Bubba, DeChambeau among six WDs at Riviera


LOS ANGELES – Defending champion Bubba Watson withdrew from the Genesis Open on Saturday. The left-hander had two holes remaining in his second round and at 8 over was not going to make the cut.

Watson was one of six players to withdraw before Saturday’s restart, which was pushed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (PT) because of severe storms that flooded the course on Friday. Vaughn Taylor, Steve Marino, Bryson DeChambeau, Shane Lowry and Jinho Choi have also withdrawn.

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Watson gave no reason for his WD, which is allowed under PGA Tour regulations if a player leaves mid-round.

Officials hope to complete Round 2 on Saturday and were optimistic the event could conclude by Sunday.