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Wind wreaks havoc at Riviera, delays Genesis Invitational

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Wind created chaos at Riviera, hold-ups Genesis Invitational

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tiger Woods got to Riviera on Saturday in the nick of time for the Genesis Invitational to be postponed by high wind.

Woods, the event host, is not playing this year as he recuperates from a 5th back surgical treatment. He invested a lot of the late early morning going to with Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and also various other gamers that had time on their hands.

The wind was gusting to 35 miles per hour, solid sufficient in such completely dry problems that golf spheres wouldn’t remain on the eco-friendly. And after that an item of interactions tools was fallen near the 14th tee, and also authorities stopped play.

It was meant to return to after a hold-up of simply over 3 hrs. Yet as gamers were heating up, play was quit once again.

Sam Burns, that had a five-shot lead entering into the 3rd round, was positioned over his opening up tee shot when the horn appeared to put on hold the round.

The wind both pain and also aided.

Keegan Bradley had a 40-foot birdie putt throughout the 10th eco-friendly to an ideal pin setting. The wind maintained pressing the sphere along, past the mug, to the side of the eco-friendly and also down an incline in between 2 shelters. He made dual bogey.

Max Homa struck 5-iron from 222 backyards in the fairway on the par-5 opening hole. It was a wise shot to the center of the eco-friendly, and also the wind and also incline pressed it more detailed and also more detailed to the opening till it quit 10 inches away. Homa touched in for eagle to get to 8-under the same level, 4 shots out of the lead, right prior to the horn appeared.

Climate hold-ups are not uncommon in golf, simply not when the skies is fantastic blue and also presence is so excellent the Pacific can quickly be translucented spaces in the eucalyptus trees.

“We had some balls move around on the putting greens, which we were able to deal with under the rules,” claimed Steve Rintoul, the PGA Scenic tour’s event supervisor today. “However, ultimately I think we got into a situation of player safety, safety of our volunteers and everybody else out there on the golf course was our primary reason for shutting things down.”

There would certainly not suffice daytime to complete the 3rd round if play ever before returned to.

2 years earlier, rainfall required the last teams to play 34 openings on Sunday, so completing the event was not anticipated to be an issue.

Johnson, that was 5 shots behind Burns, had a 15-foot eagle putt when play was quit. Jordan Spieth, in opinion for the 3rd straight week, opened up with a birdie and also was 5 shots back.

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