The Open Social Round-Up: Mickelson's binder clip and 'Beef' meets Butch


After another intriguing day at Royal Troon, Phil Mickelson still leads The Open as the tournament reached the halfway mark.

The American, who sits one shot clear of Henrik Stenson at 10 under, was one of the lucky early starters who were able to make the most of calmer conditions to piece together good scores.

However, the forecast wind and rain soon arrived and the treacherous weather played havoc with those that began their rounds later in the day.

Below we take a look at how round two at Troon played out over social media.


Patrick Reed largely toiled on day two at Troon, but the American displayed his talent with a fine chip out of one of the Postage Stamp's famous bunkers.

Mickelson's opening-round 63 rightly caught the headlines. However, a bizarrely placed binder clip on his cap also had people talking.

The amiable American has no qualms with the elements trying to blow his hat off, though.

This helpful post from The Open's Twitter account showed a nice 'Tale of the Tape' between leader Mickelson and Stenson after 36 holes.

Andrew Johnston is another man making plenty of waves at Troon with his colourful antics and back-to-back 69s. The Englishman took the time to explain where his 'Beef' nickname comes from after his round.

And 'Beef' also revelled in posing for a picture with famed swing instructor and broadcaster Butch Harmon, while sporting a rather jazzy jumper.


Got to meet this guy this afternoon. Wat a guy

A photo posted by Andrew 'Beef' Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Frenchman Clement Sordet showed solidarity with his homeland by having 'Pray for Nice' embroidered into his cap following Thursday's attack.

Masters champion Danny Willett scraped into the weekend by making the four-over cut mark, but he was not best pleased at being made to wait to find out what time he is teeing off on Saturday.

Justin Rose was among those caught up in the tricky conditions later in the day.

It is all smiles for Sergio Garcia, though, who is six shots off the pace and well in contention ahead of the weekend.