The 144th Open Championship takes place this week at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. GolfChannel.com is tracking the men's third major of the season through on-site reporting and social media. For additional Open coverage, click here for full-field scores and click here for our Tiger Tracker. If you want to view the action we tracked from the first two days, you can find Thursday's action here and Friday's action here. All-times for the Open Championship tracker are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
4:00PM: And we will end our Saturday coverage right here, with a look at the top at the top 10 through three days and two rounds at St. Andrews. Click here for a full leaderboard:
3:55PM: This isn't even close:
Best score to par in @TheOpen since beginning of 2012 (minimum 10 rounds played in span): Adam Scott -24 D. Johnson -10 Sergio -9— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 18, 2015
As for their for positions through 36 holes: Johnson leads at 10 under, Scott is three back at 7 under, and Garcia five back at 5 under.
3:50PM: Somebody carving "Brooks was here" somewhere in the clubhouse would be a nice gesture:
Asked Koepka, who prompted R&A officials to stop play, if anyone thanked him. “Yeah, the group behind us."— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) July 18, 2015
3:42PM: And yet, in spite of his play, Tiger Woods at St. Andrews remains an iconic image:
3:30PM: More from Tiger Woods, who ... well ... here:
No words. TW: "I hit the ball solid. It's just that it wasn't getting through the wind. I don't know what was causing that."— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) July 18, 2015
The list of players with a worse score than Woods at St. Andrews:
3:24PM: A few guys on the outside looking in who remain on the course as Round 2 finally marches to its conclusion: amateur Paul Kinnear (+1), Mikko Ilonen (+2), Raphael Jacquelin (+2).
3:15PM: Duval makes the cut on the number with a closing birdie and two rounds of even-par 72. Played putter from in front of the green up the hill and stopped his ball just short of the hole. Cleaned up for his three. This is his first made cut at a major since the 2010 U.S. Open and his first at the British Open since 2008.
3:05PM: Former Open champion (and current Golf Channel analyst) David Duval needs to get up and down for birdie from in front of the 18th green to get back on the right side of the even-par cut line following a lip-out bogey on No. 17.
3:00PM: Of the players who remain on the golf course, no one is within seven shots of the lead. In the history of the Open Championship at St. Andrews, only two victors have ever been outside the top 3 after 36 holes. A look at the top of the leaderboard:
2:50PM: Post-round quotes from Mr. Woods:
Tiger looks defeated, beat up. "I felt like I was playing well enough to win this event. Then I fatted my wedge into the burn."— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) July 18, 2015
That fatted wedge came in Round 1, on Hole No. 1. Translation:
Tiger on his return to St. Andrews in 2021: “I’ll probably have less hair then, and, hopefully, a better game."— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) July 18, 2015
2:37PM: Some additional, disheartening context explaining Tiger's week at St. Andrews:
Tiger Woods misses the cut in consecutive major starts for 1st time in career. He's +23 in his last 4 major rounds played.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 18, 2015
This is the first time in Woods' career that he now as many missed cuts on the PGA Tour (14) as major victories (14). As for his future prospects:
Tiger’s done, as in done with his week. If he plays anything like this at the PGA Championship, Whistling Straits will beat him to pieces.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) July 18, 2015
2:30PM: Tiger Woods pars the 18th and it's over. Woods shoots 76-75 to finish at 7 over par. Five players in the field, among those who are currently finished, have a worse 36-hole total, including three players over 50 in Nick Faldo, Mark Calcavecchia and Tom Watson.
2:17PM: Paul Lawrie pars the 18th to cap a 2-under 70 and finish 36 holes at 8 under par. He's only two off the lead.
2:14PM: A note on Dustin Johnson as a 36-hole leader:
Dustin Johnson: 3-for-5 in career converting 36-hole leads into wins. This is his 1st career 36-hole lead in a major.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 18, 2015
2:11PM: Here's a look at Daniel Brooks' ace on the par-3 11th.
