Former Georgia golfer had a chance to head into the weekend as the sole leader of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie, but as has happened to so many golfers before him, the Barry Burn got him.
Kisner had improved upon his day one lead by shooting 3-under par through 17 holes in the second round at Carnoustie, bringing him to an 8-under total. A par on the 18th would have given him a two-stroke lead over Zach Johnson, already in the clubhouse. But a tee shot into the rough on the par-4 18th left the Barry Burn standing between him and the green, and his second shot landed in the drink.
Following a shot off the drop, Kisner two-putted to card a double bogey and finish 1-under for the day and tied with Johnson for the lead at 6-under overall.
“They call it Carnasty for a reason,” Kisner told Golf Channel’s Steve Sands. “It’s difficult, every aspect. Even when you think you’ve got it, it’ll come up and bite you.”
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The Barry Burn claims another victim.@K_Kisner made double bogey on 18 to finish at -6.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 2018