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.
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)
|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)
|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|