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Follow along all day as we track Tiger, Brooks, Rory and the rest of the contenders on Friday at Pebble Beach. 

By The SI Staff
June 14, 2019

Thursday's opening round at the U.S. Open saw birdies galore, but while Tiger WoodsBrooks KoepkaRickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy put themselves into contention, Justin Rose seized the lead with a record-tying 65. 

The second round promises to offer plenty of its own drama, as the aforementioned players seek to stay in contention while guys like Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas look to overcome rough starts and get back into the mix. 

Follow along with us all day as we track all the action on Friday at Pebble Beach.

Here are some marquee tee times for the second round (EST). 

11:02 a.m.* -- Francesco Molinari, (a) Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka

11:24 a.m. -- Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods

4:36 p.m.* -- Jon Rahm, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy

4:47 p.m.* -- Si Woo Kim, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day

4:58 p.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell

10:30 - Final leaderboard

As it stands entering the weekend. 

Woodland -9
Rose -7
Oosthuizen -6
Wise -5
McIlroy -5

10:00 - Phil closes 1-under

It was an uneven Friday for the six-time US Open runner up. Mickleson sprinted to three birdies in his first six holes, but closed with a tumultuous final six. Despite off birdies at the par-4 13th and par-5 14th, bogeys at the 12th, 15th and 17th dropped his final round two a 2-under 69.

Mickelson enters the weekend at 1-under, seven back of Gary Woodland. 

9:30 - Rahm finishes with birdie

Jon Rahm faltered toward even as he made the turn through the first hole on Friday, bogeying the par-4 first, par-4 third and par-5 sixth. But Rahm remains in contention entering the weekend after a birdie on the par-3 seventh and par-4 ninth. 

Rahm is 3-under for the tournament. 

9:20 - Woodland seizes the lead

It's hard to post a better round than Gary Woodland's effort on Friday. After three missed cuts in eight previous US Open appearances, Woodland approaches the weekend with a 5-under round before the par-3 seventh. Woodland birdied both the par-5 fifth and the par-5 sixth, jumping ahead of Justin Rose to get to 8-under for the tournament. 

8:50 - Rory rolls it in on 16

A bogey on 13 followed by a double on 14 wobbled McIlroy on Friday, but the four-time major champion roared back in a big way down the stretch. 

McIlroy's iron play set up a pair of birdie attempts on 15 and 16. He knocked in a simple five-footer on the par-4 15th, then banged home a swinging downhill putt on the par-4 16th.

McIlroy now sits two back of Rose at five-under for the tournament. 

8:20 - Woodland cruising into the weekend

Gary Woodland may be one of the more unheralded on the leaderboard, but the 35-year-old is closing his Friday round in impressive fashion. Starting the day on the par-4 10th, tallying two birdies on his first nine before posting a three on the par-4 first. 

Woodland has just three PGA Tour victories in his career. His best major finish came in a sixth-place effort at the PGA Championship in 2018.

7:45 - Big birdie for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy continues to make a push for the final group on Saturday. He is cruising through the second round at 3-under for the day and 6-under for the tournament, one back of Justin Rose. 

McIlroy's birdie was followed by a nice roll from Phil Mickleson who is fighting to stay within striking distance of Rose. Phil has rebounded from a 1-over round on Thursday to enter the par-4 11th at 3-under for the day and 2-under for the tournament, five strokes off the lead. 

7:30 - Leaderboard Update

As it stands

Rose -7
Oosthuizen -7
Wise -5
McIlroy -5
Woodland -5

7:10 - Oosthuizen ties for the lead

The 2015 runner-up followed up a round one 66 with a birdie on the par-4 first on Friday. Oosthuizen gave back a stroke on the fifth, back followed it up with back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh. 

Oosthuizen is now tied for the lead with Justin Rose at 7-under. 

6:40 - Mickleson keeps rolling

Phil Mickelson fell short of a roar at Pebble Beach on the par-3 seventh, coming within inches of converting a birdie attempt. But the failed birdie attempt hasn't knocked Mickleson outside the hunt for Justin Rose at 7-under.

Mickleson is three-under for the day and two-under for the tournament after birdies on the par-4 second, par-4 third and par-5 sixth.

Rose is now two strokes clear of the field. 

6:15 - Rough stretch for Rahm

Jon Rahm couldn't follow his Thursday round of 69 with a strong effort early on Thursday. Rahm posted three bogeys in his first five holes, most recently posting a six on the par-5 sixth. The 24-year-old now sits one-over for the tournament. 

