Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Tiger Woods stays humble as comeback continues

Tiger Woods stays humble as comeback continues

"I love this golf course". Back him at the Genesis Open 2018 with confidence. Check out our full fantasy preview for the 2018 Genesis Open here. Spieth was 22 in this tournament a year ago. Many may know it by previous names: the Los Angeles Open, the Northern Trust Open and the Nissan Open.

Now we get the chance to back Casey at a Riviera course where he lost in a play-off against James Hahn and Dustin Johnson in 2015. It's the definition of an exciting risk-reward hole: anything from eagle to double bogey is in play here.

Average Winning Score: -13 Average Cut: EvenYardage: 7,349 yardsPar: 71Green Surface: poaannua Fairway/Rough: kikuyu grassSkills emphasized: Consistent and long off the tee - or for you strokes gained nuts, strokes gained of-the-tee. He only needed 25 putts in his final round last week at Pebble to finish with a T-20.

Thomas Pieters won the NCAA 2012 Division I Men's Golf Championship at Riviera. Scott Brown
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Jordan Spieth will be looking to re-find his putting touch - he's now 193 on the strokes gained putting stats on the PGA Tour.

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Justin Thomas: Started his season by winning the first ever CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, and has since gone 11th-T22-T14-T17. This year's US Amateur will be contested at Riviera. Bae is fresh off his best finish of the year, a T15 last week.

Jordan Spieth: Struggling with the putter a little at the moment, but a real threat if he sorts that out. "I needed a little more loft, so I added a degree of loft on it". That's one of four second places in the last three seasons so he's close. Most of us are hoping for a Hollywood story finish on Sunday. Tiger Woods is also playing this week and has 40/1 odds to win. But to shoot 3-under par for the tournament based on his errant driving was a testament to how good Woods' short game was that week.

Designed by Captain George C. Thomas back in the 1920s, and updated by Tom Fazio in 2008, Riviera is a well bunkered, undulating layout where creative shot-making is key to success.

The PGA Tour's early-season West Coast Swing comes to a conclusion starting Thursday with the Genesis Open at storied Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Those stats bode well for Riv, which is demanding off the tee. "It's very simple. It's just one of those weird things". So if Tiger's tee ball isn't quite straightened out, it shouldn't hinder him as much this week as it did last time out. He has finished outside the top 10 in his last three tournaments. Maybe this is the week that changes that. Riviera is now a 7,322-yard par 71. In fact, he said the only part of his body that hurt after playing Torrey Pines was his feet. The stats show that he's finished second and first in Scrambling for the last two weeks. It has a top prize of $100,000 and a guaranteed prize pool of $550,000. 2. Check out tourlevelfantasy.com for more information.

Johnson tops the betting at 5/1, which is no surprise considering the American came top of the pile a year ago, and was runner-up in each of the 2014 and 2015 editions.

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