Genesis Open: Justin Thomas & Adam Scott share lead after second round

Justin Thomas

Genesis Open latest second-round leaderboard
-11 J Thomas (US), A Scott (Aus); -10 JB Holmes (US); -9 P Rodgers (US), M Thompson (US); -8 J Spieth (US), T Finau (US); -7 K Jones (US) R McIlroy (NI)
Selected others: -6 P Casey (Eng), B Watson (US); -3 T Fleetwood (Eng); -1 T Woods (US), Evens D Willett (Eng)
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Former world number ones Justin Thomas and Adam Scott shared the lead at 11 under par after the second round of the rain-delayed Genesis Open.

Half the field only began their second round on Saturday, after heavy rain had affected play on Thursday and Friday.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is four shots off the lead after a bogey-free 63 that included eight birdies.

The field also started the third round on Saturday with only a few hours of daylight left in Los Angeles.

Officials are confident of completing 72 holes by late Sunday at Riviera Country Club.

JB Holmes is one shot back at 10 under while Tiger Woods just to make the cut at one under.

Thomas had to finish off six holes of his second round on Saturday, while Australian Scott had seven left.

American Thomas, who was one of the day’s earliest starters, complained about the cold conditions saying: “I couldn’t feel my toes. In that shade, it was really, really chilly.”

Scott added: “It wasn’t that easy early. It was very cold and hard to have any feel in the hands.”

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Women’s Australian Open: Jodi Ewart Shadoff four shots off lead in Adelaide

Jodi Ewart Shadoff

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open third-round leaderboard
-12 N Korda; (US); -9 H Nomura (Jap); -8 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng), L Jeong-eun (Kor), H Wei-ling (Tpe)
Selected others: -7 B Law (Eng), K Jin-young (Kor), Y Liu (Chi); -1 C Hull (Eng)

England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is four shots off the lead after the third round of the Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide.

America’s Nelly Korda leads on 12 under par while Ewart Shadoff is in contention after a round of 70.

The 31-year-old, who had shared the lead in the first round, is level with Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea and Taiwanese Hsu Wei-ling at eight under.

England’s Bronte Law is in a group at seven under after also shooting 70.

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Kuchar to pay temporary caddie in full after row

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and says he will pay a temporary caddie in full after his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic last November.

The American golfer, 40, defended his decision to pay $5,000 (£3,900) to local caddie David Ortiz, who stepped in for regular caddie John Wood.

World number 22 Kuchar collected a winner’s cheque for $1.3m (£1.01m).

Caddies can usually expect to receive up to 10% depending on their arrangement with the player.

Ortiz is reported to have asked