World number one Brooks Koepka has no doubt Patrick Reed intentionally improved his lie during a controversial incident in December.
American Matt Kuchar will take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Genesis Invitational.
American golfer Matt Kuchar set the pace in California on Thursday.
Despite not playing this week, four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will soon return to the summit of the rankings.
Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson may struggle to land the Saudi International title after Victor Perez took control.
Tom Brady, Usain Bolt and Neymar were among the sports stars to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.
Francesco Laporta surrendered his advantage at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as Lee Westwood shot seven under to hit the front.
A sensational finish to his second round surged Francesco Laporta into an unlikely lead at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Brooks Koepka turned to his trophy cabinet to came out on top in body banter with Bryson DeChambeau.
There were no bogeys on the scorecard of Brooks Koepka, who is two off the lead after the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.