LIVE COVERAGE: British Open 2012; Watch Online Stream from Royal Lytham, Leaderboard, Second Round Update

 @JasonLeMiere
on July 20 2012 10:06 AM
Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker has shot to the top of the leaderboard with a spectacular start to his second round at the Open. Reuters

Play is underway on day two of the Open Championship from Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lancashire, England. Live streaming coverage can be viewed now on ESPN3.

Overnight leader Adam Scott thought he had put himself in a great position with an opening round of 64, as he teed-off on Friday at 6-under-par.

However, American Brandt Snedeker has gone on an incredible charge to take a commanding lead over the field. Snedeker was 6-under-par through his first 15 holes to leave him at 10-under for the tournament. Scott's disappointment has been compounded by dropping a shot early on at the third hole.

There is plenty of action still to transpire on Friday, with several big names either just beginning or yet to get their second rounds underway.

Tiger Woods has just teed off, nicely poised to make a serious challenge for his fourth Claret Jug. The 14-time major champion was 3-under overnight as he seeks his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open.

Woods will be looking to avoid the fate of Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman also started at 3-under but had a woeful second round as he shot a 75, to leave him right on the line of the current projected cut.

Having missed the cut at the U.S. Open, the same scenario at Royal Lytham would be a massive blow to the world No.2 as he looks to rediscover the form that saw him blow away the field at last year's U.S. Open.

While the Open currently features a surprise leader, there are plenty of big names in contention. The likes of Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson are all looking in good shape to make a challenge over the weekend. World No.1 Luke Donald is reasonably poised too after hitting an eventful 68 to put him at 2-under.

Donald's playing partner Phil Mickelson also had an eventful round, but sadly for all the wrong reasons. Tied for second last year, the four-time major winner won't be sticking around for the weekend after shooting a 78 that leaves him at 11-over-par. His disastrous round produced three double-bogeys.

You can keep right up to date, with the latest leaderboard here.

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