Majors

The 147th Open

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland

$10,500,000

July 19-22

Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland

$10,500,000

Round 2

Johnson joins Kisner in the lead at halfway stage

July 20, 2018

Kevin Kisner was set to take the outright clubhouse lead at the halfway stage of the British Open before a double-bogey at the 18th at Carnoustie forced him back alongside Zach Johnson at six under par.

The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 20, 2018 England's Tommy Fleetwood holds an umbrella during the second round REUTERS/Andrew Yates
The 147th Open Championship - Carnoustie, Britain - July 20, 2018 England's Tommy Fleetwood holds an umbrella during the second round REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Kisner, who led overnight after a first-round 66, was three-under for his round heading to the last tee.

But the American's approach shot found the Barry Burn, scene of Frenchman Jean Van de Velde's infamous meltdown on the last day in 1999, forcing him to take a drop before two-putting for a one-under-par round of 70.

Johnson, the 2015 Open champion, had earlier shot a 67 in wet conditions that contrasted with the fine weather later in the afternoon on Scotland's east coast.

Johnson and Kisner are the first American's to hold the 36-hole lead at an Open at Carnoustie since Billy Casper in 1968, but American have held it the last four years (Jordan Spieth/2017, Phil Mickelson/2016, Dustin Johnson/2015).

South Africa's Zander Lombard, a late starter, was also six-under for the tournament after grabbing his second birdie of the day at the seventh hole, while American Pat Perez moved to six-under after a birdie at the long 14th.

England's Tommy Fleetwood is in the clubhouse on five-under after a superb round of 65 having gone out in one of the first groups. His is the only bogey-free round this week.

