Carnoustie - Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy put pressure
on overnight leader Kevin Kisner at the Open on Friday in inhospitable
weather conditions at Carnoustie.
The 29-year-old four-time major champion was four under par,
a shot behind Kisner, after 15 holes of his second round.
He had been level with the American leader after successive
birdies at the 13th and 14th holes, only to drop a shot at the par-four 15th.
Kisner, who shot a 66 on Thursday, tees off at 13:53 in his
Seeking his first major in four years, McIlroy was not the
only player making a move in the rain.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood - who holds the course record on
the Scottish links - was also a shot off Kisner after moving to five-under for
McIlroy's successor as Open champion in 2015, American Zach
Johnson, was also on four-under overall after 13 holes.
Meanwhile, 14-time major winner Tiger Woods endured a
rollercoaster start to his round, recording successive bogeys at the second and
third, before rectifying that with consecutive birdies to return to even par
for the tournament.