Spieth seizes 2-shot lead at rainy Open

Jordan Spieth of the United States shelters from the rain under an umbrella during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale,, Southport, Friday July 21, 2017. (Andrew Mattthews/PA via AP)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

He spent Friday morning at his rented house in front of the television, watching players battle a relentless wind at Royal Birkdale, all the while checking a forecast that was even worse for when he played in the afternoon.

"It wasn't a great feeling knowing we were coming into something harder than what we were watching," he said.

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