Rory McIlroy, the Open champion in 2014, shot a second successive 69 to sit at four-under at the halfway stage, level with South Africa's Erik van Rooyen.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
66
70
136
T1
Zach Johnson
USA
-6
69
67
136
T3
Pat Perez
USA
-5
69
68
137
T3
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-5
72
65
137
T3
Xander Schauffele
USA
-5
71
66
137
T6
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
67
71
138
T6
Matt Kuchar
USA
-4
70
68
138
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-4
69
69
138
T6
Tony Finau
USA
-4
67
71
138
T6
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
67
71
138
T11
Jordan Spieth
USA
-3
72
67
139
T11
Kevin Chappell
USA
-3
70
69
139
T11
Rickie Fowler
USA
-3
70
69
139
T14
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
68
72
140
T14
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
69
71
140
T14
Luke List
USA
-2
70
70
140
T14
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-2
70
70
140
T18
Adam Scott
AUS
-1
71
70
141
T18
Alexander Noren
SWE
-1
70
71
141
T18
Brooks Koepka
USA
-1
72
69
141
T18
Charley Hoffman
USA
-1
71
70
141
T18
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-1
71
70
141
T18
Kyle Stanley
USA
-1
72
69
141
T18
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-1
69
72
141
T18
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
70
71
141
T18
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
68
73
141
T18
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
69
72
141
T18
Webb Simpson
USA
-1
70
71
141
T29
Austin Cook
USA
Par
72
70
142
T29
Francesco Molinari
ITA
Par
70
72
142
T29
Jason Day
AUS
Par
71
71
142
T29
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
Par
72
70
142
T29
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
73
69
142
T29
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
73
69
142
T29
Phil Mickelson
USA
Par
73
69
142
T29
Sean Crocker
USA
Par
71
71
142
T29
Shaun Norris
RSA
Par
74
68
142
T29
Stewart Cink
USA
Par
72
70
142
T29
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
71
71
142
T40
Adam Hadwin
CAN
1
73
70
143
T40
Beau Hossler
USA
1
73
70
143
T40
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
71
72
143
T40
Gary Woodland
USA
1
71
72
143
T40
Haotong Li
CHN
1
71
72
143
T40
Julian Suri
USA
1
74
69
143
T40
Kevin Na
USA
1
70
73
143
T40
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
74
69
143
T40
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
1
72
71
143
T40
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
1
71
72
143
T40
Thomas Pieters
BEL
1
70
73
143
T40
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
1
70
73
143
T52
Bernhard Langer
GER
2
73
71
144
T52
Brendan Steele
USA
2
68
76
144
T52
Brett Rumford
AUS
2
74
70
144
T52
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
2
73
71
144
T52
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
73
71
144
T52
Chris Wood
ENG
2
70
74
144
T52
Lee Westwood
ENG
2
72
72
144
T52
Marc Leishman
AUS
2
72
72
144
T52
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
77
67
144
T52
Paul Casey
ENG
2
73
71
144
T52
Paul Dunne
IRL
2
71
73
144
T52
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
2
74
70
144
T52
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
73
71
144
T65
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
3
75
70
145
T65
Gavin Green
MAS
3
72
73
145
T65
Henrik Stenson
SWE
3
70
75
145
T65
Jason Dufner
USA
3
75
70
145
T65
Justin Rose
ENG
3
72
73
145
T65
Keegan Bradley
USA
3
74
71
145
T65
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
74
71
145
T65
Patrick Reed
USA
3
75
70
145
T65
Rhys Enoch
WAL
3
74
71
145
T65
Ross Fisher
ENG
3
75
70
145
T65
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
74
71
145
T65
Sam Locke
3
72
73
145
T65
Tom Lewis
ENG
3
75
70
145
T65
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
3
74
71
145
T65
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
71
74
145
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
4
69
77
146
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
4
73
73
146
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
4
72
74
146
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
4
75
71
146
CUT
Justin Thomas
USA
4
69
77
146
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
71
75
146
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
4
74
72
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
4
73
73
146
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
4
75
71
146
CUT
Tom Lehman
USA
4
75
71
146
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
5
71
76
147
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
5
71
76
147
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
5
69
78
147
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
5
74
73
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
5
72
75
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
74
73
147
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
5
72
75
147
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
5
75
72
147
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
5
74
73
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
6
73
75
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
6
74
74
148
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
6
75
73
148
CUT
Dustin Johnson
USA
6
76
72
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
6
72
76
148
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
7
71
78
149
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
73
76
149
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
7
80
69
149
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
USA
7
73
76
149
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
7
69
80
149
CUT
Ryuko Tokimatsu
7
72
77
149
CUT
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
7
76
73
149
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
7
75
74
149
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
8
72
78
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
8
76
74
150
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
8
71
79
150
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
8
76
74
150
CUT
Haraldur Magnus
8
72
78
150
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
75
75
150
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
8
72
78
150
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
8
74
76
150
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
8
76
74
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
8
72
78
150
CUT
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
8
78
72
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
8
76
74
150
CUT
Thomas Curtis
8
82
68
150
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
9
75
76
151
CUT
Michael Hendry
NZL
9
73
78
151
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
9
77
74
151
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
9
74
77
151
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
9
75
76
151
CUT
Sandy Lyle
SCO
9
75
76
151
CUT
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
9
77
74
151
CUT
Todd Hamilton
USA
9
75
76
151
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
10
78
74
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
11
80
73
153
