Dates: February 10, 2022 to February 13, 2022
Location: Arazona, USA
Course: TPC Scottsdale
Course Par: 71
Course Length: 7261 yards
Prize Purse: $8200000
After a short break in beautiful Arizona, we head back to California for the final swing of the West Coast before heading down to the swamp (Florida). This week we have a field of 119 players, including all top 10 golfers. Max Homa placed 14th last week at the WM Phoenix Open as he looks to defend his title this week at Genesis.
Riviera Country Club is 7,322 Yards, Par 71, played on POA Annua greens. The course has 58 sand bunkers, 0 water hazards, and a 2″ Kikuyu rough. In the last few years, we’ve had Max Homa win it at -12 (2021), Adam Scott at -11 (2020), and J.B. Holmes at -14. As you can tell, this isn’t going to be just a regular birdie fest event. The fairways here are not very wide, and you’ll see a lot of tree-lined holes. Scrambling and around the green play is also a key area I will be looking at because of the small greens and the frequent misses that are inevitable. Greens in Regulation here is averaged out to 10/18, so it’s going to be a bumpy ride.