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Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau Share Lead in a Suspended First Round at Riviera

Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau Share Lead in a Suspended First Round at Riviera


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Tiger Woods after missing a putt on the 14th green during the first round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on Thursday.

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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau each carded a five-under-par 66 on Thursday to share the overnight lead in the Genesis Open.

Play was suspended by darkness at Riviera Country Club with 12 golfers yet to complete the first round. The opening round will conclude Friday morning, ahead of the second round.

Tiger Woods, in his second tournament of the year after a layoff for spinal surgery, was tied for 63rd after a one-over 72. Woods’s playing partners both fared better, with Justin Thomas shooting 69 and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy shooting 71.

Woods, who had a difficult time off the tee at Torrey Pines three weeks ago, turned to a driver like one he used in the past. He said he was happy with it, despite wayward tee shots early, including his first using the driver. It was on his second hole, and the ball disappeared into some eucalyptus trees; Woods ended up with a double bogey.

He missed the fairway the first three times he used the driver, but started reaching it on the back nine.



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