Due to the weather the Genesis Open being held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades has been delayed twice; Friday and then again on Saturday. The course received nearly three inches of rain in about 24 hours. This is the fifth PGA tournament to be delayed due to weather this season.
The club had to drain the course before play could resume and preferred lies were used for the second round.
Today the weather will be chilly, with temperatures in the high 50’s with cloudy skies. There shouldn’t be any more rain, but spectators should dress warm and prepare for more wet weather.
The completion of the third round began at 6:50 a.m. and the final round will begin later today. After two rounds Dustin Johnson leads the field with a 132 (-13), followed by Wesley Bryan, Cameron Tringale, Branden Grace and Kevin Na.
If Johnson wins the Genesis open he will take the #1 ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour.
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UPDATE February 20: Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open shooting 267 over the four rounds of golf, 17 under par. Thomas Pieters and Scott Brown tied for second at 12-under, Justin Rose and Wesley Bryan tied for fourth at 11-under par.
Johnson’s slice of the purse: a nice $1.2 million.
Top photo courtesy of the Genesis Open social media
Play resuming Sunday morning