A PGA Tournament Preview of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club – Pacific Palisades, CA. StatementGames alternative Fantasy Golf, play for FREE and WIN CASH Rewards.
When: February 18- 21
Where: Riviera Country Club – Pacific Palisades, CA
TV: Golf Channel – (Thursday) 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET
(Friday) 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Saturday) 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
(Sunday) 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
CBS – (Saturday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET
Riviera Country Club
Designer: George C. Thomas, Jr. and William P. Bell (1926)
Yardage: 7,322 Yards
Greens: Poa annua – Fairways: Kikuyu
Course Record: 61 – Ted Tryba (1999)
Player Field: 120 Players
Purse: $9,300,000 Million
Winner’s Share: $1.674 Million
FedExCup Points: 550 To Winner
Genesis Invitational – 3 PGA Players To Watch
Adam Scott – is the defending champion and is coming off his first top 10 of the season with a T10 at the Farmers Insurance Open. Scott has won this event twice in his career and needs to factored into your top 5 equation. Invitational finishes over the past five years: 2020 – Won, 2019 – T7, 2018 – T53, 2017 – T11, and 2016 – T2.
Tony Finau – We do not like picking players that have not won before but Tony is due. He is a big hitter off the tee which will serve him well on this course. You are also getting great value on Tony at 25-1.
Finau is one of the most admired, respected and beloved players on tour, emitting a quiet confidence, a kind and almost cherubic countenance. Yet week after week since he won the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, he’s struggled to win. He’s come close in the game’s greatest events. We do not care and will be on the Tony Finau train this week.
Three-time winner, Bubba Watson, is coming off his best finish since October with a T22 two weeks ago at the Phoenix Open.
he also has two top 7’s to his name this season. Some of his most impressive stats this season include being 3rd in strokes gained: tee-to-green, 6th in strokes gained: off-the-tee, 11th in strokes gained: approach the green, and 20th strokes gained: total. Genesis Invitational finishes over the past five years: 2020 – Cut, 2019 – T15, 2018 – Won, and 2016 – Won.
Genesis Invitational Tournament & Fantasy Golf Predictions
PGA Tournament Preview Facts
- Because of its proximity to The Entertainment Capital of the World, Riviera has attracted some of the biggest Hollywood stars to the country club. Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, Glen Campbell, and Dean Martin are just some of the famous names who have been members at Riviera.
- Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are two of the greatest golfers of all-time. But one thing that neither golfer has accomplished is win at Riviera.
- Riviera hosted its first and only U.S. Open in 1948 when Ben Hogan won his first national championship. It has held the 1983 and 1995 PGA Championships as well.
StatementGames Alternative Fantasy Golf Picks
Picks were made with some help from our pals at SweetSpotDFS.
- 10 PT Pick: Adam Scott Vs Brooks Koepka – Adam Scott (Best Finishing Position)
- 9 PT Pick: Bryson DeChambeau Vs Tony Finau – Tony Finau (Best Finishing Position)
- 8 PT Pick: Cameron Davis Vs Bubba Watson – Bubba Watson (Best Finishing Position)