Matt Kuchar holds the 36 hole lead at the Riv

Second round of the Genesis Invitational at the Rivera Country Club in Los Angeles, Ca on February 14, 2020. Jevone Moore

After two days of Golf at  Riviera Country Club,  Rory Mcllroy is just 2 shots back from the lead at -7, trailing Matt Kuchar who stands alone at the top at -9.

This is the first time Kuchar has grabbed a lead in the first two days since the 2011 Northern Trust.

Rory Mcllroy during the Second round of the Genesis Invitational at the Rivera Country Club in Los Angeles, Ca on February 14, 2020. Jevone Moore

“Yeah, it definitely wasn’t my best stuff today. Certainly glad to be in the clubhouse at two under, nine under total, said Kuchar, “You think of Riviera and you think of what a great golf course. I feel like it’s a golf course that has withstood the test of time.”

Harold Varner III will be in the last group just two shots off the lead -7, will be the third man in leading group trio. With Varner shooting a opening round of 67 and today 68 he is right there for a shot at a great weekend.

” I feel like I was pretty close the last few events, just I haven’t played the weekends, so it kind of sucks, said Varner, “Yeah, just do my job, keep having fun. I enjoy playing golf.”

Tournament host, Tiger Woods, is at E after the first two days of the Genesis Open and made the cut. Many fans will be happy to see him playing into the weekend. Expect Riviera to be jam packed.

Justin Thomas hitting a shot out of the bunker. Photo by Jevone Moore

“It’s not the first tournament I’ve hosted, I’ve been a part of. I’ve been doing this for a very long time, said Woods, “So it’s not that complicated, I just need to clean it up, but I’m now pretty far back and I have to make a lot of birdies this weekend.”

The lowest score of the day belonged to Adam Scott. He shot a bogey – free round 64 as he jumped 60 spots and is tied for 5th at -6.

Mexican Carlos Ortiz dropped 4 spots, taking him out of the top 10 and tied for 11th at -1 with American, Dustin Johnson.

Johnson had a more than solid second round shooting -5 for the day, propelling him 64 spots and 5 stokes back from the lead.

Spaniard, John Raymond is also in the mix tied at 11th with several other notable players like Justin Rose, Paul Casey, and Bryson Dechambeau.

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot during the Second round of the Genesis Invitational. (photo by Jevone Moore)

Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson were among the notable stars who missed the cut.

Watson won the Tournament in 2018

The leaders will tee off at 10 o’clock Saturday to kickoff as the featured group.