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Carnoustie presents fast, brown Open

Dustin Johnson practicing during preview day one of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Britain, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Richard Sellers/PA via AP)

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn't really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf.

"I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the course," he said Sunday. "It wasn't until I got to my hotel room when I looked out and said, `This is baked. This is brown.' I'm just glad they water the greens."

This is a different look than the previous two times the British Open came to Carnoustie.

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