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Riviera: Previews Before The Main Event

The PGA Tour will be making its final stop on the West Coast this weekend.  The spotlight will be on the players at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Open.

Many of the heavy hitters on the PGA Tour will be in the field in Los Angeles.  Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson will be headlining the show.  Oh yeah, Tiger Woods will also be making a well anticipated return to Riviera.

Here are the pairings for first day of the tournament:

Thursday Tee Times (all times ET)

Tee No. 1

9:40 a.m. — Charlie Beljan, John Huh, J.J. Spaun

9:50 a.m. — Keegan Bradley, Tom Hoge, Andrew Landry

10:01 a.m. — Harris English, Parker McLachlin, Thomas Pieters

10:11 a.m. — Graeme McDowell, Smylie Kaufman, Luke Donald

10:22 a.m. — Chris Stroud, Aaron Baddeley, Jim Herman

10:32 a.m. — Jimmy Walker, Charley Hoffman, Shane Lowry

10:43 a.m. — Cody Gribble, Charl Schwartzel, Brian Gay

10:53 a.m. — Pat Perez, James Hahn, Padraig Harrington

11:04 a.m. — Austin Cook, Branden Grace, Paul Casey

11:14 a.m. — Kevin Streelman, Luke List, Aaron Wise

11:25 a.m. — Scott Stallings, Morgan Hoffmann, Michael Kim

11:35 a.m. — Sam Saunders, Rob Oppenheim, Scottie Scheffler

2:20 p.m. — Martin Laird, Jason Kokrak, Francesco Molinari

2:30 p.m. — Nick Taylor, Peter Uihlein, Brandon Harkins

2:41 p.m. — Retief Goosen, Ollie Schniederjans, Beau Hossler

2:51 p.m. — Ted Potter, Jr., Kyle Stanley, Jonas Blixt

3:02 p.m. — Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

3:12 p.m. — Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson

3:23 p.m. — Billy Horschel, Cameron Smith, Vijay Singh

3:33 p.m. — Xander Schauffele, Wesley Bryan, Alex Noren

3:44 p.m. — Martin Flores, Kevin Tway, Hao Tong Li

3:54 p.m. — Camilo Villegas, Scott Brown, Kelly Kraft

4:05 p.m. — Brice Garnett, Adam Schnek, Cameron Champ

4:15 p.m. — Ben Silverman, Zecheng Dou, Seunghyuk Kim

Tee No. 10

9:40 a.m. — Matt Every, John Merrick, Andrew Loupe

9:50 a.m. — Geoff Ogilvy, Derek Fathauer, Harold Varner III

10:01 a.m. — David Lingmerth, Tyrone Van Aswegen, C.T. Pan

10:11 a.m. — Bryson DeChambeau, Billy Hurley III, K.J. Choi

10:22 a.m. — Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

10:32 a.m. — Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood

10:43 a.m. — Brendan Steele, Greg Chalmers, Sangmoon Bae

10:53 a.m. — William McGirt, Brian Stuard, Charles Howell III

11:04 a.m. — Ryan Moore, Bill Haas, Chez Reavie

11:14 a.m. — Chad Campbell, Shawn Stefani, Dominic Bozzelli

11:25 a.m. — Kevin Na, Anirban Lahiri, Jon Curran

11:35 a.m. — Abraham Ancer, Xinjun Zhang, Richard H. Lee

2:20 p.m. — J.B. Holmes, Robert Streb, Sean O’Hair

2:30 p.m. — J.J. Henry, Lucas Glover, Ryan Blaum

2:41 p.m. — Cameron Tringale, Bud Cauley, Martin Piller

2:51 p.m. — Marc Leishman, Adam Hadwin, Peter Malnati

3:02 p.m. — Ryan Armour, Tony Finau, Ernie Els

3:12 p.m. — Jhonattan Vegas, Vaughn Taylor, Martin Kaymer

3:23 p.m. — D.A. Points, Jim Furyk, Rafa Cabrera Bello

3:33 p.m. — Daniel Berger, Si Woo Kim, Fabian Gomez

3:44 p.m. — Jamie Lovemark, Sung Kang, Patrick Rodgers

3:54 p.m. — Troy Merritt, Danny Lee, Whee Kim

4:05 p.m. — Nicholas Lindheim, Talor Gooch, Stephan Jaeger

4:15 p.m. — Jonathan Randolph, Tyler Duncan, Vinnie Poncino

The group with Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson will be entertaining to watch.  These guys can bomb it off the tee and score with the best of them.  The Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods group will be the main event for Thursday and Friday.  Lets just hope they can feed off the huge crowds and a post low scores going into the weekend.

Written by Terry Sakurai

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