Hang on tight, this could be a wild one.
The afternoon starters on Friday at Carnoustie must have felt blessed. Having enjoyed largely windless conditions on Thursday, they `warmed’ up in driving rain, but when they got to the tee – nothing.
Someone in one of Carnoustie’s better appointed housing estates answered their door this week to an incredibly polite, prematurely receding young man with a familiar face and even more familiar refrain: “Please, can we have our ball back?”
There were encouraging signs of life for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, but it was Kevin Kisner followed by a phalanx of South Africans that led on Carnoustie’s best scoring day since the Open returned here in 1999.