Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera

February 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rain and high wind finally hit Friday at the Genesis Open and wiped out play before all but 24 players completed the second round.

Jhonattan Vegas was at 7-under par through 14 holes. He was tied with Sam Saunders, who did not have to hit a shot on Friday. Neither did Dustin Johnson, who needs a victory to have a chance at reaching No. 1 in the world. Johnson was 5 under and also did not tee off.

Play was to resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The tournament did well to finish off the first round Friday morning and get in more than five hours before a eucalyptus tree cracked under the wind beyond the 14th tee. The round was suspended to allow fans to get off the course.


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