Genesis Open 2017: 10 picks to win
2 months ago ago
1. Jordan Spieth, United States -- Coming off a four-stroke victory at Pebble Beach, Spieth has finished in the top 10 in all four events he has played this year and has broken par in each of the 16 rounds he has played. He also repeated as champion of the Australian Open in November and might be on the verge of a run like the one he made in 2015, when he won five times and rose to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Spieth will tee it up at Riviera for the fourth time, and even though he has bookend missed cuts, he showed he can play Hogan's Alley when he tied for fourth in his big year of 2015, missing by one stroke the playoff in which James Hahn beat Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey. He had his chance on the 18th hole, nearly chipping in for a birdie that would have given him the victory, but Spieth missed the ensuing six-foot par putt and the playoff by closing with a 70.