2023 The Genesis Invitational.Photo from PGA Golf


Saturday: Sunny. High of 66. Wind SW 5-10 mph. The second round resumed at 7:07 a.m. Saturday and concluded at 8:06 a.m. The third-round tee times, with threesomes off Nos. 1 and 10 tees, began at 8:44 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


36-hole cut: 68 players at 1-over 143 from a field of 128 professionals and one amateur.

Second-Round Leaderboard

Max Homa                          64-68—132 (-10)

Keith Mitchell                     64-69—133 (-9)

Jon Rahm                            65-68—133 (-9)

Lee Hodges                         67-66—133 (-9)

Collin Morikawa                 66-68—134 (-8)

Patrick Cantlay                   68-67—135 (-7)

Rory McIlroy                       67-69—136 (-6)

Matt Kuchar                        66-70—136 (-6)


Things to Know

  • 2021 Genesis Invitational winner Max Homa holds the 36-hole led/co-lead for the second time on TOUR (2022 Fortinet Championship/Won)
  • Keith Mitchell notches 49 putts through 36 holes, his first time with less than 50 putts through 36 holes at any TOUR event
  • World No. 3 Jon Rahm holds the TOUR’s longest active cuts made streak (24)
  • Rahm (No. 1 in FedExCup) and Homa (No. 2 in the FedExCup), are the only multiple winners on TOUR this season
  • Lee Hodges is the only player among those at 5-under or better on the leaderboard yet to win on TOUR
  • Collin Morikawa posts his sixth consecutive round in the 60s at Riviera Country Club in search of his first win since 2021
  • Rory McIlroy seeks his second victory in third start this season (THE CJ CUP in South Carolina)
  • Tiger Woods drops three shots in his last four holes to finish 1-over and make the cut on the number

Second-Round Lead Notes

5             Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win The Genesis Invitational since 2000

(Mike Weir/2004, Rory Sabbatini/2006, Phil Mickelson/2008, Dustin Johnson/2017, Joaquin Niemann/2022)

5             Second-round leaders/co-leaders to win on TOUR in 2022-23 (most recent: Scottie Scheffler/WM Phoenix Open)


Max Homa (1st/-10)

CategoryEntering the week
Age32 (November 19, 1990)
Starts – wins – top-10s in PGA TOUR career157-6-21
Starts – wins – top-10s on TOUR in 2022-236-2-3
Starts – wins – top-10s at The Genesis Invitational6-1-3


  • Mark his second 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR; held a share of the 36-hole lead at the 2022 Fortinet Championship (won)
  • Marks 13th consecutive round at par or better at The Genesis Invitational
  • 2021 Genesis Invitational winner is making his seventh start in the event; has three consecutive top-10s (T5/2020, Won/2021, T10/2022)
  • No. 2 in the FedExCup after victories at the 2022 Fortinet Championship and 2023 Farmers Insurance Open; one of two multiple winners on the season (other: Jon Rahm)
  • Four of his six wins have come in his home state of California (2021 Genesis Invitational, 2021 Fortinet Championship, 2022 Fortinet Championship, 2023 Farmers Insurance Open); other wins: 2019 Wells Fargo Championship, 2022 Wells Fargo Championship)
  • Has multiple wins in two different PGA TOUR events: Wells Fargo Championship (2019, 2022) and Fortinet Championship (2021, 2022)
  • Keith Mitchell’s (T2/-9) 2-under 69 marks his 18th second-round par-or-better score in his last 18 PGA TOUR starts (72/R2/2022 PGA Championship); has 49 putts through 36 holes, marking his first time with less than 50 putts through the opening two rounds in any event on TOUR
  • Jon Rahm (T2/-9) holds the TOUR’s longest active cuts made streak (24), having last missed the cut at the 2021 Fortinet Championship; made five birdies and three pars on the eight par-3 holes through two rounds, best of any player in the field; eagle at the opening hole was matched with another at No. 17; in 484 rounds on TOUR, marks the third time where he has made multiple eagles in a round (2017 and 2019 Farmers Insurance Open)
  • Lee Hodges (T2/-9) makes his second appearance at this event after finishing T39 with rounds of 71-70-68-71 in 2022; second-year TOUR member owns one top-3 result in 46 career starts (T3/2022 The American Express); missed the cut in his five most recent starts on TOUR; is one of two players (Rory McIlroy) with one bogey in the first 36 holes, the fewest bogeys of any players in the field
  • Collin Morikawa (5th/-8) last six rounds at Riviera are all in the 60s (67-67-68-65-66-68); is making his fourth start in the event where he finished runner-up in 2022; in six starts this season, has a runner-up (Sentry Tournament of Champions) and third-place finish; most recent of five TOUR titles was 2021 Open Championship
  • Patrick Cantlay (6th/-7) opens with back-to-back rounds in the 60s for the second time in eight starts at The Genesis Invitational; finished T4 in 2018 after posting 66-69-69-71
  • In six appearances at The Genesis Invitational, Rory McIlroy (T7/-6) has finished in the top-20 five times (MC/2021); 23-time TOUR winner seeks his second victory in third start this season (THE CJ CUP in South Carolina)
  • World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (T12/-4) jumps from T45 after the first round with a 3-under 68
  • After three birdies to close out his opening-round 69, Tiger Woods (T58/+1) shoots 74 to sit 1-over after closing the second round with three bogeys in his last four holes (Nos. 6, 8 and 9); hit 11 of 28 fairways and 21 of 36 greens in regulation through two rounds
  • Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption recipient Marcus Byrd (T112/+6) and Collegiate Showcase winner Jack Wall (T94/+4) from Texas Tech, will both miss the cut
  • Lanto Griffin withdrew during the second round with a rib injury