Neither did one of the worst lies Jordan Spieth ever had. Because of the lengthy delay, and because Riviera only experiences around 11 hours of sunlight, there's a good chance Friday's rounds will push into Saturday and Saturday's into Sunday. He almost holed a 9-iron on No. 5 for a tap-in birdie, and then clipped a flop shot from the putting green and over the bunker to make par on the par-3 sixth on his way to a 6-under 65.
It was perhaps fitting that the teenager destined to become the most famous golfer of all time made his first appearance on tour at a course that has been home over the years to the rich and famous, with Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart former members.
"It is certainly a love-hate relationship", he said on Wednesday.
None was bigger than the decision to restart the round.
If he could have played from there, par would have been a challenge.
It was 20 years ago, in 1999, and he finished second to Els that year, his best finish at the course where he received his first exemption to play a PGA Tour event as a 16-year old amateur. This highlight is delivered by PGA TOUR LIVE. Woods had a tee time just after noon local time, but he never even sniffed it.
"I'm glad to be part of it going this afternoon and tomorrow", he said.
Hours earlier, he made a 25-foot birdie putt from the fringe on his final hole of the second round for a 71 to assure he would make the cut - he ultimately made it with one shot to spare, 10 shots out of the lead - and then he looked like a different player. Unable to control the spin, he blasted out to the green and watched it roll into a front bunker. It got pretty chilly towards the end, the ball wasn't going very far. It disappeared for a par, and Mickelson walked back to his caddie with a smile and said, "How about we go in now?" "Sometimes I need to back off from a shot and realise that I don't have to hit the target every single time", said Kiradech.
Riviera was a shoebox Saturday, tilted and tapped on one side.
"Same score", Mickelson said as he walked off the green. From right of the green at No. 12, the toughest hole at Riviera, he hit a lofted chip that rolled dead into the cup for another birdie. Hopefully I can find it in here in the last couple rounds.
Smith has improved his work ethic since winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2017 - a teams event - because he wants to earn a maiden individual victory on the PGA Tour.
Charles Howell III (50-1): Chucky Three Sticks is off to a great start this season with a win already under his belt. "But if I had it do over again, we would have delayed the starting times".