Genesis Open: Justin Thomas comes for Adam Scott at the beginning of the third round

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Justin Thomas and Adam Scott had both completed their second rounds on Saturday early, but then only succeeded in two holes of their third round before bad light intervened. Genesis Open last third round leaderboard -13 J Thomas (US); -12 A Scott (Aus); -11 JB Holmes (USA), P Rodgers (USA); -10 M Thompson (USA); -9 K Jones (US) -8 R McIlroy (NI), P Casey (Eng), T Finau (US); -7 J Spieth (USA), K Kraft (USA), B Watson (USA), Jon Rahm (Spa) Other selected: -6 T Woods (USA); -5 B DeChambeau (USA), -4 T Fleetwood (Eng); -3 D Johnson (US); -1 P Mickelson (USA), D Willett Full Scoreboard

American former world number one Justin Thomas holds a one-shot lead over Adam Scott after an eagle at the first hole of the third round at the Genesis Open.

The couple only succeeded in two holes before bad light intervened during a tournament that was hampered by rain delays.

They started the round level at 11 below, but the Australian Scott bird on the first allowed Thomas to move forward.

Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy and Englishman Paul Casey are five shots from the lead at eight under.

Quadruple big winner McIlroy also birdied the first, while two birdies for Casey in his first four holes kept him in the fight.

Tiger Woods made a scorching start to his third round after he started on the 10th and hit three birdies and an eagle in his first four holes to go to six under par

The American 14 -when big winner had just made the cut after a round of two rounds at the par-71 Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

JB Holmes is two shots behind the leaders, along with fellow American Patrick Rodgers.

Officials are confident that they can complete 72 holes on Sunday with play-set at 06:45 local time (14:45 GMT).

Thomas and Scott had an early start on Saturday in the same way for the remaining holes in the second round in cold conditions

Both players scored second around 65.

Australian Scott said: "It was not so easy early, it was very cold and difficult to have any feeling in our hands."

Tiger Woods played the first four holes of his third round in five substandard after having started on the 10th

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