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
11
77
76
153
CUT
Min-Chel Choi
11
79
74
153
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
11
79
74
153
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
12
79
75
154
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
12
76
78
154
CUT
Ian Poulter
ENG
12
73
81
154
CUT
Masanori Kobayashi
JPN
12
82
72
154
CUT
Yuxin Lin
CHN
12
80
74
154
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
13
78
77
155
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
13
79
76
155
CUT
James Robinson
ENG
14
75
81
156
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
15
80
77
157
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
16
76
82
158
CUT
Jovan Rebula
RSA
16
79
79
158
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
23
82
83
165
RET
David Duval
USA
Par
80
-
80
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
T1
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
136
T1
Zach Johnson
USA
-6
136
T3
Pat Perez
USA
-5
137
T3
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-5
137
T3
Xander Schauffele
USA
-5
137
T6
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
-4
138
T6
Matt Kuchar
USA
-4
138
T6
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-4
138
T6
Tony Finau
USA
-4
138
T6
Zander Lombard
RSA
-4
138
T11
Jordan Spieth
USA
-3
139
T11
Kevin Chappell
USA
-3
139
T11
Rickie Fowler
USA
-3
139
T14
Brandon Stone
RSA
-2
140
T14
Danny Willett
ENG
-2
140
T14
Luke List
USA
-2
140
T14
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
-2
140
T18
Adam Scott
AUS
-1
141
T18
Alexander Noren
SWE
-1
141
T18
Brooks Koepka
USA
-1
141
T18
Charley Hoffman
USA
-1
141
T18
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
-1
141
T18
Kyle Stanley
USA
-1
141
T18
Matthew Southgate
ENG
-1
141
T18
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
141
T18
Ryan Moore
USA
-1
141
T18
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
141
T18
Webb Simpson
USA
-1
141
T29
Austin Cook
USA
Par
142
T29
Francesco Molinari
ITA
Par
142
T29
Jason Day
AUS
Par
142
T29
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
Par
142
T29
Lucas Herbert
AUS
Par
142
T29
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
142
T29
Phil Mickelson
USA
Par
142
T29
Sean Crocker
USA
Par
142
T29
Shaun Norris
RSA
Par
142
T29
Stewart Cink
USA
Par
142
T29
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
142
T40
Adam Hadwin
CAN
1
143
T40
Beau Hossler
USA
1
143
T40
Cameron Davis
AUS
1
143
T40
Gary Woodland
USA
1
143
T40
Haotong Li
CHN
1
143
T40
Julian Suri
USA
1
143
T40
Kevin Na
USA
1
143
T40
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
1
143
T40
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
1
143
T40
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
1
143
T40
Thomas Pieters
BEL
1
143
T40
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
1
143
T52
Bernhard Langer
GER
2
144
T52
Brendan Steele
USA
2
144
T52
Brett Rumford
AUS
2
144
T52
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
2
144
T52
Cameron Smith
AUS
2
144
T52
Chris Wood
ENG
2
144
T52
Lee Westwood
ENG
2
144
T52
Marc Leishman
AUS
2
144
T52
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
144
T52
Paul Casey
ENG
2
144
T52
Paul Dunne
IRL
2
144
T52
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
2
144
T52
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
2
144
T65
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
3
145
T65
Gavin Green
MAS
3
145
T65
Henrik Stenson
SWE
3
145
T65
Jason Dufner
USA
3
145
T65
Justin Rose
ENG
3
145
T65
Keegan Bradley
USA
3
145
T65
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
3
145
T65
Patrick Reed
USA
3
145
T65
Rhys Enoch
WAL
3
145
T65
Ross Fisher
ENG
3
145
T65
Ryan Fox
NZL
3
145
T65
Sam Locke
3
145
T65
Tom Lewis
ENG
3
145
T65
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
3
145
T65
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
3
145
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
4
146
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
4
146
CUT
Daniel Berger
USA
4
146
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
4
146
CUT
George Coetzee
RSA
4
146
CUT
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
4
146
CUT
Justin Thomas
USA
4
146
CUT
Martin Kaymer
GER
4
146
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
4
146
CUT
Peter Uihlein
USA
4
146
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
4
146
CUT
Sergio Garcia
ESP
4
146
CUT
Tom Lehman
USA
4
146
CUT
Andy Sullivan
ENG
5
147
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
5
147
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
5
147
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
5
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
5
147
CUT
Jordan Smith
ENG
5
147
CUT
Jorge Campillo
ESP
5
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
147
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
5
147
CUT
Oliver Wilson
ENG
5
147
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
5
147
CUT
Alexander Levy
FRA
6
148
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
6
148
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
6
148
CUT
Dustin Johnson
USA
6
148
CUT
Nicolai Hoejgaard
6
148
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
7
149
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
7
149
CUT
Ernie Els
RSA
7
149
CUT
Marcus Armitage
ENG
7
149
CUT
Mark Calcavecchia
USA
7
149
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
7
149
CUT
Ryuko Tokimatsu
7
149
CUT
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
7
149
CUT
Scott Jamieson
SCO
7
149
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
8
150
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
IND
8
150
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
8
150
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
8
150
CUT
Haraldur Magnus
8
150
CUT
Hideto Tanihara
JPN
8
150
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
8
150
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
8
150
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
8
150
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
8
150
CUT
Kodai Ichihara
JPN
8
150
CUT
Padraig Harrington
IRL
8
150
CUT
Thomas Curtis
8
150
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
9
151
CUT
Michael Hendry
NZL
9
151
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
9
151
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
9
151
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
9
151
CUT
Sandy Lyle
SCO
9
151
CUT
Shota Akiyoshi
JPN
9
151
CUT
Todd Hamilton
USA
9
151
CUT
Danthai Boonma
THA
10
152
CUT
Grant Forrest
SCO
11
153
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
11
153
CUT
Min-Chel Choi
11
153
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
11
153
CUT
Brady Schnell
USA
12
154
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
12
154
CUT
Ian Poulter
ENG
12
154
CUT
Masanori Kobayashi
JPN
12
154
CUT
Yuxin Lin
CHN
12
154
CUT
Ashton Turner
ENG
13
155
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
13
155
CUT
James Robinson
ENG
14
156
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
15
157
CUT
Jens Dantorp
SWE
16
158
CUT
Jovan Rebula
RSA
16
158
CUT
Darren Clarke
NIR
23
165
RET
David Duval
USA
Par
80