Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Tiger Woods walks away from the 144th British Open after finishing seven shots off the cutline.
It will be a solemn trip back to the United States for Woods, a 14-time major victor and twice the Open champion at St Andrews, in 2000 and 2005.
Dustin Johnson is back in the saddle. My shots were just not carrying through the wind. Moreover, he won the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay by one stroke over Johnson, when the 31-year-old South Carolina native three-putted on the 72nd hole.
If that wasn’t enough, 40 miles per hour gusts that led to a 10 1/2-hour stoppage meant the British Open will end on Monday for the first time in 27 years. “I think the wind is going to be up again, so just have to try and keep the ball in play and hopefully the putter is warm”, said Warren, who once regained his European Tour card with a good finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which is held at the Old Course. The 65-year-old legend is sure to miss the cut mark with his two-round score of 12-over par.
Watson, the most prolific victor of golf’s oldest championship in the last century, finished his 129th round with lights from the Royal & Ancient clubhouse illuminating the 18th green.
Tiger Woods completed eleven holes and is one over for the day and five over for the tournament.
It prompted nine-time major victor Player to speak out.
NEEDS TO MAKE A MOVE: Jordan Spieth hit 12 of 13 greens on Friday, but could only to play those holes in even par.
“Every aspect of your game is challenged”, Johnson said of the conditions.
Lawrie is two back of Johnson, and the 1999 Open champion is right at home in the miserable conditions facing the players this week. – Louis Oosthuizen on the Monday finish.
“My coin was about to hit the ground when it took off”, Johnson said. Scott was in control in blustery weather, flighting his ball low and judging the bounce to ideal. “It was pretty amusing”. “I wasn’t laughing at myself”.
Three putts later, Johnson had his second bogey of the week. It was his fourth three-putt of the round.
“Yeah, I believe I’m still in contention”, Spieth said. “I just didn’t get much out of any of the two rounds”, Woods said. Fighting back pain, she opened with rounds of 66 and 67 and has only two bogeys over the first 54 holes.
“We should never have started”, Jordan Spieth was heard muttering as he was informed of the decision by a R&A official.
A heavy early morning downpour flooded the course, forcing R&A officials to suspend play at 6.26 with only the first group out on the course.
After a lengthy rain delay to begin the second round on Friday morning, wind was the issue on Saturday. And then it started, and Koepka’s ball wouldn’t stay put. I got a chance to see both winds, which was nice.
UPDATE, 1:45 p.m. St Andrews time: The R&A has announced that play isn’t expected to resume until 4 p.m. local time at the earliest.
Just not for Woods. He had no chance of making the cut.
Woods, 39, finished the weather-delayed second round with a three-over-par 75 for a seven-over aggregate of 151.