Bill Haas isn't sure how he wound up in the group in place of Tiger Woods at the Safeway Open. He just considered it a treat to be able to watch the exploits of Phil Mickelson and the rhythmic swing of defending champion Emiliano Grillo.
And they were able to watch Haas post the lowest score.
Haas made it through the tough conditions brought on my rain Friday morning and posted a two-under 70 that at least got him into the mix going into the weekend of the PGA Tour season opener at Silverado in Napa.
The rain was enough to cover tee boxes and the corners of greens with casual water, leading to a rain delay of 2 hours 36 minutes. That meant the...