2:04PM: Dustin Johnson birdies the 18th to take sole possession of the lead at the Open Championship. He's at 10 under par, one clear of Danny Willett. Jordan Spieth is five back after a birdie at 18 for an even-par 72.
2:01PM: Paul Lawrie, the '99 Open champion, pars the 17th to remain at 8 under, one shot off the lead.
1:55PM: Daniel Brooks aces the par-3 11th. Brooks made the Open field based on his Scottish Open performance last week. He's 4 over, four off the cut line.
Daniel Brooks' ace at 11 is the 1st an Open at St. Andrews since 1990 (Tim Simpson in final round).— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 18, 2015
1:48PM: It's another three-putt for Spieth, his fifth - FIFTH! - of the round. He bogeys the 17th and drops to 4 under, now five off the lead. DJ (-9) and Matsuyama (-6) make par.
1:42PM: Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion at St. Andrews, birdies the 15th to get to 7 under, two off the lead. Sergio Garcia finishes birdie-birdie for a 69 and a 36-hole total of 4 under par.
1:40PM: Meanwile, on the Tiger front:
If I told you that Tiger made a bogey, would you believe me? Of course you would. Three-putt from long range. Three more holes to go.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) July 18, 2015
1:36PM: Though not everyone agrees, this is the R&A's stance:
R&A's Peter Dawson on Saturday’s delay: “What we saw today was too strong of winds, not too fast of greens."— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) July 18, 2015
1:30PM: Sergio Garcia hits the flag stick at No. 17 and converts the birdie. It's just the sixth 3 on the hole this week.
1:27PM: Three pars at the 16th for the trio of Johnson, Spieth and Matsuyama.
1:23PM: If you're wondering about tomorrow's weather:
The weather forecast has overnight rain extending to tomorrow morning, but nothing to particularly worry us, Dawson said.— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) July 18, 2015
1:20PM: Good thing they didn't plan to play much golf today.
Play has resumed for 15 minutes but a massive backup still on the 11th. 4 groups currently on the hole (and another on 10). #TheOpen— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) July 18, 2015
1:16PM: As Tiger Woods tries to wrap up a missed cut at the Open Championship, this from Golf Channel's Justin Ray:
Tiger projected to fall to 254th in world next week. Last time he was that low was week after '96 Quad Cities Classic.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 18, 2015
1:08PM: A look at where things stand:
1:03PM: With play back underway, co-leader Dustin Johnson (-9), Jordan Spieth (-5) and Hideki Matsuyama (-6) are teeing off on No. 16. Or, at least, waiting to tee off.
12:50PM: Looks like we are in for some action.
Players are headed out to get back in place on the Old Course. Will have about 3-plus hours of daylight to wrap 2nd round up. #TheOpen— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) July 18, 2015
12:50PM: Looks like we are in for some action.
Players being sent out to the course ...— Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) July 18, 2015
12:35PM: As we await another update to see if play will resume at 1 p.m. ET, a reminder: Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are on the 16th hole. Tiger Woods, along with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day, are on No. 13.
12:12PM: Not much of an update, but at least it's not another push back in projected start time.
Winds are reducing in speed and forecast to reduce further over the next hour. Providing that trend continues play will resume at 6pm.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
11:46AM: And once again, the course is becoming the story at a major championship. Not the best look.
Bad year for golf’s governing bodies. USGA ruined the greens at Chambers. Now R&A botches the greens at St.Andrews; too short for 40+ winds.— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) July 18, 2015
11:36AM: Let's go ahead and make that a 1:00 p.m. ET possible restart.
The wind speed has still not reached acceptable levels. We hope to resume at 6pm and will issue a further update at 5pm.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
11:33AM: Never a bad time to quote "The Simpsons."
All of these pushed back/hopeful start times remind me of a Simpsons line. "I can't promise to try, but I'll try to try."— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) July 18, 2015
11:10AM: And ... the restart time has now been pushed to 12:30 p.m. ET.
