2022 Genesis Invitational Preview

2022 Genesis Invitational Preview

  • February 14-20
  • Pacific Palisades, California
  • The Riviera Country Club
  • Par 71
  • 7,322 yards
  • Purse $12 million Winner $2.16 million + 550 FedExCup pts.
  • 120 players
  • 72-hole stroke-play
  • Defending champion Max Homa

TV Times For The 2022 Genesis Invitational

  • Round 1: 2/17
    • ESPN+ 9:30 am – 8 pm ET
    • Golf 4 pm – 8 pm ET
  • Round 2: 2/18
    • ESPN+ 9:30 am – 8 pm ET
    • Golf 4 pm – 8 pm ET
  • Round 3: 2/29
    • ESPN+ noon – 7 pm ET
    • Golf 1 pm – 3 pm ET
    • CBS 3 pm – 7 pm ET
  • Round 4: 2/20
    • ESPN+ noon – 6:30 pm ET
    • Golf 1 pm – 3 pm ET
    • CBS 3 pm – 6:30 pm ET

Current Odds For 2022 Genesis Invitational

PlayerOdds
John Rahm9/1
Patrick Cantlay11/1
Justin Thomas16/1
Dustin Johnson16/1
Collin Morikawa18/1
Xander Schauffele20/1
Cameron Smith20/1
Rory McIlroy20/1
Hideki Matsuyama22/1
Viktor Hovland15/1

Tournament Notes For 2022 Genesis Invitational

  • The Genesis Invitational, hosted by Tiger Woods, is one of three PGA TOUR events with elevated status, along with the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
  • Those three events offer a larger purse ($12 million; up from $9.3 million in 2021), an increased allotment of FedExCup points (550 to the winner) and a three-year PGA TOUR exemption for the winner.
  • World’s best: Each of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking are scheduled to compete at The Genesis Invitational. Last season, nine PGA TOUR events featured all top 10 players:
    • Tour Championship
    • US Open
    • Masters Tournament 2021
    • Masters Tournament 2020
    • PGA Championhsip
    • The Open Championship
    • The Players
    • WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
    • BMW Championship
  • Those tournaments are all either major championships, THE PLAYERS, a World Golf Championships event or FedExCup Playoffs event. The last time the top 10 players all played in a PGA TOUR event that did not fall into one of those categories was the 2007 Wells Fargo Championship (won by Tiger Woods).
  • Jon Rahm holds the No. 1 position in the OWGR for the 31st consecutive week, but two players can take over the top spot with a win this week (if Rahm finishes worse than solo-fourth):
    • No. 2 Collin Morikawa and No. 3 Patrick Cantlay, who have combined for seven top-10s in seven starts this season. Neither player has been ranked No. 1 previously.
  • The par-4 10th: No. 10 at Riviera will be the second-shortest par 4 on TOUR so far this season at 315 yards (shortest: No. 14, Sentry Tournament of Champions).
  • There were 373 tee shots hit at No. 10 in 2021, with 297 (79.6%) attempting to hit the green; Of those 297 attempts, just five (1.68%) hit the green; Of those five, only one ended up within 60 feet of the hole (Harold Varner III, R4, 18’4″, made birdie)
  • One eagle was recorded at No. 10 (Sergio Garcia holed a 44-yard shot from the bunker in the first round)

Notes On The 2022 Genesis Invitational Field

John Rahm

  • No. 17 FedExCup
  • No. 1 OWGR
  • Two top-10s in three starts at the event (T9/2019, T5/2021)
  • 31st consecutive week as World No. 1
  • Last victory by World No. 1 on TOUR: Dustin Johnson, 2020 Masters Tournament
  • Top Results This Season
    • 2nd Sentry Tournament of Champions
    • T3 Farmers Insurance Open
    • T10 WM Phoenix Open
    • T14 The American Express

Colin Morikawa

  • No. 24 FedExCup
  • No. 2 OWGR
  • Making third start at the event (T26/2020, T43/2021)
  • Leads the PGA TOUR in Greens in Regulation Percentage (79.17%)
  • Can move to World No. 1 with a win (if Jon Rahm finishes worse than solo-fourth)
  • Top Results This Season
    • 2nd Summit
    • T5 Sentry Tournament of Champions
    • T7 ZOZO Championship

Patrick Cantlay

  • No. 9 FedEx Cup
  • No. 3 OWGR Lost in a playoff at last week’s WM Phoenix OpenP2 at TPC Scottsdale was his sixth consecutive top-10 on TOUR (fourth this season)
  • Can move to World No. 1 with a win (if Jon Rahm finishes worse than solo-fourth)
  • Top Results This Season
    • 2nd in a playoff: WM Phoenix Nopen
    • 4th Sentry Tournament of Champions
    • T4 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am
    • 9th The American Express

Viktor Hovland

  • No. 13 FedExCup
  • No. 4 OWGR
  • Finished T5 in tournament debut in 2021
  • Earned third PGA TOUR title at 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
  • MC at last week’s WM Phoenix Open was his first on TOUR since the 2021 PLAYERS
  • Best Results This Season
    • Won WorldWide Technology Championship
    • T18 The CJ CUp @ Summit
    • T30 Sentry Tournament of Champions

Rory McIlroy

  • No. 23 FedExCup
  • No. 5 OWGR
  • Won THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT in his only start of the season
  • Last won consecutive PGA TOUR starts in 2014 (The Open, WGC-Bridgestone, PGA)
  • Last to win first two starts of the season: Tiger Woods, 2008
  • Best Finish This Season
    • Won The CJ CUP @ Summit

Strength of 2022 Genesis Invitational Field

CategoryNumberTop Ranked/
Most Recent
Top 30 FedEx Cup25Hideki Matsuyama (1)
Top 125 FedEx Cup90
Top 10 OWGR10John Rahm (1)
Top 50 OWGR35
PGA TOUR Winners81Dustin Johnson (24)
Past Champions5Max Homa, defending
FedExCup Champions5Patrick Cantlay (2021) most recent
PLAYERS Champions7Justin Thomas (2021) most recent
Major winners13Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy (4 each)

2021 Genesis Invitational Tournament Results

POSPLAYERTO PARR1R2R3R4TOT
1Max Homa-1266707066272
2Tony Finau-1271677064272
3Sam Burns-1164667469273
4Cameron Smith-969687167275
T5Jon Rahm-770697266277
T5Viktor Hovland-771697067277
T5Matthew Fitzpatrick-766716971277
T8Francesco Molinari-668737067278
T8Wyndham Clark-667697369278
T8Matt Jones-667726970278
T8Dustin Johnson-668677172278
T12Patrick Rodgers-571697069279
T12Alexander Noren-567707171279
T12Talor Gooch-568716971279

Genesis Invitational Tournament Records

CategoryValuePlayerYear
Low 18 Hole Score612 playersmost recent Ted Tryba 1999 (r3)
Low 36-hole score1304 playersmost recent: Sam Burns 2021
Low 54-hole score1963 playersmost recent: Justin Thomas 2019
Low 72-hole score264Lanny Wadkins1985
Holes-in-one (1983-present)4240 playersmost recent: Scott Harrington 2021 (R4, No. 6)
Largest 18-hole lead4Terry Mauney1982
Largest 36-hole lead5Sam Burns2021
Largest 54-hole lead7Arnold Palmer1966
Largest margin of victory9Phil Rogers1962
Best come from behind win8Ken Venturi1959
Playoffs18Most recent: Max Homa def. Tony Finau2021
Wire-to-wire winners3Most recent: Charlie Sifford1969

via PGA TOUR

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