Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Genesis Open

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) February 12, 2018 16:00

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- Genesis Open

OVERVIEW

This week we stay in California for the last of the West Coast swing and head to Pacific Palisades and Riviera Country Club. The course features fairways & greens that are tough to hit and making sure you’re accurate with your long irons will be a key. Of course, with the greens being tough to hit, scrambling should be a key statistic to target this week as well as the usual SG: APP (or SG: Ball Striking), Par 4 Scoring and birdies or better. Even though the fairways are hard to hit, the rough is a non-issue to get out of, so targeting players who gain strokes off the tee is the preferred method this week (See former winners: DJ, Bubba x2). This is probably the first true “tough course” that the players have seen yet this season, so you should expect to see some higher scores (relative to par) and lower scores at the top of the DK leaderboard. One last thing about the fairways, they’re kikuya grass, which is the native grass in South Africa, I’d imagine the South Africans get a bit of a bump this week, as well as any Euros that don’t play over here too often.

TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

o The Course
• Riviera Country Club
– Par: 71
– Yardage: 7,300
– Greens: Poa Annua
o Location: Pacific Palisades, California
o Correlations:
o Past Champions:
– 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
– 2014: Bubba Watson -14 over Dustin Johnson
– 2013: John Merrick -13 in a playoff over Charlie Beljan

KEY STATS TO TARGET

o Strong Emphasis – SG: APP, SG: T2G, Birdie or Better, Scrambling
o Important – Prox from Rough, P4 Scoring 400-450, 450-500, P5 Scoring, Prox 150+

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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) February 12, 2018 16:00

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