Genesis Open 2019: Your course and current form guide ahead of Riviera

Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles
The 90-year-old Riviera Country Club demands accuracy from tee-to-green
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Andy Swales supplies course and current form stats for this week's event in Los Angeles, the final event of the 2019 West Coast Swing ...

"Legend has it Riviera is not an easy layout to learn, yet Schauffele tied-ninth on his debut last year which must be encouraging for the 25-year-old world No 7."

The curtain comes down on the PGA Tour's West Coast swing, as a typically strong field assembles in Los Angeles for this week's Genesis Open.

Riviera Country Club has been part of the schedule since 1973, having first staged a top level professional tournament 90 years ago, and since when it has also hosted three major championships.

Bumper Crop

With six of the world's top-10 in attendance, there is no shortage of big names taking part in LA.

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are the headline acts in a star-studded cast.

DJ has finished inside the top-four at Riviera on six occasions, including a victory in 2017.

The 34-year-old experienced a rare off week at Pebble Beach which can probably be put down to his long flight home from Saudi Arabia where he swapped desert conditions with somewhat inclement weather on the California coast.

McIlroy has opened his 2019 campaign with a brace of T-5s, while most of the leading contenders this week have hit the ground running following the Christmas break.

Bryson DeChambeau has won four of his last 10 starts and it would be difficult to find a more in-form golfer right now.

Jon Rahm is on a run of six top-10s, while world No 4 Justin Thomas is hardly slumming it at present.

Just off the radar Louis Oosthuizen looks to be in decent shape, albeit in tournaments not on the PGA Tour, although the South African's record at Riviera is not wonderful.

However, he remains accurate off the tee and hits plenty of greens in regulation, which is just the recipe for Riviera.

And up-and-coming American Xander Schauffele is not doing anything wrong either, as witnessed by his brace of victories since the start of the 2018-19 PGA Tour season last October.

Legend has it Riviera is not an easy layout to learn, yet Schauffele tied-ninth on his debut last year which must be encouraging for the 25-year-old world No 7.

Away From The Spotlight

Although no longer at the forefront of American golf, Jim Furyk must not be underestimated this week, and could easily sneak into a strong each-way position.

The US Ryder Cup skipper from 2018 remains solid from tee-to-green, while it may be worth checking out the SPs of Scott Stallings and Martin Laird.

Ball Strikers' Course

Opened in 1926, Riviera is a parkland course, with tree-lined fairways and plenty of dog-legs.

Situated around four miles from Santa Monica, this layout demands solid ball-striking and accurate iron play.

Water is a rare commodity and golfers who have the ability to fade the ball with precision have a huge advantage.

The well-positioned bunkers and subtle changes in direction, dictate that golfers who perform well here will have to solve the riddle of how to successfully navigate their way from first tee to 72nd green, with as few mishaps as possible.

