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."
19 de octubre 2018
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|Bairstow a doubt for fourth ODI|
|Manchester United fined for late arrival and delayed kick-off against Valencia|
|Australia-Pakistan chat not ´especially polite´ - Sarfraz|
|Pogba relishing ´pressure game´ against in-form Hazard|
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|Buffon enjoying Tuchel´s methods at PSG|
|RIP to Wimbledon epics! Isner feels like The Undertaker following final-set tie-break rule|
|Sevilla performance sealed Bernat´s Bayern exit - Hoeness|
|Keita set to miss out as Liverpool monitor injured stars|
|He didn´t want to be here – Guardiola doubts Sancho will return to Manchester City|
|Sarri: Manchester United are the best in the Premier League|
|Mourinho salutes ´brave´ Shaw for ´best possible´ response to criticism|
|No Ballon d´Or distractions for Griezmann, insists Simeone|
|Wigan stand by Hardaker as full-back prepares to undergo rehabilitation|
|Barcelona deny Neymar talk|
|Hazard can win the Ballon d´Or as a Chelsea player, insists Sarri|
|De Bruyne in contention to start in Manchester City´s clash with Burnley|
|Neymar needs to mature to reach Messi levels - Xavi|
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|Kerber and Osaka to meet at WTA Finals|
|Lorenzo out of Japanese MotoGP|
|Real Madrid handed Africa trip in Copa del Rey|
|Allegri: Ronaldo has sharpened Juventus focus|
|No Wade in Wasps squad amid NFL reports|
|Rooney: Five of us controlled Man United dressing room|
|Bayern bosses launch scathing attack on ´disrespectful´ media|
|Saints lock in Lawes to new deal|
|Adelaide United 1 Sydney 1: Debutant Le Fondre rescues a point|
|Madrid can´t look back, only forward - Lopetegui confident of revival|
|Wimbledon to introduce final-set tie-breaks|
|Abbas inspires Pakistan to series victory|
|Madrid boss Lopetegui hopeful on Bale availability|
|Mood is positive at Bayern, insists under-pressure Kovac|
|LeBron offers food for thought after losing Lakers debut|
|Bolt future not an immediate concern for Mariners|
|Hazard: I could finish my career at Chelsea|
|Buffon hoping to avoid Champions League final against Juventus|
|Wilshere not ready for West Ham return|
|Chelsea v Manchester United: Hazard better under Sarri than he ever was with Mourinho|
|The big Friday Premier League quiz|
|Khawaja suffers meniscal tear, doubt for India series|
|Babbel: Klopp must win trophies now at Liverpool|
|LeBron makes spectacular start on Lakers debut, but LA fall to Trail Blazers|
|Broncos thrash Cardinals to end losing streak|
|Price leads Red Sox past Astros and into World Series|
|LeBron makes fast start on Lakers debut with two massive dunks|
|Real Salt Lake 4 New England Revolution 1: Hosts boost play-off chances|
|Simmons gets triple-double in win over Bulls|
|´Ambitious´ Maguire wants Champions League football|
|Henry praises ´charismatic leader´ Falcao|
|WATCH: Cardinals WR Fitzgerald tackles former QB Warner on sidelines|
|Spurs right not to make signings – Pochettino|
|Icardi happy at Inter, close to contract renewal|
|This Week in U.S. Sports: Bosa leaves Ohio State while the World Series is almost set|
|Liverpool boost as Salah and Van Dijk join training|
|Cowboys discuss road woes, Prescott says team ´addressed the elephant in the room´|
|Isner scrapes through in Stockholm, Monfils eliminates Tsonga|
18 de octubre 2018
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|They´re going to speak about it for years - Azhar reflects on comical run out|
|Garcia in the mix as weather hits Andalucia Valderrama Masters|