2017 Genesis Open
Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Genesis Open LogoPlayed at the beautiful and historic Riviera Country Club, the Genesis Open always draws a crowd of top PGA Tour golfers to compete. Set in the Pacific Palisades in California, Riviera is one of the Top Golf Courses on the PGA Tour praised for not only its spectacular beauty, but as a great challenge to players.

2017 Genesis Open Tourney Preview

The 2017 Genesis Open takes over for the Northern Trust Open, which moves it's sponsorship name to replace the Barclays, will once again feature top golfers competing for the 1st place prize of over $1.2 Million. Fantasy Golf fans will want to use course history as one of their top strategies when making a lineup for any cash lineups they make…or just play in a FREE Fantasy Golf Contest for the Genesis Open.

Free Golf Contest for the DBC

Dates - February 16 – February 19, 2017

Prize Pool - $7,000,000

First Place - $1,224,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Riviera Golf Course

2017 Genesis Open Golf Course

Name of Course – Riviera Country Club

Where is Riviera CC - Pacific Palisades, CA

Riviera Country ClubPar – 71

Yards – 7298

Slope Rating - 143

Year Built – 1926

Designed by - George C. Thomas, Jr.

Past Genesis Open Champions

Bubba Watson Defending ChampionBubba Watson2016 – Bubba Watson


James Hahn2015 – James Hahn


Bubba Watson2014 - Bubba Watson


John Merrick2013 - John Merrick


Other Genesis Open info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Originally was called the Los Angeles Open and was formerly known as the Nissan Open
  • In 1983 the Riviera CC was host of the 1983 PGA Championship
  • Was renamed the Genesis Open in 2017, previously was the Northern Trust Open
  • Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer won the tournament 3 times in their career
  • Phil Mickelson won the 1st two Northern Trust Opens (2008, 2009)

2017 Genesis Open Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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