Hideki, Garcia and Spieth looking for Second Win in 2017 at Genesis
This week, the Tour moves down the Californian coast from Monterey to Riviera Country Club where Tiger Woods had his pro golf debut back in 1992. He received a sponsor’s exemption as a high school sophomore and went on to shoot 72-75 missing the cut but launching his career.
The Genesis Open is now run by Tiger’s Foundation but the Big Cat won’t be teeing it up this week after doctor’s orders sidelined him due to his back spasms. He will be on hand for a much awaited press conference on Wednesday.
Three recent winners will be gunning to add a second 2017 trophy to their cases. Hideki Matsuyama, who earned a playoff hole win at the Waste Management, Sergio Garcia coming off a win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the most recent winner, Jordan Spieth who took the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble this past weekend.
Speith, who found his rhythm on the sea-side poa annua greens will find more of the same on the Riviera course. As long as he keeps hitting fairways and GIRs he should be one to watch this week.