Bubba Watson makes a long eagle putt on the first hole as the clubhouse is seen behind him during the second round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (A
Danny Moloshok
February 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ryan Moore had enough good par saves and birdies for a 3-under 68 on Friday to take the early lead in the Northern Trust Open.

Moore went 22 straight holes without a bogey until missing a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole. Considering how firm the greens have been at Riviera, he had no complaints.

Moore was at 5-under 137, one shot ahead of two-time major champion Angel Cabrera among early starters. Cabrera made bogey on two of his last three holes for a 68.

Derek Fathauer, part of a six-way tie for the lead after the opening round, had four bogeys on the back nine for a 73. He was at 3-under 139, along with defending champion Bubba Watson (69).

The other 18-hole leaders played in the afternoon.

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