What is an Open Championship without rain? Not a proper test of links golf, that's what.
So the downpour that Carnoustie witnessed from the morning right through until the afternoon was pleasing for the purists.
It posed a different challenge for the field on a day when some big names missed the cut, while others moved into contention.
But what about some of the stuff you may have missed?
Fear not, our daily diary has got you covered!
YOU CAN STAND UNDER MY UMBRELLA, TOMMY
Tommy Fleetwood strolled into the interview room at the media centre in anticipation of fielding a host of questions about his stellar round of 65.
But the waiting press pack had another angle, with the first question having nothing to do with the fine 18 holes he had just played.
"Tommy, can you just talk us through the umbrella scenario," prompted one reporter.
"Everybody seems to want to know about the umbrella," replied Fleetwood, who was ill-prepared for the wet conditions.
Asked if he had to buy an umbrella, the Englishman explained: "No, we stole it. We got one given for free, actually. We didn't steal it. We got one given for free, but we don't always carry an umbrella.
"See, we don't have a sponsor. We don't have a manufacturer sponsor. So it just so happens this week that we've got a nice Open Championship brolly.
"It looked quite nice, the yellow on the course."
In fact, Tommy was in fine form and even offered up a possible slogan for Scotland's tourism board.
He has in the past often brought his dog along during tournaments, although he did concede that on this occasion a substitution had been made.
Asked if he had brought his pooch along, he said: "No, we have a baby, though.
"So we've like substituted the dog for the baby.
"There's a lot of great things about Scotland. It is a beautiful country, but that's one of the best things, how doggy friendly it is."
O'DRISCOLL BUCKLES UNDER PRESSURE
Brian O'Driscoll and Tim Henman were enjoying the action at Carnoustie on Friday and the duo undertook a pressure-putt challenge in the HSBC Golf Zone.
It would appear the competitive edge that sportspeople are renowned for does not fade in retirement.
To say O'Driscoll was disappointed at losing out to Britain's former number one tennis player would be an understatement.
Henman may yet be on the receiving end of an O'Driscoll rugby tackle.
MCILROY FEELING THE SLOG DOWN THE STRETCH
A familiar sight over the first two days has been the amount of blots on players' scores over the closing holes. Bogeys, double bogeys, and triple bogeys have been ruining cards.
Rory McIlroy was asked to describe by an American reporter one word to describe the stretch and eventually settled on "slog".
Asked if he could translate the word for readers Stateside, McIlroy replied: "No."
When tough was suggested, McIlroy answered: "Tough is sort of generic. Anyways, I'll get my dictionary out next time, or thesaurus."
ARE YOU DUSTIN JOHNSON?
Zach Johnson is a two-time major winner and, if he carries on the form he has shown the first two days, may soon add a third.
But sharing a last name with world number one Dustin Johnson means he does not always gain the recognition that perhaps he deserves...
"I mean, I've been called 'Dustin' many times. I doubt he's been called 'Zach' that many times," he said to an amused press pack.
"Maybe some people do assume, when they see the name up there, that it's Dustin."
20 de agosto 2018
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|England´s Bairstow suffers ´small fracture´ to finger|
|Gonalons joins Sevilla on loan from Roma|
|Modric, Ronaldo and Salah final UEFA Player of the Year nominees|
|Tottenham to play opening Champions League home match at Wembley|
|Karius´ Champions League blunders did not lead to Alisson signing - Klopp|
|Leeds considered €20m Conte offer before turning to Bielsa|
|Modric, Rakitic lead new era for World Cup finalists Croatia|
|Storm´s Chambers banned for three weeks, Smith injury not serious|
|Porte to race Vuelta after recovering from Tour crash|
|The Career Golden Masters: A run-down of Djokovic´s magnificent record|
|Japan send home four basketball players from Asian Games amid prostitution scandal|
|Rugby tackle bags helping Liverpool´s Alisson with Premier League life|
|Federer raring to go at US Open after Djokovic defeat|
|Chelsea boss Sarri plans to give up smoking|
|Alonso´s Toyota team stripped of Silverstone victory|
|Ceballos: No issue with former Real Madrid boss Zidane|
|MLS Review: Martinez equals single-season goalscoring record|
|Astros avoid sweep with win over Athletics|
|Seppi advances, Paire exits Winston-Salem|
|Bale feeling good as Madrid eye sweep of trophies|
|You can´t leave a house three-quarters built – Neville urges United to back Mourinho|
|Dodgers slugger Machado leaves game after being struck by pitch|
|Harden says Carmelo will ´be a good fit´ for Rockets|
|Morata: I never considered Chelsea exit|
|Gavrilova kicks off title defence in New Haven|
|Lopetegui pleased with Bale and Real Madrid after LaLiga opener|
|It´s a very special moment – Djokovic revels in Golden Masters achievement|
|Sorrentino thanks Ronaldo for support after injury|
|Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury|
|Yankees´ Gregorius suffers ´pretty significant´ heel bruise|
|Snedeker ends PGA Tour drought with Wyndham Championship win|
|Spalletti unconcerned despite Inter´s underwhelming start|
|Djokovic makes history with Masters clean sweep in Cincinnati|
|Real Madrid 2 Getafe 0: Bale gives Lopetegui first LaLiga win|
19 de agosto 2018
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|Sherman calls for NFL to scrap ´idiotic´ helmet rule|
|Sassuolo 1 Inter 0: New-look Nerazzurri given early reality check|
|Hughton: Shock United win does not alter scale of Brighton´s task|
|Navas keeps place as Courtois waits on Madrid debut|
|Ndidi signs long-term Leicester City contract|
|Pandya tears through feeble England to put India in command|
|Alonso creates motorsport history with victory at Silverstone|
|Kovacic: Chelsea and Sarri believe in me|
|Brighton loss a big lesson for United – Pogba|
|Mistakes hit United´s confidence - Mourinho|
|Brighton and Hove Albion 3 Manchester United 2: Murray lifts Seagulls to another win over Mourinho|
|Quickfire Moon treble sets up Rhinos win|
|Manchester City celebrate win with Silva´s son|
|Brentford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Maupay stars as Bees buzz by Owls|
|Guardiola delighted with fit and firing Aguero|
|Waring marks 200th event with maiden title in Gothenburg|
|Guardiola dismisses Mourinho´s ´disrespectful´ accusation|
|Hulkenberg proud to survive in F1´s pay driver era|
|It´s here, it´s real, get on with it - Dyche dismisses Europa League excuse|
|Grujic agrees Liverpool extension, joins Hertha on loan|
|Martial starts as Lukaku, Young return for Manchester United|
|Fury-Wilder to be staged in November or December - Warren|
|Manchester City 6 Huddersfield Town 1: Aguero hits hat-trick as champions triumph|
|Burnley 1 Watford 3: Hornets end away day woes as Deeney leads destructive display|
|McFarland cleared to leave Scotland and join Ulster|
|Simeone wants ´only the best´ for Filipe Luis amid PSG links|
|PSG signing Boateng rated ´50-50´ by Bayern president|
|Cipriani a positive influence, insists Gloucester head coach|
|Bayer Leverkusen´s Bailey signs contract extension|
|Jesus and Aguero start for City as Mahrez misses out|
|Federer unsure what to expect from Djokovic duel|
|Chievo goalkeeper suffers broken nose, whiplash in Ronaldo collision|
|Simmons lauds influence of ´big brother´ LeBron|
|PSG´s Cavani selected by Uruguay as Coito fills in for Tabarez|