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The Genesis Invitational | Recap
PACIFIC PALISADES - Joaquin Niemann won The Genesis Invitational by two strokes to earn his second PGA Tour victory and first since 2019. Niemann is the fourth wire-to-wire victor in tournament history and was the first since Charlie Sifford in 1969.
The 23-year-old became the second-youngest winner of The Genesis Invitational standing beside Harry Cooper who won in 1926.
California native Collin Morikawa and promising PGA Tour rookie Cameron Young finished T-2 while Adam Scott finished T-4 at (-14). Scott won the 2020 Genesis Invitational, and had a chance this week as he shot a final-round 5-under (66), highlighted by eagles on No. 1 and No. 17 and birdies on three of the four par-3s (4, 6, 14), but Niemann’s effort was just too much.
Making his second tournament start, Viktor Hovland (T-4) at (-14) posted his second straight Top-five finish at the event (T-5 in 2021) and second Top-five on Tour this season (Won/World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba).
Justin Thomas finished solo sixth (-13), earning his fourth Top-10 in his sixth start of the season; ranks T2 in Driving Accuracy (37-of-56) for the week while defending champion Max Homa finished T-10, his third consecutive Top-10 at The Genesis Invitational.
The Genesis Invitational | Final Leaderboard
Joaquin Niemann 63-63-68-71—265 (-19)
Collin Morikawa 67-67-68-65—267 (-17)
Cameron Young 66-62-69-70—267 (-17)
Adam Scott 68-65-71-66—270 (-14)
Viktor Hovland 71-64-65-70—270 (-14)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
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This Week: Honda Classic (link)
First Look at Honda Classic (link)
Early Picks at Honda/PGA National (Action Network)
What They’re Saying:
Niemann Posts Rare Wire-to-Wire Victory (ESPNCom/AP)
Five Take-Aways from the Genesis Invitational (Action Network)
Golf Industry and Sporting Goods News:
Winner’s Bag: What’s in Niemann’s Golf Bag? (Golf Week/USA Today)
How Much Money Did They Win at Riviera? (Golf Week/USA Today)
Like Niemann, Langer Goes Wire-to-Wire, too (ESPNCom/AP)
Saudi Setback: DJ Fully Committed to PGA Tour (Associated Press)
On This Day in Golf History:
February 21, 1993 -After winning his first career PGA Tour title as an amateur at the northern Telecom Open in Tucson Arizona in 1991, Phil Mickelson won his first title as a professional in 1993 at the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines (nearby his hometown in San Diego). Mickelson shot a final round (650 and won the tournament by five shots. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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