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2018 Genesis Open - Predictions & TV Schedule

This page has TV schedule and predictions for the 2018 Genesis Open in Riviera. The tournament was previously called the Northern Trust Open. Dustin Johnson is the defending champion. The 2018 Genesis Open is scheduled for February 15-18 at the famed Riviera Country Club.

TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

February 15 - Round 1 - Golf Channel (2 PM ET)
February 16 - Round 2 - Golf Channel (2 PM ET)
February 17 - Round 3 - CBS (4 PM ET) *Golf Channel (2 PM ET)
February 18 - Final Round - CBS (3 PM ET) *Golf Channel (1 PM ET)

Trends / Predictions

✪ Riviera CC has historically been kind to Masters champions. Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott and Mike Weir are among active Masters winners who have won here. The key reason for their success is the fact both Riviera and Augusta National are classic-style golf courses with demanding second shots and fast greens. When the winds are up, the course is as difficult as a U.S. Open course. Many of the world's top players often use the Genesis Open as a key warm-up for the Masters.

Masters champions (non-winner): Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh
Former Genesis Open champions: Phil Mickelson (2), Bubba Watson (2), Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, James Hahn, John Merrick, Bill Haas, Aaron Baddeley, Charles Howell III

✪ The Genesis Open features some of the fastest greens on tour, regularly registering 13 on the stimpmeter. Consequently, the host venue is known for its high rate of three putts. The ability to avoid three putts and to consistently make putts inside 5 feet is critical to achieving success here. Riviera is also a ball striker's golf course. Strong iron players tend to perform well on this course.

3-Putt Avoidance: Dustin Johnson, Dominic Bozzelli, Greg Chalmers, Tyrone Van Aswegen, Ryan Moore
GIR: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Streelman, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Branden Grace, Pat Perez
Scrambling: Kevin Streelman, Chez Reavie, Brian Gay, William McGirt, Talor Gooch

✪ This week's weather forecast has called for winds and intermittent rain. If the forecast is correct, it should result in tougher conditions and higher scores. Players with a high ball flight tend to be at a disadvantage in windy conditions.

FedEx Cup: Dustin Johnson, Brendan Steele, Chez Reavie, Pat Perez, Austin Cook
World Rankings: Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood
Confidence Index: 1. Dustin Johnson 2. Phil Mickelson 3. Chez Reavie 4. Justin Thomas 5. Jordan Spieth

Prediction: Phil Mickelson wins 2018 Genesis Open

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