The Open Championship at St. Andrews is well underway and mother nature has already had an enormous impact on the course. With hard rain delaying play for over three hours today, not all the golfers were able to finish before darkness set in, including Jordan Spieth and the current leader of the Open Championship Dustin Johnson.
Spieth and Johnson each completed 13 holes before they had to head back to the clubhouse because of darkness. Johnson was -3 for the day and will resume play tomorrow to finish his second round before starting his third round as well.
Johnson told ESPN after he finished today, “Definitely got very tricky this afternoon, all day. Even the front side, the wind was howling, and it was blowing straight left to right pretty much. It played very tough all day.”
Despite the conditions Johnson remained atop the leaderboard. He was on point and playing much better gold than his counterpart Spieth was.
Spieth three putted for bogeys three times in eleven holes. Very uncharacteristic for Spieth, as he rarely three putts on any course. Spieth struggled today but was able to stay at even par to remain only five shots off the lead and keep his hopes of becoming the first grand slam winner alive.
Tiger Woods currently sits at +5 for the tournament. The projected cut is even so when Woods resumes play he will have to make up five shots in the final seven holes to continue playing throughout the weekend.
What everyone will take away from the Open Championship today will be Tom Watson’s historic send off on the 18th green. Watson finished the tournament at +12, but everyone will remember the flashbulbs going off on his final putt for bogey at St. Andrews.
Watson said in an interview after the tournament “There were no tears,” Watson said. “This is a joyous occasion. I have a lot of great, great memories. And those memories filled me up.”
When play resumes at 7:00am local time in Scotland it will be 2:00am Est.
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