PGA TOUR DFS First Look: The Genesis Invitational

The PGA DFS First Look is complete with a course preview, odds, salaries, and course history.

The Genesis Invitational

Field Size:

  • 70 golfers

Cut Rule:

  • Top 50 and ties plus anyone within 10 shots of the lead

Weather Forecasts

Riviera Country Clubs

  • Location: Pacific Palisades, California
  • Par 71 — 7,322 yards
  • Difficulty: 2023 (16th), 2022 (17th), 2021 (26th), 2020 (42nd), 2019 (18th)
  • Fairway width in landing areas: 33 yards
  • Green size: 7,500 square feet
  • Grass type on greens: poa annua
  • 2023 driving averages:
    • Driving distance = 295 yards
    • Driving accuracy = 51%
    • Greens in regulation = 55%

Event Notes

  • Interesting field size of 70 for the first time at this event
  • Classical golf course with tree-lined fairways and large greens
  • Run-off areas around the green will repel bad approach shots
  • Fairways and greens are both difficult to hit compared to tour average
  • Distance is more important than accuracy, as everyone struggles to find fairways
  • Around the green plays a critical role here every year (most important strokes gained metric relative to strokes gained total here in 2023)
  • The greens are fast and feature tricky poa annua grass
  • The rough isn’t too thick, but the kikuyugrass can cause tricky lies
  • Not many wedges on this course, mostly mid and long irons
  • This course requires golfers to be sharp in all aspects

What to Look For

  • Strokes gained approach
  • Strokes gained around the green
  • Strokes gained off the tee (lean to distance over accuracy)
  • Bogey avoidance
  • Experience in California
  • Course history
  • Strokes gained putting (emphasis on poa annua)

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Salaries, Odds, Stats, Course History, & Form (L5 Events)

Note: Form includes results from the PGA TOUR, the DPWT, the KFT, and LIV.

