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Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Genesis Open 2019

Daily Fantasy Golf Picks Preview | PGA Genesis Open 2019

It’s time for Dustin Johnson’s favorite tourney! We love this course and we’re also pretty happy to be back to a regular cut weekend. And we also sucked last week, so it’s nice to have a fresh start.

It’s time for the PGA Genesis Open 2019 at the prestigious Riviera Golf & Country Club. The course is a par 71, 7,279 yards  with Poa Annua greens and Kikuyu Grass fairways. The course record for competitive play is 61, which is 10 under par, shot by Ted Tryba in 1999. The course record for the lowest nine holes was 28 (seven under par on the front nine), shot by Andrew Macgee in the 1991 L.A. Open.


When looking at the winning scores over the years, they range from  -7 all the way to -19. That’s a huge swing. For the most part, Par 5 scoring is a huge deal here, and for the winner, it usually comprises at least half their final score. You don’t need to be long to win here though, as it’s more of a shot makers kind of course. Being able to bend shots comes in handy and if you miss the greens, miss them in the right spots. Since the greens are small, players will also be missing more greens too, so being a solid scrambler from 20 yards in is also a big deal here as these greens are fast. 

If you look at the players that have won here over the years, the first thing that comes to mind is The Master’s, with the like of Fred Couples, Mike Weir, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, Craig Stadler, Nick Faldo, and Adam Scott all winning here. So we’ll be looking at Master’s type players this week, and one that can also putt on Poa Annua greens.

As always, we’ll be looking for form and course history too.


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