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Summary

  1. America's Dustin Johnson leads on -10
  2. -9 D Willett (18), -8 P Lawrie (18), -5 J Spieth (18)
  3. Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter miss cut
  4. 11-hour delay due to wind means tournament will finish on Monday
  5. Round three to take place on Sunday

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Jurejko, Andy Cryer and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Farewell - put your kite away

And so, at the end of a golf-sparse but extraordinary day, we bid you farewell.

No doubt what the big news line is... we will play on Monday...

The Open
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Please keep an eye on the

BBC Sport golf index as we expect the tee times for round three soon but we will tee up a live text here at a scheduled 11:00 BST.

It is getting serious from here on in but I'll leave you with this. In the last five Open Championships at St Andrews the winner has at least shared the lead after 36 holes - Nick Faldo, John Daly, Tiger Woods twice, Louis Oosthuizen.

Over to you then Dustin Johnson.

See you tomorrow guys and gals, thanks for keeping spirits up with your interactions today.

Arnold in, Westy up early

Australian Scott Arnold made the cut it seems with par at the last and will partner David Duval tomorrow. Note, it's the 'projected cut' so it could change but that's doubtful.

Lee Westwood will be out early too. Currently tied for 61st he is one of the last in the remaining field at level par.

Bring a brolly

The Open - round three

After today's insanity, these weather updates suddenly seem vitally importance and thankfully only the wet stuff looks like getting in the way tomorrow.

weather St Andrews
BBC

Unless there is an utter deluge we may well get a full day of play. Shock horror I know. Note the low wind figures at the bottom of between five and seven miles an hour. This morning those figures read 40mph and more.

Game on.

Well done Willett

Willett -9

Danny Willett
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Danny Willett got a text on Friday from his mum that said congratulations on making the cut. The Yorkshireman told BBC Sport: "They are very frank my mum and dad, they tell me how it is. My dad (who is a vicar) had a wedding on Saturday. It's a shame they can't be here, but I'm sure they'll be watching."

Arnold (level) (17)

A couple still out on the course with focus zoomed in in Australian Scott Arnold. At level par, he rests on the cut line with one hole to play.

After four birdies on his back nine, blowing up now would be a really kick in the shin.

Can the leader finish?

Leader Dustin Johnson

Are you a Dustin Johnson lover? Those booming drives win many over. Or are you Great Britain through and through - shouting for Paul Lawrie and Danny Willett among others?

DJ - a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour came into this tournament with tales of his collapse late on at the US Open on the lips of the masses.

It has to be said though, if lacking in experience of closing out a major, he has plenty of know how when it comes to at least putting up a battle for one.

Dustin Johnson
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We await the round three tee times.

Mark James

Former Ryder Cup captain on BBC TV

"The likes of Danny Willett, Marc Warren and Paul Lawrie have got to believe they can win it. It's not always a superstar that wins The Open or wins a major. Paul won one a long time ago but he has to believe he can do it. The same goes for the others as well."

Danny Willett
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'I'm not sure what day it is'

Leader Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson, who is at the top of The Open leaderboard at -10, speaking to BBC Two: "It was tough today with the delay. Everyone was out there and we knew it would be tough. I was in a good position when we went back out and was just trying to hold on and make par. Unfortunately I bogeyed the first hole on the restart, but then picked up after that. It's not easy to slip back into things. You have to warm-up and prepare like you have to play a full round. I played well coming in - I had a couple of pars and birdie which is all I can ask for. We still have a lot of golf to play. It's only, what, Saturday night? I'm not sure what day it is! We're only halfway down and I'll just see what happens tomorrow. I'll embrace challenge and just take what the golf course gives us."

Johnson -10, Willett -9

What we do know for sure that the last names called by the famous starter Ivor Robson on Saturday will be America's Dustin Johnson and England's Danny Willett.

Imagine the butterflies. Imagine the thoughts of glory that may run through the mind.

Willett and Johnson
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We are forecast wet conditions so par chasing rather than birdie hunting may well be the order of the day. No doubt who has the experience of being in this position before but memories of failure in majors will be fairly fresh in the head of Dustin Johnson.

