One of the many aspects that makes the Open Championship one of the tournaments of the year is the fact that -- in most cases -- the players will endure weather conditions they don't see most of the year.
Let's face it -- with few exceptions -- players on the PGA Tour pretty much chase the sun.
That said, what happened at St. Andrews on Saturday morning for the resumption of the second round was downright ugly.
Players were bundled up like they were preparing to summit Mount Everest. And the winds were probably similar to what they'd experience on Mount Everest.
Check out this attempted putt on the 13th green by 2010 Open Champ Louis Oosthuizen, for example:
As you can see, his initial putt was a little more than a foot from the hole. Then, a gust of wind sent it closer to the hole.
According to the Rules of Golf, decision 18-1/12, the wind is not considered an "outside agency." Therefore, when the wind blows the ball, the player must play from its new position. That would have benefitted Oosthuizen.
However, while he attempted to confirm with an official that he play from the new position, another gust of wind sent the ball five feet further away.
Understandably, Oosthuizen wasn't too happy. Play was suspended before he could strike the ensuing putt.