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Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner top bunched British Open leaderboard; Tiger Woods 6 back

Housemates Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner top bunched British Open leaderboard; Tiger Woods 6 back

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open.

Johnson, whose name already is on the claret jug from his playoff victory at St. Andrews three years ago, holed a 30-foot birdie putt Friday on the 18th hole at Carnoustie for a 4-under 67 just as the rain was starting to end.

Kisner would have loved a finish like that. Instead, his 8-iron floated out of the rough, bounced in front of Barry Burn and caromed off the rock wall that lines the stream. He made a double bogey for a 70 that cost him a two-shot lead but not his outlook.

“I love where my putter is and love my position going into the weekend,” Kisner...

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