6:00 - Leaderboard Update

As it stands

Rose -7
Oosthuizen -6
Piercy -5
Wise -5
Schauffele -4
Woodland -4
Fowler -4
McIlroy -4
Koepka -4
Kuchar -4

5:40 p.m. - Rory charging up leaderboard

A pummled three wood off the tee gave Rory Mcilroy a short chip shot onto the green on the par-4 4th. The TK-time major champion lofted a pretty approach within five feet, then converted the birdie. McIlroy now sits at 4-under for the tournament. 

5:20 p.m. - Here comes Sergio

Sergio Garcia closed strong on Thursday with a birdie finish on 18, ending his afternoon at 2-under. And Garcia started hot again on Friday, adding another birdie to his scorecard at the par-4 first. Garcia is now at 3-under for the tournament as he seeks his second career major. 

4:30 p.m. - Tiger limps to finish

Woods found the bunker on the par-4 ninth, then landed in the rough with his approach shot. Woods had the opportunity to close the round with another scramble par save, but a downhill put slipped away to drop Woods to even to the tournament. 

Here's the leaderboard as it stands.

Rose -7
Oosthuizen -5
Fowler -5
Straka -5
Wise -5
Schauffele -5

4:15 p.m. - Koepka finishes 4-under

Brooks Koepka remains a model of consistency through two rounds at Pebble Beach. The two-time reigning champion turned in his second straight round of 69 on Friday, entering the weekend at 4-under. 

Koepka found 15 of 18 greens in regulation on Friday, and he's now on pace to contend for a third consecutive US Open title over the weekend.

4:10 p.m. - Woods gives up a stroke

Tiger entered the par-4 eighth 11/12 on scrambling during the afternoon, saving par from a slate of missed greens. But Woods' trouble with his irons cost him on the penultimate hole of the day.

Woods missed a par putt from the fringe, suffering his first bogey of the afternoon. Tiger fell back to 1-under for the tournament, six back of leader Justin Rose.

3:55 p.m. - Tiger misses yet another birdie, gets 15th par

Tiger's birdie tries just keep missing. Instead of making his move, he gets his 15th par and heads to the difficult eighth hole still at 2-under.

Meanwhile, Molinari moves back to 3-under after a bad second shot at the eighth hole into the hazard leads to a double bogey. Rose cleans up his par and is still at seven under.

3:43 p.m. - Spieth birdies at 6, Tiger finds green on 7th

Spieth's up-and-down day continues, as he's got seven birdies and four bogeys today. He gets in trouble on 7 though and misses the green left.

Tiger finds the green on the short par-3 7th but has about 25 feet for birdie.

Here's the leaderboard as it stands.

Rose -7
Fowler -5
Molinari -5
Schauffele -5
Oosthuizen -5

3:23 p.m. - Easy birdie for Brooks at 7, bogey for Spieth

Brooks is down to four under and tied for seventh, just three behind Rose after his back-to-back birdies. Spieth is back to one under, while Molinari chips in for the second time today.

3:17 p.m. - Tiger two-putts, gets 12th straight par

Tiger will remain at 2-under and five back of Rose with 13 pars and one birdie so far. Meanwhile, Aaron Wise has made his way to the clubhouse after shooting an even-par 71 to remain at 7-under.

2:32 p.m. - Tiger cannot buy a birdie; Spieth and Greller having more stress

The 2nd hole at Pebble Beach plays as a par 5 during normal play and during the AT&T Pro-Am, but it's converted to a par 4 for the U.S. Open. It's been the hardest hole on the course so far this week, so Tiger had a great chance to steal a birdie after hitting a gorgeous 6-iron to 13 feet. But, again, it didn't fall. For as well as he's putted yesterday, it's been a strruggle so far today. 

Elsewhere...An interesting story yesterday was Jordan Spieth berating his caddie, Michael Greller, after making a mess of the 8th hole. Spieth hit his tee shot in the water, then dropped and hit his third over the green. He turned to Greller and said, "two perfect shots- you got me in the water on one and over the green on the other." More drama just happened. Spieth hit a rake that he didn't see with his second shot on 2, and that's probably the caddie's responbility, to see that. Hardly rainbows and butterflies right now in one of the more famous player-caddie relationships. 

2:16 p.m. - Rose drops a shot; Tiger misses another makeable birdie

Justin Rose made his first bogey in 19 holes by lipping out a six-footer for par, so the lead is back to -7. Tiger missed another good look at birdie after hitting a short iron perfectly pin high to 15 feet. 

Here's the leaderboard as it stands. Of these players, only Rose and Hadley are on the course. 

