British Open 2014 TV schedule: Who to watch Friday (+video)

The second round of the British Open begins Friday with Rory McIlroy leading the field by one stroke over Matteo Manassero. Spain's Sergio Garcia is two strokes off the lead. Tiger Woods is three strokes back.

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    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot off the 4th tee during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014.
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Round two of the 143rd British Open golf tournament starts at 1:25 a.m. Eastern time Friday (in the US) from the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is the leader after the first round after shooting a six-under par 66. The former US Open and PGA champion is playing  with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who's at 3 under 69, and American Jordan Spieth. They will get started at 9:27 a.m. Friday.

Thursday was a banner day for Italy at the British Open. Matteo Manassero shot a five-under 67, good enough for second place. He will tee off at 8:05 a.m.

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Meanwhile, the Molinari brothers, Edoardo and Francesco, both fired four-under par 68s Thursday. Edoardo gets started in Round Two at 7:21 a.m. Friday; Francesco will tee off Friday at 7:54 a.m.

Another golfer who's two shots off the pace is Spain's Sergio Garcia. He's paired with American Rickie Fowler, who shot a three-under par 69 Thursday, and Englishman Luke Donald. Garcia, who won the 1988 British Amateur, came closest to winning the Open in 2007. Donald has recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes, the most recent two years ago. This group will tee off at 8:38 a.m.

Three-time former Open champion Tiger Woods enjoyed a good first round. He also shot a three-under 69. Tiger is paired with Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson. This group will tee off at 9:05 a.m. Eastern.

Three other golfers – Jim Furyk and Brooks Koepka of the US and former Masters champ Adam Scott of Australia – are also at four under par. Scott tees off Friday at 4:26 a.m. Eastern. Koepka will join Edoardo Molinari at 7:21 a.m. and Furyk goes at 8:27 a.m.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson shot a two-over par 74 Thursday. He, along with South Africa's Ernie Els and Masters champ Bubba Watson, tee off at 4:04 a.m. Eastern.

You can watch the British Open on ESPN, beginning at 4 a.m. Eastern Friday.

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