Zach Johnson often gets confused with his namesake, world No1 Dustin, but there was absolutely no mistaking which of the two was happiest after the Open second round on Friday. While Zach (67) surged through the field in cold, wet conditions at Carnoustie to share top spot on six-under with fellow American Kevin Kisner (70), Dustin (72) was packing his bags after missing the cut on 148, six over. “I’ve been called Dustin many times,” the joint leader told reporters. “I doubt he’s been called Zach that many times. Maybe some people do assume, when they see the name up there, that it’s Dustin. The comparison of Johnson and Johnson is probably not fair to me or him.” Among the title hopefuls tucked in behind the leaders were home favourites Tommy Fleetwood (65) and Rory McIlroy (69). Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods registered a second level-par 71 but Justin Thomas (77), the world No2, failed to make the weekend on 146. The umbrellas were up and the waterproofs out as rain greeted the players at the start. Zach Johnson was one of the early starters and by the time Kisner had teed off just before 1pm local time, the grey… Read full this story
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