Despite having absolutely no meteorological qualfications whatsoever, I'm going to venture that the wind might just have dipped a little at Hoylake. Just a little mind...
Justin Rose misses a tiddler on 16 and the birdie goes begging.
Brooks Koepka causing a few waves at the top of the leaderboard with a bogey on the first and birdies on the 2nd and 5th. The net result is the American is five under for the tournament.
Stat attack time. Since 1975, only five players who've led the field after the first day have gone on to lift the Claret Jug that year. Not a great precedent for Rory McIlroy then...
What a difference a day makes. Sergio Garcia immediately got to grips with Hoylake on Thursday and birdied the 1st. Today the Spaniard can only muster a bogey on the same hole and it's an early dropped shot for the 2007 runner-up.
Great finish from champion Phil Mickelson, who birdies 18 to record a two under round today and leave him level par for the tournament and he'll definitely be back in action at Hoylake tomorrow.
That Tiger Woods chap will be teeing off shortly. Sense of anticipation around the first hole is palpable.
We have four players on five under as Matteo Matteo Manassero birdies the 4th. Two of the four are from Italy, a nation that has never produced an Open winner.
Make that five players on five under as Sergio Garcia eagles the 2nd and transforms the aforementioned quartet into a quintet.
Ok, five becomes four again as Brooks Koepka drops a shot on the 6th. I've got a feeling it's going to ebb and flow like this for the rest of the afternoon...
Whoops! Mr Woods begins his second round in rather surprising style, double bogeying the 1st after finding the rough off the tee and he's suddenly just one under.
In other news, Francesco Molinari clocks up a third birdie in four holes on the 5th and Rory McIlroy has company at the top of the leaderboard. More company actually after Matteo Manassero also birdies the 5th and we've got a threeway for top spot.
Sergio Garcia is the man to watch at the moment, although not always for the right reasons. Bogey on the 1st, eagle on the 2nd and bogey on the third leaves him four under.
According to the latest and official projected cut, all those on two over or better will be back on the course over the weekend.
World number one Adam Scott is back in the clubhouse on the back of back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th and at three under for the first two rounds, the Aussie isn't out of it yet.
More woe for Tiger after he drops another shot on the second and he's back to level par. I'd politely suggest anyone in the crowd at Hoylake give the American a wide berth for a while. Think of it as an exclusion zone...
It's not only Tiger who is struggling early doors - Rory McIlroy cards a five on the par four 1st and surrenders his Open lead.
Hideki Matsuyama birdies the 1st and the Japanese is four under. He was joint sixth last year, so he's got the pedigree to mount a realistic challenge.
Darren Clarke, the 2011 champion, is enjoying Day Two at Hoylake, conjuring up three birdies in the his opening five holes to move to two under for the tournament.
Tiger Woods avoids any further embarrassing mishaps with a par on the 3rd. Didn't exactly looked thrilled with his four but he has stopped the initial rot.
Rory McIlroy also pulls his socks up after a disappointing start and pars the 2nd. A spot of early nerves for two of golf's bigger beasts perhaps? We shall see...
Sergio Garcia's round just gets more surreal but he is back to five under after a birdie on the 5th. Five holes played and the Spaniard has posted just one par so far
A double bogey from Francesco Molinari on the 8th sees the Italian suddenly disappear, perhaps temporarily, from the top of the leaderboard.