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:
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.
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.