There is a three-way tie at the top of the Genesis Open leaderboard at Riviera Country Club as darkness once again caused play to be suspended for the day. At the close of play Patrick Cantlay, Graeme McDowell and Sam Saunders share the honor.
Patrick, USA, -2 under 69 today, G-Mac, Northern Ireland, -5 under 66, and Sam Saunders, USA, -3 under through 15 holes, were tied at the top of the Genesis Open leaderboard with -7 under par totals, when darkness stopped play for the day at Pacific Palisades in California.
G-Mac has found some confidence in his game;
“I’m really excited to be going into the weekend of a tournament at the business end of things.”
“I’ve enjoyed the way I’ve hit it the last couple of days and I look forward to getting back at it tomorrow.”
“It’s not even about this weekend for me, it’s just about continuing to fill up the confidence tank really. That’s pretty much the only thing that’s missing with my game.”
Patrick lives in the area, but L.A’s infamous gridlock means he is staying close by in a hotel;
“I’m staying in a hotel this week. Our place is too far away with traffic.”
“I’m hitting it really well right now. Ball’s coming out of the middle of the clubface and it’s going where I’m looking,”
“I know the golf course really well and being here in front of the home fans and being on a golf course that I really know and like is huge. I feel really comfortable.”
Ryan Moore had fourth place to himself at -6 under, with his second consecutive round of -3 under 68.
Making the cut will be Phil Mickelson, even par 71 today, Jordan Spieth -1 under 70, World No. 1 and defending champion Dustin Johnson, -2 under 69.
Rory made the cut, shooting -2 under 69, Tiger will not, slumping to +5 over 76 today, the first time ever he has missed the cut at this event. He managed to find only 4 out of 14 fairways, and threw in some three putts along the way, he summed up his day;
“I didn’t really play that well today, I knew I had to make a run on that back nine and I went the other way.”
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