Patrick Cantlay, Graeme McDowell, Sam Saunders lead at Riviera as Tiger Woods exits

American golfer Patrick Cantlay (Getty Pictures)

Patrick Cantlay, Graeme McDowell and Sam Saunders have been degree atop the leaderboard when the second spherical of the Genesis Open was suspended resulting from darkness, whereas Tiger Woods missed the minimize.

Cantlay and McDowell accomplished their rounds to be one-shot clear on Friday, alongside Saunders, who was by way of 15 holes earlier than play was halted at the Riviera Nation Membership, identical to it was on Thursday.

Spherical two will resume at 07:15 native time in California on Saturday, with solely 15 gamers unable to finish their second 18 holes.

Cantlay teed off tied for the lead alongside Tony Finau on Friday and the American managed to remain prime, albeit with extra firm.

A 2-underneath-par sixty nine consolidated Cantlay’s place, whereas 2010 U.S. Open champion and Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell rose sixteen positions because of a second-spherical sixty six.

Saunders additionally made it to 7 underneath, although he nonetheless has three holes to play.

Ryan Moore (sixty eight) is outright fourth at 6 underneath, whereas in a single day co-chief Finau posted a seventy one to be a stroke additional again.

4-time main champion Rory McIlroy produced his greatest spherical of the event — a 2-beneath-par sixty nine.

The Northern Irish star, who opened with a seventy one, had 5 birdies to go together with three bogeys in a combined bag as he ended the day 5 photographs off the tempo – joined by Justin Thomas (seventy one).

Former world No. 1 and three-time main winner Jordan Spieth shot a 70 to be a shot behind McIlroy heading into Saturday’s third spherical.

Spieth was pretty in keeping with three birdies and two bogeys, although he was flawless on the entrance 9.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson bounced again from his forgettable opening spherical by posting a 2-beneath-par sixty nine.

After capturing a seventy four on Thursday, Johnson climbed fifty three locations because of his virtually bogey-free spherical which left the American star one over.

Woods, nevertheless, made an early exit from the occasion after recording a 5-over-par seventy six.

Enjoying his second Tour event of the season having overcome again issues, the 14-time main champion holed eight bogeys within the second spherical as he stated goodbye.