PGA Genesis Open

February 14-17, 2019

Pacific Palisades, California

Riviera Country Club

 

Event

This event has been held since 1973 at the Riviera Country Club and is sponsored by Hyundai Motor Group through its parent company Genesis Motors. Earlier in the week, there are several events of the schedule for fans to soak in the PGA atmosphere. Here is the complete schedule of events for the Genesis Open. The defending champion for this event is Bubba Watson as he won in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

 

Home of the Genesis Open

                      

The Course

Located in Pacific Palisades that is within the city limits of Los Angeles is the Riviera Country Club. It can be found a block south of Sunset Boulevard and just below Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica Canyon.

The course was designed by William P. Bell and George C. Thomas Jr. and this will be the 56th season on the course. This event was previously known as the Los Angeles Open and now is the Genesis Open due to its sponsorship. Fittingly, the first hole is considered the easiest Hole 1 on the PGA Tour and the 18th hole is designed as one of the hardest holes to reach par. For more about holes at Riviera Golf Course, click here

          

 

Phil and Tiger enjoying each other on the course.

Who’s Playing

 

This will be the second event of the season for Tiger Woods as he is being selective in his events for 2019. A big surprise came late this last week as Phil Mickelson changed his schedule so that he could play in the Genesis Open with his good friend Tiger Woods. Several players from the Top 50 of the PGA tour have announced their intentions to play in the event including defending Genesis Open champion and three-time tournament winner Bubba Watson; along with World No. 3 and 2017 Genesis Open champion Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas (#4), Bryson DeChambeau(#5), Jon Rahm (#6) have all committed to play. Rounding out the Top Ten list os Xander Schauffele and Rory McIlroy that have decided to play in the event.

Check out the full 144 player list here.

 

California is Sunny golf weather

 

What Will the Weather Be Like

This is Pacific Palisades and the Los Angeles area so any type of bad weather is very low for the entire Genesis Open. Check the Weather Channel here for more information.

 

Odds to Win

Dustin Johnson 8/1
Justin Thomas 12/1
Jon Rahm 14/1
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Bryson DeChambeau 16/1
Tiger Woods 20/1
Bubba Watson 20/1
Xander Schauffele 20/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Tony Finau 25/1
Hideki Matsuyama 25/1
Patrick Cantlay 30/1
Paul Casey 30/1
Matt Kuchar 30/1
Tommy Fleetwood 35/1
Marc Leishman 35/1
Cameron Smith 35/1
Adam Scott 35/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Chez Reavie 40/1
Branden Grace 50/1
Charles Howell III 50/1
Adam Hadwin 50/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 60/1
Jason Kokrak 60/1
Tyrrell Hatton 80/1
Cameron Champ 80/1
Sungjae Im 80/1
Si Woo Kim 80/1
Scott Stallings 80/1
Andrew Putnam 80/1
Kevin Na 80/1
Martin Laird 80/1
Aaron Wise 100/1
J.B. Holmes 100/1
Keegan Bradley 100/1
Abraham Ancer 100/1
Sung Kang 100/1
Luke List 100/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Kevin Tway 125/1
Kevin Streelman 125/1
Danny Willett 125/1
Beau Hossler 125/1
Russell Henley 125/1
J.T. Poston 125/1
Harold Varner III 125/1
Jimmy Walker 125/1
Ryan Moore 150/1
Joaquin Niemann 150/1
Charl Schwartzel 150/1
Martin Kaymer 150/1
Kyle Stanley 150/1
Pat Perez 150/1
Trey Mullinax WD
Bud Cauley 150/1
Brendan Steele 150/1
James Hahn 150/1
Brian Gay 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
Brian Harman 150/1
Steve Stricker WD
C.T. Pan 150/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Jim Furyk 150/1
J.J. Spaun 150/1
Chris Stroud 150/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 150/1
Anirban Lahiri 200/1
Peter Uihlein 200/1
Ollie Schniederjans 200/1
Danny Lee 200/1
Patrick Rodgers 200/1
Jason Dufner 200/1
Ernie Els 250/1
Nick Taylor 300/1
Fred Couples 300/1
Field (all others) 12/1

 

 

Our Picks

1. Jon Rahm loves this course and his ability to drive plays well this week. 

2. Bubba Watson loves this course and is the defending champion.

3. Justin Thomas has been third the last two weeks and is always in the hunt.

Longshots

Paul Casey at 25/1 and Tommy Fleetwood in at 35/1

 

What’s Next on the PGA Tour

 

Feb. 21-24: Puerto Rico Open; Coco Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Feb. 21-24: WGC-Mexico Championship; Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 28-March 3: The Honda Classic; PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

For a complete schedule of the 2019 PGA Tour, check it out here.