Johnson in lead in uncompleted 2nd round of Open

Jul 17, 2015 5:35 PM by Ross Field

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Dustin Johnson ended the day the same way he began it, with the lead in the British Open.

He didn't finish his round, though, after a day on the Old Course filled with rain, wind, cold and finally the gloom of night.

Johnson made it through 13 holes before play was finally called as darkness enveloped the Old Course at St. Andrews. He was 10-under, a shot ahead of England's Danny Willett, who was in the clubhouse at 9-under 135.

Johnson's playing partner, Jordan Spieth, was at 5-under in his quest to add the Open title to the Masters and U.S. Open he won earlier this year. Former champion Paul Lawrie and Jason Day were at 8 under.

They will return Saturday morning to finish their round before the cut is made and the field redrawn.

A rain delay of more than 3 hours just 14 minutes after play began in the second round left 42 players still on the course when play finished.

Among those who did finish was 65-year-old Tom Watson, who walked across the Swilcan Bridge for the last time as a player. Watson stopped at the top of the bridge on the 18th hole for photos and was cheered as he walked up the fairway with a wide smile on his face by the few hundred fans still left in the cold and dark.

Tiger Woods finished 11 holes with seemingly no shot at making the cut in a tie for 129th at 5-over. The cut was expected to be even par.

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