PGA Tour - Genesis Invitational - Preview

Feb 17 , 2022

PGA Tour - Genesis Invitational - Preview

The Course
The Riviera course is a long par 71 course featuring three par-fives; 11 par-fours; four par-threes. The lush kikuyu grass rough can be bruital along with the many doglegs. The tenth hole is a classic risk-reward driveable par four, which sees eagles as well as triple-bogeys with the par 4 12th the courses most difficult hole.

Date: 17- 20 February, 2022
Course: Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles
Length: 6,704 meters
Par: 71
Greens: Poa Annua
Defending Champion: Max Homa
Course Winners: Adam Scott (twice), Bubba Watson (three times), James Hahn, Dustin Johnson, Max Homa

Key Course Stats

  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
  • Strokes Gained: Ball Striking
  • GIR
  • Proximity
  • Scrambling
  • Strokes Gained: Around The Green
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Driving Distance
  • Par 5 Scoring
  • Bogey Avoidance

Key Correlation Tournaments
  • The Masters
  • Honda Classic
  • 2021 BMW Championship
  • 2021 Palmetto Championship
  • 2020-21 CJ Cup
  • Corales
  • Farmers Insurance

Our Thoughts
Cameron Smith: Course form is key here and Smith has two Top 6s and that was before playing in the career best form he is in now. Masters best guide and he has finished Top 10 in the last two. Ranks 5th in Strokes Gained: Putting and is Top 12 in field in putting on poa. Ranks 5th in GIR.

Will Zalatoris: Leads the Tour in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green while he ranks 6th in GIR, 7th in Bogey Avoidance, 12th in Scrambling and 14th in Proximity. Finished 2nd at the Masters last year and Top 7 in the last two Farmers Insurance.

Sungjae Im: Outstanding profile. Ranks Top 10 in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, Ball Striking, GIR, Scrambling, Strokes Gained: Around The Green, Par 5 Scoring and Bogey Avoidance. Won the Honda and finished 2nd in The Masters two years back.

Kevin Na: Top 4 here twice in the last five years. Top 13 in the last two Masters. Ranks 8th in Proximity and Bogey Avoidance and 11th in Par 5 Scoring and Scrambling.

Matt Jones: Australians go well here and Jones did win the Honda last year. Ranks 13th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green. Two Top 15 finishes in five starts at Riviera.