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The Genesis Invitational
Pacific Palisades, CA
The Tour heads down the coast to famed Riviera, and man do we have a field this week.
Heading into the previous event, we were in awe of Dustin Johnson's odds to win, but just as soon as we started to wonder when we last saw anyone lower 5-1, DJ decided to withdraw. What was left were a couple golfers in the "could be elite someday" category and a bunch of guys past their prime. Luckily, most of the favorites showed up, and it was actually a pretty interesting weekend.
This week, however, there are so many big-name players in the field, it feels like we can't miss. Of course, anyone who has watched golf knows that things can go awry quickly, and before you know it, you've got David Lingmerth and Eric Axley in a playoff. With that said, there is far too much substance at the top of the chart this week for a sapling to sprout, and there is bound to be a big name or several near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon. It's not that a long shot can't win – this event has produced quite a few surprises over the years – but the high-end talent on Tour now seems more reliable than ever, and I'm betting that a big name comes out on top.