Golfer Odds DK FD Cuts 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 -1E -2E -3E -4E -5E
Scottie Scheffler 8 $11,500 $12,400 4/4 12 7 20 30 500 3 6 17 5 1
Rory McIlroy 10 $11,200 $12,100 4/5 29 10 111 5 4 66 1 2 22 7
Xander Schauffele 16 $10,100 $11,300 5/5 33 13 15 23 15 54 9 3 10 38
Viktor Hovland 14 $10,000 $11,800 3/3 20 4 5 500 500 58 22 10 2 5
Max Homa 20 $9,800 $11,500 5/5 2 10 1 5 37 89 66 13 14 13
Collin Morikawa 20 $9,500 $11,100 4/4 6 2 43 26 500 14 79 5 7 1
Patrick Cantlay 18 $9,300 $10,900 5/5 3 33 15 17 15 11 56 52 12 6
Ludvig Aberg 22 $9,200 $10,800 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 2 9 30 47 1
Justin Thomas 18 $9,100 $10,600 3/5 20 6 115 86 2 12 6 3 3 4
Jordan Spieth 28 $9,000 $10,400 4/5 68 26 15 59 51 6 39 3 6 26
Tony Finau 35 $8,900 $10,300 5/5 20 33 2 51 15 47 6 25 38 4
Tommy Fleetwood 35 $8,800 $10,000 2/2 20 500 500 500 28 31 14 1 47 2
Sam Burns 25 $8,700 $10,500 2/5 102 103 3 23 132 3 10 6 33 16
Sahith Theegala 35 $8,600 $10,200 2/2 6 48 500 500 500 5 20 64 81 2
Cameron Young 40 $8,500 $10,100 2/2 20 2 500 500 500 8 70 3 33 15
Matt Fitzpatrick 40 $8,400 $9,900 2/3 68 500 5 30 500 15 58 97 14 4
Wyndham Clark 45 $8,300 $9,700 3/3 33 500 8 17 500 41 1 39 29 19
Adam Scott 33 $8,200 $9,700 5/5 65 4 38 1 7 8 20 7 4 6
Tom Kim 55 $8,100 $9,900 1/1 45 500 500 500 500 17 31 78 45 15
Jason Day 55 $8,000 $9,800 1/2 9 500 500 69 500 6 117 34 10 11
Sungjae Im 66 $8,000 $9,800 2/4 56 33 500 69 101 66 66 79 25 5
Keegan Bradley 60 $7,900 $9,400 3/5 93 48 60 110 51 11 43 2 45 13
Will Zalatoris 50 $7,900 $9,600 3/3 4 26 15 500 500 13 34 131 20 59
J.T. Poston 55 $7,800 $9,600 3/5 68 76 43 30 28 74 20 11 6 5
Nicolai Hojgaard 66 $7,800 $9,500 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 31 2 7 25 1
Russell Henley 70 $7,700 $9,400 4/5 68 33 38 17 44 58 4 52 13 13
Eric Cole 70 $7,700 $9,300 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 49 14 141 21 13
Byeong Hun An 60 $7,600 $9,200 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 66 31 2 4 43
Si Woo Kim 66 $7,600 $9,500 3/5 102 73 110 37 3 12 14 25 42 25
Denny McCarthy 90 $7,500 $9,000 2/4 14 500 84 37 117 22 26 24 43 5
Chris Kirk 110 $7,500 $8,700 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 26 47 18 1 28
Hideki Matsuyama 80 $7,400 $9,300 3/5 68 39 84 5 9 22 71 13 30 58
Rickie Fowler 150 $7,400 $9,100 3/3 20 55 20 500 500 128 47 145 56 17
Corey Conners 100 $7,300 $9,000 1/4 61 76 68 86 500 28 31 57 33 44
Brian Harman 110 $7,300 $8,600 3/4 93 500 43 47 51 60 54 70 18 5
Cameron Davis 80 $7,200 $9,200 2/4 111 48 43 500 77 20 96 30 52 42
Nick Taylor 100 $7,200 $9,100 3/4 33 500 20 69 33 1 71 78 7 52
Sepp Straka 100 $7,100 $8,800 3/4 45 15 43 69 500 26 141 12 2 22
Adam Hadwin 110 $7,100 $8,700 4/5 66 99 26 26 75 117 39 6 81 14
Beau Hossler 80 $7,000 $8,900 2/3 80 48 500 500 15 41 14 6 47 15
Harris English 100 $7,000 $8,600 1/2 12 500 500 500 88 17 76 64 10 14
Kurt Kitayama 100 $6,900 $8,800 0/1 68 500 500 500 500 8 39 24 29 16
Emiliano Grillo 110 $6,900 $8,900 2/4 67 21 95 86 500 22 14 20 7 43
Brendon Todd 200 $6,800 $8,200 1/3 93 500 84 56 500 22 58 30 33 28
Patrick Rodgers 125 $6,800 $8,500 3/5 80 90 12 30 15 79 9 24 14 16
Taylor Montgomery 175 $6,800 $8,500 0/1 68 500 500 500 500 39 39 13 61 13
Adam Schenk 125 $6,700 $8,100 2/4 50 90 500 47 88 17 47 25 78 29
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125 $6,700 $8,300 1/2 58 103 500 500 500 28 20 79 2 3
Tom Hoge 125 $6,700 $8,400 2/4 14 90 52 500 117 17 6 56 17 81
Andrew Putnam 150 $6,600 $8,200 2/5 80 48 32 114 126 74 39 47 10 40
Adam Svensson 150 $6,600 $8,300 1/1 9 500 500 500 500 74 47 148 30 33
Luke List 125 $6,600 $8,400 3/5 29 76 68 30 15 74 26 50 66 22
Lucas Glover 250 $6,500 $7,900 0/2 68 500 106 500 500 58 81 29 12 45
Taylor Moore 150 $6,500 $7,800 1/2 68 21 500 500 500 39 47 70 25 21
Tiger Woods 175 $6,500 $8,000 3/3 45 500 500 68 15 18 45
Ben Griffin 250 $6,400 $7,700 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 28 58 99 9 30
Matt Kuchar 250 $6,400 $7,800 4/5 8 67 68 2 28 117 39 78 110 53
Nick Dunlap 250 $6,400 $7,300 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 93 128
Kevin Yu 200 $6,300 $8,000 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 89 58 6 3 81
Alex Smalley 300 $6,300 $7,600 1/2 80 72 500 500 500 75 148 21 81 44
Mackenzie Hughes 300 $6,300 $7,600 2/4 50 80 32 500 88 71 64 25 2 7
J.J. Spaun 350 $6,200 $7,500 2/4 33 99 500 63 88 89 54 141 110 13
Lee Hodges 350 $6,200 $7,500 2/2 18 39 500 500 500 106 58 79 78 57
Charley Hoffman 200 $6,200 $8,100 2/4 500 71 52 69 101 2 56 133 42 13
Gary Woodland 300 $6,100 $7,400 1/2 9 500 99 500 500 117 79 117 27 132
Grayson Murray 400 $6,100 $7,100 0/1 500 500 500 500 88 117 66 127 1 142
Nick Hardy 300 $6,100 $7,400 0/1 102 500 500 500 500 66 47 37 42 47
Sam Ryder 350 $6,000 $7,700 3/4 20 26 500 110 56 74 31 99 62 13
Seamus Power 400 $6,000 $7,200 2/3 14 80 500 500 64 66 31 109 74 50
Chase Johnson 2500 $6,000 $7,000 0/0 500 500 500 500 500 100 69 64 72 25

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