Rose -7
Hadley -5
Fowler -5
Schauffele -5
Oosthuizen -5
Piercy -4

1:54 p.m. - Another par for Tiger (-2); Rose to -8

There comes a point in a round of golf where making pars on pars on pars changes from nice, consistent play to, okay let's get this thing moving. It's about that time for Tiger, who made another par at the par-5 18th. He was conservative off the tee and laid up with his second, then hit an indifferent wedge to 25 feet. 

Justin Rose, on the other hand, played a great nine holes—he just birdied 18 to get to -8 overall, -2 for the day. His lead is now three and all the sudden Tiger is six back. 

1:33 p.m. - Koepka stuck at -2, Rose keeps getting up and down

Brooks Koepka failed to birdie the par-5 18th and he'll make the turn at -2, even par for the day. Justin Rose just got up and down from the bunker again—he's 6-for-6 from the sand this week—to stay at -7 and keep his two-shot lead. 

Tiger hit another nice iron to about 20 feet at the par-3 17th, but the birdie putt went sliding by. He converted the par putt without incident and has a good chance to add another birdie at 18 before getting the scoreable part of the course. 

1:11 p.m. - Tiger is a par machine

Woods ended his round with 11 straight pars yesterday, and in his first seven holes today, he's made six pars and one birdie. That's U.S. Open golf for ya—cruise along, make par, steal birdies when you can. 

12:58 p.m. - Rose to -7; Kuchar to -5; Tiger cruising along

Justin Rose has made his first birdie of the day at 15, and he becomes the first player to reach -7 for the tournament. He leads by two over a group of five players including Kuchar, who continues to creep up (but hasn't really been shown on the telecast).

Meanwhile, Tiger made another par at 15 and he's cruising along at -2.Woods said yesterday that he wanted to "hold on" during Pebble's more difficult back nine, then attack on the gettable front. So far, so good. 

12:40 p.m. - Tiger escapes 14 with par again

Yesterday, Tiger made a total mess of the 14th hole. He skulled his third shot from the bunker over the green, hacked out to 30 feet...then holed the par putt. Today, he hit his third from the middle of the fairway to the right of the flag...and you can't miss right of the flag on 14. It caught a slope and ran all the way off the green, leaving a difficult pitch. He hit a great one, though, and holed the four footer for par. Big save there. 

12:18 p.m. - Kuchar quietly creeping, Tiger pars again; Spieth is hot

Matt Kuchar is having a fantastic (if dramatic) year, as he leads the FedEx Cup points standings. He's quietly moving up the leaderboard here, following up his opening-round 69 by playing his first four holes in two under. He is -4 for the tournament and just two back. 

Tiger Woods made another fairway-green-two putt par on 13, while Jordan Spieth made his third birdie in four holes to get to -2 for the tournament. After a frustrating 72 on Thursday, he's right back in the tournament. 

12:03 p.m. - Tiger makes another solid par

Three holes, three quality iron shots for Woods. This one was a six iron at the par-3 12th, and it avoided a front bunker and finished perfectly pin high, about 25 feet. The putt was online but a few rotations short and that's a stress-free par. Rose and Spieth both got up and down from off the green to make their 3s. 

11:53 a.m. - Tiger to -2, Spieth off to great start; Hadley (!) to -6

Tiger made up for that missed opportunity at 11, where he hit the fairway again then hit an ideal approach to just below the hole. That's a good sign—Woods struggled mightily with his irons yesterday, and that's two good ones in a row. He putt the birdie putt right in the center to get to -2 for the tournament. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth has birdied each of his first two holes to get to -1 for the tournament. 

Chesson Hadley, of all people, has equaled Justin Rose at -6. Hadley's last six starts coming into this week: MC-MC-MC-MC-T31-MC. Golf. 

11:38 a.m. - Tiger misses good birdie chance

The story of Tiger's round yesterday was poor ball striking and great putting. His first hole of Friday's round was the opposite—he striped his tee shot down the difficult par-4 10th and hit a beautiful iron just about 8 feet, leaving himself a great chance to birdie one of the harder holes at Pebble...but the birdie putt was low the whole way. A poor effort, but there are many worse things than a par at 10 at Pebble Beach. 

Meanwhile, Justin Rose parred his first hole alongside Woods and he still leads at -6. 

11:16 a.m. - Conditions are soft; Koepka begins with par

It's right around 60 degrees at Pebble Beach, there's mist in the air, and the wind is nowhere to be found. So the conditions are tame and the greens are soft, which could lead to a second straight day of low scoring. Brooks Koepka started his day with a par after barely missing a good look for birdie. Next up on the 10th tee: Mr. Tiger Woods. 

11:02 a.m. — Second round play begins

Play from Pebble Beach has started. Tiger Woods, five behind leader Justin Rose, tees off in just a few minutes. 

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