The early morning forecast called for stormy clouds and steady rain and that's exactly what the players got. Typically, you'd think a professional would know to check the forecast before heading out to the course, but that wasn't the case for Tommy Fleetwood.
Fleetwood doesn't have an equipment sponsor, so before heading out to the first tee, Fleetwood had to make a quick trip to the merchandise store to pick up an umbrella. Obviously, the Englishman didn't have to pay for it.
“We stole it,” he joked when asked about The Open branded umbrella. “We got one given for free, actually. We didn't steal it. We don't always carry an umbrella. So it just so happens this week that we've got a nice Open Championship [umbrella]. It looked quite nice, the yellow and the course.”
Fleetwood prevailed through the tough conditions in the early morning as he shot an impressive 65 placing him T3 on the leaderboard. Tommy moved up 47 spots with the 6-under performance during the second round.
Fleetwood also holds the course record at Carnoustie when he shot a 63 last fall during the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship.
“It's not a course record, but it's pretty good,” said Fleetwood. “If you went out, you wouldn't really fancy being 6 under out there. So I think that's a good indication of how good it was.”