PGA DFS Core Plays: The Genesis Invitational

Top-ranked grinder, Notorious, breaks down his favorite daily fantasy golf plays at various salary ranges for the coming week’s golf tournament. Who should you be building around? Find out below.

Core Plays

There is no beating around the bush — last week was truly awful. It might be my least favorite event of the year and having my worst DFS week didn’t help the cause. The three core plays (Russell Knox, Adam Hadwin, and Jim Furyk) all missed the cut and I had little exposure in MME to Nick Taylor, Jason Day, and Phil Mickelson. I talked up Jordan Spieth and ultimately didn’t play him because I decided to hit the lock button on Dustin Johnson. The worst part about having a bad week is that my loyal readers likely had a bad week as well. All we can do is dust ourselves off and get back on the horse.

For the final event on the West Coast we have the Tiger Woods Invitational aka The Genesis Invitational. We have a smaller field (119 golfers), which means a larger percentage of the field will make the cut. Riviera Country Club is a classical, tree-lined course that has historically been dominated by bombers. While this Par 71 measures less than 7,200 yards, the length is a little misleading. With a drivable par four and one of the shortest par fives on the PGA Tour, it actually plays a bit longer. There are six par fours that measure between 450-500 yards.

About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


  • dogg47

    Yep I had one bummer of a week, ughhhh ! Onward!

  • Madebadchoices

    That tournament sucks…Shottracker on one course…although the Shottracker leaves a lot to be desired these days anyway

  • Maddyb

    Noto any concern that Scott hasnt played much golf of late?

  • Gillik9486

    I would be bitter and hold a grudge too if he cost me six figures!!!

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