Best quotes from Round 2: Beef's rain dance
Fatherhood, nicknames, missing the cut with flair and getting ready for the weekend; just another day at Royal Birkdale with the best golfers in the world.
“Honestly, right now I’m happy to be inside, first and foremost. But I feel great right now. I wouldn’t expect anything different, I don’t think. I don’t think I even felt this way at the ’15 Masters after Friday. But there’s a difference in how you sleep and how you get up and kind of how it hits you after.”
– Jordan Spieth
“Well, on the scorecard it was a very boring round of golf, but it kind of wasn’t from the perspective of how I had to kind of piece my way around this golf course. It was tricky.”
– Ian Poulter
"I'm not Tom Watson, I'm not Jack Nicklaus, I'm not Arnold Palmer, I'm just a guy who in '98 was lucky to win the championship and hoist the Claret Jug, and be proclaimed Champion Golfer of the Year.
"I'll miss it but I'll always watch it and I'll always be interested and intrigued on what the young players do around links golf. We're going to see some interesting play over the next two days.
"I truly believe that The Open Championship is the top of the list in my book."
- Mark O'Meara
"Olivia teaches me a lot and being a Dad has probably calmed me down a bit. I definitely don't take things for granted as much and I'm a little bit more patient.
"Last week I had a bad finish and walked in the players' lounge, and Olivia clocked me from about 20 yards away. Her hands went up and she had a smile on her face, and that just cheers you up.
"When she smiles, I smile. Olivia will probably want me to read some books this afternoon."
- Richie Ramsay
"On the first day the starter said 'I'm gonna manage you as Beef, do you mind?' And I said, 'No, not at all.' I think it's really cool. I just hope I did enough to make the cut. I'm going to rain dance all day now, about five hours straight.
"I'm going to have a good nap, put the telly on, watch something. I've already caught up on Game of Thrones unfortunately."
- Andrew 'Beef' Johnston
"I couldn't putt in this wind. That was my biggest challenge. I was three-putting almost every hole. I haven't narrowed it down how to play in that severe conditions and that's hard for me."
- Charl Schwartzel
"It's not that big a deal. Unfortunately, it's the first cut I've missed this year and I missed it with flair. We all go through days like this. And it's part of the game. I don't want to put too much stock in it."
- Phil Mickelson
"That's right up there. I just wanted to continue with that good feeling from the last few holes in the first round. I went out with positivity and trusted in myself. I just need to keep that for the next two days and I can’t wait."
- Rory McIlroy