Genesis Open 2018: Course and current form guide

Phil Mickelson: Joint-second at the weekend and a former champion at Riviera
Phil Mickelson: Joint-second at the weekend and a former champion at Riviera

Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's Genesis Open, as the curtain comes down on the West Coast Swing...

"Over the years, Riviera has been a good venue for home players with 10 of the last 11 winners being American"

The PGA Tour's West Coast Swing comes to an end this week, when the Genesis Open is played at the highly-regarded Riviera Country Club.

Opened in 1926, this Los Angeles gem first staged a Tour event 89 years ago, since when it has been part of the annual schedule almost 60 times.

Riviera has hosted three majors, most recently the PGA Championship of 1995, with architect Tom Fazio carrying out some renovations 13 years later when he made changes to six holes.

A traditional parkland course, with tree-lined fairways, Riviera is a well-bunkered venue where water is a rare commodity.

Situated around four miles from Santa Monica, this is a venue where good ball-striking and accurate iron play are key ingredients for anyone who hopes to find themselves in contention on Sunday afternoon.

This week's event wraps up the five-tournament West Coast Swing, with Tiger Woods in town for his second comeback tournament of 2018.

Another Strong Field

As is typical on the PGA Tour this time of year, the field is pretty strong with the top three Americans in the World Ranking all teeing-up - Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

World No 1 Johnson is the defending champion on a course where he rarely plays poorly.

Six of his last eight trips to Los Angeles have yielded top-four finishes and there is nothing to suggest he won't do it all over again this time around.

DJ finished in a tie-for-second at Pebble Beach on Sunday, which made it 52 straight weeks as the world's highest-ranked golfer.

Another golfer to be a joint runner-up at the weekend was Phil Mickelson, for whom it was his highest finish for 19 months. Leftie is a two-time winner at Riviera.

Although Rory McIlroy missed the cut on the California coast, he could easily turn that disappointment into a victory this week.

Mr Consistency

Paul Casey, who tied-for-second in Los Angeles three years ago, continues to churn out the top-10s - he was eighth at Pebble Beach. On Sunday, he collected his 16th T-20 from 19 starts.

Two other players whose consistency look pretty strong right now are Daniel Berger and Kevin Chappell - although neither have yet posted a top-20 at Riviera.

Over the years, Riviera has been a good venue for home players with 10 of the last 11 winners being American.

Outside of McIlroy and Casey, South African Branden Grace could interrupt this solid run.

The 29-year-old tied-22nd on his Riviera debut last year and is currently fourth in the PGA Tour category for Greens in Regulation, during the 2017-18 season.

Off The Pace in LA

Last year's Tour No 1 Justin Thomas is yet to finish inside the top 30 from three visits to Riviera, although his current form remains pretty solid.

