PGA Tour wiping out early scores from 2019 Genesis Open first round, including Mickelson's triple sandy
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PGA Tour wiping out early scores from 2019 Genesis Open first round, including Mickelson’s triple sandy

When the PGA Tour resumes the first round of the 2019 Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club near Los Angeles, the tournament will start over with a fresh slate.

The PGA Tour suspended first-round play on Thursday at 7:34 a.m. local time, after starting play with a weather forecast that showed a likelihood of poor conditions that would cause a stoppage of play. At the time play was called, 24 golfers in the 144-player field had finished at least one hole, with no group more than two holes into their round. The range of scores was 1 under to 1 over.

So, when play resumes, the eight groups that already teed off will start over from their starting tee (the par-5 first or the short par-4 10th) and begin the tournament anew. That means the incredible par Phil Mickelson made on the 10th hole after the horn sounded will be wiped out for good.

Mickelson's tee shot to the drivable hole found the right-front greenside bunker. His effort out of that trap went over the green and into the back left bunker, into a plugged lie. Mickelson quickly played out from there and his ball scooted across the green and into another bunker. From there, Mickelson holed out his third bunker shot for an incredible 4, as well a bunch of junk dots that really should help him later on in the week.

It is rare for the PGA Tour, or any professional tour for that matter, to completely wipe out scores from a tournament once it has started. However, the last time of note that scores were wiped out was in 2017 on the LPGA Tour. After a massive storm with overwhelming wind and rain, the LPGA wiped out scores posted in Round 1 of The Evian Championship, one of their five majors, and reduced the tournament to 54 holes. On the PGA Tour, the last time a full round, including scores, were wiped out due to weather was in the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship.

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