Tiger Woods headlines an already star-studded field this week at the Genesis Open. Last year, Dustin Johnson cruised to a five-stroke victory; after a T2 in last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, it would be no surprise to see him in contention again. Notables in the field include Rory McIlroy, 2017 Player of the Year Justin Thomas, and two-time Genesis Open Champion Phil Mickeslon.
Riviera Country Club will be hosting the event for the 55th time of the tournament’s ninety-one year history, and has been the host course exclusively since 1999.
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Dustin Johnson: Not only is he the defending champion, he’s also finished in the top-4 the last four seasons. It should be no surprise to see him contend this week.Embed from Getty Images
Marc Leishman: Playing some great golf this year, with six top-10 finishes in his last ten tournaments across the globe.Embed from Getty Images
Bubba Watson: Although not in the greatest form as of late, he’s still a two-time winner of this event, and this could easily be the week he finds a spark in his game.