Genesis Open

Course – Riviera CC — 7,322-yard, par-71

315-yard, par-4 10th hole – Risk/reward short Par-4
61 percent of players have gone for the green since 2014
30 percent of the time they have made birdie or better

Par-3 6th Hole – The green features several slopes and elevation changes, but it is best known for the pot bunker in the center of the green. A total of 19 players have recorded a four-putt or worse on the sixth green since 2003

Weather

Field – 135 Players, Top-70 and ties make the weekend

Full field here

Headliners – Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth

Tiger made his first PGA Tour start here in 1992 at age 16, missing the cut. He will make his 13th start at Riviera this week, the only course on the PGA Tour where he’s never won in 10 or more attempts. He’s twice been runner-up in the event, and missed the cut last year.

Last year
Bubba Watson followed an appearance in the NBA Celebrity All-Star game with a much more impressive 65-69 over the weekend; defeating Patrick Cantlay with a bogey-free back nine for his 10th career PGA TOUR victory.

The win ended a two-year drought for Bubba. He returns this week defending a third title at Riviera. Phil Mickelson has won twice, Dustin Johnson once. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth (among many others) are winless here on the PGA Tour.

Tee Times
Featured Groups Thursday:
10th Tee @ 10:11 – Cam Champ, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson
10th @ 10:22 – Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson
1st Tee @ 3:11 – Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm
1st @ 3:22 – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas

Full Tee-times here

TV Times:
Thursday & Friday, 2-6 (Golf Channel)
Saturday & Sunday, 1-2:45 (GC), 3-6:30 (CBS)

Handicapping The Field

Top-5


5 -Rory McIlroy
4 – Dustin Johnson
3 – Matt Kuchar
2 – Hideki Matsuyama
1 – Justin Thomas

Good Value
Jason Kokrak
Sungjae Im
Adam Hadwin

Fade/Avoid
Brian Harman
Louis Oosthuizen
Kevin Na

Matchups
Kokrak v Hatton
Matsuyama v Spieth
Rahm v Bubba

Last Week
Top 5: 4th, 14th, 22nd, 38th, 45th
Matchups: 2-2

Y-T-D
Top-5: Two wins, 16/30 finished top-ten
Matchups: 10-5-2

Field Ranking #6 to #20

Field Ranking #21 to #95

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