Incessant rain played spoilsport on Friday as the Day 2 of the Open Championship 2015 got delayed for more than three hours because of the weather conditions.
But that wasn't much of a concern for world No. 4 golfer Dustin Johnson. Doing justice to his opening round lead, the American ended the rain-soaked day 2 of the British Open on -10 after 13 holes. He still however has five second round holes to play, and he, along with 41 others, will be resuming the second round early in the morning on Saturday.
World No 2 Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, has immense work cut out in front of him as we move into Day 3 of the golfing major.
The US Open and Masters winner is tied for 15th on five-under-par after 13 holes. However, he along with Johnson and Tiger Woods will return to complete their respective second rounds.
It cannot get more disappointing for Woods now. The three-time Open winner -- ranked 241 in the world right now -- is languishing well down the leaderboard at five-over-par through 11 holes at the end of the day.
It was a dream for 27-year-old Yorkshireman Danny Willett in the initial stages of Day 2. Willett recorded a three-under-par 69 to add to his six-under-par on Day 1. However, it was overnight leader Johnson who retained his lead atop the leaderboard on ten-under-par.
"It's a childhood dream to be up there but it's something I'm going to have to get used to because otherwise there's no point in being there," Willett said. "To see your name at the top of the leaderboard is good and that's especially true at The Open.
"I've said in other interviews it's something you need to embrace because you're going to have a pretty tough weekend if you don't like being there."
The 12mm of rain yesterday on the Old Course at St. Andrews totally flooded the venue within 30 minutes, and triggered the delay of more than three hours.
Meanwhile, the British Open bid an emotional farewell to veteran 65-year-old American golfer Tom Watson. The five-time champion played his final ever British Open round yesterday, in near darkness.
Play ended at 21:55 BST in near darkness yesterday, and the remaineder of the second round resumes at 07:00 BST today.
Where to Watch Live
The Open Championship 2015 - third-round tee-off - starts at 11am BST (3:30pm IST, 6am EST).
The championship will be broadcast in India on Star Sports HD2 & on Star Sports HD4.
The UK audience can catch it live on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 5 live. The live streaming option is on BBC iPlayer.
US residents can watch the golfing major at ESPN, with the option of live streaming on Watch ESPN.
Live streaming is also available on the official website.