Louis Oosthuizen's Ball was Blown Across the Green as High Winds Delay The Open Championship
The second round of The Open Championship was scheduled to resume early Saturday morning, but after play resumed for only 30 minutes, it was suspended again due to high winds.
Dustin Johnson, who held the lead when he resumed play, took four shots from just off the green to make a bogey on the par-5 14th. That dropped him back into a tie with Danny Willett, who was able to finish his round on Friday. Jordan Spieth ended up taking three putts on the 14th hole to make par and made par on the 15th also to remain at five under. After walking off the 15th green, Spieth said, “We should have never started in the first place.”
Louis Oosthuizen probably got the worst of it; on the 13th hole he had a short putt for par and marked his ball. Oosthuizen waited for Jason Day to finish the hole and then remarked his ball and could only watch as the wind blew it a foot closer to the hole. Oosthuizen then went to mark his ball again only to have the wind blow it another 5 feet away from the hole before he could complete the mark. He’ll get to attempt that putt when play resumes.
Players were frustrated and some voiced their displeasure with the R&A on Twitter.
The R&A announced that play will not resume until around 3pm local time.