PGA Tee To Green
The Genesis Open
By DfsDudes

The Genesis Open


The PGA Tour will continue its west coast swing this week with a stop in Los Angeles at Riviera Country Club. Riviera Country Club is a 7,192 yard track and Par is 71. Riviera features 3 Par 5’s (1 on the Front and 2 on the back) 11 Par 4’s and 4 Par 3’s. The Par 4 10th hole is the famous risk reward hole that will offer the opportunity to lay it up, or go for it. There is plenty of trouble around this golf course featuring Kikuyu grass and Poana Greens.


Things should warm up this week. Pebble beach was windy and cold, winds this week should stay under 10 mph and temps in the mid to high 60’s. All and all this should be a sun filled event with light winds and gusts topping 13mph.

Field and Cut

The field this week at the Genesis is a pretty stacked one featuring nine of the top 10 players currently on the Official World Golf Ranking list. The cut line this week is the Top 65 and ties after the first two rounds.

Rory Mcllroy
Brooks Koepka
Jo Rahm
Justin Thomas
Dustin Johnson
Tiger Woods
Patrick Cantlay
Xander Schauffele
Justin Rose

Also in the field this week of not are Phil Mickelson (coming off a great week at Pebble Beach) Jordan Spieth (Back to Back Top 10’s) Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar and Hideki Matsuyama.

Recent Winners

2019 – J.B. Holmes
2018 – Bubba Watson
2017 – Dustin Johnson
2016 – Bubba Watson
2015 – James Hahn

A few things to note here, Dustin Johnson has finished 9th, 16th, 1st, 4th, 2nd in his last 5 stops at this tournament. Bubba Watson Skipped the tournament in 2017 however won the tournament in 2016 and 2018, finishing 14th in 2015 and 15th in 2019. Watson and Johnson should be pretty popular plays this week with that type of course history.

What the Oddsmakers Say

Rory Mcllroy +750
Justin Thomas +900
Jon Rahm +900
Dustin Johnson +1400
Tiger Woods +1600
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Brooks Koepka +2200
Xander Schauffele +2200
Bubba Watson +2500
Tony Finau +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Adam Scott +3300
Jason Day +3300
Justin Rose +4000
Phil Mickelson +4000

Odds are Subject to Change.

The Bottom Line

All of the stars are out, the weather is going to be nice, and the course is in fantastic shape. This is going to be a great weekend in golf. For a more complete breakdown check out our PGA Core Play – The Genesis Open and get a full breakdown from Derek Hill.

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