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8:50PM

SportsXchange: Johnson rolls to Genesis Open win, grabs No. 1 ranking

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — So many negatives for Dustin Johnson, the collapse at the 2010 U.S. Open, the six months away from golf for "personal issues" — was it a suspension for cocaine? — the three-putt bogey at the 72nd hole that kept him out of a playoff for the 2015 U.S. Open. 

What was wrong with the guy? So much talent. So many near misses. So much criticism about his personal life. 

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12:11PM

SportsXchange: Johnson holds second-round lead at Genesis Open

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — The men who play the PGA Tour do some remarkable things. 

You know the slogan: "These guys are good." 

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7:58PM

SportsXchange: Rain suspends second-round play at Genesis Open

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tree limbs were falling as well as putts. What was being called "The storm of the decade" hit the Genesis Open just before noon local time Friday, forcing officials to call off play without first-round leader Sam Saunders — Arnold Palmer's grandson -- even hitting a single shot. 

Jhonattan Vegas did play 14 holes, went 3 under par, and with his 4-under 67 Thursday at Riviera Country Club was at 7 under, moving into a tie with Saunders, who on Thursday had a 7-under 64. 

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9:32AM

SportsXchange: Saunders takes early lead at Genesis Open

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — He's Arnold Palmer's grandson, and that would be difficult enough — the attention, the questions — had Sam Saunders not become a professional golfer. 

But Saunders, 29, who Thursday took the first-day lead of the Genesis Open (the former L.A, Open) handled himself beautifully, appreciative of his heritage, someone who not only accepts who he is but relishes it. 

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8:59AM

SportsXchange: Spieth vies for California double at Riviera

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — This is a place of stars, Riviera, far out Sunset Boulevard, a country club where Hollywood's greatest stars would hang out and play, Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hughes, Dean Martin, Katharine Hepburn. 

A place a golfing star named Jordan Spieth understands and appreciates. 

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