Dustin Johnson sits atop the 2015 British Open leaderboard with (-10) after a weather-delayed second round.
It took 10 and a half hours, but the second round is in the books of the 144th playing of the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews.
After play was halted due to the weather conditions last night, mother nature took center stage again, disrupting the flow of play.
After all was said and done, American Dustin Johnson found himself with the 36-hole lead heading into the third round. His play through the first 10 holes were blemish-free, highlighted by four birdies to give a two shot lead over the surprising Englishmen Danny Willett.
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However, he gave a shot back on the 11th hole and followed up with two pars heading to the par five 14th. After playing his second shot to short of the green, play was halted and may have been an unwelcomed pause to his routine. After play resumed the first time this morning, Johnson did not finish on a hole he should have at least birdied after being so close. He left the hole with a bogey, tying him with Willett.
He proceeded to par his way tot he 18th hole. After driving the fairway and finding the putting surface, he had a long eagle try. Unfortunately, the ball came up short, but was able to salvage a birdie giving him the overnight lead (-10). Danny Willet did not need to do anything today. Just one shot back at (-9), he is in prime to position to win his first major championship. He should have the advantage of being well-rested after finishing his round early yesterday, not having to deal with the start and go of the second round today.
A blast from the past that is two shots off the lead is Scotland’s Paul Lawrie. His (-2) under 70 second round, has put him -8 for the tournament and alone in third place heading into tomorrow. Lawrie won the Open Championship in 1999 at Carnoustie, a tournament made famous by the debacle of Jean van de Velde.
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Hopefully, tomorrow will bring a little bit more normalcy to the players. But then again, that just wouldn’t seem right for at the Open Championship.