Note: MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut


Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48 W47
Dustin Johnson 2 9 1 14
Jordan Spieth 20 MC 18 9 3 8
Justin Thomas 17 14 22 11
Rory McIlroy MC 2 3
Tommy Fleetwood 6 1 3 6
Marc Leishman 31 8 47 7 4
Alexander Noren 21 2 12
Paul Casey 8 9
Matt Kuchar 62 5 32 9
Pat Perez 35 29 21 4
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 26 6 40 2
Francesco Molinari 40 45 8
Charley Hoffman Wd 26 35 2
Xander Schauffele 17 MC 32 22
Branden Grace 20 37 15 2
Daniel Berger 11 14 11 14
Hao Tong Li MC 1 MC 19
Kevin Chappell 8 31 6 21 14
Brendan Steele 3 29 20 29
Thomas Pieters 32 5
Patrick Cantlay 35 51 15
Tony Finau MC 6 32
Charl Schwartzel 15
Phil Mickelson 2 5 45 MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 11 7
Adam Scott MC MC
Si Woo Kim 62 35 58 10
Kyle Stanley MC 51 10 30
Adam Hadwin 43 35 3 32
Cameron Smith 48 20 18 17 1 4
Peter Uihlein 52 MC 17 MC
James Hahn 26 11 45 36 2
Chez Reavie 2 2 36 18
Charles Howell 6 20 32
Keegan Bradley 43 5 39
Bill Haas 26 54 MC MC
Shane Lowry 43 65 MC
Ryan Moore MC
Billy Horschel MC 43 54 11
Wesley Bryan MC 63 32 27
Anirban Lahiri MC 54
Ollie Schniederjans 3 MC 7
Martin Kaymer 19 27
JB Holmes MC MC 4
Jimmy Walker 8 63 MC MC
Ted Potter 1 73 MC MC
Bryson DeChambeau 55 5 MC MC 26
Sung Kang MC 69 63
Lucas Glover 43 67 29
Kevin Na 20 48 42 MC
William McGirt 26 MC 65
Jamie Lovemark 52 MC MC
Andrew Landry MC MC 2 MC
Austin Cook MC 31 14 18 22
Bubba Watson 35 40 MC
Bud Cauley MC 58 14
Martin Laird 9 MC MC
Sean O`Hair 73 69 50 MC
JJ Spaun Wd 23 MC 47
Jason Kokrak 35 31 8 47
Luke List 26 12 MC MC
Scott Brown MC MC 63 65
Whee Kim MC MC MC MC
Tiger Woods 23 9
Danny Lee MC 58 MC MC
David Lingmerth MC 57
Harold Varner 38 MC MC MC 6 41
Brian Gay 8 9 42 58
Luke Donald MC MC MC
Kevin Streelman 6 40 29 29
Padraig Harrington MC MC
Ryan Armour 20 MC MC 39 20
Chris Stroud 35 MC 69 MC 11
Robert Streb MC MC 66 MC
Brian Stuard MC 65 MC 4
CT Pan 62 35 MC
Patrick Rodgers 8 MC MC Wd
Tom Hoge MC MC 12 57 3
Nick Taylor MC 52 75 20
Kevin Tway 57 35 69
Jim Herman MC MC MC MC
Morgan Hoffmann MC MC MC
Talor Gooch MC 51 67 18 MC
Martin Piller MC MC 3 MC
Aaron Wise 15 MC 17 MC
Graeme McDowell MC MC MC
Brice Garnett 35 35 63 MC
Jim Furyk
Harris English MC 8 11 64
Beau Hossler 43 17 35 20 MC
Sam Saunders 26 8 25
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC MC
Aaron Baddeley 55 26 MC MC
Brandon Harkins 15 MC 12 8 25
Rob Oppenheim 47 MC 42 MC
Abraham Ancer 20 76 MC
Ben Silverman MC 48 67 77 MC
Jonathan Randolph 66 MC Wd 39
Chad Campbell 43 MC MC MC
Martin Flores 21 35 MC
John Huh 38 45 3 MC
Billy Hurley MC MC 69 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC MC 69 MC
Vaughn Taylor 55 11 MC 76
Seung Hyuk Kim MC 51
Scott Stallings 7 23 MC MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC MC MC 39
Jonas Blixt MC MC MC MC 31 MC 2
DA Points MC MC 73 33
Xin Jun Zhang 43 MC MC 25
Stephan Jaeger 43 MC MC 54
Nicholas Lindheim MC MC MC 32
Adam Schenk MC MC MC 39
Seamus Power MC MC 11 54
Cody Gribble MC 70 35 MC
Michael Kim MC 23 50 MC
Ryan Blaum 73 MC MC 10
Retief Goosen MC 12 20
Tyrone Van Aswegen 26 69 MC 36 58
Geoff Ogilvy MC MC MC 64
Derek Fathauer 62 48 MC 36
Cameron Tringale 47 MC 58 MC MC
Tom Lovelady MC MC 45 29 MC
Michael Thompson MC MC
Nick Watney 47 26 58 50
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC
Camilo Villegas 57 77 MC
Tyler Duncan MC MC MC MC MC
Vijay Singh MC MC
Bronson Burgoon 47 MC 42 MC
JJ Henry MC 23 MC MC
Greg Chalmers MC MC MC MC 11 MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC MC
Ethan Tracy MC MC MC MC
Jon Curran MC MC
Joel Dahmen 55 MC MC 73
Roberto Diaz MC 72 MC 47
Corey Conners MC 29 50 39
Ernie Els MC MC MC 31
Peter Malnati 35 MC MC MC MC
KJ Choi 26 MC MC MC
Andrew Loupe MC MC MC
Matt Every MC MC MC 69 75
Cameron Champ 69 40 21
