2021 Genesis Invitational
Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Genesis Invitational LogoPlayed at the beautiful and historic Riviera Country Club, the Genesis Invitational 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.

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2021 Genesis Invitational Tourney Preview

The 2020 Genesis Invitational changed it's name from the Genesis Open which took over for the Northern Trust Open, which moved it's sponsorship name to replace the Barclays. Now as the Genesis Invitational the tournament will once again feature top golfers competing for the 1st place prize of over $1.6 Million. The field has been cut down to 144 as you need to meet certain criteria to qualify to play in the tourney but there will still be tons of choices for betting and for DFS players. 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 Invitational.

Dates - February 18 – February 21, 2021

Prize Pool - $9,300,000

First Place - $1,674,000

FedEx Cup Points - 500

Riviera Golf Course



2021 Genesis Invitational Golf Course

Name of Course – Riviera Country Club

Where is Riviera CC - Pacific Palisades, CA

Riviera Country ClubPar – 71

Yards – 7322

Slope Rating - 143

Year Built – 1926

Designed by - George C. Thomas, Jr.

Past Genesis Invitational Champions

Adam Scott Defending ChampionAdam Scott2020 – Adam Scott


J.B. Holmes2019 – J.B. Holmes


Bubba Watson2018 - Bubba Watson


Dustin Johnson2017 - Dustin Johnson


Other Genesis Invitational 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)

2021 Genesis Invitational Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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