In 2008, architect Tom Fazio made changes to a number of holes while also adding yardage.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List contains leading reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 W52 W51 W50 W49 W48 W47
Dustin Johnson 45 1 16 4 7
Justin Thomas 3 16 3 12
Bryson DeChambeau 6 1 10 7 12
Jon Rahm 10 5 6 8 1
Xander Schauffele 10 25 1 8
Rory McIlroy 5 4
Tony Finau 38 MC 13 2
Tiger Woods 20 17
Tommy Fleetwood 45 16 42 14
Bubba Watson 4 MC 31 12
Marc Leishman 43 3 4 2
Patrick Cantlay MC 9 5
Matt Kuchar 22 4 1 19
Jordan Spieth 45 35 MC
Paul Casey 2 2 MC 16
Louis Oosthuizen 4 7 1
Hideki Matsuyama 15 3 51 18
Cameron Smith 15 9 22 1
Sergio Garcia Dq 3 7 6
Phil Mickelson 1 MC 2
Tyrrell Hatton 15 38 MC
Adam Scott MC 2 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 22 MC 11 6
Keegan Bradley 67 35 29 27 15
Kyle Stanley MC MC 22
Branden Grace 28 2 MC 27 34 7
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 33 MC MC 14
Andrew Putnam 38 MC 34 2 14
Chez Reavie 38 4 28 3
Satoshi Kodaira 72 MC MC 32 1
Kevin Na 60
Charles Howell 20 34 8 14
Aaron Wise MC MC 27
Adam Hadwin 18 44 2 57
Abraham Ancer MC MC 18 29
Brian Harman 39 MC MC MC
Charley Hoffman MC 20 MC MC
Luke List MC 40 MC
Si Woo Kim 4 MC 29 40 MC
Danny Willett 25 MC
Pat Perez MC MC Wd MC
Sung Jae Im MC 7 52 12 16 15
Cameron Champ 28 67 MC MC* 11
Dylan Frittelli MC MC 28 51 12 MC 5
Kevin Tway MC 43 MC 11
Ryan Moore MC MC
Peter Uihlein Wd MC MC
Jimmy Walker MC 44 MC 51
Beau Hossler MC 39 57 MC
Charl Schwartzel MC MC MC MC 3
Danny Lee 44 MC 71
JB Holmes MC 26 MC
Russell Henley MC 15 MC 66
CT Pan 60 66 51
Ted Potter MC MC 13 27
Andrew Landry 60 28 MC 22
Sam Burns MC 40 18 MC
Jason Kokrak 20 20 18
Ryan Armour MC MC MC 22
JJ Spaun MC 50 MC 51
Bronson Burgoon MC MC MC
Jhonattan Vegas 10 MC 69
Cameron Davis 59 57 28 MC MC
Brendan Steele MC MC 57
Harold Varner 10 MC 18 16
Adam Long MC MC MC 1 MC
Jason Dufner MC MC*
Whee Kim MC MC MC MC MC
Sam Ryder 60 43 40 MC
Keith Mitchell MC 73 MC 16
Brian Gay 7 55 MC 22
Patrick Rodgers MC MC MC MC
Anirban Lahiri MC 43 20
Joaquin Niemann MC 72 MC
Joel Dahmen MC 9 22
Martin Kaymer MC 24 22
James Hahn MC 67 MC 57 MC
Denny McCarthy 33 MC MC
Kramer Hickok MC MC 40 MC
Robert Streb MC 29 40 MC
Bud Cauley 26 13 MC
Sung Kang 14 MC 20 10
Kevin Streelman 7 50 MC 34
Ollie Schniederjans 33 MC 72 MC
Martin Laird MC 26 43 MC
Trey Mullinax 22 15 25 34 57
Michael Thompson 10 13 9 69
Kelly Kraft MC MC MC MC
Scott Stallings 3 MC 43 MC
Anders Albertson MC MC MC 34
Hudson Swafford MC 65 3
Chris Stroud 10 7 52 MC
JT Poston 26 40 7 20
Jim Furyk 14
Brian Stuard 45 55 40 8
Bill Haas MC 57 MC
Sam Saunders 38 MC MC 33
Chase Wright MC MC MC MC 57
Brandon Harkins 28 26 MC MC 51
Vaughn Taylor MC MC 7 MC
Scott Brown MC 9 MC 33
Tom Hoge MC 44 MC MC MC
Steve Stricker MC MC MC*
Ryan Blaum MC 70 73 64
Michael Kim MC MC MC MC 32
Scott Langley 6 MC 12 43
Grayson Murray MC 59 62 MC
Peter Malnati MC 18 MC
Stephan Jaeger MC MC 66 MC 43
Sangmoon Bae MC 35 MC MC
Wyndham Clark MC 35 18 MC
Nick Taylor 28 MC 43 40 MC 9
Kyle Jones MC MC MC MC
Harris English MC MC 51 22
Julian Etulain 38 43 40 43
John Huh MC 70 25 70 MC
Adam Schenk 45 55 57 67 MC
Hunter Mahan MC 33 MC MC
Shawn Stefani 62 MC MC
Adam Svensson MC 35 18 43
Alex Cejka MC MC MC 40
Carlos Ortiz 60 MC 65 29
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC MC MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC MC 29 MC*
Seamus Power MC MC MC MC
Jonas Blixt 38 MC 29 MC
Tyler Duncan 22 MC MC 51 57
Ernie Els 28 MC 12 26 15 47
Davis Love MC 9 7
Alex Prugh 53 MC MC 51
Hank Lebioda 38 29 MC 43
Seth Reeves MC MC MC MC
Jim Knous MC 29 MC 51
Tae Hee Lee
DA Points MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez MC MC MC 57
Morgan Hoffmann MC 77 24
Cody Gribble 59 MC MC 40
John Senden MC 57 MC MC
KJ Choi MC
Rod Pampling MC MC MC 40
Vijay Singh MC