Play at #TheOpen2015 is now slated to restart at 5:30 p.m. local time, 12:30 p.m. ET.— Golf Central (@GolfCentral) July 18, 2015
For what it is worth they have been playing golf at Crail Golf Club up the road from St Andrews all day.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) July 18, 2015
10:45AM: The fans are back!
10:30AM: Players are milling around the practice areas, but still not even close to starting.
Current plan is to re-start at 5p BST. Seems like they would need to get it going by 7p at the latest to finish the second round tonight.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) July 18, 2015
10:05AM: New plan is to start at 12 p.m. ET. Stay tuned.
Wind speeds have still not dropped to acceptable levels, and the intention is to resume play at 5pm. A further update will be issued at 4pm.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
9:55AM: Nobody beats the Wiz.
9:40AM: Now this is cool:
9:15AM: At least some fans are keeping their glasses (at least) half full.
8:58AM: A little déja vu for Buba Watson and Ted Scott:
8:43AM: Jordan Spieth after walking off the 15th hole today: “We should have never started in the first place.”
8:37AM: This week's Monday finish will be the first for the Open Championship since 1988.
8:28AM: Breaking: Monday finish at the Open Championship.
Update: The intention is to complete the second round today with R3 to be played on Sunday and the final round to be played on Monday.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
Update: The forecasts predict a drop in wind speeds between 3 & 4pm. Play is expected to resume at 4pm, providing acceptable wind speeds.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
8:16AM: This just in ... it's windy at St. Andrews.
7:49AM: Gary Player is always looking on the bright side!
A windy day here at the Old Course, but wow, what a view from the R&A! pic.twitter.com/24USYvVARj— Gary Player (@garyplayer) July 18, 2015
7:44AM: As the Scots would say ... "Lovely!" And it's lunchtime at St. Andrews.
6:53AM: We're not getting any younger as we wait for the action to start back up at the oldest major.
Doing the math ... the earliest that the 3rd Rd. leaders would tee off would be around 9PM BST— Alan Robison (@GolfARob) July 18, 2015
6:46AM: R&A says further word will come at 9 a.m. ET (2 p.m. local). Play will have been suspended for 6 1/2 hours at that time, as the horn blew Saturday morning at 2:32 a.m. ET (7:32 a.m. local).
Weather update: We will provide further information at 2pm. #TheOpen— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
6:44AM: No golf possible for another 3+ hours. (Tweet below references 3 p.m. local time, 10 a.m. ET).
Forecasts we are receiving show that no golf will be possible before 3pm. Our intention is to commence play as soon as possible after that.— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
6:41AM: He said it, not us.
At this rate tiger will actually make it to Sunday at a major.....— John Huggan (@johnhuggan) July 18, 2015
6:32AM: Play at the 144th Open Championship has been suspended for four hours and at this point, still no update on when play will resume. For the full story from Golf Channel's own Ryan Lavner, click here.
6:26AM: This blows.
Weather update: There still has been no reduction in the strength of the wind. We will issue a further update shortly. #TheOpen— The R&A (@RandA) July 18, 2015
6:11AM: Another non-announcement announcement sent to Darren Clarke's phone:
Great info on that one! pic.twitter.com/hKKK3LmbrA— Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) July 18, 2015
6:07AM: We were told there would be an announcement at 6 a.m. (11 a.m. local) and no word yet from the R&A. Lee Westwood may be onto something:
The 11 o'clock announcement seems to have been blown away!— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) July 18, 2015
5:40AM: Now that would just be cruel.
Could be a really bad day for Tiger. My colleague @alan_bastable thinks it might even be too windy for the jet to take off later.— Eamon Lynch (@eamonlynch) July 18, 2015
5:34AM: OK, now for an actual look at the wind at St. Andrews:
5:29AM: Everyone's a comedian. Keep 'em coming, boys.
Live pictures of some R and A officials checking wind speeds out on the course. Play should resume soon pic.twitter.com/U5Whd7ZFdo— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) July 18, 2015
5:21AM: The sad thing is ... is that this really isn't hyperbolic in the least.
