Fog Lifts, Riviera Gets Lit Up, And Now Here Comes The Storm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 09:11 PM
Geoff in 2017 PGA Tour

Riviera's never been in better condition and the players took advantage of the perfection on a windless, beautiful day for golf. A staggering 73 players were under par when play was suspended.

Following a 75-minute fog delay, play resumes Friday at 7:10 am PT but an expected storm may cut play short in Genesis Open round two.

The first tee view when fog persisted after seemingly moving out:

Waiting for the fog to clear. Any moment now the #genesisopen will tee off 🏌️ pic.twitter.com/PrblbhSYga

— Genesis Open (@genesisopen) February 16, 2017


Sam Saunders posted a bogey-free 64 and did something his grandfather never could: dominate Riviera.

Nice Tweeted photo by the Genesis account of Arnold Palmer and Sam Saunders teeing off on the first decades apart.

The next chapter at Riviera. Sam Saunders holds the #genesisopen lead in the same place Arnold Palmer played years earlier #tbt pic.twitter.com/WAoVaFAyLi

— Genesis Open (@genesisopen) February 16, 2017

Billy Hurley (67) is grappling with many emotions after releasing a letter to his late father.

Here is Hurley's Players Tribune piece.

Phil Mickelson hasn't lost a step on Riviera's greens after a three year hiatus from LA, also posting 67 despite an un-Phil-like day with his irons (10 of 18 greens).

Sergio Garcia nailed a cameraman with his 8th hole tee shot.

Dustin Johnson was stung by a bee on the first green and because he can all but sleep walk his way around Riviera at this point and still break par, Johnson posted a 66 (Rex Hoggard reports).

Kevin Hall struggled in round one but as Ben Everill notes, he still inspired.

PGATour.com's round one slideshow.

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