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Joshua Worth: Shaping up for a fantastic final two days at The Open - Matsuyama, Johnson, Willett, Garcia, Scott all in the mix - it could be anyone's!

Ouzo 1875: Looking forward to one of the most exciting ends to The Open in a long time.

Ken Brown

BBC Sport commentator

"There are some big names on that leaderboard who are not too far away from things. Its shaping up nicely despite the delay."

The Open leaderboard
BBC

We make it a dozen players left out on this famous track.

My word - and note I did say this last night - things are shaping up nicely for a lovely finish.

Peter Alliss

BBC Sport commentator

"Nice to see David Howell showing some form. He's played very nicely today under difficult conditions."

Howell -3 (18)

David Howell falls just short of a birdie opportunity at the 18th, and then calmly rolls it at the second time of asking for par to finish with a round of 73. A solid effort and he'll be back tomorrow and won't need that hat hopefully.

Oosthuizen on moving balls

Oosthuizen -7 (18)

A chuckling Louis Oosthuizen, talking about his ball that moved about eight feet on the green much much earlier this morning and caused play to be suspended, told BBC Sport: "It was going to be a tough left-to-right putt from two feet anyway, so in a way it moved to a better spot because it was a straight putt back although it was eight feet.

"I should've had my coin out sooner to mark the ball. I knew the rule but I wanted to make sure with the official.

"It was a long day and the golf course is playing tough. You just knew you would have to make 10-footers for par and it was a grinding closing six or seven holes."

Louis Oosthuizen
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Hyland Boy: With the bad weather forecast Paul Lawrie is in with a real shout. Good wind player and can handle the pressure.

Lawrie on the leaderboard

Shot 70-2 for -8 and two behind heading into weekend , support again incredible , frustrated for everyone with the wind

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Paolo Brand: Great putt David Duval and great too see him make the cut. And we Brits love an American golfer who is a liberal!

Mark Montgomery: Good to see David Duval playing well. Hopefully he can shoot a low score on Sunday and Monday.

Birdie

Duval (level par) (18)

Well in David Duval. Looks enough to make the cut.

David Duval
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Man unable to walk on water but is instead in water

Peter Alliss

BBC Sport commentator

A man walks in water with jeans on
BBC

"I'm just wondering what he's doing. I think he's had a good day on the local jungle juice and is just cooling off. We've seen a few of them today. There's not been much to look at so they've sampled the local hospitality. Should have taken his boots off really - too late now."

Cink -3 (18)

Andrew Cotter

BBC Sport commentator

"Beautiful weight on that putt from Stewart Cink."

Birdie

Cink -3 (18)

Stewart Cink judges his birdie putt on 18 perfectly. A 10 footer has just enough pace on it to drop and he is three under for the tournament.

Duval (+1) (17)

To the 18th, can David Duval make the weekend? Remember he needs a birdie. The 2001 champion has an uphill putt from off the green for eagle and he massages it to within three feet. That's all he needs to make the cut at level par.

Philip Parkin

BBC TV on-the-course commentator

"It's a gorgeous evening now, not too cold and just a gentle breeze which isn't affecting the golf at all."

St. Andrews
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If you're just tuning in...

If you are just joining us and are wondering what the hell is going on...

  • Play resumed at 18:00 BST after an almost 11-hour delay due to high winds
  • Only round two will finish on Saturday with round three on Sunday and the final round on Monday
  • Dustin Johnson completes his round and leads by a stroke on 10 under
  • Paul Lawrie will begin round three in third on eight under, a blow behind Danny Willett
  • Tiger Woods finishes seven over par and misses cut

Clarke misses the cut

Darren Clarke +2 (18)

Bad finish today.disappointed but I've had my share of good sides of the draws in Open Championships. Still the best tournament in the world

The also-rans

Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer at St Andrews

"How the mighty fall: go right to the very bottom of the scoreboard, and you will find six former Open champs in the last 11 of the 156 players at this year's championships.

In reverse order, Tom Watson, Mark Calcavecchia, Sir Nick, Tiger, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis. 14 Opens and 31 majors between them, reduced today in raw statistical sense to the also-rans."

