Birdies have been scarce in the second round of the
"The greens are so firm and so bouncy," he said. "I hit a handful of what I would say were as good a shot as I could possibly hit the last couple of days and I end up with 45-footers."
That hint of frustration comes from a man who shot a three-under-par 68 on Friday to reach five-under for the tournament, which should be good enough to keep him in contention for the weekend at Riviera Country Club. Imagine how players farther down the leaderboard felt.
With much of the field still on the course, James Hahn held the lead at seven-under, one stroke ahead of
Moore -- tied for third with Vijay Singh and Daniel Summerhays -- stopped short of criticizing the conditions.
"It's very consistent throughout the whole golf course," he said. "That's all I look for. If there's consistency, I'm happy with it."
10:39 a.m.: Mornings have been gray and gloomy through the first two rounds of the
Derek Fathauer and
Cabrera made the biggest move, playing at four-under through his first 12 holes to hold a share of second place at five-under. Fathauer made two early birdies to grab the lead at six-under.
Not exactly a household name, Fathauer has approached the often-tricky Riviera Country Club with a simple strategy.
"Hitting it in the fairway. That's it," he said after the first round. And one more thing: "Making putts."
As for the rest of the weekend, he said: "Just keep doing what I'm doing."
9:30 a.m.: As the
"We're not going to jack anything up," said Steve Rintoul, who oversaw Riviera's preparation. "And we're not going to go the other way and lay down."
What does it take to prompt emergency alterations once play has begun?
At the 1979
As a result of that meeting, a 25-foot spruce tree was purchased from a nearby nursery and planted in a strategic spot overnight. By the time the players arrived for the second round, the shortcut at No. 8 was blocked by what is now called the Hinkle tree.
Riviera should survive this weekend without any such alterations to its historic layout.
"The players don't like surprises," Rintoul said. "We just kind of maintain."