Steve Marino

Riviera's soaked course in 'great shape' thanks to tireless crew

Riviera's soaked course in 'great shape' thanks to tireless crew

Friday’s storm dropped three inches of rain at Riviera Country Club,  filling up bunkers and soaking low-lying areas of the Pacific Palisades layout. And high winds scattered debris from the 100-foot-plus eucalyptus trees throughout the property’s 125 or so acres.

But by the time play started at 9 on Saturday morning, it appeared that the course had been hit by little more than a few mild showers. The bunkers still showed the remnants of of the deep water, but fairways and greens were very playable.

 “The whole course is tremendous with all the rain we’ve had,” Jason Day said after the completion of his second round. “It’s in great shape.”

Superintendent Matt...

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