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  1. Play suspended because of darkness
  2. Second round will resume at 07:00 on Saturday
  3. Leaders: -10 D Johnson (13), -9 Willett (18), -8 Lawrie (12), Day (11)
  4. Selected: -7 Warren (18), -6 Donald (18), -5 Spieth (13)
  5. +5 Woods (11), +10 Faldo (18), +12 Tom Watson (18)

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By Luke Reddy, Jonathan Jurejko and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Our farewell...

So we will see you back here for a live text from 07:00 BST I take it? Good.

Thank you for all the interaction on Friday. What a tournament this is shaping up to be. So many in touch with the lead and conditions which look sure to cause turmoil.

I'll leave you with this...

Nick Faldo
Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo - three Open Championship wins but no longer will he walk the fairways in the grand competition. It would appear he is going to toast his own success.

See you tomorrow.

Watson's farewell

Tom Watson speak to BBC Sport: "Last year I asked the R&A if they would grant me one more year of exemption for this old guy to walk the Old Course in an Open Championship for my last, it didn't take long to say they would love to have me. I do feel very thankful for this place is special, the history of St Andrews is documented, its goes back 400 years and will always be the golf course people think about when they think of links golf.

"It has been a very special time in my life, I am 65 years old and it has been a great run since 1975 when I played across the links at Carnoustie. There are moments and memories that will be remembered."

Where is Jordan Spieth?

If you did not managed to catch it amidst all of the Tom Watson fever, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama all finished on the par-five 14th hole. They will finish that stretch tomorrow morning.

Spieth and Matsuyama at five under and six under respectively, have work to do to catch Johnson on -10.

Watson's farewell

Tom Watson speaks to BBC Sport: "It was wonderful to have that final walk in front of a lot of people who I hope that I touched over the years of playing and have showed them some shots they were in awe of.

"When I was a kid that was one of ways I would get out of shyness, I would hit a shot and get praise from people. I carried that on into my professional career. Today I didn't give them many good shots and I am disappointed from that standpoint but it was a pleasure to have people cheer me on during my whole round of golf today was very special."

Lawrie to resume on 13th

Got to the 13th green before stopping for bad light , -2 for the day -8 for tournament , support amazing again 👏

Windy day in store...

Now don't bee fooled by those shimmering sunshines. Look a little lower at that wind. FORE!

Saturday weather

The strength of the wind could well cause a delay. Bring your snoods, bring your kite, bring your 'A' game.

Feeling the pace? Early start...

What a day. It was supposed to blow - it did, mildly. It was supposed to rain - it did, mildly.

You can watch the early blows as round two resumes on BBC Two from 07:00 BST. Tomorrow looks like another bonanza.

Claxon alert... weather update coming next...

Headlines at 22:00

  • Dustin Johnson leads on 10 under but will resume round two on 14th hole
  • Play to resume at 07:00 BST
  • 42 players still not competed round two
  • Danny Willett clubhouse leader on nine under
  • Nick Faldo and Tom Watson finish last ever rounds in The Open

Well that was nice wasn't it?

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John Shaw: Don't know about Tom Watson but there's a tear in my eye.

Jamie Gillies: Tom Watson, THE gentleman of golf. What a guy, what a player.

Watson bows out

Tom Watson
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Watson's Open record: 38 starts, 10 top-10 finishes and five Claret Jugs.

A hug from son and caddy Michael, a bow to the crowds and it is all over.

Hazel Irvine

BBC Sport Presenter

"Tom Watson will always be top of mind when you remember the greats of golf. They've loved him here. He made a winning debut 40 years ago at the age of 25 but we say farewell and thank you, Mr Watson."

See you Tom..

Tom Watson
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Sometimes you can become so immersed in the marathon that is a golf major that moments like this wash over you and don't quite bite for what they are.

Watson is in for a bogey but who cares. A smiler, a gentleman, a winner, an Open Champion five times over.

Watson +11 (17)

Whisper it quietly. Bogey here and Watson will probably finish last. Sorry. I'll tip-toe out.

He has a tricky up and down.

Willett on Watson

Great scenes on the last @TheOpen Mr Tom Watson walking over swilken bridge!! Great crowds still there to applaud an amazing man!! 👏👏👏

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Martin Boag: Great to watch Tom Watson playing the twilight of his golfing career in the twilight at St. Andrews #legend #hewoninscotland

Tom Allen: Fantastic scenes on 18, and fully deserved, what a legend of the game @TomWatsonPGA is!

Play officially suspended

Watson's moment

Tom Watson
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We are officially done for the day but players can finish the hole they are on. It's time for some Tom Watson posing on the Swilcan Bridge. The applause rings out.

This moment has been 38 years in the making. In that time we have seen him clasp the Claret Jug five times. Few, if any, are to this tournament what Watson is. Thanks Tom.

Watson on the home straight

Watson +11 (17)

Tom Watson
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Tom Watson receives a warm welcome as he walks up the 17th, surely he will finish his round tonight.

