Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Genesis Invitational

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) February 10, 2020 22:50

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Genesis Invitational

OVERVIEW
Whew, I’m glad that disaster of an event is over! This week we turn our focus back to one course for four days and we turn it to the historic Riviera Country Club. First of all, lets look at the previous winners of this event: JB (longshot), Bubba (3x), DJ, James Hahn (longshot) in the last five years and when looking at the runners-up we get a good picture of the type of player who will do well here: JT, Finau, Pieters, Kokrak, Adam Scott, Paul Casey, DJ (2x) and Kevin Na. For the most part, this course rewards bombers. Sure, there are a few bunters who will slip through the cracks, more than likely due to a hot putter or scrambling their butts off, but we’re going to want to target guys who mash. A vast majority of the Par 4’s are long and trying to get at these greens with long irons in hand is tough. The conditions this week should be a bit easier than what we saw at Pebble, so don’t let recency bias make your decisions for you. A lot of the guys who struggled on Sunday deserve a second chance to make your lineups this week because they contain the skillset which leads to longstanding success here. Also, this is a good week to take a look at any overlap in leaderboards over the past 2-3 years for our corollary courses. I think that’ll help narrow down your player pools to a strong core group of players.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• Riviera Country Club
• Par: 71
• Yardage: 7,300
• Greens: Poa Annua
o Location: California
o Corollary Tournaments/Courses: Farmers (Torrey Pines), The Masters (Augusta), WGC Bridgestone (Firestone), THE PLAYERS (TPC Sawgrass), Dell Technologies (TPC Boston)
o Past Champions:
• 2019: JB Holmes -14 over Justin Thomas
• 2018: Bubba Watson -12 over Kevin Na & Tony Finau
• 2017: Dustin Johnson -17 over Scott Brown & Thomas Pieters
• 2016: Bubba Watson -15 over Jason Kokrak & Adam Scott
• 2015: James Hahn -6 in a playoff over Dustin Johnson & Paul Casey
KEY STATS TO TARGET
o Strong Emphasis – SG: APP, SG: T2G, Birdie or Better, Scrambling
o Important – P4 Scoring 400-450 & 450-500, P5 Scoring, Proximity 150+

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) February 10, 2020 22:50

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