2019 Genesis Open Round 1 Live Blog: Spieth shares lead at 5-under as darkness halts play

February 14, 2019; Pacific Palisades, CA, USA; Jordan Spieth hits from the thirteenth hole fairway during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports

2019 Genesis Open Round 1 Live Blog: Spieth shares lead at 5-under as darkness halts play

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2019 Genesis Open Round 1 Live Blog: Spieth shares lead at 5-under as darkness halts play

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Play resumed Thursday at the 2019 Genesis Open after a seven-hour rain delay halted play 50 minutes into the first round.

Eventually, the first round was stopped for good by darkness with multiple players still on the course, and the late-day Thursday grouping yet to even start. Jordan Spieth and Sung Kang share the lead at 5-under.

About two inches of rain fell on Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. in the past 18 hours. The rain finally stopped in the early afternoon local time and officials had the course ready for play soon thereafter.

In a rare move not seen since 2013, officials reset the scores of the 10 groups that had begun play earlier in the day.

Among the featured pairings, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, were scheduled to begin play at 3:22 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Because of the rain delay, they, along with the scheduled afternoon pairings, will not begin play until Friday.

The golfers on the course when darkness fell Thursday will finish Friday morning starting at 7 a.m. local time. They won’t play their second round until Saturday morning. Those who were scheduled to go out late Thursday – including Woods’ pairing – will play two rounds Friday into Saturday.

The hope is that they can make a cut by midday Saturday local time and still finish four rounds Sunday.

Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth began play early Thursday from the 1st tee at 10:22 a.m. just before play was stopped. Lefty made a nifty bunker-bunker-par on his first hole of play after the horn sounded in the rain, but it was wiped from the record books.

TV/Radio Info

Thursday
Golf Channel: 2-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 12-6 p.m. (Sirius 208/XM 92)

Original Round 1 Tee Times

(All times Eastern. Changed due to weather)

Tee Time Golfers
9:40 a.m. Jason Kokrak, Tyler Duncan, Sungjae Im
9:50 a.m. Sung Kang, Tom Hoge, Keith Mitchell
10:01 a.m. Scott Stallings, Brian Gay, Patrick Rodgers
10:11 a.m. Charles Howell III, Andrew Putnam, Tony Finau
10:22 a.m. Kevin Tway, Paul Casey, Brian Harman
10:32 a.m. Marc Leishman, Pat Perez, Adam Hadwin
10:43 a.m. Adam Long, Russell Henley, Danny Willett
10:53 a.m. Ryan Armour, Brendan Steele, Hudson Swafford
11:04 a.m. Bill Haas, Martin Laird, Rafa Cabrera Bello
11:14 a.m. Hunter Mahan, Harold Varner III, J.T. Poston
11:25 a.m. Alex Cejka, Joel Dahmen, Joaquin Niemann
11:35 a.m. Kramer Hickok, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Michael Block
 2:40 p.m. Ryan Moore, Peter Malnati, Shawn Stefani
2:50 p.m. Luke List, Anirban Lahiri, Sam Saunders
3:01 p.m. Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
3:11 p.m. Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm
3:22 p.m. Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy
3:32 p.m. Jhonattan Vegas, Jonas Blixt, Adam Scott
3:43 p.m. Davis Love III, Jim Furyk, Fred Couples<
3:53 p.m. Andrew Landry, Jason Dufner, Si Woo Kim
4:04 p.m. Kevin Streelman, Scott Brown, J.J. Spaun
4:14 p.m. Aaron Baddeley, C.T. Pan, Sam Ryder
4:25 p.m. Carlos Ortiz, Max Homa, Jim Knous
4:35 p.m. Curtis Luck, Seth Reeves, Lukas Euler -a

Round 1 Genesis Open Tee Times – 10th Tee

(All times Eastern)

Tee Time Golfers
9:40 a.m. Charley Hoffman, Bud Cauley. Ollie Schniederjans
9:50 a.m. Robert Garrigus, Louis Oosthuizen, Brandon Harkins
10:01 a.m. Branden Grace, Freddie Jacobson,Peter Uihlein
10:11 a.m. Cameron Champ, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson
10:22 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth
10:32 a.m. Hideki Matsuyama, Martin Kaymer, K.J. Choi
10:43 a.m. Jimmy Walker, Vijay Singh, Tommy Fleetwood
10:53 a.m. Cameron Smith, D.A. Points, Rod Pampling
11:04 a.m. Nick Taylor, Morgan Hoffmann, Kelly Kraft
11:14 a.m. Michael Thompson, John Huh, Ryan Blaum
11:25 a.m. Denny McCarthy, Chase Wright, Anders Albertson
11:35 a.m. Cameron Davis, Kyle Jones, Tae Hee Lee
2:40 p.m. Danny Lee, Whee Kim, Tyrrell Hatton
2:50 p.m. Brian Stuard, Robert Streb, Seamus Power
3:01 p.m. John Senden, Harris English, Beau Hossler
3:11 p.m. Keegan Bradley, Sergio Garcia, Sangmoon Bae
3:22 p.m. Kyle Stanley, Cody Gribble, Chez Reavie
3:32 p.m. Michael Kim, Chris Stroud, Mackenzie Hughes
3:43 p.m. Aaron Wise, Ted Potter, Jr., Grayson Murray
3:53 p.m. Kevin Na, Satoshi Kodaira, Patrick Cantlay
4:04 p.m. James Hahn, Vaughn Taylor, Scott Langley
4:14 p.m. J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer, Bronson Burgoon
4:25 p.m. Sam Burns, Adam Schenk, Stephan Jaeger
4:35 p.m. Julián Etulain, Timothy O’Neal, Richard H. Lee

 

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