Top highlights from Round 2 of the Open Championship

Kevin Kisner

The cutline has come and gone at the 147th playing of the Open Championship. Many top names in the world of golf, including Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, missed the cut and will be leaving Carnoustie much earlier than anticipated. While the world number one and two pack their bags Kevin Kisner is now joined at the top of the leaderboard by Zach Johnson at 6-under par.

Fan favorites Rory McIlroy (-4), Rickie Fowler (-3) and defending champion Jordan Spieth (-3) all stayed within striking distance heading into Saturday. The ever popular Tiger Woods also survived the cutline and will play the weekend at even par. For the top-76 that made the cut and are still in contention for the Claret Jug, Friday produced many memorable highlights to close out the second round of the 2018 Open Championship.

Climbing into Contention

2014 Open Champion Rory McIlroy takes an early share of the lead with a birdie at the par-5 14th hole.

Tommy Fleetwood closes the round of the day with a birdie to take a share of the lead and turn in a 6-under 65.

After taking a share of the lead on 14, Zach Johnson took control of the leaderboard with a birdie on the 18th hole to get to 6-under for the tournament.

Just before he moved to 8-under (and prior to getting bit by Barry’s Burn on 18), Kevin Kisner converted a birdie putt on the 7th hole to move to 7-under and sole possession of the lead, albeit momentarily.

Reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele, buries his eagle putt at 14 to jump into contention.

Streaks, Saves and Smiles surround Carnoustie

Jordan Spieth flirted with the leaders throughout the second round after chipping in from off the green on the par-4 3rd hole.

Former U.S. Open Champion, and perennial Open favorite, Justin Rose came in clutch at 18 to avoid the cutline and charge into the weekend’s championship rounds.

Matt Kuchar surges into Saturday just two strokes off the lead after a round of 68 Friday culminating with a birdie on the final hole.

From the depths of a water logged bunker on the par-3 8th hole Keegan Bradley made potentially the best play of the day to save birdie.

Perhaps playing in his last Open Championship, 1985 winner Sandy Lyle leaves his lasting mark on Carnoustie with a birdie on his final hole.

 

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