Tom Watson bows out
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Cink -2 (17), Duval +1 (17)

Stewart Cink, the villain at Turnberry in 2009 as he beat everyone's favourite - Tom Watson - in a play-off, misses a par putt on 17. Not a nice sight and David Duval does the same.

Cink is two under and in decent shape, Duval is now one shot outside the cut line and needs birdie on 18.

I can sort out Woods - Player

Three-time Open champion Gary Player has had a chat with BBC Sport's Dan Walker. It was one of those wide-ranging interviews that covered St Andrews, Arnold Palmer and, of course, Tiger Woods.

Player reckons that, given an hour, he could change Woods's life for the better.

A fascinating interview and one not to miss.

Gary Player talking to Dan Walker
BBC

Koepka -3 (18)

Brooks Koepka was briefly on the charge this evening but a bang average putt on 18 gives him just par at the last and he will return at -3 tomorrow.

Brooks Koepka
BBC

The putt was so bad he started walking after it immediately.

Duval (level par) (16)

Wow. David Duval is on the course. The former world number one and former Open champion won won 13 PGA Tour tournaments between 1997 and 2001 but then pretty much disappeared with injures and medical conditions.

He could make the cut here though at level par on 17. No dropped shots and you've got a busy weekend David.

David Duval
BBC

Duval has missed the cut six times in a row at The Open.

Ken Brown

BBC Sport commentator

"I'm not sure that hat style is going to be copied!"

Howell -3 (16), Pepperell -2 (15)

David Howell's hat anyone?

David Howell
BBC

No, I'm not keen either.

Nice ball into the 16th green though and an outside birdie chance will be his reward. Eddie Pepperell cannot make his birdie on 15 and stays at two under.

Day done good

Day -7 (18)

After having two bogeys in the 32 minutes of play possible earlier this morning, Jason Day finished with a one-under 71. He told the BBC: "It can be frustrating if you let it but I want to win a major so badly that I cant afford to let it. It can be frustrating that I three-putted 12 and 13 this morning after finding the greens in regulation but it was really difficult to putt in that wind.

"But to come back grind it out and finish with a birdie puts me in a good spot.

"I'm never going to stop fighting. I'm not sure what Monday is going to give us but Sunday's forecast is for lighter winds and that means scoring opportunities on what will be moving day."

Jason Day
BBC

Pepperell -2 (14)

Some of you may have read the BBC Sport feature prior to this Open Championship on Eddie Pepperell.

'The loneliness and tedium of a pro golfer' was a fascinating read about life for this 24-year-old.

Eddie Pepperell
PA

Pepperell is lining up an iron into the green on 15 and at two under, has lots to play for and be cheerful about here. A good strike, it lands perfectly to roll over a ridge on the green and set up a great birdie chance.

Le Tissier +3 (Not in The Open)

Former Southampton player Matt Le Tissier has had a round at Loch Lomond today and took to twitter to show off his scorecard... even Tiger would be proud of a +3 finish.

Matt Le Tissier's scorecard
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That eight on a par five was costly eh Matt?

Leaderboard

Amidst all the chat about weather, contenders and failures, let's not overlook the name at the bottom of that leaderboard. Paul Dunne, an amateur, will be an excited man tonight.

Leaderboard
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Selected others: -6 L Donald (Eng) -5 J Rose (Eng) S Garcia (Spa), J Spieth (US) -3 G Owen (Eng) D Howell (Eng) +7 T Woods (US)

Howell -3 (15)

Swindon's David Howell - a five-time winner on the European Tour - is threatening to join the contenders here but another birdie chance slides past for the 40-year-old on 15.

David Howell
BBC

Of those left on the course, few are in immediate contention but a little run and who knows?

Woods +7 (18)

A last note on Tiger Woods to sum up just how rough those 36 holes were. He is currently tied for 147th place out of 156 entrants.

Tiger Woods
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Woods misses cut

Woods +7 (18)

Tiger Woods
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Will Tiger Woods ever get back to being the player he once was? The three-time Open winner misses the cut for just second time in 19 Open appearances... It is just the seventh cut he has missed in 75 major championships.

What was it Dylan Thomas wrote?

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.