Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

The pictures from round 2 of The 145th Open Championship as the rain and wind came in

Golf Monthly's Open Championship Gallery from day 2 at Royal Troon where the rain came in over the Ayrshire links

Related: The best shots from round 2 at The Open

Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

Jordan Spieth taking a free drop after hitting it left off the first
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Jordan Spieth taking a free drop after hitting it left off the first

Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

Good golf puts the Ice Man in a good mood. Stenson shot a brilliant 65 (-6) today
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Good golf puts the Ice Man in a good mood. Stenson shot a brilliant 65 (-6) today

Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

The French flag flies at half mast to pay tribute to Nice after yesterday's terror attack
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The French flag flies at half mast to pay tribute to Nice after yesterday's terror attack

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Keegan Bradley giving it a smash
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Keegan Bradley giving it a smash

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Sergio fist-pumping after birdie at 14
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Sergio fist-pumping after birdie at 14

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All smiles for lefty as he walks up to his ball slap-bang in the middle of the 11th fairway
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All smiles for lefty as he walks up to his ball slap-bang in the middle of the 11th fairway

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Patrick Reed lining one up on the first green
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Patrick Reed lining one up on the first green

Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

Local fans show their support for Phil Mickelson
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Local fans show their support for Phil Mickelson

Open Championship Gallery: Day 2

A rainy July day in Troon
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A rainy July day in Troon

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Steve Williams doing a thorough job
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Steve Williams doing a thorough job

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Lee Westwood smashes it out on the 12th
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Lee Westwood smashes it out on the 12th

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Mickelson with a referee on the 12th after his ball moved as he approached it
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Mickelson with a referee on the 12th after his ball moved as he approached it

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Mickelson came prepared
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Mickelson came prepared

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Martin Kaymer splashes out on the fourth
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Martin Kaymer splashes out on the fourth

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Andy Sullivan and caddie Sean McDonagh
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Andy Sullivan and caddie Sean McDonagh

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Soren Kjeldsen in at 7-under-par after 36 holes
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Soren Kjeldsen in at 7-under-par after 36 holes

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Jon Rahm paying the price for missing the fairway on the first
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Jon Rahm paying the price for missing the fairway on the first

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McIlroy gets his round underway
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McIlroy gets his round underway

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Patrick Reed on the 10th green as the wind began to move in
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Patrick Reed on the 10th green as the wind began to move in

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Jason Day finds the rough down the first
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Jason Day finds the rough down the first

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x