Heavy Rains Wash Out Play at Riviera


2005 Nissan OpenPACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- The second round of the Nissan Open was washed out on Saturday as rain continues to pound Riviera Country Club.
Play was suspended on Friday following a long weather delay and tournament officials hoped to resume action Saturday morning, however, no golf was played. The plan is to bring the players back to the course at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Sunday.
'If we can play tomorrow and play the third round and maybe finish the fourth round on Monday, that's our goal,' said Tournament Director Mark Russell. 'We're taking it one step at a time.'
Bad weather has been a factor since the opening round at Riviera and the forecast calls for more rain over the next two days.
'If the weather doesn't cooperate, we can't play,' Russell said. 'There's not much we can do. We're at the mercy of the elements here and they've got us down on the ground. We're banking on right now that we're going to be able to play golf tomorrow and complete 36 holes.'
Chad Campbell completed his second round on Friday and has the lead in the clubhouse at 9-under-par 133. Robert Allenby also finished 36 holes and the Australian stands at 6-under-par 136.
Kevin Sutherland is through eight holes at minus-6 while Brian Davis is at 6 under and has yet to tee off in round two.
Tiger Woods is four shots off the lead at 5 under par through four holes. Luke Donald, Rocco Mediate and Stephen Leaney are in the clubhouse at 5-under-par 137.
Two-time defending champion Mike Weir is in a group at 2-under-par 139.
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