Barry Plummer has everything you need to know as the PGA Tour moves on to Tiger’s event at Riviera
The PGA Tour stars move down the California coast for this week’s Genesis Open. Tiger Woods will be there to host – though he won’t be playing – and there is a cracking field in place at Riviera, including World No 1 Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka.
Venue: Riviera Country Club, California, USA
Date: February 18-21, 2021
Course stats: Par 71; 7,322 yards
Course summary: As we roll down the coast to Los Angeles, leaving the iconic Pebble Beach behind, we are posed with a familiar challenge from weeks gone by. Riviera has a number of links with Torrey Pines, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. The challenging, tree-lined, Kikuyu fairways at Riviera are similar to those at Torrey, with strategic shot shaping required. The comparisons do not end there, with both venues using Poa Annua greens, making previous form at the Farmers Insurance Open very interesting when studying the field here.
Purse: $9.3 million
Defending champion: Adam Scott (-11)
Genesis Open preview: TV coverage
Thursday: Featured Groups coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 2.45pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 3pm; Main coverage on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm
Friday: Featured Groups coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 2.45pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 3pm; Main coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 7pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 10.30pm
Saturday: Featured Group coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 4pm; Main coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm
Sunday: Featured Group coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 4pm; Main coverage on Sky Sports Golf from 6pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 7.30pm
Genesis Open preview: Dialled In
Once again I’m joined by Steve Carroll on the Dialled In podcast to discuss the Genesis Open and who I think will triumph this week.
This week I’ve got some in-form stars coming in at nice prices, as well as a much-fancied outsider.
You can listen here, or on your preferred podcast platform.
If you’d prefer to read my picks, you can do so on the next page…