Live from the players lounge. pic.twitter.com/sAGrpTmuws— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 18, 2015
5:20AM: We're almost afraid to find out.
Decent weather on 1st round, pouring rain and wind on the 2nd and a gale on the 3rd. I wonder what the weather has in store for us next,Haha— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) July 18, 2015
5:17AM: The good news is that players seem in high spirits. And yes, the use of the word 'spirits' was intentional ... if you get our drift.
5:13AM: The next couple of days don't look great, either.
BTW: Forecast is for 80-90% chance of rain all day SUN with 20-25 mph winds. 50-70% of rain MON with winds 15-20 mph. Delightful.— Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) July 18, 2015
5:05AM: The latest update is that there is no update:
Another update!!! pic.twitter.com/ujkPWCVy3i— Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) July 18, 2015
4:03AM: To the Dunvegan! Who's with us?
4:00AM: Official weather statement from the R&A:
3:36AM: Saturday morning in images:
3:34AM: You never want a Monday finish.
Spieth and Dustin may be on 16, but the last group is still on 9. Still a ways to go in the second round.— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) July 18, 2015
3:16AM: Oh to be a fly on that wall...
3:09AM: One of only three players to finish their second round on Saturday morning, Brendon Todd spoke on the severe wind:
"You're standing over a putt wondering if the ball's going to roll into your putter. That's an unnerving thought." - @BrendonTodd— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 18, 2015
3:01AM: A lot of wind with a side of Westwood. Stay tuned for further developments....
Bit of a strange decision here @TheOpen . They seemed to stop play out on 11 and allowed the rest of us to carry on playing.— Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) July 18, 2015
2:58AM: Weather update: Latest forecast for Saturday calls for this wind (30-35 mph sustained; gusts up to 40-45 mph) until about 10 a.m. (3 p.m. local). The forecast for Sunday is rain early.
2:58AM: Only three players completed their second rounds on Saturday morning. That was the Brendon Todd, J.B. Holmes, Shinji Tomimura group.
2:42AM: Winds right now are 30-35mph with gusts up to 40-45.
2:40AM: Early forecast is that these winds are supposed to sustain until about noon ET (5 p.m. local time). Stay tuned for updates.
2:37AM: Go back to sleep ... or grab fourth meal. The decision is yours.
If a horn sounds in a 45 mph wind, does it make a noise? Play officially suspended. Go back to sleep. This was all just a dream.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) July 18, 2015
2:34AM: The horn was blown at 2:32 a.m. and play has been suspended. Players were given the option to complete the hole they were on. Winds too severe.
2:32AM: Winds may cause another delay. Louis Oosthuizen had about a 2 1/2 footer at the 13th. As he was about to address it, it blew 1 1/2 feet. He marked it a second time, put his ball back down, and it blew away 3 yards.
2:25AM: Elsewhere on the course ... things aren't going the greatest for Tiger Tracker. Oh yeah, nor for Tiger.
Tiger will have about 70 feet for par, putting into a 30-mph wind. It's a toss-up as to who is more miserable: Woods or me.— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) July 18, 2015
2:18AM: That's a bogey for DJ, and he drops back into a share of the lead with Danny Willett at 9 under.
After chunking chip at par-5 14th, DJ makes bogey to start his Saturday. His second bogey in last 4 holes. 0 bogeys in previous 28. #TheOpen— Bailey Mosier (@BaileyMosierGC) July 18, 2015
2:14AM: And let's admit it ... that would be entertaining to see.
Not saying it's blowing hard out here on the Old Course ... but if Chesson Hadley took a swing he might wind up in the North Sea.— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) July 18, 2015
2:010AM: There are 42 players who still need to finish their second rounds.
2:08AM: That's a chunked chip for DJ's third shot at the par-5 14th. Not ideal for the solo leader.
2:03AM: Sustained winds of 30-40 mphs this morning. Biting cold temperatures. Players are already having discussions about their balls getting blown around on the greens.
2:00AM: Happy Saturday from St. Andrews! The conclusion of the second round of the 144th Open Championship is now underway.