Fred Couples
Kenny Perry MC MC MC
Freddie Jacobson MC 70
Michael Block MC
Timothy O`Neal
Player 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Dustin Johnson 16 1 4 2 2 MC 4 MC 3 10
Justin Thomas 9 39 54 41
Bryson DeChambeau 41 Wd
Jon Rahm
Xander Schauffele 9
Rory McIlroy 20 20
Tony Finau 2 MC MC 56
Tiger Woods MC
Tommy Fleetwood 37
Bubba Watson 1 Wd 1 14 1 MC 13 Wd MC 17
Marc Leishman MC MC 5 MC 59 61 17 MC 15
Patrick Cantlay 4 MC MC
Matt Kuchar 26 22 8 MC 38 24 35 20 57
Jordan Spieth 9 22 MC 4 12 MC
Paul Casey 49 39 39 2 12
Louis Oosthuizen MC 62
Hideki Matsuyama MC 11 4 23
Cameron Smith 6 28 63
Sergio Garcia 49 MC 4 13 4
Phil Mickelson 6 34 21 2 35 45 1
Tyrrell Hatton
Adam Scott 53 11 2 10 17 MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 26
Keegan Bradley MC 34 MC 4 20 16 2 MC
Kyle Stanley MC 39 MC 24
Branden Grace 37 22
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Andrew Putnam 49
Chez Reavie 73 MC 7 MC MC MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira
Kevin Na 2 4 MC 61 MC MC 76 3 10 25
Charles Howell 37 15 75 61 MC MC MC 66 MC 59
Aaron Wise MC
Adam Hadwin 6 34 16 22
Abraham Ancer 68
Brian Harman MC 72 MC 3 51
Charley Hoffman 41 4 63 30 12 68 MC 55 37 30
Luke List 26 MC 20
Si Woo Kim MC MC MC
Danny Willett
Pat Perez 41 28 MC 41 75 51 13 MC MC 30
Sung Jae Im
Cameron Champ MC
Dylan Frittelli
Kevin Tway MC MC
Ryan Moore 9 MC 10 22 MC 27 17 4 MC* 71
Peter Uihlein 26
Jimmy Walker MC 11 MC 41 20 16 4 4 37 70
Beau Hossler MC
Charl Schwartzel 68 MC 45 41 5 3
Danny Lee MC MC MC 69 MC
JB Holmes 60 34 11 22 52 MC 8 12 3 6
Russell Henley 61 MC MC
CT Pan MC
Ted Potter MC MC 10 MC
Andrew Landry MC
Sam Burns
Jason Kokrak 20 22 2 41 MC MC* 34
Ryan Armour 64
JJ Spaun MC MC
Bronson Burgoon MC
Jhonattan Vegas MC 15 75 40 MC 12
Cameron Davis
Brendan Steele 49 39 39 14 10 46 69 MC
Harold Varner 60 MC 26 70
Adam Long
Jason Dufner 68 65 52 29 MC
Whee Kim MC 61 MC
Sam Ryder
Keith Mitchell
Brian Gay MC MC MC MC
Patrick Rodgers 26 22 MC
Anirban Lahiri 26 64 39
Joaquin Niemann
Joel Dahmen MC
Martin Kaymer 53
James Hahn 14 28 MC 1 29 61
Denny McCarthy
Kramer Hickok
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley 20 61 MC 52
Sung Kang 16 22 8 72
Kevin Streelman 41 MC MC 35 27 56 MC 72 MC
Ollie Schniederjans MC 8
Martin Laird 9 8 11 65 MC MC 25 54 MC
Trey Mullinax
Michael Thompson MC MC 17
Kelly Kraft 63 MC
Scott Stallings 4 MC 66 45
Anders Albertson
Hudson Swafford MC MC MC MC
Chris Stroud MC 59 30 Wd MC MC MC MC
JT Poston 17
Jim Furyk MC 39 14 23 13 11 35 20 41
Brian Stuard MC 39 39 MC
Bill Haas 11 MC MC 23 3 1 12 MC MC
Sam Saunders 26 49
Chase Wright
Brandon Harkins 41
Vaughn Taylor 20 Wd MC 22 59 25 47 MC
Scott Brown MC 2 39 MC 45
Tom Hoge 53 39
Steve Stricker 11 29 1 2
Ryan Blaum 60 MC
Michael Kim MC MC MC
Scott Langley MC 22 MC
Grayson Murray MC
Peter Malnati MC 64 MC
Stephan Jaeger MC
Sangmoon Bae 75 8 12 8
Wyndham Clark
Nick Taylor 41 55 26 MC
Kyle Jones
Harris English MC MC 39 30 10 51
Julian Etulain
John Huh 26 49 MC MC 35 MC
Adam Schenk 53
Hunter Mahan MC MC 20 52 8 24 55 MC 17
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC 56
Adam Svensson
Alex Cejka 55 67 Wd MC MC
Carlos Ortiz 26 20
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Mackenzie Hughes MC
Seamus Power
Jonas Blixt 41 MC MC
Tyler Duncan MC
Ernie Els MC MC 26 MC 35 13 59 10 51
Davis Love MC 45 MC
Alex Prugh 30 MC 10
Hank Lebioda
Seth Reeves
Jim Knous
Tae Hee Lee
DA Points MC 30 MC MC MC 52
Fabian Gomez MC MC 45 MC
Morgan Hoffmann Wd MC 68 22 MC
Cody Gribble MC MC
John Senden MC MC MC 18 MC 44 21 MC MC
KJ Choi MC 17 5 30 12 33 24 7 27 3
Rod Pampling 27
Vijay Singh 73 MC 45 12 45 51 33 2 MC MC
Fred Couples MC MC MC 46 MC 7 37 3
Kenny Perry MC 17
Freddie Jacobson MC MC 3 13 MC*
Michael Block MC MC MC*
Timothy O`Neal
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