Genesis Open Betting Tips & Predictions 2017
Genesis Open Betting Tips & Predictions 2017. The PGA Tour head to Riviera Country Club in California this week for what should be a spectacular event with a high class field taking part. Measuring 7,322 yards, it is probably the most unique set-up on tour with some mesmerising holes along the way.
In particular, the Par 3 sixth hole is spectacular as it has a big bunker in the middle of the green! The tenth hole is one of the best drivable Par 4’s in the world; play it well and you can birdie it but get your tee-shot wrong and you are looking at a double or triple bogey.
This is the first time Jason Day has played here since 2012 and he is a huge danger to all if he brings his A-Game. Hideki Matsuyama is also here, after taking a week off after his second victory in the Phoenix Open, whilst Bubba Watson arrives here as the defending champion.
It is also good to see Adam Scott back in action as he was placed in this event last season. a star-studded line-up, now let’s go look at our four selections for the week.
Arrives here back to his very best after a comfortable success in the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach and he also has past glory on this golf course in Riviera. Here in 2012, he helped Texas to win the NCAA team championship and it’s amazing to see the success he has had since.
Jordan’s win at the weekend was his 9th victory in just 100 tournaments on the PGA Tour, an amazing achievement for a 23 year old. That has made him the youngest player since Tiger Woods to capture so many titles in such a short space of time.
“I remember walking up 18 today thinking to myself, ‘I don’t think that I’ve enjoyed the wins as much as I’ve talked to myself about the losses,'” Spieth said. “I don’t think I’ve really enjoyed on the inside how much it takes to win out here and the hard work that goes into winning.”
Jordan has 4th and 12th place finishes to his name in this event from four starts, the mid-range putts are flying in again (26.5% make rate from 15-20 feet, 6.5% better than his nearest rival on tour), confidence is high and he will be trying hard to win again en route to the Masters.
Justin is yet to hit the Top 40 from his two starts at this course as a professional but he is arguably one of the Top 5 players in the planet right now, due to his unbelievable start to the season. Now ranked 8th in the World Rankings, Justin is ranked 2nd in the FedEx Cup rankings after wins in the CIMB Classic, SBS Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in Hawaii.
Not only did he win those events, he absolutely crushed his opposition with four round totals of -23, -22 and -27, obscene scoring. He has improved his game massively off the tee and now ranked 4th, that is where the major improvement has come, along with his putting and shot decisions. Generally he’d be like Phil Mickelson and attack every pin but he is getting more sensible and he is taken to bounce back from a missed cut and compete this weekend.
JB seems to always play well here at Riviera and we see no reason why he can’t contend again this week. From his last 10 starts here, he has four Top 10 finishes (3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th) and he was a creditable 11th here last season too.
The open nature of the course suits his game, as he hits it a long way off the tee and he has the power to deal with the rough if he lands in it. The greens are much bigger than what they were at Pebble Beach so this will be much more to his liking, even though he was 23rd last week on a course that didn’t suit his game. He looks set to give it a good go again this weekend.
Far from the most reliable player on tour but he has done everything right, bar win on the PGA Tour circuit. He has been very unfortunate it has to be said. At the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Bay Hill last season, his tee shot buried in a bunker which forced him to lay up and he went on to lose out to Jason Day by a single stroke.
A tee shot on the 17th at East Lake, which missed the fairway, cost him a lead in the Tour Championship. This game is a game of very small margins and one day he will get the luck he needs, and he deserves to see a tournament through.
He was ranked 28th in the world at one stage last season and he will make his Masters debut this year. He is from California so will know this course like the back of his hand. Granted, his results so far this season have not been superb but we sense he will enjoy playing at Riviera and a place is more than possible.