Sangmoon Bae 15 MC MC MC MC
Charlie Beljan MC 72 MC
John Merrick MC MC 69 MC
Troy Merritt 8 MC MC MC MC MC
Player 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Dustin Johnson 1 4 2 2 MC 4 MC 3 10 59
Jordan Spieth 22 MC 4 12 MC
Justin Thomas 39 54 41
Rory McIlroy 20
Tommy Fleetwood
Marc Leishman MC 5 MC 59 61 17 MC 15
Alexander Noren
Paul Casey 39 39 2 12 22
Matt Kuchar 22 8 MC 38 24 35 20 57 14
Pat Perez 28 MC 41 75 51 13 MC MC 30 36
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Francesco Molinari MC 52 MC 40
Charley Hoffman 4 63 30 12 68 MC 55 37 30 MC
Xander Schauffele
Branden Grace 22
Daniel Berger MC
Hao Tong Li
Kevin Chappell MC 26 MC 23 MC 24 MC
Brendan Steele 39 39 14 10 46 69 MC
Thomas Pieters 2
Patrick Cantlay MC MC
Tony Finau MC MC 56
Charl Schwartzel MC 45 41 5 3
Phil Mickelson 34 21 2 35 45 1 1
Jhonattan Vegas 15 75 40 MC 12
Adam Scott 11 2 10 17 MC 14
Si Woo Kim MC MC
Kyle Stanley 39 MC 24
Adam Hadwin 34 16 22
Cameron Smith 28 63
Peter Uihlein
James Hahn 28 MC 1 29 61
Chez Reavie MC 7 MC MC MC MC 78
Charles Howell 15 75 61 MC MC MC 66 MC 59 55
Keegan Bradley 34 MC 4 20 16 2 MC
Bill Haas 11 MC MC 23 3 1 12 MC MC 36
Shane Lowry Wd
Ryan Moore MC 10 22 MC 27 17 4 MC* 71 62
Billy Horschel MC 54
Wesley Bryan 4
Anirban Lahiri 64 39
Ollie Schniederjans 8
Martin Kaymer
JB Holmes 34 11 22 52 MC 8 12 3 6 7
Jimmy Walker 11 MC 41 20 16 4 4 37 70
Ted Potter MC 10 MC
Bryson DeChambeau Wd
Sung Kang 22 8 72
Lucas Glover MC MC MC MC 51 MC 22
Kevin Na 4 MC 61 MC MC 76 3 10 25 55
William McGirt 20 14 6 MC MC
Jamie Lovemark 39 20 MC
Andrew Landry
Austin Cook
Bubba Watson Wd 1 14 1 MC 13 Wd MC 17 14
Bud Cauley 61 MC 52
Martin Laird 8 11 65 MC MC 25 54 MC
Sean O`Hair Wd 72 MC
JJ Spaun MC
Jason Kokrak 22 2 41 MC MC* 34
Luke List MC 20
Scott Brown 2 39 MC 45
Whee Kim 61 MC
Tiger Woods
Danny Lee MC MC 69 MC
David Lingmerth MC 29
Harold Varner MC 26 70
Brian Gay MC MC MC MC
Luke Donald 17 45 MC 16 56 MC 2 6 3
Kevin Streelman MC MC 35 27 56 MC 72 MC 68
Padraig Harrington 39 45 56 MC MC 44 55 MC MC 3
Ryan Armour MC
Chris Stroud 59 30 Wd MC MC MC MC
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC
Brian Stuard 39 39 MC
CT Pan
Patrick Rodgers 22 MC
Tom Hoge 39
Nick Taylor 55 26 MC
Kevin Tway MC
Jim Herman MC MC
Morgan Hoffmann MC 68 22 MC
Talor Gooch
Martin Piller
Aaron Wise
Graeme McDowell 67 MC 41
Brice Garnett MC
Jim Furyk 39 14 23 13 11 35 20 41 MC
Harris English MC 39 30 10 51
Beau Hossler
Sam Saunders 49
Kelly Kraft MC
Aaron Baddeley MC 26 MC 18 MC 11 1 54 51 46
Brandon Harkins
Rob Oppenheim MC
Abraham Ancer
Ben Silverman
Jonathan Randolph 49
Chad Campbell 59 MC 49 MC MC MC 37 57 11
Martin Flores MC 70 46
John Huh 49 MC MC 35 MC
Billy Hurley 28 MC 52 MC
Smylie Kaufman MC
Vaughn Taylor Wd MC 22 59 25 47 MC 22
Seung Hyuk Kim
Scott Stallings MC 66 45
Dominic Bozzelli
Jonas Blixt MC MC
DA Points 30 MC MC MC 52
Xin Jun Zhang
Stephan Jaeger
Nicholas Lindheim
Adam Schenk
Seamus Power
Cody Gribble MC
Michael Kim MC MC
Ryan Blaum MC
Retief Goosen 45 8 65 MC* 34 12 69 MC
Tyrone Van Aswegen 71 20
Geoff Ogilvy MC 49 29 MC MC 21 30 MC
Derek Fathauer MC 54 61
Cameron Tringale 8 68 47 12 21 24 21
Tom Lovelady
Michael Thompson MC MC 17
Nick Watney 28 22 34 MC 59 MC
Shawn Stefani MC MC 56
Camilo Villegas MC 37 30 MC MC
Tyler Duncan
Vijay Singh MC 45 12 45 51 33 2 MC MC 36
Bronson Burgoon MC
JJ Henry 17 66 40 61 MC 9 61 MC MC
Greg Chalmers MC MC 10 MC MC 61
Fabian Gomez MC 45 MC
Ethan Tracy
Jon Curran MC 26 MC
Joel Dahmen
Roberto Diaz
Corey Conners
Ernie Els MC 26 MC 35 13 59 10 51
Peter Malnati 64 MC
KJ Choi 17 5 30 12 33 24 7 27 3 7
Andrew Loupe MC 63
Matt Every MC MC 49 6 68
Cameron Champ
Sangmoon Bae 8 12 8
Charlie Beljan MC MC 69 12 2
John Merrick MC MC MC MC 1 MC 54 64 MC
Troy Merritt MC 11 MC 76

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