2012 US Open: Free Live Stream, Where-to-Watch, Preview and Prediction for Friday's Action

 
on June 15 2012 10:45 AM

The second round of the US Open tees off from Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco Friday at 10 a.m. ET.

Because the course is on the West Coast, almost every shot of the tournament will be broadcast by someone, either on the web or on television.

Tiger Woods has a chance to continue his quest for 18 major titles this week. He is tied for second at (-1), three shots off the lead and looks like his old self for the first time since the 2008 Open. 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell is also near the top of the leaderboard at (-1).

Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Jim Furyk and Nick Watney are all near the top of the leaderboard, but all of them are looking up at Michael Thompson, a rookie golfer on the PGA tour who somehow tamed Olympic with a (-4) 66 on day one.

Top golfers like Rory McIlroy (+7), Bubba Watson (+8), and world No. 1 Luke Donald (+9) were chewed up and spit out by the course yesterday and will need to play the best golf of their lives just to make the cut today at Olympic.

Where to watch:

ESPN will have live coverage on Friday from noon to 3 p.m. ET then the coverage will switch over to NBC from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday NBC takes over with a broadcast from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

USOpen.com will start live streaming at 10:33 a.m. ET on Thursday when the marquee group tees off and continue throughout the day. WatchESPN.com has three different options for streaming on their site, a marquee group feed that follows Woods, Watson and Mickelson; a feed for the final 10 holes of the tournament, and a feed that will duplicate the ESPN television coverage.

There are also live feeds available for free on FirstRowSports.

Prediction: Tiger Woods got his mojo back when he chipped in on Sunday at the Memorial. He will ride that momentum to his first major title since 2008.

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