can he continue to confound his rookie links status?
Paul Lawrie (66 in round one)
The good news – the 46-year-old is a former Open champion, he's a course winner (in the 2001 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship) and he has the reputation of being one of golf's finest performers in filthy weather.
The bad news – his Open win is something of an exception in that it is one of only two top ten finishes in 22 tournament appearances.
Tommy Fleetwood (69 in round one)
There was quite a buzz around the Southport lad ahead of this year's Championship owing to his excellent Old Course form in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. True, he has never won that event, but in his last four rounds played in St Andrews he was 26-under-par.
Teeing off in the worst of Thursday's weather Fleetwood played solidly to shoot 69.
In his post-round chat with the press he spoke admiringly of Zach Johnson's 66, which he witnessed first-hand. Will it prove inspirational?
Adam Scott (70 in round one)
His first round was an exercise in taking two steps forward and one step back. Every time he posted a birdie, a bogey soon followed.
But he battled away and it's a truism that you cannot win an Open Championship in round one, but you can lose one – and Scott refused to do it.
He hasn't finished outside the top five in the last three Opens and he sounded very keen to not only maintain that record, but improve on it.
David Duval (72 in round one)
The 2001 Open Champion is so much more popular than anyone could have guessed when he clinched the Claret Jug with sunglasses wrapped around his head.
When he was behind them, there was the sense of a golfing robot, but the minute he removed them the galleries responded to him. The years since victory have not been kind to this American and he has missed his last six cuts in The Open.
His level par opener leaves him on the cusp of reversing that trend. If goodwill could get him to the weekend he'd shoot 66.