A bogey on 17 hasn't stopped him yet and he walks to 18 where we think the hooter will sound after his tee shot, thus allowing him to finish his round and amazing relationship with The Open tonight.

Double bogey

Snedeker +3 (17)

Brandt Snedeker needs a birdie to get near the cut, he is currently one over par. The American uses what he calls a 'pop stroke' to get the ball rolling quickly, it's not a conventional putting technique.

This one rolls way too far and it won't even be par. That is probably the end of his weekend hopes.

Oosthuizen -7 (11), Day -8 (11), Woods +5 (11)

Handshakes in some places, darkness but golf in others.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen say enough is enough on the 12th green. A good day's work for all but Tiger. They will have six holes to conclude first thing in what we expect to be very tough conditions. Sleep well boys.

Not everyone is finished...

Johnson -10 (13)

Interestingly, if we get one more hole in, Dustin Johnson has just flown a missile down the 14th fairway and it is a par five. Two-shot lead overnight anyone?

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot

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@BBCSport #bbcgolf watching from a balcony in the French Alps (an hour ago)

@BBCSport #bbcgolf watching from a balcony in the French Alps (an hour ago)

Finish if you want...

the latest from the course is that players can stop if they want to and some are apparently very keen. However, those that want to continue can do so and if one group stops, others don't necessarily have to.

Glad that's clear. Now let's crack on lads, it's Friday and we want to be entertained.

Will Watson finish?

Still Tom Watson smiles...

Tom Watson

The 65-year-old is on the 17th fairway.

Mark James

Former Ryder Cup captain on BBC TV

"The touch has deserted Matsuyama. He will be quite keen to get in for a bit of sushi."

The Japanese player leaves a putt well short on 13 and his run of seven birdies in 10 holes seems a while ago now. Bogeys on 11 and 12, probably par here.

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A few of you are enjoying the golf from warmer climes.

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@bbcsport watching from hols in Bermuda. I work 5mins away from Old course. Was there for practice on Tues #bbcgolf

@bbcsport watching from hols in Bermuda. I work 5mins away from Old course. Was there for practice on Tues #bbcgolf

Usually holiday East Neuk, but this yr Hvar, Croatia, not famous for its golf..but found some coverage.yay! Temp a little different #bbcgolf

Mark James

Former Ryder Cup captain on BBC TV

"I'm surprised they are still playing."

Official line from the R&A on when play will stop, though no time has been given yet.

"Discussions are ongoing whether the course is playable, some of the players are asking. Once play is suspended and the hooter is blown if a player is in the course of playing a hole they can continue until the end of the hole and then stop."

Sounds like a quick process. It's not like time is ticking.

Luke Donald on 18, looking to haul back a stroke lost on the last. This drag of course offers up chances galore and it's just a short wedge to set up a birdie chance is it... no. He didn't judge the length needed and gets no luck as the ball pitches. A tough up and down for par now.

WOOSH as Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen and Tiger Woods tee off down 12. Night vision goggles needed for their wedge shots.

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Still we go on. There can't be much play left to come. Go on, stay out there a bit longer!

Oosthuizen -7 (11), Day -8 (11)

This is a man glaring at his playing partners and saying he can see little in the light.

Louis Oosthuizen

A par will have to do Louis Oosthuizen at the 11th and an early alarm clock will fluster him briefly tomorrow. Jason Day also makes par there to stay at eight under.

If you want to see just how dark it is, you can watch the action on the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of this page.


Donald -7 (17), Matsuyama -5 (12)

Louis Oostuizen is trundling along nicely at seven under alongside Tiger Woods who can only dream of such a score. The pair go pin seeking at 11 but the par three is not setup for such frivolity and their shots trickle away to leave lengthy birdie putts.

Suddenly things look tougher, the prolific birdies of earlier have turned to a trickle and Luke Donald makes bogey on 17 to slip back to -7. He will at least finish his round. Matsuyama... the birdie machine... bogey on 12. Ugly putt.

Luke Donald chips a ball

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Aside from the nostalgia, how will a very early start, some breakfast and then a long afternoon suit any of these players on the course? The Danny Willett's and Adam Scott's of this world will start in a far more rested state.

Watson +9 (15)

Spare a thought for Tom Watson. In a beautifully crisp sky-blue jumper he stands out even in the dwindling light.

This is a man playing his final few holes ever in The Open. At nine over, the weekend will not be lit up with his presence but will he be forced to finish tomorrow? Just three holes to go but the emerging darkness may stop him in his tracks.

Tom Watson waits with his caddie

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Sitting working, following the golf. Thankful for a second monitor. @BBCSport #bbcgolf

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Race for Silver Medal

Amateur round-up

Paul Dunne
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Ireland's Paul Dunne was the top performing amateur on day two, carding a 69 for the second day in a row to finish six-under, just four shots off the lead.

American Jordan Niebrugge finished four-under, France's Romain Langasque is four-under through 11, American Oliver Shniederjans two-under through 14 and England's Ashley Chesters and Paul Kinnear are both -1, just ahead of the projected cut.