The Open 2019 LIVE: Koepka and Fleetwood early starters in Portrush

The Open 2019, Day Two LIVE: Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood among early starters at Royal Portrush

  • JB Holmes the overnight leader after day one with a score of -5
  • Both Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood are only two shots behind
  • READ: Holmes hits the front as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods toil 

Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood will be looking to cement their places at the summit of the leaderboard early on day two of The Open at Royal Portrush.

Both men are two shots behind overnight leader JB Holmes (-5). 

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods seized the opening day headlines for the wrong reasons after running up huge scores of 79 and 78 respectively. Woods goes out at 10:09am while McIlroy starts at 3:10 in the afternoon.

Follow all the action LIVE with JONATHAN SPENCER and CHRIS CUTMORE. 

Host commentator

We have a big day ahead of us as the world’s finest golfers battle it out to make the cut heading into the weekend’s action.

Many have plenty of work to do, most notably Northern Ireland favourite Rory McIlroy… who sits on +8. Yes that’s right, +8.

After just one round, the four-time major winner already sits a massive 13 strokes behind the lead!

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of Sportsmail’s live coverage of The Open!

Yesterday, we were lucky to witness some great action so early on as JB Holmes took the overnight lead on -5.

Irishman Shane Lowry is just one shot behind, while the likes of Brooks Koepka is looming just one stroke further back.

It should be another fascinating day in store at Royal Portrush. Please stick with us as we bring you live updates from Northern Ireland.




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