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The Genesis - Tournament Preview

The Genesis - Tournament Preview

Tiger Woods tees it up for the first time since The Open Championship last year and we can’t wait to see the great man in action. The Riviera Country Club is a Parklands style course suited to quality ball strikers. Local knowledge is a big help as is the ability to work the ball

Date: 16-19 February
Course: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
Length: 6,695
Par: 72
Greens: Poa Annua
Defending Champion: Joaquinn Niemann

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

Patrick Cantlay: Stunned Cantlay is such a big price this week. Won the BMW last year, one of the key guides. Leads the Tour in GIR, ranks 2nd in Ball Striking, 3rd in Bogey Avoidance, 13th in Driving Distance and 13th in Strokes Gained: Putting. 

Tom Kim: Rising star who looks to love West Coast golf. Ranks 4th in Bogey Avoidance, 5th in GIR, 9th in Ball Striking and 13th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green.  

Will Zalatoris: Ranks 2nd in GIR, 11th in Bogey Avoidance and 12th in Ball Striking. Finished Top 6 at the last two Masters. Also posted a 2nd in the 2022 Farmers Insurance. Injury a worry but he has so much class and this suits beautifully.  

Tyrell Hatton: Correlation course specialist. T-18 in the 2021 Masters is a great guide as are Top 25 finishes in the last two CJ Cups, the 2021 Palmetto and the 2022 BMW Championship.  

Sam Ryder: Tremendous form on the correlation courses. Finished 4th at the Farmers Insurance a few weeks back and Top 10 at the last two Honda Classics. Ranks 10th in Strokes Gained: Putting. 

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