Lefty has choice adjective for Riviera greens


LOS ANGELES – Watch for short putts to separate the confident from the nervy this weekend at the Northern Trust Open.

The poa annua grass is making 5-footers look a lot longer at Riviera.

“There was a lot of unsmoothness around the hole,” Mickelson said after Friday's round, choosing his words carefully. “Is there a nice way to say it?”

Mickelson was asked if he meant the poa annua made the greens bumpy.

“That would probably be another adjective,” Mickelson said.