Asked about all of his roommates who have a number of major championship among them, Kisner, who's won twice on the PGA Tour, said, "I have zero [majors], so I don't know how many they have". "It looked quite nice, the yellow and the course".
Johnson birdied the par-five 14th to share the lead on five under and he was joined there as Fleetwood posted his sixth birdie of the day at the last for a best-of-the-week round of 65.
Lucas Herbert chats with the great Tiger Woods at Carnoustie.
McIlroy, seeking to end a four-year major victory drought, seemed to have an extra spring in his step after joining overnight leader Kevin Kisner of the United States at the top of the leaderboard.
He followed with a 40-footer for birdie at the 11th, but that turned out to be the last of his three bogeys.
Having carved a shot into a bank of rough he attempted a raking hook with the ball above his feet at nearly waist height but it came out low and hard and skirted inches away from the packed gallery he had only just asked to move back a couple of yards. "I may not play well, but I'm going to go out and fight", said Johnson, who is sharing a house with first-round leader Kevin Kisner as well as defending champion Jordan Spieth and a handful of other young Americans in Carnoustie.
Tiger Woods shot his first par-or-better opening round at a major since 2014, finishing at even on Thursday and five strokes behind Kisner.
The last time he was seen at the Open, Woods shot 75 at St. Andrews to miss the cut.
Fleetwood is such a good ballstriker, in fact, that he was able to shoot the best round of this Open Championship without his best stuff.
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Spieth would go on to bogey the next hole and added a final bogey on No. 18 when he hit his driver into the water. He righted the ship, though, with healthy birdie putts at Nos. "I hit a lot of fairways".
"You've got the tee times are in there and I was at like 1.30, " he told Golf Australia.
"It's not intimidating at all", Kisner, who also shared Spieth's plane home after his victory at Royal Birkdale a year ago, said of his housemates.
Woods has a chance to qualify for his first WGC event of the season with a high finish at Carnoustie.
A birdie on the first hole was just the start he needed.
The 28-year-old South African went out at 6:46 a.m.in the second group and has set the clubhouse target after a 4-under 67. 2 and 6 and found the heavy stuff on both holes.
Danny Willett, who hasn't had a victory since surprisingly winning the Masters in 2016, shot a 69 and was three shots back.
But if he's looking for places where he let strokes get away, it was at the par-5s on Thursday - where he had 8-iron second-shot approaches and failed to make birdies - as well as his three-putt at the 13th.
American Kevin Kisner has taken the first step towards joining his housemates as a major champion as Rory McIlroy made an encouraging start to the British Open at Carnoustie.