We’re back at yet another memorable course in the Riviera Country Club. It’s a par 71 that plays just a touch over 7,320 yards. The greens are poa and the rough/fairways are Kikuyu.1 The Genesis Open features a much stronger field than we had last week which means that ownership should spread out at the top of the salary scale. With four of the top five and eight of the top-10 golfers, we’re looking at one of the best fields we’ve seen this season.
Viktor Hovland ($8,700) is one of my main targets this week. He’s all the way up to No. 14 in the world and for some reason comes in at sub-$9,000 price tag. Hovland hasn’t missed a cut since the Florida swing last year2 and has finished in the top six in four of his past five starts.