Friday at the Open: R&A gets soft, Billy Boy ejects protester, Contenders & Pretenders

This was supposed to be a short one dammit! But Andy and Brendan got too worked up about both the sacred and inane from day two at the British Open. They begin with Brian Harman praise, and how his traits exhibit the best of what Hoylake demands, and some of the monotony and pitfalls of PGA Tour golf. There’s also a wide-ranging chat on some of the bigger disappointments, touching on DJ, JT’s delusions, and Scottie grinding to make the cut. Patrick Cantlay’s lay-up on 18 to do so is also put under the microscope. A contender/pretender segment examines a less-than-stout leaderboard at the midpoint. There’s an analysis on the R&A deciding to change the bunker maintenance to make them softer in the middle of the event. They also get into Rahm’s irritation around the circus of playing with Rory after a microphone got in his way. After trying to wrap it up for several minutes, there’s a throwback chat on Billy Boy and his ejecting of a protester — how’d it go and what was said?