Friday at The Open Championship

You could say it was a fair-weather Friday. Depending on your draw, you may have faired better than most. The morning saw good scores, while the afternoon proved to be a slog. Here are our favorite stories of the day.

Phil continues to thrill

Phil played another great round. Do you think he's got two left in the tank?

Stenson stands tall

Stricker had but a blemish

He nearly lost two provisionals, found the second, and then posted a snowman. The other 17 were just routine pars.

Golf is hard. The struggle is real.

Past Champions go Thelma & Louise on missing the cut

Wrong Direction

Many players moved back throughout the Friday's afternoon rounds, but this post from @TheOpen on Instagram destroyed searching #TheOpen on Instagram. Why did they do this? We don't deserve this. We deserve shot tracer.

Who do you like going into the weekend?

No lead is safe at Royal Troon. Bobby Clampett proved this to us during the 1982 Open Championship. Here are links to the full leaderboard and tee times. Coverage details are below.

Get some rest and wake up early for moving day.

Television:  4-7 a.m. -- Golf Channel 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. -- NBC

Online streams: 

4 a.m.-2:30 p.m. -- Golf Channel broadcast simulcast stream

4-9:30 a.m. -- "First Tee" stream