Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera
Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the Genesis Open. Sam Saunders remained atop the leaderboard without ever hitting a shot Friday at the Riviera Country Club. Jhonattan Vegas joined him at 7-under par and was all too happy to wait until Saturday morning — maybe — to complete his second round. The wind made it difficult to pick the right club. The rain made it difficult to gauge the speed on the greens. But it was the crack of a eucalyptus tree that made PGA Tour officials sound the horn to get players — and spectators — off the course. “We could have played a little bit more, but why? It’s going to get nothing but worse,” said Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice-president of competition.