Some of the biggest names in golf have descended on Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles for one of the PGA Tour’s most underrated events. The 2018 Genesis Open will feature a number of the sports best like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Phil Mickelson. Oh, and one more golfer you may have heard of – TIGER WOODS. Woods has recovered from a multitude of injuries and looks the best he has in years. Will it be enough for a top 20 finish at Riviera?
As far as non-major PGA Tour events, this one should be the best of the year. Not only just for the Tiger factor, but because so many of the world’s best will be playing on an absolutely beautiful course. Featuring five different Par-5s and one of the toughest 18th holes in the game, Riviera is as challenging as it is majestic. The Genesis Open (then called the Los Angeles Open) was first played in 1926 and Riviera has hosted the tournament every year since 1999. Dustin Johnson pocketed $1.26 million by winning last year’s tournament and this year the winner’s prize has been upped to $1.3 million (with a $7.2 million total purse).
Predictions For The 2018 Genesis Open
According to online sportsbook Bovada, last year’s winner Dustin Johnson is the favorite in the field at +400 (implied winning probability of 20%), followed by Jordan Spieth (+800, 11%) and newcomer Justin Thomas (+1200, 7.6%). Tiger Woods has a 1.23% chance to win according to the oddsmakers. Here’s a schedule and a list of important tee times, and cord cutter should note that coverage will stream live in the PGA Tour’s Twitter account.
2018 Genesis Open Schedule
- First Round: February 15th – 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Second Round: February 16th – 6:40 am (cut round)
- Third Round: February 17th – 8:00 am
- Final Round: February 18th – 8:00 am
How To Watch
PGA Tour Live
The PGA Tour has done a great job making sure folks without cable to see their events. The website PGATourLive.com will have subscription free coverage of the event from 9:30 am to 10:30, and then again from 3pm to 6pm. The official Twitter account of the PGA Tour will also have a variety of live coverage.
The Golf Channel
Here is when The Golf Channel will cover The Genesis Open:
- Thursday, February 15th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. ET
- Friday, February 16th from 3:00-7:00 pm ET
- Saturday, February 17th from 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Additionally, There will be coverage on CBS. The Genesis Open will air on CBS:
- Saturday, February 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm ET
- Sunday, February 18th from 3:00-6:30 pm ET
Here’s a list of streaming services that offer The Golf Channel and/or CBS:
Be sure to that CBS is available in your designated market area before subscribing.
Those are all of your options. Make sure you’re set up to watch.