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PGA DFS: The Genesis Invitational 2024

by IBT Media Staff

As the PGA Tour heads to the iconic Riviera Country Club for The Genesis Invitational, golf fans prepare for a thrilling showcase of skill and strategy on one of golf’s most prestigious courses. Situated in the picturesque Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, Riviera promises a challenging test for the world’s top golfers.

Here is our complete breakdown and favorite plays from a PGA DFS perspective for The Genesis Invitational 2024.

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PGA DFS: The Genesis Invitational 2024

Course Breakdown

  • Riviera Country Club
  • Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Par 71
  • 7,322 yards
  • Kikuyu grass, tight and tree-lined fairways with challenging doglegs and massive trees
  • Poa annua greens featuring some of the smallest complexes on Tour

Expect sunny conditions for the first three days of the event, with a chance of light rain on Sunday. Temperatures should be in the 60s throughout the tournament. The projected winning score is around -18, while the cut line is expected to fall at +2. Past champions, including Jon Rahm, Joaquin Niemann, Max Homa, Adam Scott, J.B. Holmes, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson, highlight the tournament’s rich history and tradition of excellence.

Stats to Build Around:

  • Shots Gained Approach
  • Approach Shots From 150-200 & 150+
  • Shots Gained Off the Tee & Good Drives Gained
  • Driving Accuracy
  • Shots Gained Around the Green & Scrambling
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Putting Performance, Especially on Poa Annua Surfaces
  • 3-Putt Avoidance
  • Scoring on Par 4s and Par 5s

PGA DFS Strategy

A balanced approach is crucial, focusing on accurate players with strong all-around games. With Riviera favoring methodical placement and precision, golfers who excel in approach play and putting on Poa greens are particularly valuable. Constructing lineups with an emphasis on course history and recent form can provide a strategic advantage.

The Genesis Invitational 2024 PGA DFS Plays

(Prices courtesy of DraftKings)

High-Tier Plays ($9,000 & Above)

  • Rory McIlroy ($11,200)
  • Xander Schauffele ($10,100)
  • Max Homa ($9,800)
  • Collin Morikawa ($9,500)
  • Justin Thomas ($9,100)

High-Tier Fades ($9,000 & Above)

  • Scottie Scheffler ($11,200)
  • Jordan Spieth ($9,000)

Mid-Tier Plays ($7,600-$8,900)

  • Tommy Fleetwood ($8,800)
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick ($8,400)
  • Adam Scott ($8,200)
  • Eric Cole ($7,700)
  • Russell Henley ($7,700)
  • Chris Kirk ($7,500)

Mid-Tier Fades ($7,600-$8,900)

  • Tony Finau ($8,900)
  • Will Zalatoris ($7,900)
  • Sungjae Im ($8,000)
  • Jason Day ($8,000)
  • Byeong-Hun An ($7,600)

Low-Tier Plays ($7,500 & Below)

  • Cameron Davis ($7,200)
  • Beau Hossler ($7,000)
  • Brendon Todd ($6,800)
  • Nick Taylor ($7,200)

Low-Tier Fades ($7,500 & Below)

  • Rickie Fowler ($7,400)
  • Kurt Kitayama ($6,900)
  • Matt Kuchar ($6,400)
  • Tiger Woods ($6,500)

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Good luck this week! Thanks for checking out our PGA DFS picks for The Genesis Invitational 2024, and be sure to check out our golf crew live every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. EST on the 19th Hole

*Photo Credit: Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports*

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