The Genesis Invitational: Leading contenders and angles in the last of the West Coast Swing events
There’s a strong field assembled at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Pasilades, Los Angeles.
Macdonald Smith was a four-time winner in the first decade of competition and in the decades since Ben Hogan, Lloyd Mangrum, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Tom Watson, Lanny Wadkins, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Mike Weir, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott are among those to have joined him as multiple winners.
The two names notable for their absence on the honours board? Those of the two men typically involved in the tussle to be anointed the greatest of all time: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. It's an oddity all right.
Leftfield picks work here
Best scoring average at Riviera CC last 10 years (min. 12 rounds played)— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) February 14, 2022
Dustin Johnson, 69.0
Jon Rahm, 69.4
Adam Scott, 69.5
Xander Schauffele, 69.7
Talor Gooch, 69.8
Bubba Watson, 69.8
Back in 2020 Francesco Molinari and his family made the move from London to LA and it seems to have done wonders for his ability to play this sort of golf.