British Open second round delayed by heavy rain

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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 3:05 AM

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - The second round of the British Open was delayed on Friday after torrential rain flooded the Old Course at St Andrews, leaving many of the greens and fairways under water.

Royal and Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson said he hoped play would be able to commence in "an hour or two," though high winds will make scoring extremely difficult.

American Dustin Johnson leads on seven-under par after a first-round 65.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Peter Rutherford)