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Haas gets in the mix at rain-delayed PGA Tour opener

  • Phil Mickelson hits onto the 17th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Phil Mickelson hits onto the 17th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Scott Piercy follows his shot from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Scott Piercy follows his shot from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paul Casey, of England, watches his shot from the fairway to the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Paul Casey, of England, watches his shot from the fairway to the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

Bill Haas faced a 10-shot deficit before hitting his first shot of the new PGA Tour season. He has done enough in two days to make up ground in the Safeway Open.

Haas endured a rough, rainy start at Silverado and turned in a 2-under 70 that at least got him into the mix. Because of the 2 hour, 36-minute delay Friday, the second round could not be completed.

Haas was 8-under 136, one shot better than rookie J.J. Spaun (67). Phil Mickelson (69) was at 6-under 138.

Scott Piercy, who opened with a course-record 62, played in the afternoon as the sun was starting to break through the clouds. Paul Casey and Patton Kizzire also were in the afternoon. They each shot 8-under 64 in the opening round.