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The 2024 U.S. Open has arrived, three days of pristine golf remain at one of the nation's most iconic courses, Pinehurst No. 2. The action in North Carolina continues Friday with a stacked leaderboard competing to win the third major of the year. The grounds are filled to capacity with fans as 156 golfers battle it out attempting to claim a trophy and massive winner's prize.

Expectations were that there would be a three-horse race consuming the U.S. Open as Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele and Rory McIlroy each began play on hot streaks as the top three players in the world. Scheffler has won five of his last eight events, including the Masters and the Memorial last week, while Schauffele won his first major at the PGA Championship and McIlroy remains a clear No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Out of that trio, McIlroy was the only one under par after the first round. He held the 18-hole co-lead alongside Patrick Cantlay but fell two shots back after an up-and-down round as part of Friday's morning wave. Schauffele and Scheffler are nowhere near the lead with Scheffler actually flirting with the cutline. That does not mean the leaderboard is without further stars on top as neophyte Ludvig Åberg, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau and even Sergio Garcia all started Friday within four strokes of the lead.

Given how much talent in the field, whoever ultimately prevails at Pinehurst will surely earn the trophy and a record $4.3 million winner's share.

Other than those huge names, all eyes are once again on Tiger Woods, who is playing his first U.S. Open since 2020 and seeking to make the cut for the first time since 2019 (and second time since 2013). Tiger battled Thursday and will be fighting against the cutline Friday.

There is so much to follow this week that it can be overwhelming at times. No worries, though, we have you covered. CBS Sports is offering live coverage of the 2024 PGA Championship from start to finish Friday. Be sure to check out our complete U.S. Open TV schedule and coverage guide so you can follow along throughout the week, and check out CBS Sports' all-day coverage of the U.S. Open leaderboard featuring scores, analysis and highlights throughout Round 2.

All times Eastern

Round 2 -- Friday, June 14

Round 2 start time: 6:30 a.m. [Tee times]

Morning streaming coverage: 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Peacock
Afternoon TV coverage: 
1-7 p.m. on NBC, fubo (Try for free)
Evening streaming coverage:
 7-8 p.m. on Peacock, fubo (Try for free)

Featured Groups live stream: 7:30 a.m. on USOpen.com, U.S. Open mobile app

  • 7:27 a.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler
  • 7:38 a.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Viktor Hovland, Max Homa
  • 7:49 a.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Jackson Suber
  • 1:12 p.m. -- Tiger Woods, Will Zalatoris, Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • 1:23 p.m. -- Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka
  • 1:34 p.m. -- Tony Finau, Ludvig Åberg, Dustin Johnson